Is it even worth the effort to become an Airbnb Superhost? The definite answer is yes. There are at least three benefits that should make boosting your status a priority.
When you become a Superhost, you’re rewarded with a special badge on your profile and listing making your listing more attractive to guests.
First, guests who see the Superhost badge are more likely to book your place because they’ll know you’re an experienced host known for great hospitality. It’s even a filter option for searching through listings.
Second, sometimes Airbnb from time to time gives gifts to Superhosts such as guest items to use in your units (games, plants, or coffee mugs), or even Airbnb credit to use for travel.
Third, and most importantly, Superhosts often benefit from a significant increase in earnings. More visibility and trust from guests can mean more money for you.
Unfortunately, there is currently no way to apply to become a Superhost, but there are 4 chances every year to be selected by Airbnb during one of their quarterly reviews. Airbnb checks all hosts every three months based on their previous 365 days of hosting. If hosts have areas to improve, they need to meet all requirements by the next assessment to earn or keep their Superhost status. See list below directly from Airbnb suggesting how to get that Superhost status.
- Maintain a high overall rating
You must have a 4.8 or higher average overall rating based on reviews from your Airbnb guests in the past year. Guests know they can expect outstanding hospitality from these hosts.
- Be experienced
You must have hosted at least 10 stays in the past year, or if you host longer-term reservations, 100 nights over at least 3 stays. Guests can feel confident staying with an experienced host.
- Avoid cancellations
You must have canceled less than 1% of the time, not including extenuating circumstances. This means 0 cancellations if you have fewer than 100 reservations in a year. Rare cancellations mean more peace of mind for guests.
- Be responsive
You must have responded to 90% of new, booking-related messages within 24 hours. When guests ask you questions, they know they’ll get a quick reply
Hopefully these tips will help encourage you to become a Superhost! Airbnb’s Superhost program celebrates and rewards the top-rated and most experienced Airbnb hosts. Regardless of what kind of space you have, any host can become a Superhost by consistently offering exceptional hospitality. Leaving small gifts for your guests, making sure your unit is stocked and clean, and being courteous and helpful are great ways to ensure you get positive reviews. Happy hosting!