Chapter 22

Ten Best Purchases for Hosts


check Eyeing smart purchases with big payoffs

check Identifying purchases other hosts have found most helpful

We asked the thousands of hosts through our blog and online courses, “What was the best purchase you’ve made as an Airbnb host?” Some were obvious, and some were surprising. Here are ten that you should consider when hosting on Airbnb.

Futon Couch or Sofa Bed

If you have enough space for a traditional couch, you’ll likely have enough space for a sofa bed or futon couch instead, which increases your listing’s occupancy capacity to sleep an additional guest and permanently increase your earning potential. Be sure to provide a quality set of pillows, linens, and a bed topper to improve the comfort of these notoriously uncomfortable sleeping options.

Warning Don’t overdo it by adding a sofa bed in every common area or turning every bed into a bunk bed just to add capacity. Local fire codes still apply. Be sure to check with your city to determine the maximum allowable occupancy for your listing.

Floor Mats for Every Entrance

For those hosting near the beach or the outdoors, guests can bring in a lot of sand and dirt, making for a longer and ...

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