We provide a pitcher of filtered water in the fridge, coffee, tea and hot cocoa, instant oatmeal, breakfast bars and various snacks such as chips, cookies and granola bars in a basket at check-in. We only replenish between guests.
We book mostly to families or groups of 4-5. We have about 10-20 booking a month.
I leave a dozen eggs, half of a stick of butter, large bag of English muffins and some frozen food in the freezer (hot pockets/burritos/egg rolls). I might leave beer if it's leftover from a previous guest or if it's something I bought myself and just didn't like. These things go slowly but are often mentioned in reviews even when people don't eat them. $12 lasts about 3 months
I also leave a few small packages of mixed nuts or packaged cookies (bought in bulk and stored in a locked closet at the AirBnB). I might buy mini yogurts for them if they are on deep sale. If I have fruit at home, I will leave them some from my own fridge if they have children in the group but I don't go to the store just for this. These things go more quickly. $30 total - lasts 1 month
@Rosalind41 Your question is too general for random answers to make much sense. What a host provides has a lot to do with the type of listing they have and how much they charge. What would be useful for you to know in order to get an idea of what to provide is what hosts who have similar listings for similar prices provide. I list a private room in my home for 1 guest. If I provided an array breakfast foods for guests it would eat up about a quarter of what I charge per night. I do offer tea and coffee, and they can use my oil, salt and pepper if they are cooking. And there is a big jug of drinking water they can help themselves to.
@Mike1034 We started out with bottled water for the # of guests, plus a basket of fruit, and a platter of cookies.
We no longer offer the fruit though. We have adjusted our nighty rate for f uture bookings and then these complimentary items are more affordable . . . they really make a difference in the level of 'welcome' that is extended to guests as they arrive.