Airbnb is not a hotel. You are staying in someone’s home and unless you have rented out the entire place then there will be other people to take into consideration. Each place works differently and most boundaries have been expressed through the details of the listing and House Rules.
Which type of Airbnb is right for you? Shared Room or Private Room or Entire Place.
5 Top Things Airbnb Guests Should Do
Airbnb: Respect the Check Out Time!
Staying at an Airbnb? Don’t Make the Bed When Checking Out.
When you stay at a three star or better hotel; It’s going to cost more, the door probably automatically locks when you leave the room, you can wear your shoes inside if ya like, you do not have to clean up after yourself, no one cares if you leave the lights on all night while you’re out having fun (well, Mother Nature cares), you can bring people back to the room without informing anyone, you can ask for a late check out, there is unlimited hot water, Valet Parking, an ice machine, a concierge desk to answer all the questions your little heart desires, and if you make any mistakes- you can just get charged for them.
Let us consider some differences and similarities.
Hotel vs. Airbnb
Check In Time- anytime after 3 Check Listing
Checking In Early- not likely possible
Checking Out Late- if room not booked depends on Host
- Most hotels don’t let you check out later than a late check out, and if they do, it’s because your paying for another entire day.
Checking out late is only possible in my listings on the weekends.
Lock the door- auto lock YOU lock the door
Wear Shoes Inside- wear them Host preference
Leave Lights On (waste of energy) no one to notice Costs $ to the host
Autonomous Guests Allowed Prior permission
Don’t Make Bed not necessary not necessary
Unlimited Hot Water for Showers yes no
Guaranteed Parking Valet maybe, most likely
Concierge yes host time permitting
Fees for Amenities everything costs extra included
No Smoking $250 fine maybe/ outside
Smoking Marijuana no where legal
Pool/Hot Tub most likely if you’re lucky
Bar yes, cost $ friendly host ?
Continental Breakfast included don’t expect it