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Top Airbnb essentials every host needs to know
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Top Airbnb essentials every host needs to know

Purchasing supplies for your Airbnb is an important task that deserves careful attention to ensure your guests have everything they need for a comfortable stay. By following some simple guidelines and the tips provided below, you can make sure you’re getting the right items to not only meet but exceed your guests’ expectations. Let’s dive into how you can stock your Airbnb thoughtfully and effectively to create a memorable experience for your visitors.

Creating a memorable stay

Creating the perfect experience for your Airbnb guests takes effort and attention to detail. A big part of this success comes from the quality and variety of amenities you provide. 

When buying vacation rental supplies, it's important to carefully select the essentials that will matter most to your guests. Along with the basics, consider adding a few special touches to make your guests feel truly cared for.

Think of your property as a commercial accommodation when deciding on supplies. Choose the same high-quality toiletries, linens, and other items you would find in hotels. However, keep in mind that Airbnb properties often attract a diverse range of guests. Consider who typically stays at your property and tailor your amenities to their needs and preferences.

By following the checklists below, you can ensure you have the right Airbnb supplies to exceed your guests' expectations and make their stay memorable.

Airbnb bathroom supplies checklist

The bathroom is one of the most essential rooms in your Airbnb rental, playing a big role in forming your guests' overall impression. Ensuring it is clean and well-stocked with amenities is crucial. 

Guests will appreciate having the Basic necessities available:

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body wash/shower soap
  • Hand soap
  • Bath towels
  • Hand towels

Recommended bathroom items:

  • Body lotion
  • Feminine products
  • Hair dryer (will also solve issues of voltage and plug adapters for international travelers)
  • Disposable toothbrush (a commonly forgotten item)
  • Toothpaste
  • Disposable razors
  • Cotton swabs
  • Beach towels (if relevant)

Airbnb bedroom essentials

Creating a comfortable and inviting bedroom is crucial for a great guest experience. Ensure you provide these Basic necessities:

  • Bed linens and pillows 
  • Air conditioner, heater, and/or fan
  • Hangers 
  • Window shades 
  • Mattress cover

Upgrade your Airbnb bedroom:

  • Artwork/decor
  • Extra linens, blankets, and pillows
  • Reading lamp
  • Full-length mirror
  • Candles
  • High-quality bedding 

Kitchen essentials for Airbnb

Many travelers prefer Airbnb rentals to hotels because they can cook their own meals. A thoughtfully equipped kitchen can be the secret ingredient that makes your property irresistible.

Basic Airbnb kitchen list:

  • Coffee and tea
  • Electric water kettle
  • Sharp, quality knives
  • Oven/toaster/stove
  • Oven mitts and kitchen towels
  • Quality pots and pans 
  • Mixing bowls
  • Cooking utensils
  • Silverware
  • Cups, mugs and dishes
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Refrigerator and freezer
  • Drying rack, sponges, soap
  • Garbage bags and bin
  • Basic cleaning supplies 
  • Eating area and chairs

Airbnb kitchen recommendations

  • Wine glasses
  • Microwave
  • Salt, pepper, and basic spices
  • Olive oil, vinegar
  • Paper towels and napkins
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee maker
  • Wine opener

Extra touch for guests

  • Welcome fruit basket
  • Bottle of wine
  • Flowers

Living room essentials.

In an Airbnb rental, the living room is where guests come together for memorable moments. Hosts should prioritize decor and comfort to create a welcoming atmosphere. Follow these guidelines to make your Airbnb stand out.

Basic supplies:

  • Couch, chairs
  • Coffee table or end tables
  • Wifi
  • Television
  • Air conditioner/fan/heater

Airbnb living area recommendations:

  • Throws over
  • Rug
  • Desk/workstation
  • Children’s toys
  • Smart TV Streaming Networks (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Disney+ etc.)
  • Plants, art, local decor

For extra comfort:

  • Arcade-type games 
  • Books, magazines
  • Various seating options (bean bags, swings, rockers, etc.)
  • Accessible features for seniors.

Best retailers for stocking your Airbnb

When it comes to stocking up on supplies for your vacation rental, buying in bulk is a smart move. 

Discount stores and large outlets offer fantastic deals on bulk items like towels, sheets, and more. You can also find great deals on toiletries and other essentials through online shopping sites.

Many Airbnb hosts trust retailers like Costco, Amazon, Target, and Walmart for their bulk purchasing needs. Online shopping is especially convenient because you can set up automatic shipments, ensuring you never have to worry about reordering supplies. This way, you'll always have everything you need, and you can focus on providing a great experience for your guests.


Once you have all the necessary supplies, it's time to start earning with your vacation rental. To ensure your business runs smoothly and efficiently, consider partnering with an experienced Airbnb property management company. This will help you manage various aspects of your rental easily, maximising your income and setting you up for success.

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