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Things to Consider When Setting Up Airbnb Cleaning Fees

Cleanliness is an important factor for guests when judging their experience at your property. It is essential to set clear expectations for cleanliness and make sure that you meet these expectations.

When setting up an Airbnb listing, it is crucial to consider the cost of cleaning. This cost can be hard to estimate, but it should be included in the overall pricing of the listing. This article will explain things you need to consider when deciding on Airbnb cleaning fees. Keep reading.

Understanding Airbnb Cleaning Fees

The Airbnb cleaning fee is an amount charged by the host to cover the cost of preparing the rental for the next guest. This fee is non-refundable and must be paid once for each stay.

You get to choose whether you want to include the cost of cleaning in your nightly rate or if you would prefer to charge a separate fee for cleaning. Some hosts charge a cleaning fee in addition to their usual nightly rates to make extra money. They adjust the fee amount to try and maximize their profits.

What to Consider Before Charging Cleaning Fees

  • Your competitors

If you want to ensure you're charging a fair price for your Airbnb, it's important to research what other similar rentals in your area are charging for their cleaning fee. Look at what other Airbnbs have set their cleaning fee to, and use that as a starting point when deciding how much you should charge. It's vital to stay competitive with other local Airbnb to attract more guests.

  • Your target guests

The kind of rental you provide and who you're trying to attract should affect your decision about the cleaning fee. If you want to attract people who will pay for a more luxurious experience, you should charge a higher cleaning fee and make sure your photos of the rental look nice.

On the other hand, if you're trying to attract people who need more affordable accommodation, you should be careful not to make the cleaning fee too expensive, or it might stop people from renting your place.

  • The property’s size

The size of the rental property you have is essential when it comes to determining the cleaning fee you should charge. If you have a large house with multiple bedrooms and the capacity to host a large group, you can justify charging a cleaning fee due to the extra work required to clean the space.

  • The cleaning setup

At the end of the day, it's up to you to decide how you want to handle cleaning your property. If you'd prefer to hire a professional cleaning team, you should factor in the cost and charge a fee to cover it. On the other hand, if you're okay with taking care of the cleaning yourself, you can skip the expense and save some money.

Closing Thoughts

Charging a cleaning fee is a way to set expectations for your guests. Charging a high price can result in your guests expecting the rental to be spotless when they arrive. You could get negative reviews if the rental is not up to their standards.

If you don't charge a lot for a cleaning fee, you can request more from your guests, like changing the sheets, cleaning any dishes used, and taking out the trash. Make sure to provide clear directions in your house rules or Airbnb welcome letter about what you expect from your guests.

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