Everybody loves something perfect. When you go shopping you love a perfect seller, sellers on the other hand love perfect buyers don't they? Same things apply when we talk about accommodation – guests love perfect hosts and vice versa.
Why should you be a perfect guest?
There are few reasons for that. First and foremost is that it's just good manners. Aside from that, more often than not you'll find yourself leaving a place you've visited only to find out that you've fallen in love with it. It's only natural that you'd want to come back again as soon as possible, right? If you leave a great impression first time around, be sure that the next time you decide to visit you will be greeted like a true friend, a guest that is always welcome and sometimes you might even get a discount or a departing gift from your host.
How to be a perfect guest?
Now that we covered why, we should explain how. Really, it’s not that hard. You know most of these things and they are already a part of your everyday manners, but let’s review some of them just in case you forgot.
- Follow the house rules
This is really a common thing that everybody should be doing. Following the house rules is important for you as well as for your host. We already have a great article about this, so you can check it Apartments in Belgrade House Rules and learn a bit more.
Besides avoiding any problems and unpleasant situations, by following these simple house rules you will also leave a great impression. Your host will know that they can count on you, that you are a responsible person and someone who won’t be causing any problems.
- Don’t bother your host
Of course, the host is there to make your stay more pleasant and carefree and should be at your disposal at all time, but that doesn’t mean you should be bothering them 24/7. If you encounter a problem or have a serious question, of course you should contact your host and ask for their help, but don’t expect that your host will be happy to answer your call at 3 AM just so you could ask them where you should have breakfast tomorrow morning. Questions like that can wait for a more appropriate time.
Don’t forget that your hosts, besides being there for you, have their own family, friends, work and other things that require their attention.
- Be polite
Being polite isn’t some innovative tip or trick, it’s a fairly common thing. Being polite is something we all learn at young age and it's shown through things like saying good morning, good day, goodbye, please and thank you etc. So be polite with your host. Have small talk, try to learn something about them,, that is if they want to talk, but if they don't - you shouldn't be pushy.
- Stay true to who you are
Don’t try to be something you are not. As you already know, being honest is best thing you can do for yourself and other surrounding you. People can feel when you are dishonest, when you are pretending to be something you are not. Be relaxed and be who you are. Not everybody will like that, but those who do are sure to be worth your time and effort and over time you can become true friends.
As you can see being a perfect guest doesn’t take a lot of time or effort. In fact, most of the you already are perfect guests. These “tips” are nothing new and are merely a reminder to be the best you can be.
If you are already following all of these tips we congratulate you, you are officially a perfect guest. And if you are not then try to remember them the next time you travel.
If you are looking for apartments to rent in Belgrade (Serbia), we will be glad to help you find your perfect accomodation in this gorgeous city.