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Airbnb Plus Checklist


Airbnb Plus Checklist

Published on Dec 01

You’re looking to be a superhost and if you’re ambitious, an Airbnb Plus host! While Airbnb has gotten rid of the Airbnb Plus program, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t strive to be the best host possible. We’ve taken their list and adapted it to give you a guideline of what you should have to give your guests the ultimate stay!


Traverse Hospitality listings should offer at least one private bedroom (or studio) for guests. Each bedroom should have:

  • Mattress that doesn’t sag or squeak
  • Bed frame or covered box spring that elevates mattress off the floor
  • Top sheet, bottom sheet, bedspread (or duvet with cover, comforter, or quilt), all correctly sized and matching
  • 2 pillows for single beds / 4 pillows for full, queen, or king beds
  • 1 luggage rack, drawer, or shelf for guests’ items
  • Space for the guest to hang clothes with at least 4 (non-wire) hangers


Traverse Hospitality listings should offer at least one full bathroom that is private for guests. All bathrooms should have:

  • Hot and cold water with strong water pressure
  • Large mirror (cannot be handheld)
  • At least 2 rolls of toilet paper
  • 4 hand towels
  • Hand soap, single bottle or new bar
  • 2 bath towels per guest (minimum of 4 bath towels total)
  • Shampoo and conditioner, 2 separate bottles
  • Body soap, single bottle or new bar


Traverse Hospitality listings should have a kitchen (if entire home) or kitchenette (if apartment, studio, or guest house) stocked with:

  • Large knife for food prep, bread knife, and paring knife
  • Cutting board
  • No less than 4 utensil sets (set contains a fork, knife, and spoon)
  • No less than 4 plates, bowls, glasses, and mugs
  • Spatula
  • Sponge or cleaning brush
  • Dish soap
  • Garbage can with bag
  • At least one roll of paper towels
  • Bottle opener and wine opener
  • 2 pots and 2 pans of any size (if full kitchen)
  • Stove top with at least 2 burners (if full kitchen)
  • Microwave, stove top, double burner, single burner, or hot plate (if kitchenette)
  • Full-size refrigerator (if full kitchen) or mini refrigerator (if kitchenette)
  • Dedicated sink
  • Hot and cold water with strong water pressure
  • Bottled or filtered water (Brita suffices)
  • Coffee, coffeemaker, and extra filters
  • Electric water kettle
  • Sugar
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cooking oil (if full kitchen)


  • TV with functional cable or streaming capabilities
  • WiFi with download speeds of at least 5 Mbps
  • Iron and ironing board or steamer
  • Air conditioning that sufficiently cools the space
  • Heater or space heater that sufficiently heats the space
  • Keypad lock for contactless entry (preferrably WiFi enabled to change codes remotely)


  • Digital check-in instructions featuring at least one photo of the check-in process
  • Printed house manual containing emergency contact info, host contact info, WiFi login, and checkout procedures
  • 24/7 check-in available after the guests’ check-in time via lockbox, keypad, doorperson, smartlock, or nearby host


  • Entry to listing has a lock (preferably keypad lock)
  • Entryway is well-illuminated
  • Entry door closes and locks easily
  • All bedrooms have a solid door with a lock
  • Windows in bedrooms and bathrooms provide privacy, such as frosted glass or window coverings
  • Smoke detector
  • Carbon monoxide detector


  • Furniture, decor, carpet, rugs, bedding, towels, and appliances are impeccably clean, in good condition, and free of stains, tears, and signs of wear
  • All walls, floors, ceilings, windows, mirrors, finishes, fixtures, paint, and trim are free of visible cracks, chips, scuffs, mildew, and damage
  • No signs of pests
  • Lighting, appliances, and electronics are intuitive to use and work as intended
  • Wires and cables are organized and hidden from sight
  • Shower heads, faucets, cabinet handles, and other fixtures are properly installed, fully secure (not loose or cracked), and function as they should
  • Outdoor spaces are free of clutter, dead plants, and excessive weeds
  • Outdoor furniture is clean, undamaged, and fully functional


  • Each room has a cohesive style; furniture and decor are intentional and inviting
  • There are design elements that reflect your personality and create a space that’s full of character
  • Rooms are neither sparse nor cluttered
  • Everything visible is aesthetically pleasing or useful to guests

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