You’ve probably noticed that some profiles and listings on Airbnb have an orange badge. This orange badge is the badge of a Superhost. Airbnb’s Superhost program is a system that is designed to acknowledge those hosts on the Airbnb platform that consistently go above and beyond when it comes to their performance as hosts.
Basically, it is a great way to make the best hosts on the platform feel appreciated while also attracting Airbnb travelers to stay at the best properties that Airbnb has to offer. But how do you become an Airbnb Superhost? What does it really mean to be a Superhost and what benefits does it provide? Here is the definitive FAQ guide:
You’ve probably have seen the word Superhost written in the description of many Airbnb hosts and wondered exactly what it means as compared to a regular Airbnb host.
In fact, Airbnb defines an Airbnb Superhost as a host that has managed to reach the following milestones:
You don’t need to apply to become a Superhost on Airbnb. If you manage to meet the qualifications set forth by Airbnb on the date that Airbnb performs an assessment of their accounts, you’ll automatically be qualified for Airbnb Superhost status. Airbnb performs these assessments periodically so if you don’t qualify on your first try, you’ll always have another chance.
You can also track your progress towards Superhost status via the Superhost section of your Airbnb dashboard. This area will show your activity over the past year and will inform you as to when the next Superhost assessment date will take place.
As indicated in the definition of a Superhost by Airbnb, this status isn’t just awarded to anyone. In fact, there are several milestones that you have to achieve in order to become a Superhost.
Here are some tips to help you along on your journey:
Make it comfortable. People who book with you on Airbnb are typically choosing your accommodations over a hotel. Therefore, you need to provide an experience that rivals what they might find at a hotel in your area. This means providing the amenities that they want most and making sure that your place and everything in it is always in good working order.
While there is no one way to become a Superhost, these tips are the ones that many Superhosts have said that they themselves have followed in order to become an Airbnb Superhost. The bottom line to becoming a Superhost is that you need to consistently provide all-around great service and a listing that guests will be satisfied with every time.
While becoming an Airbnb Superhost naturally means that you’ll get more bookings, there are a host of other benefits that you probably aren’t aware of. Firstly, you’ll be able to obtain more bookings and increase Airbnb income because potential guests will see a Superhost badge on your host profile and on each of your listings.
Since guests automatically look for the most trustworthy and reliable hosts on Airbnb to rent from, they’ll naturally gravitate to your listings. You’ll also be included in a Superhost search filter that allows Airbnb guests to only search listings being offered by Superhosts.
If you are able to maintain your Superhost status for one full year (which is the equivalent of 4 evaluation periods) and you have an active listing on the day that marks the 1 year anniversary of your Superhost status, you’ll be issued a $100 USD travel coupon that you can apply towards your own Airbnb trip.
You’ll also get priority support from Airbnb whenever you call or send a tweet to @AirbnbHelp. This can be a tremendous help for your business, allowing you to provide better support to your Airbnb guests.
Finally, you’ll become part of Airbnb’s exclusive group that will have access to new product releases and you’ll be invited to attend exclusive events at the company.
While you might not think that obtaining Superhost status is that important when you’re just starting out, you can see now that there are some incredible benefits to become a Superhost. However, the most important one of all might be the fact that it provides you with assurance from Airbnb itself that you are doing a great job as an Airbnb host. This will help to relieve your worries as to whether or not you are continuously meeting the standards that Airbnb wants all hosts to maintain.
Now that you understand what is involved in becoming a Superhost, let’s tackle some myths about Superhost status. Here are the top 3 myths about being a Superhost and the truth behind them:
As you can see, becoming an Airbnb Superhost requires a lot of commitment and dedication. But it’s definitely worth it. We hope that these tips will help make you successful in becoming an Airbnb Superhost!