Being an Airbnb host is an excellent experience. With the help of this platform, you can definitely make some money, you can expect personal growth and even some social benefits. Even though the majority of Airbnb users are polite and good guests, there are situations when they can turn into bad renters (even without them being aware of it). Two of these situations are when Airbnb hosts have noisy guests and/or guests that throw parties. House parties in accommodation rented via Airbnb are not allowed unless it is specifically pointed out that the host allows that. Yet, some renters are still doing it. The good news is that there are a few things that you can do as an Airbnb host to avoid noisy parties and guests in your Airbnb.
Things to do
First and foremost, you should be very cautious of one-night reservations. This is especially important for weekend reservations. As we all know, these parties are usually happening on Friday or Saturday nights.
Next, it is a smart move to drive or walk by your home to inspect what’s going on in case you believe that your guest was acting suspiciously. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you should enter your home or bother your guests, just be cautious.
Another good idea is to inform your neighbors that you are renting your place for a few days and ask them to call you in case they see or hear something that looks suspicious or if they notice a noise.
What’s the most important thing on almost every party? Music. This is the reason why you should remove and store your audio system somewhere else when you have guests in your home via Airbnb. Obviously, you should not leave any alcoholic beverages either.
What makes Airbnb great is the clear review system. So, if you want to be sure that you will be dealing with a good guest, you should read more about their previous reviews and their history. A guest that leaves in your neighborhood or close to your neighborhood is probably preparing a party. If you have a potential guest like this, try to find out why they are booking your place.
Communication is crucial in this process. Instead of guessing what they will do, it’s the best option to tell them clearly that you don’t approve parties in your home. Of course, inviting a few friends for a few drinks is not a party.
Finally, you have one high-tech solution in the form of a specially designed device called NoiseAware. With the help of this device, you can monitor the level of noise that comes from your Airbnb place regardless of your current connection. As long as you have access to the Internet you will be able to check the level of noise at any time. This is a relatively small device that your guests probably won’t notice at all. The best part is that you can set a specific sound level and then get a notification via text message whenever this level is crossed!
We hope that these tips will help you avoid unpleasant situations as an Airbnb host.