Airbnb Guest Guidebook
A template and guide to setting up an informative guest guidebook
Preparing a guidebook for your Airbnb when your home is just about ready to list, feels like a monumental task. Yet another thing to do before you can make any money. I myself felt the overwhelm and put it off for a year at my first Airbnb, The Comfy Cactus. I had ideas that I wanted to make my guidebook the best, which of course made me have no guidebook at all because it sounded like a lot of work. I also wondered if anyone really cared. The guests never complained about it, but over the course of the year, I began to see the constant stream of questions coming our way. Now that I have a well organized and in depth (always changing) guidebook, I get lots of compliments and appreciation for it. Not only do the guests enjoy having the restaurant and sightseeing suggestions, it answers a lot of questions for them, rather than waiting to hear from us. It wasn't that I was annoyed by the questions, I like helping, but the fact that they had to ask felt like I wasn't being a good host. And, if I was going to become a host of multiple Airbnbs, I was going to have to make things more efficient.
I finally put together my guidebook and remarkable things happened. Not only were the guests better informed having everything at their fingertips, but they also seemed happier. They remarked about how thoughtful I was as a host. They felt they had a host that wanted to show them around town instead of just offering a place to crash. Happier guests resulted in better reviews.
This course offers the following:
- A Google Docs template you can start using TODAY. Just put in your information and print. The formatting is set for you.
- A .pdf version of the template to see how guests receive it. You can also use it as a way to copy and paste the information if you want to use a different editor than Google Docs.
- A Guidebook Guide that has ideas and tips on what to include in your guidebook and make it uniquely yours
Hi I'm Wendy. I've been in flipping, real estate investment and renovation design for 13 years. I currently reside in Phoenix, AZ.