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How to leave a great thank you note for your Airbnb host (examples you can use!)

If there’s one thing this full-time traveling family knows, it’s how to be great Airbnb guests! From two-story houses in West Virginia to a one-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn, we’ve seen and experienced it all!

When you depend on Airbnb or other vacation rental sites to put a roof over your head from day to day, you need to ensure one thing — getting great reviews from your Airbnb hosts! And one way to leave a great impression on your host is by leaving them a nice thank you note.

thank you note for airbnb host

In this post, I’ll share some templates you can use to write a stellar thank you note for your Airbnb host (examples below)!

Crafting the perfect thank you note for your Airbnb host

Picture this: You’ve just had the most fantastic stay at an Airbnb. The bed was comfy, the view breathtaking, and the host? An absolute gem!

As you gather your things and head to your next destination, it’s time to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and craft a thank-you note that reflects your gratitude and ensures you remain a 5-star guest in the eyes of your host.

Tips for composing an unforgettable thank you note

1. Start with a personalized greeting

Ditch the “Dear Host” and dive into personalization. Using your host’s name — “Dear [Host’s Name],” immediately sets a friendly tone. If you’ve already corresponded, and it’s clear they like to communicate in a more casual way, you might choose to go with, “Hey [Host’s Name]!”

2. Share memorable highlights

Highlight a memorable aspect of your stay. Was it the lovely set of dishes in the kitchen, a warm fireplace, or an ultra-comfy bed? “Your collection of vintage dishes added such a charming touch to our meals!”

3. Acknowledge their effort

Did your host go above and beyond with quick responses, pristine condition of their home, or extra amenities? Maybe they provided something unique or extra helpful, like an early check-in, a PDF guide to the local area, or access to bicycles? Mention it! “The PDF guide to local eateries was a lifesaver — thank you for going the extra mile!”

4. Show gratitude for privacy and understanding

If your host respected your privacy or showed understanding for any mishaps (like that time you accidentally broke a dish), it’s worth a mention. “We really appreciated your understanding when we informed you about the dish accident.”

5. Express your desire to return

End on a positive note, hinting at future stays or recommendations to fellow travelers. “We can’t wait to return for another stay — your place is top of our list!” or “We’ll definitely be recommending your charming home to our friends!” 

6. Sign off with your name

Don’t forget to add your name at the end! Whether it’s “Best wishes, [Your Name]” or “With gratitude, [Your Family’s Name],” a personal sign-off adds that final touch of warmth.

Santorini windmill Airbnb
One of our most memorable Airbnbs: a converted windmill on Santorini!

Thank you note for Airbnb host examples

Here are some templates you can use or tweak to fit your experience. Feel free to copy, paste, and personalize!

Template 1: For the super host

Dear [Host’s Name],

Thank you for making our first night at your rental so memorable! The cart of snacks was a thoughtful touch after our long journey. Your attention to detail and understanding of what makes a stress-free stay didn’t go unnoticed. We felt right at home and look forward to recommending your place to friends. Until we meet again!


[Your Family’s Name]

Template 2: For the ultra-organized host

Hi [Host’s Name],

We wanted to express our gratitude for your impeccable organization and attention to detail. From the clear check-in instructions to the handy welcome book, everything was thoughtfully prepared, making our stay stress-free and delightful. You’ve truly set the bar high for Airbnb hosts!


[Your Name]

Template 3: For the host who felt like family

Dear [Host’s Name],

Thank you so much for making our stay at your beautiful home an unforgettable experience. Your warmth and hospitality made us feel like part of the family. We loved how you took the time to share your local knowledge with us — it truly enhanced our trip. We’re already looking forward to our next visit!

Warm regards,

[Your Family’s Name]

Template 4: For the host who went the extra mile

Dear [Host’s Name],

Wow, just wow! Your generosity and the extra effort you put into making our stay special didn’t go unnoticed. The welcome basket was a delightful surprise, and your recommendations for local dining were spot-on. Thanks for going the extra mile to make our vacation a blast!

Best wishes,

[Your Name]

Beatles-themed Liverpool Airbnb
Our Beatles-themed Airbnb in Liverpool!

Beyond the thank you note: building a lasting relationship

The Power of Positive Reviews

Remember, leaving a positive review on Airbnb’s platform does more than just express gratitude — it helps your hosts attract more guests and maintain their super host status. So, take a few minutes to leave a 5-star review highlighting what you loved about your stay.

Your Feedback Matters

Your feedback is invaluable to hosts. It helps them improve and provide even better experiences for future guests. So, don’t hold back on those kind words!

What’s in it for you?

Your host will be leaving a review for you as well, letting other hosts know how you were as a guest in their home. A heartfelt thank-you note can make a world of difference in your host’s final impression of you.

Saying thank you shows appreciation for your host’s hard work and can even turn a one-time stay into a lasting relationship. Who knows, you might just find yourself with a go-to vacation spot for future adventures!

Barcelona Airbnb
Balcony and ocean view in Barcelona!

FAQs about Airbnb host thank you notes

What should I include in a thank you note to my Airbnb host?

Include a personal greeting, specific highlights of your stay, appreciation for their efforts, a warm closing, and your signature.

How can I make my thank-you note stand out?

Personalize it with specific details about your stay and mention any unique aspects or amenities that enhanced your experience.

Should I mention any minor issues in the note?

It’s best to address minor issues separately through Airbnb’s communication channels to maintain the positive tone of the thank you note.

Is it okay to ask for a good review in my thank you note?

Rather than directly asking for a good review, express your hope for positive future interactions. For instance, “Looking forward to our next stay and more shared positive reviews!”

Is it okay to leave a physical thank you note in the Airbnb?

Yes, leaving a handwritten note in the Airbnb can be a lovely personal touch. You can also send a digital message via the Airbnb platform.

Can I leave a digital thank-you note?

Absolutely! A digital note can be just as heartfelt. You can even use design tools like Canva to add a creative flair.

How soon after my stay should I send the thank-you note?

Ideally, send it within a day or two after checking out. This keeps your stay fresh in the host’s mind and shows promptness in your communication.

Can a thank you note impact my guest rating on Airbnb?

Absolutely! Hosts appreciate thoughtful guests and are more likely to leave positive reviews and recommendations for considerate guests who take the time to write a thank you note.

Can I use a template for my thank you note?

Absolutely! Feel free to use the templates provided above as a starting point. Just remember to add personal touches to make it genuine.

How long should a thank you note to an Airbnb host be?

Keep it concise but meaningful. A few sentences or a short paragraph is perfect!

Kenmare Airbnb
Cozy fireplace in our Kenmare, Ireland Airbnb

A well-crafted thank you note is the best way to wrap up a delightful Airbnb experience. It not only shows your appreciation for the host’s efforts but also cements your reputation as a thoughtful and considerate guest.

So, the next time you check out of an Airbnb, take a moment to express your gratitude — it could be the key to unlocking an even better experience on your next adventure. Happy travels and THANK YOU for reading!

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