The cleaning fees of Airbnb are different cattle of fish than most fees associated with such service. The fees can eighter hurt you, or help you as a host.
Since there are no hidden fees associated with the website, as a host you will need to understand how to set the price of such fees that will bring a solid return on investment and maximize your profits.
But the question on every Airbnb host’s mind is how much should they charge, how much Airbnb charges for such service, and what are all the cleaning fees.
In this article, we are going to discuss everything you should know about the Airbnb cleaning fees.
How to set the prices?
As an Airbnb host, it’s your job to make the space you’re renting as clean as possible. No one likes to rent a flat that is messy, greasy. full of dust… you get the idea.
Here are a few tips that will help you determine the pricing for your cleaning fees.
• The size of your space
If you’re renting a single room, then cleaning shouldn’t be a problem. However, if you are renting an entire house, then it can become a problem. The cleaning fee should be determined based on how much space you’re renting out.
• The ideal guests
Another factor to consider with the Airbnb cleaning fee is based on the type of people you will be renting. Will your guests be satisfied with people who seek a luxury stay, or to those who are more down-to-earth kind of travelers?
• Will you be employing a cleaning service?
If cleaning your space is a hard task, or you simply hate it, then you can always employ a cleaning service that will take care of the issue for you.
• Do some research on your competition
Make sure to research around and find out what similar hosts charge for cleaning fees. This can be your best guide to how much you should set the cleaning fee price.
• Adjustable fees or higher fees?
Having adjustable and flexible fees is one thing, and having higher ones is another. Namely, short-term guests will prefer the former, and long-term ones will prefer the latter. In some cases, this will drive off short-term customers and you will maximize your profits by having long-term customers staying with you.
These are some of the factors you should consider when pricing your cleaning fees. However, for the sake of it, we are going to tell you a few more about other Airbnb fees such as:
Most Airbnb hosts prefer not to charge for additional guests. This can be easily avoided if you’re straightforward with your guests and them coming out and telling you if there will be any more additional heads.
Make sure to have the confidence that your guests will be open with you and won’t lie you about anyone additional staying over. If your guests don’t follow your rules, then you can always charge more cleaning fees because more guests mean more cleaning and higher utility costs.
By setting your fees the right way, you can maximize your earnings no matter if you got one or four guests staying. However, most Airbnb hosts suggest avoiding charging cleaning fees per guest head as they can deter customers.