When receiving mail and shipments as a guest in someone else’s’ home, either when staying at a family or friends house, or as an Airbnb or Couchsurfing guest, there are a few things to consider before booking a delivery. Find out what you should know about shipping to Airbnb addresses, as well as receiving mail and package deliveries as an Airbnb guest to avoid issues with delivery and most importantly, upsetting your host when shipping parcels and luggage to their home.
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It may come as a surprise but most problems related to package delivery to Airbnb guests arise when an incorrect or incomplete address is provided. Here is what to include to avoid any issues:
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Shipping parcels to hosts’ homes requires a little planning beforehand. Here is what you should do to prepare your Airbnb guest shipment:
You want your package delivered to the Airbnb in one piece, so it is essential to pack it appropriately. Follow our packing guidelines for a range of different items.
Always be sure the items you send are not prohibited or restricted to send by courier services and customs, or you may risk a failed delivery and legal issues.
When shipping to a hosts’ home by courier with Eurosender, your shipment will be automatically insured with basic insurance included in the price. Additional insurance is also available at low prices.
If the courier is unable to deliver the parcel to the provided address because the recipient is not home, they might leave the parcel with a neighbour to ensure you receive it as soon as possible. This happens mostly when using a standard shipping service. Any new delivery attempt adds extra costs for the courier company. This is why some courier companies have a limited number of delivery attempts and may charge additionally if new deliveries are required. Other courier companies will request an authorization form in order to leave the parcel to your neighbour’s.
Whether the driver will leave your parcel with your neighbour depends on the policy of the courier company. In most cases, they will attempt a second delivery and send it back if both of them fail.