Airbnb's New Cleaning Protocol

Jul 20, 2020

Airbnb has a new cleaning protocol, did you know that? If you are a short-term rental owner, you must know this new protocol and understand how it can help you as a host. Why, you ask? By committing to follow the guidelines, Airbnb will place a special emphasis on your ad, showing potential guests that you are committed to ensuring high standards of cleanliness. Warmrental shares with you everything you need to know...

The cleaning of your short-term rental is more important today than ever before. In the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, guests want to feel safe and comfortable and are, therefore, paying more attention to it when choosing accommodation for their holiday. With this in mind, Airbnb created the new cleaning protocol. Created in partnership with Ecolab, the world leader in cleaning and hygiene technologies, this protocol initially started in the United States but has already been extended to other countries, such as Portugal.

Airbnb's cleaning protocol includes:

After reading the protocol - which you can find here -, you will be asked to answer a questionnaire about it. After filling in the questionnaire, and committing to follow the protocol, Airbnb will highlight your ad. What is the advantage? When choosing a short-term rental, this can be a distinguishing criterion for potential guests as they will be able to know that they can count on a higher standard of cleanliness. Thus, you are not only ensuring the safety of your guests but also yours as a host.

Find out more here.