THE BED is for obvious reasons SUPER consequential to the overall happiness of your guests. Happy guests leave good reviews and refer your spot to friends and re-book for future dates. All important to the overall success of your rental business!
If you need some inspiration for the design of the bedroom, head to this post.
Here, we're gonna talk about the way to achieve the highest levels of comfort for your Airbnb beds with the best mattress and bedding choices!
When my family is going on vacation, I'll inevitably choose the Airbnb with the cutest design, and best reviews. I don't often think about bed comfort, but some people are obsessive about this. They'll look for specific comments in your reviews about the bed, or ask what specific brand your mattress is.
We recently stayed at an Airbnb that did so many design things right! Window sill full of succulents? Check! Freshly renovated bathroom with antique clawfoot tub and super fluffy white towels? Check! Eclectic and original artwork all around? Check Check!!!
Then we checked in, and found it to be even more charming and full of character than the listing photos showed. I was happy, which means my husband was happy. Which obviously means the kids were also happy. It's a spiral effect, these things.
Then later when we crawled into the gorgeous hotel crisp white sheets in the master bed, it felt like crawling onto a mattress made of many large stuffed animals and a whole lot of ill placed metal springs. Every time we moved it felt like being punched in the side with a spring loaded spring. I went to summer camp every year as a kid, and I would have gladly taken one of those thin tiny mattresses over this thing.
We survived, as you do. But it's the one reason why I chose not to leave a review at all. The place was stunning front to back, clean, really well decorated, with kind and responsive hosts and I had the worst sleep of my life.
So moral of that story is: An uncomfortable mattress in a gorgeous Airbnb is like Polar Bear with no snow. It just doesn't work.
Bottom line? The guests who get the best sleep are always the happiest guests with the best 5 STAR reviews!
(above image via Tuft and Needle)
As an easy reference, these are my top 3 mattress choices based on my experience as an Airbnb owner, designer, and guest, listed least to most expensive.
If you want further advice on mattresses, check out this video from The Slumber Yard. These guys have done all the research for you.
The best bed has LAYERS. What does this mean? It means choices. And choices mean happiness. It means more than just a top sheet and a heavy duvet. Any other hot sleepers out there feel me on this?
Okay, listen, I know we need to be practical. For the sake of the planet and your quick turnover time, you can leave some of the layers folded in the closet neatly if you'd like. Then you only have to wash them if they're used.
So here's my tip for creating the perfectly layered Airbnb Bed, with ultimate cleanliness and sanitation in mind!
Let's break this down a bit further.
(above image: design by Emily Henderson)
For more reading about gaining 5 star reviews from your guests, check out this blog: How to be like a hotel but better!
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