Sorry if this is not the appropriate place for this question. Looked the best to me among the options. From a guest perspective, I have always left the host facilities in pretty much the state I found them (cleaned up before leaving). Now I am looking at some places which have a very high fee for leaning included ($65 to $85+). I am wondering if in such cases, it will be reasonable for me not to clean up? I am not talking about trashing the place of course, but things like making the beds, washing dishes, sweeping floor/s, garbage disposal etc...?
I have a question in regarding to cleaning fees, hopefully I can get some clarity. This is my fist time hosting and I have an extended stay guest that would be staying three months. Originally she only booked first 28 days in the month of February and a cleaning fee was applied. Then she booked for the remainder 60 days because she in military and she needs to be in area for a while. I allowed her to book her stay consistently. Now I’m not sure what is customary for guest to expect? I’m giving her clean towels, bed linen and provided some cleaning supplies. Am I supposed to change her linens in her private room with private bathroom? Am I supposed to clean her room and bathroom and if I do how often? How often should I give her clean sheets for the bed? I feel funny entering her room with her private belongings even though she leaves door open and unlocked. Maybe someone can shed some advice on extended stays and cleaning fees and what’s the expectations on a host dealing with cleaning after guest, who are extended stays?. Thanks in advance
I had the same question last year. Airbnb doesn't have a place to charge cleaning fees for longer than a week. This is what I go by I change the sheets once a week and pillow cases every 3rd day. I just go in and freshen up the room. I do notify the guests that I will be changing towels and sheets and pillow cases. If they ask for it more often I put in clean items and let them change their own items. I let them know what to do with the dirty ones. This works for me. I also have extra towels in the bathroom and sometimes they just help themselves. I just keep a lookout for changes. As for cleaning fees, tell the guest you charge cleaning fees and airbnb doesn't have a way to charge them ask for the amount you need. I pay my cleaning people 65 dollars an hour and they can do the room change in 20 minutes. I always pay a full hour and I make sure they are working the whole hour because there are always things to clean.
I've recently stated renting a 2 bedroom house thru Airbnb. I charge $120.00 per night. We are a small community with the closest hotel 25 miles away. I'm charging a $25.00 cleaning fee, but am wondering if that is too much, and if I should charge it only after a 3 or more night stay. We do a thorough cleaning after each guest.
I think some hosts want to show their place as the cheapest, but make up for it with high cleaning. I am wondering why, when I stay for 6 days without any cleaning done, I am charged six cleaning fees. In fact one host chewed my out on the last day because I left a dirty pan on the counter. There wasn't any soap to wash it with and I didn't think rinsing only was fair to the next user.
AirBnB needs to get their act together and deal with fairness. Hotels.com also has similar listings. Maybe they need looking at.