If you are an Airbnb host with multiple listings, you may have experienced the challenge of dealing with additional guests. This can be quite a tough headache, as having extra people along with your guests can mess up the Airbnb rental or violate health regulations.
Many hosts may prefer getting only a minimum of Airbnb guests, which is a reasonable arrangement. And luckily, it is possible to do so. For part one of this two-part series, let's prevent additional guests from coming to your Airbnb.
Here are some tips to keep additional guests at a minimum.
1) Set the Maximum Number of Guests
The first course of action to do is to set the maximum number of guests that are allowed to stay in your Airbnb. This will help to ensure that only the people that you want to stay in your Airbnb are the ones that end up staying.
Hosts can do this by going to your listing's "guest limits" section and setting the maximum number of guests that are allowed to stay. Do this for multiple listings, especially for smaller properties where there should only be two to three people.
2) Specify Guest Number in House Rules
After setting the maximum number of guests, it is also important to include this in your house rules. This will ensure that all guests are aware of the maximum number of people that are allowed to stay in your Airbnb.
It is also quite a smart idea to add other house rules regarding the maximum number of guests that are allowed. For example, try to specify that only two people are allowed to stay in a one-bedroom listing.
3) Seek Out the Names of all the Guests
Asking all your guests to provide their full names, including first and last names, is a great way to ensure that you only allow the maximum number of guests to stay in your Airbnb. It's wise to get their Airbnb account as well for proper verification.
Getting all your guests to provide their full name will also allow you to know that the guest is who they say they truly are and discourages bringing plus-ones. This is quite important as it will help to ensure that your Airbnb is secure from unwarranted guests.
4) Screen and Check Your Guests
Airbnb hosts should screen their guests thoroughly before allowing them to stay with you. This is quite a great way to ensure that your Airbnb is secure, as well as help you to weed out guests that may not be the best fit for your Airbnb.
Screen your guests by sending them a list of questions that you want them to answer. Asking basic questions such as why they are interested in your Airbnb, their travel plans, and how long they plan on staying will give you a good idea of who they are.
As you can see, these simple steps can help you to secure your Airbnb and avoid having additional people with your guests around. Stay tuned for part two to know how to handle extra visitors coming to your rental.
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