Provide the Best Sleep for Your Airbnb Guest

Provide the Best Sleep for Your Airbnb Guest
Airbnb Advice
November 1, 2021
Stefan Nikolic

We all know that not being able to sleep is awful. 

Plus, bedtime is when your Airbnb guests are the most likely to spend time in your property, so a good night’s sleep is essential to a good holiday experience.

An unpleasant sleeping experience due to the host’s negligence could cost you some bad Airbnb reviews. And no one wants that!

So if a great Airbnb sleep starts with the host, what are some ideas to deliver the best possible sleep for your Airbnb guest?

1. It all starts with the right mattress

Surprise surprise, great sleep starts with the right mattress! According to Learnbnb, here are a few things to watch out for in terms of a bad mattress.

How old is your mattress?

If your mattress is over 10 years old, then it’s very likely it doesn’t have the same support or usefulness as when you first bought it. So it’s probably worth replacing (especially if you don’t use a cover on it)!

Would you call your mattress uncomfortable?

There’s no escaping this, if you find your mattress uncomfortable, then it’s very likely that your guests will too. Even if you believe your mattress is comfortable, a good idea is to invite a good friend or parent (who has no trouble telling you how it is) for a free overnight stay. Then they can tell you about their experience with your mattress (and who would say no to a free holiday, right)?

Does your mattress feel lumpy?

It’s fairly obvious that a lumpy and bumpy mattress won't lead to a great night’s sleep. These lumps and ‘cave-ins’ are probably a result of a mattress being too old and needing replacing.

Is ‘Achoo,’ the first sound you make after you wake up?

If sneezing is your first reaction after waking up, then this is a telltale sign that your mattress is filled with dust and dirt and should be cleaned or replaced.

Are your guests telling you the mattress is uncomfortable?

You would have to be silly to ignore the advice given by guests. Sure, you may occasionally get a person who complains for no good reason, but if multiple people complain about the uncomfortableness of your mattress then you should definitely replace it.

You know what they say, the guest is always right (well, usually)!

2. Changing the pillows

Mashvisor says that your pillows are a simple change that could make a big difference to your guest’s experience sleeping. So make sure that your pillows aren’t plumped too much or not enough, aren’t lumpy, and make sure your pillowcases are soft and comfy.

3. Choosing the right sheets

As we discussed in this previous Zodiak article, to ensure your guest has the best possible sleep, great sheets are a must!

There is no shortage of options when it comes to choosing sheets for your Airbnb property, and many factors come into play when choosing the best ones (the climate where you live, your budget, and usability). So we suggest you check out this previous article to decide which sheets would be the best pick for your Airbnb property.


So there you have it, some great tips that you can apply to your own Airbnb property so you can provide the best possible sleep for your Airbnb guests. But if you haven’t spent enough time reading about how to give your guests their best sleep ever, you could always check out this previous Zodiak article for more advice.

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