Hosting is an enriching experience, but it comes with certain level of commitment and responsibility. Ensure you are providing a memorable experience to your guests. Pointers below will help you!
Before the guest checks in ensure the room is clean and in perfect condition. Not just the guest room but the whole house and surrounding should be clean and uncluttered. Also ensure that appliances you are providing in the guest room like AC, heaters, electric kettle etc. are all in working condition.
Make a list of local emergency numbers like nearest hospital, police station, fire station etc. and also your number and keep a print out handy, preferably in the guest’s room.
Let them get to know you. Find out why they are visiting your the place, give them advice on the best your town has to offer. Make them comfortable at your place. Invest some time with them. You will find yourself unexpectedly making new friends, often from all over the world. But while you do so, be mindful of your guests’ privacy. Engage with him only if he wishes to.
If you have any rules of the house like time to be back at night, smoking areas, meal timings etc. please make a list and place it at the back of the door or somewhere where a guest can easily see it. It’s also a good idea to brief him when he checks in.
If you allow pets, ensure guests are educated about things like local parks and the neighborhood.