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5 Simple Upgrades For 5 Star Reviews

Although it's impossible to create an entirely flawless guest experience, there are some easy and inexpensive upgrades you can make to ensure that your guests enjoy their stay at your Airbnb.

Use these five cost-effective upgrades to give your Airbnb and VRBO guests a five star experience that they will have them excited to leave you a five star review.

1. Universal Adapter and Charging Cable

You can never have too many chargers. Consider getting one of these universal adapters from Amazon, along with some charging cables in different lengths.

You'll be providing guests with a solution that can ease the stresses of traveling and help them avoid annoying situations, like being unable to charge their phone with low battery.

Your guests will appreciate you being proactive, with them in mind, to help eliminate this frustration. Providing a universal adapter and charging cables is an inexpensive purchase that shows your guests you put their needs first.

2. Visible WIFI Login Info

You know the feeling of arriving somewhere brand new, with zero cell service, and immediately scouring the place looking for the WiFi passcode? It can be stressful (especially if your Airbnb or VRBO is somewhere with bad cell reception.)

Oftentimes connecting to WIFI is one of the first things guests will need to do, especially if they need to communicate with you!
You want your guests to relax and enjoy from the moment they arrive at your place, not have to hunt for information. So use a trendy dry-erase magnet, like this one, to make it obvious for them.
WIFI Airbnb Information Magnet

TIP: Check out these awesome Dry-Erase WIFI Magnets to share everything your guests need, easily.

3. Hallway Night Lights 

Install nightlights in your place. 

Most Airbnb and VRBO guests don’t think to pack a night light (or 2 or 3). It’s a simple way to improve your guests' experience and make them feel more at home.

Especially if your guests have young children, night lights are an easily overlooked and cost-effective safety feature.


Besides making your Airbnb safer, night lights also add a touch of ambiance. It's a win-win for everyone and your guests will certainly notice.

4. Clear Airbnb Review Explanations

It's safe to say that the average person has no idea how Airbnb's review system works. (The same can be said for VRBO, too.) This can pose a huge problem for you, as a host, whose business increasingly depends on receiving five star reviews.

Guests may sometimes leave a three or four star review (or no review at all) solely based on the fact that they're confused by the Airbnb review system.

So do not shy away from clear communicating what each of the review tiers stand for. Bonus point for adding a touch of humor!

Airbnb Reviews Explanation Magnet

TIP: You can use a Magnetizing Reviews Magnet as an inexpensive way to increase your number of five star guest reviews.

5. Handwritten Welcome Note

There are lots of ways to make your guests feel welcome, but we're going to focus on the simplest way: a handwritten welcome note. It's simple, doesn't take much time, and you can write out notes in advance (and have your cleaners put it out).

By taking a few minutes to put together a personalized note, you leave a lasting impression on your Airbnb guests and make sure that they feel welcome in your home.

The best part about leaving a welcome note? It costs you absolutely nothing.

Host handwriting a letter for Airbnb guests

Try making these five simple upgrades to your Airbnbs today. All five ideas are cost-effective and easy to implement for you, while making all the difference in creating a five star experience for your Airbnb and VRBO guests.

You just might have guests booking you again before they even leave!

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1 comment

Are your review plates editable? Are they only magnets or do they come in poster, boards, etc

Ross Ross

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