Quick answer: Affordable white towels with easy to find replacements
Why do I need easy to find replacements for my Airbnb Towels?
Having what you need when you need it is an important piece of the rental income puzzle. And if you have to scour the Amazon jungles or dig through warehouse clearance bins every time you need new towels you are wasting a lot of time and energy. Plus half the time, they don’t even have what you got last time, so now you have to worry about towel sets getting mixed up in the wash (another waste of time). Having a reliable source for a replacement makes your hosting life easier.
Why should I NOT spend a lot of money on towels for my Airbnb?
Because you are going to be buying a lot of towels over the life of your Airbnb and expensive towels quickly eat up your profits. A standard towel set is one bath towel, one hand towel, and one washcloth per guest. The general rule of thumb is having available three sets per possible guest. This means if your place sleeps two then you need 6 sets on hand. One for guests to use, one for back up, and another in case of emergencies. So given that math, you can see how quickly the cost towels can add up.
Why use white towels for my Airbnb?
They look clean and crisp, photograph well, and are easier to clean. That’s right, white towels are easier to clean. Colored towels can become discolored by various potions and lotions used by guests. Once that happens there is nothing you can do but throw them out and buy new ones. White towels, on the other hand, can be restored with stain remover or whitener. There is a reason why hotels almost excessively use white towels and it's not just because it makes guests feel more comfortable. They will last longer and save you money.