Hi, I had 4 guests who checked in last night at 11pm, this morning I was to meet the guests and familiarize them with the area and home. The guests asked about , requiring more toilet paper. I was amazed that 4 people could go through 4 rolls of toilet paper in less than 9hours, and they had gone to sleep when they arrived, and had just woken up the hour prior to my arrival. How much toilet paper should I be required to provide. My guests are only in the house for 3 days, if they go through 4 rolls in 9 hours, that's 32 rolls by the end of their stay.....help
Personally I prefer the 1000 sheet stuff. I don't like the soft cushy stuff, its too delicate and breaks... oooh.... not nice.
So people pull of lots and lots. Just to be sure of protection...
I can hardly bear the memories..lol
I just googled this because I'm having the same trouble right now. I typically leave one roll on and two extras in each bathroom making 6 rolls. I usually have 10 guests at a time for typically two days. I have noticed on a few occasions there's different toilet paper left, so they obviously purchased more. However my current guests for three days are asking for toilet paper every day. That's 12 rolls now. So basically one and a quarter roll per person for 3 nights. In the smaller picture it doesn't seem that big of a deal, but considering all costs involved, I've got usage down to a science for profit. Hopefully they won't ask for an additional 6 rolls tomorrow, making it 18 rolls. Seems very excessive to me. These guests were high maintenance from the get-go, asking multiple times about an early check in until I finally caved. I stay in my not so luxurious basement apartment and typically like to wind down my 2 day cleaning/laundering marathon with a two hour roam around and dip in my nice bath... boohoo. lol
Welcome to the world of hospitality.
Try to analyse why this matter concerns you so much, I suspect it is just one of those things that many of us hosts spend too much time getting frustrated over, when the real issue is that we can't figure why people do things we don't understand.
Very rarely would it be the cost, as with toilet paper, it's easy to raise the tariff by $1per day to pay for extra paper; if that was the real concern.
If it's the nuisance factor, put more in the premises when people are there. I believe that is what a host is expected to do.
At the prices many hosts charge, guests would be shocked to think there was any concern about how much toilet paper they want to use.
Take a look at the tariffs below. If you were paying those tariffs, wouldn't you want lots of toilet paper?
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $137AUD
Weekend Price: $382 AUD / night
I have read in the forums many hosts get distressed over stains from makeup on linen and other matters.
Perhaps these are the things that you guests are preventing with the use of toilet paper. So that's a good thing right?
Be generous with these little things and glad of their use; it means that you have paying guests, and that is great! It's the first step to another great review and the next guest booking.
Your place sounds fabulous and your guests are very happy with their experience.
I am pleased for you that you have such a wonderful asset to share and support your financial independence with.
When I was younger, toilet rolls had stack of sheets on them and lasted for ages. Nowadays domestic rolls are short and fluffy and run out in a day or two. They are a con to consumers.
Look around for the brands which have more sheets [1000 Vs 500] etc. These type are more tightly packed on the roll and last longer. So you are more likely to only change them between guests, instead of during their stay.
Just think, housemates can be a lot more bother than a short toilet roll. 🙂
Best of humourous regards, to you and other hosts.
So very true!!! Ha! I think the longer I've been at this, the less over-the-top generous I've been. Possibly, due to some bad guests experiences. This group is paying quite a lot to stay this weekend and the least I can do is ensure they have enough TP, despite how much they need. Thanks for the reminder! 🙂
To me, its a problem when you leave spare rolls, and there is no evidence they were used--as indicated by the cardboard in the wastecan or the recycle. So in the cases that the rolls magically grow wings and fly out the door -- that does concern me (along with the kleenex boxes, towels, silverware, etc).
I googled Airbnb toilet paper and found this forum today. I am annoyed our Airbnb host left us only two half-size rolls of toilet paper for a week in their place. We went through them in four days, which sounds very reasonable when reading your stories. We could have probably used even less if she had left us tissues as well. We feel it isn't right to be stingy with these things because the cost to the host is so minimal but the cost of us having to take time out of our vacation to find toilet paper in a foreign country is great.
Every airbnb is different and what is included is often reflected in the price. If you are renting an entire place, it is very normal to supply a starter pack only. In some holiday rentals you will find places that do not supply anything at all except for a few rolls of TP so that you are covered for your arrival day. I have come to places with no staples, no washing-up liquid, no kitchen paper etc.
If you are renting an apartment or a holiday home, I suppose you would need to go to the supermarket anyway ?
We rent our entire home for a maximum of six guests. For guests staying for several weeks, are we expected to supply enough toilet paper and paper towels for the entire stay? We also supply other amenities like coffee beans, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, tissue, dish soap, dishwasher soap and laundry products. We usually have a fairly large supply in the house for our guests, but also usually only host guests staying for 2-6 nights.
@Doug-And-Diane0, I try to keep "supplies" like paper products, laundry and dish soap, shampoo, cleaning products stocked for longer-term guests, because I want products on hand that align with my values--whether it's fragrance-free cleaners or non-scratch/non bleach sink cleaner. That's my personal choice, after discovering that guests who run out of something will replace with stinky, toxic, horrible products that I have to dispose of when they check out. I am mildly sensitive to them, but others I know are highl sensitive.
Also, while I can't change the location of my listing, I can try to be meticulous with m cleaning and generous with my hospitality so that guests feel they've received value for their $.