How to be a good host

People from many different countries and cultures form our community, which is based on trust and mutual respect. We believe that home exchanging can bring you and your family and friends unforgettable sharing experiences. Sharing is an exercise of kindness. Make sure your guests feel at home.

(1) Receive your guests with a clean and organized home. Clean everything and remove your personal items from the bathroom sink to give your guests more space.

(2) Leave some space and hangers in the closet for your guests to hang their clothes.

(3) Get to know your guests a little bit beforehand so that you can offer personal recommendations. If they have small children, suggest children’s programmes in your area. If they are foodies, be sure to leave lists of the best food markets and restaurants. If they enjoy arts and culture, leave a copy of the weekly art programme.

(4) Get to know your guests a little bit beforehand so that you can offer personal recommendations. If they have small children, suggest children’s programmes in your area. If they are foodies, be sure to leave lists of the best food markets and restaurants. If they enjoy arts and culture, leave a copy of the weekly art programme.

(5) Always keep your profile updated. Provide as much information as possible. This will make your guests more comfortable, and they will take care of your place as if it were their own.

(6) Provide clean towels and bedding.

(7) Many hosts leave bread, cheese, fresh fruit, or something else as a welcome gesture for their guests. Many times people will arrive at your home tired, and it is nice to find a little snack in the freezer. Of course, this is just a suggestion to make your guests feel welcome.

(8) Prepare a general guide with household tips, such as where to dispose the garbage, how to turn on the cable, and how to access the WiFi. BeLocal has prepared a template to make it easier for you. Download your Guide to My Home.

(9) Write a review for your guest. This will help build trust within our community.

(10) Agree on the details about how to exchange keys. If you are out of town, provide the phone number of a friend or relative the guest can contact in case of questions or an emergency.