Everything You Need to Start a Superior AirBNB
A Checklist for Hosting Your Own Guests


Want to start hosting guests at your own AirBNB, but aren’t sure where to start? There are multiple aspects to consider when getting set up at your AirBNB accommodation—the list is long, so we’ve put together this resource as a one-stop beginner’s checklist. Each room of your AirBNB has different needs to be guest-ready. Here, we break down the considerations by room—please note major appliances and furniture are not listed, as those are a given.


  • Hotel-quality bed linens.

  • Hotel-quality pillows, with alternate shapes and sizes in the closet.

  • Extra pillowcases in the closet.

  • Decorative pillows to add colour and texture.

  • Bedside table with lamp and tissues.

  • Small safe for passport and valuables.

  • Garbage can.

  • Notepad and pen.

  • Clothes hangers.

  • Iron and ironing board.

  • Alarm clock.

  • Blackout curtains.

  • Earplugs.

  • Eye masks.

  • Bathrobes and slippers.

Guest Enjoying Airbnb Bedroom with Quality Linens

Airbnb Bath with Hotel Quality Shower Curtain


  • Plush, absorbent and durable bath towels, hand towels and bath mats.

  • Hand soap.

  • Decent quality shampoo, conditioner, and body wash (or packaged soap), and body lotion. 

  • Toothpaste.

  • Disposable toothbrushes.

  • Disposable razors.

  • Towel and hand towel hangers.

  • Shower curtain and hanger or caddy.

  • Garbage can.

  • Toilet paper.

  • Hair dryer.


  • Coffee maker and kettle.

  • Coffee and filters (if required).

  • Tea.

  • Milk and sugar.

  • Dishes—sets of at least eight.

  • Pots, pans and baking dishes/sheets sufficient for cooking a meal.

  • Cooking utensils (spatulas, stirring spoons, slotted spoon, tongs, potato masher)

  • Other kitchen items: Colander, cheese grater, peeler, can opener, toaster.

  • Decent (sharpened) chef’s knife and paring knife.

  • Cutting board.

  • Wine opener.

  • Cutlery.

  • Water glasses, wine glasses and coffee/tea mugs.

  • Coasters.

  • Ice trays.

  • Food storage containers.

  • Plastic wrap, ziplock bags, and tin foil.

  • Cleaning supplies (including mop, bucket, broom and dustpan).

  • Dishwashing liquid.

  • Handsoap.

  • Dish towels, tea towels and oven mitts.

  • Steel wool or sponge.

  • Extra garbage bags.

  • Garbage and recycling bins.

Airbnb Using Hotel Quality Table Linen
Hotel Guest Having a conversation in Airbnb Living Room


  • Books, magazines and travel guides.

  • Board games and deck of cards.

  • Smart TV or Apple TV with streaming service.

  • Pens and pencils.


  • Dishwasher (is a plus!)

  • Washer and dryer.

  • Wi-fi.

  • First Aid Kit.

  • Emergency services contact list.

  • Smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector.

  • Fire extinguisher.


There are various other considerations and possible amenities to include in your AirBNB, depending on the kind of travellers that it will attract. For example, if your AirBNB has multiple bedrooms, ample common space and is on the beach, you’ll likely get a lot of families. When catering for families, you need to invest in childproofing, cribs, nightlights and maybe even toys. If you’re on the beach, enough beach towels for everyone, plus a few beach toys. 

If you have an AirBNB in a downtown business district, chances are you’ll attract business travellers who will need fast wi-fi and a comfortable, designated work area. Or, if your AirBNB has romantic vibes and you know you’ll host a lot of couples, make sure to have added touches like a pair of bath robes, slippers, champagne flutes, and the capability of ordering wine, flowers or groceries in advance.


Airbnb Room Interior with complete Hotel-quality Linen


The key to a successful AirBNB is to provide a comfortable, hotel-like sleep experience, along with all the needed amenities for the guests to enjoy their stay. Investing in actual hospitality grade bed linens and bath towels signals a high-quality experience and provides your guests with luxury—which will turn them into repeat customers. Getting hotel-grade linens is as easy as ordering through the Eden website and having them delivered to your door.

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