Five Airbnb guest room must-haves + 3 thoughtful extras

Creating a comfortable and inviting guest room is essential for any Airbnb host. While the basics like a comfortable bed and clean linens are a must, there are a few other things you should consider to help create a truly memorable experience for your guests. Here are five must-haves for any Airbnb bedroom, plus three thoughtful extras for your guests if you’re providing a room in a shared space.*

1. Comfortable bedding: A comfortable bed is the foundation of any great guest room. Invest in high-quality sheets, pillows, and a comforter or quilt to make sure your guests get a good night's sleep.

2. Adequate Lighting: Adequate lighting is essential for creating a warm and inviting space. Consider adding a combination of overhead lighting and bedside lamps to ensure that your guests have the flexibility to create the perfect ambiance.

3. Storage Space: Guests will appreciate having a place to unpack and store their belongings during their stay. A dresser or armoire is a great option for storing clothes and personal items, and a nightstand with drawers or shelves can provide additional storage space.

4. A private bathroom: A private bathroom is a must for any Airbnb bedroom. Ensure it is clean, well-stocked with essentials like towels, soap, and toilet paper, and easy to access.

5. A comfortable chair or seating area: This is a great way to add a touch of luxury to a guest room. It gives guests a place to relax and unwind after a long day of sightseeing or travel.

Thoughtful extra #1:

A small fridge or mini-bar: Having a small fridge or mini-bar in the guest room is a great way to make your guests feel more comfortable and at home. Stock it with a few essentials like bottled water, soda, and snacks.

Thoughtful extra #2:

A coffee maker or water kettle: Many guests appreciate having the option to make their own coffee or tea. A small coffee maker or water kettle in the guest room can be a nice touch.

Thoughtful extra #3

A TV in the guest room can be a great way to entertain guests during their stay. Although it’s nice to encourage your guests to get out of the space the honest fact is that people are used to having TV’s in their homes so when renting a room from you it will make them feel more at ease.


These five must-haves and thoughtful extras will help to create a comfortable and inviting space for your guests. Remember, the key is to pay attention to the little details and think about what your guests might need or want during their stay. By doing so, you'll be on your way to creating a five-star experience for your guests. Happy Hosting, Lisa-

*Please note: The thoughtful extra tips are designed explicitly for hosts renting out a guest room rather than an entire space.


About the author

My name is Lisa Van Ahn. Eight years ago, I started renting out my condo on Airbnb. When the pandemic hit in 2020, my wellness business tanked, and I created my first six-figure year building an Airbnb business. I am here to help you do it too. You can build inspirational income without investors. I will show you how! xx L-



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