You are welcoming a member of the family for a short time ? A friend living on the other side of the country visits you ? Or maybe you just want to make a great impression to your Airbnb guests.

From what I appreciated while I was myself on a trip, I built this list full of ideas for a guestroom basket.


Is your basket for a long or a short stay ? How many people will sleep at your space ? Plan the size of your basket accordingly. The reason of the stay is also a good guideline. Is the guest back from a 6 h flight ? Water and snacks will be appreciated. Is your friend staying home after partying with you in the city ? Makeup remover and Advil would save the day.

Basics :

Finally finding some rest after a long flight and stressful transits, visitors will be glad to find

  • Fresh cold water
  • Keys and a note on how to use them
  • House rules
  • Map of the neighborhood with important addresses
  • A little snack for the tired traveler in need of a sugar rush (Fruits, nuts, granola bar)
  • Wifi password

Others :

For longer stay, or just because you feel like it, you may want to add

  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Hand lotion
  • Mints
  • Hand sanatizer
  • Tissues
  • Map of the subway
  • Restaurants tip
  • Secret spots list
  • A table book about your country
  • Traditional sweets from your country
  • A gift card from your local bakery
  • A poncho for rainy weather, gloves for cold winters or sunscreen for hot climates
  • A small bottle of wine

For a great first-impression and to make your guests feel welcomed a thoughtful basket is key !

What else would you put in the basket ?