Get inspired by Airbnb Plus
You may have heard of Airbnb Plus, or seen the Plus badge on listings in your area. How do listings get that designation, and what exactly does it mean? Here’s what you need to know.
How it works
Airbnb Plus is an invite-only program for exceptionally designed spaces with hospitality that truly stands out from the crowd. Whether or not you’re invited to the program, Airbnb Plus listings can be an excellent source of inspiration. Airbnb Plus hosts pay special attention to the details that make guests feel welcome and comfortable—a fantastic approach for every host to keep in mind. Here are some of the things Airbnb Plus hosts do well:
A smooth check-in sets the stage for a great stay. That’s why every Airbnb Plus home either has an on-call host ready to greet guests or a lockbox or keyless entry system that enables guests to easily enter the property on their own. Another way to ensure a seamless arrival for your guests is to include check-in instructions.
Interior design is the area where Airbnb Plus hosts really shine. Their homes often have a unique aesthetic, with lots of personality and a cohesive feel throughout. Airbnb Plus hosts find many ways to make different areas in the home more beautiful and enjoyable. Think: a cozy reading nook, a cool coffee bar, or an outdoor oasis.
Need some inspiration for your space? Browse Airbnb Plus listings to see all the ways a thoughtfully designed space can come to life.
One of the promises of Airbnb Plus spaces is that they provide all the comforts of home, from fast wifi to streaming TVs. A few examples include:
- Filtered or bottled water
- A fully equipped kitchen stocked with cooking essentials including oil, spices, utensils, and servingware
- Soft linens
- Iron and hair dryer
Airbnb Plus homes are vetted for quality. They need to stay super clean and fully functioning, from manicured outdoor spaces to tidy bathrooms. A few of the requirements:
- All appliances are in working order
- Bedroom doors in shared spaces all have functional locks
- Every space in the home is neat, tidy, and clutter-free
Airbnb Plus hosts are held to the same high hospitality standards as Superhosts: You must maintain an average guest rating of 4.8 or above with no cancellations in the previous year (unless there were extenuating circumstances). While Airbnb Plus homes get their designation by invitation only, the Superhost program is available to all Airbnb hosts and offers many benefits of its own.
By focusing on exceptional hospitality, and with a little design inspiration from Airbnb Plus homes, you can take your listing to the next level!