Houseguests Are Back—And 68% Say Having These in Your Home Makes Them Happy
And they’re super-easy to find.
Updated Oct 6, 2021 11:59 AM
Traveling is a thing again, which means hosting people for overnights is happening again, too. And if we’re being honest, we’re all probably a little rusty in the area of having guests in our homes. Thankfully a new survey of 1,000 travelers conducted by Airbnb and Muji found that 68 percent of respondents said they’d write a positive review if a host had thoughtful and unique amenities.
Things like fancy towels, clothing hangers, coffee mugs, nice table settings, and well-made glassware all topped the list of things that make travelers happy, so the two brands teamed up to launch a kit of 23 cozy items for Airbnb hosts to have on hand—but we like to think anyone having people over could benefit from the collection.
The Airbnb Host Essentials by Muji includes everything you could ever want during a stay, from porcelain tableware and waffle towels to an aromatherapy diffuser and even recycled paper notebooks to use as a guest log. The entire collection costs $400.
The companies say the investment pays off: Forty-three percent of travelers reported that comfortable touches that make them feel like they’re in their own homes sets a normal host apart from an exceptional one. And we say that even if you’re not an Airbnb host, that doesn’t mean you can’t still get a 5-star review from your guests.