Best Bedding for Airbnb UK 2024

By  Enda McLarnon

What are the best bedding choices for an Airbnb Owner?

We understand that setting up an Airbnb takes a lot of thought, and that is especially true, if you want your new business to be a success. In this article we try and provide you with as much useful and practical information as possible about making the best bedding choices.

We will look at mattresses, mattress protectors, pillows and pillow protectors and bed linen such as sheets, duvets etc.

The simple rules of thumb that we have applied are as follows:

  • They need to provide comfort and cleanliness for your guests
  • They need to be practical for you in terms of long lasting, easy to wash and dry and also be affordable
  • They need to be readily available and come in different sizes such as single, double and King size

When it comes to buying bedding for an AirBnB, we mean sheets, mattress protectors, pillows, pillow cases and pillow protectors. We also include duvets and duvet covers.

Best Sheets for an Airbnb

Our strong recommendation is to buy 2-3 sets of bed linen. That will allow you to have a set on the bed. Then as soon as the bed is stripped it can be remade and you’re not waiting around for a laundry cycle to finish. Things to happen with guests such as spillages on the linen and a range of other mishaps. (We will spare you the details.)

By having 3 sets, you are covered for almost any scenario.

Guests love to arrive into a room, and see that the bed is made with crisp clean and fresh smelling bed linen. That first impression makes a huge difference, to their stay, and also to any reviews they may leave. 

We would recommend this type of set which comprises of a flat sheet, a fitted sheet and two pillowcases in plain white, though you can also get these in various colours.

Utopia Bedding 4 Piece Bed Sheet Set – 1 Fitted & Flat Sheet with 2 Pillowcases – Wrinkle, Shrinkage and Fade Resistant – Soft Brushed Polyester-Microfiber Fabric (Double, White)

They are made from microfibre and are soft, smooth and comfortable and help keep your guests warm in the winter and cool during the summer.

They fitted sheet is all-around elastic making it easy to fit and they don't fade or shrink

You can machine wash, tumble dry or iron on low temperature - just never use bleach.

These are available for the different sized mattresses. They are affordable and good quality and if they need to be replaced will not break the bank to do so.

Check Amazon UK - Average UK Price £19 - 90% buyer satisfaction based on 47,000+ online buyer reviews

Best Mattress Protector for an Airbnb

When buying a mattress protector you can buy one that is classed as waterproof or simply but one that offers a level of protection to the mattress without being waterproof. For a B&B, Guest House or AirBnB we would recommend a waterproof protector for obvious reasons.

Utopia Bedding Quilted Mattress Protector Double 135x190 cm, Breathable Mattress Topper, Mattress Pad Stretches up to 38 CM, Deep Fitted Mattress Cover (White)

This is for a double but they are available in all mattress sizes.

This protector protects your mattress from various types of stains which will expand its use over time

It is made from 100% polyester air mesh fabric and has a fitted skirt with elastic bands that cover tightly around your mattress topper.

Buyers say this is breathable so not aware sleeping on a waterproof sheet and no sweating either

It doesn't have that plastic feel you get with cheaper options.

Check Amazon UK - Average UK Price £17 - 90% buyer satisfaction based on 30,000+ online buyer reviews

Click here to read our top 10 list of mattress toppers.

Best Pillows for an Airbnb

There are thousands of pillows to pick from on the UK market. For your guests you want something comfortable with a medium support (most guests) and that are also hypoallergenic.

Silentnight Ultrabounce Pillows Pack of 4 – Medium Support Soft Bouncy Hotel Bed Pillows 4 Pack – Hypoallergenic Machine Washable, White

This is a pack of 4 pillows so enough for a double bed for under £30 which is good value for money

These are plain white pillows that offer a medium support but still have a nice bounce and sinking into them feeling

They are hollow fibre filling  that spring back to shape and guests can use one pillow for soft comfort or two pillows for firmer support

They are fully machine washable, made in the UK and come with a 2 years manufacturer’s guarantee.

Check Amazon UK - Average UK Price £30 - 88% buyer satisfaction based on 31,000+ online buyer reviews

Best Pillowcases for an Airbnb

There are thousands of pillowcases to pick from on the UK market. For your guests you want something that is clean, crisp and looks the part.

Utopia Bedding Pillowcases - Soft Brushed Microfiber (50 X 75 cm) (50 X 75 cm (Pack of 12), White, 12)

This is a pack of 12 pillowcases for around £12 which is excellent value for money

These are standard sized pillowcases measures 50 by 75 cm each.

Each case has a 10 cm hem with piping on the front and an envelop closure on the backside for a secure fit
They are made from brushed microfiber fabric that has an ultra soft feel

They can be machine washed, tumble dryed or ironed on low temperature

They don't shrink and the material is processed to make it resistant to shrinkage and fading.

Check Amazon UK - Average UK Price £12 - 92% buyer satisfaction based on 9,000+ online buyer reviews

Best Pillow Protector for an Airbnb

We would always recommend having pillow protectors and many guests will check to see if they are fitted. These help a lot with dribbles, stopping moisture getting into your pillows and also with dust mites and bed bugs.

A pillow protector is basically a pillowcase that zips shut, rather than having an opening at one end. It encases the entire pillow and shields it completely from the outside.

You can use a pillowcase along with a pillow protector by pulling the case on over the protector or just use the protector on its own as your extra protective pillowcase. It all depends on your individual health needs.

Eutony Pillow Protectors 2 Pack Quilted Zipped - Ultra Luxe Zipped Pillow Protectors, Quilted Pillow Protectors, Soft & Breathable Microfiber Pillowcase Protectors, Hypoallergenic 50 x 75cm - White

This is a pack of 2 zipped pillow protectors for around £12 which is excellent value for money

They are made from microfibre and are a UK standard size

These are breathable, comfortable and temperature controlled

They help in keeping your pillows moisture free.

Check Amazon UK - Average UK Price £12 - 94% buyer satisfaction based on 4,000+ online buyer reviews

Best Duvet and Duvet Covers for an Airbnb

These are going to be your most expensive purchase in terms of bedding. We have done a full and more detailed article on the best duvets for an AirBnB which you can read by clicking below.

Click Here to Read about AirBnB duvets

Best Mattress for an Airbnb

The mattresses along with the bed are the two most expensive purchases. We have done a full and more detailed article on the best mattress for an AirBnB which you can read by clicking below.

Click Here to Read about AirBnB Mattress

The key to buying bedding for your AirBnB is to keep it simple and buy the best quality that you can afford. Most bedding is machine washable and also suitable for tumble dryers, but just be aware than any you buy actually is.

Unless you have a major preference for a colour, it's best to stick with white. White always looks smart, clean and hygienic. Some AirBnBs do use coloured bedding which is fine, but just be aware that if you change the colour of the room, you may need to change the bedding.

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