Soft, Medium or Firm Mattress for Airbnb?

I'm currently looking for a mattress for an airbnb and curious to know whether the majority prefer soft/medium/firm as I'm unsure what to get that will keep everyone happy.

Also should I steer clear of boxed mattresses?
Thanks!

Poll Options

  • 2
    Soft
  • 34
    Medium
  • 12
    Firm

Comments

  • +4 votes

    Highly recommend reading The Story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

  • +3 votes

    Have just had a career change and am now working in the industry.. 75% of customers buy a medium mattress.
    number 1 statistically returned mattress: Soft/Plush
    Firm is usually only bought by those who prefer it

    Medium is your best all round mattress

    • +1 vote

      When I tried out my medium mattress in the store, I thought the feel was good. But I didn't realise how much firmer it would become once the mattress protector and fitted sheet went on top! I wish I'd gone for the soft instead.

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      Thank you!
      I was leaning towards medium. I have a plush mattress and it has ruined my back so I see why they're returned.

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    Medium

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    Do the people you're planning on renting the place out to like soft, medium or hard mattresses?

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    When in doubt, always go with medium.

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    Go orthopaedic? I think, I think, they don’t sell them as soft, medium, firm.

  • +1 vote

    Does it matter? I've never had problems with mattresses, only with the hosts so far.

  • +3 votes

    Get something like the Atelier mattress in a box that pops up here often.
    Cheap enough to replace every year or so when they get dirty/ stained.

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    One mattress shop that I visited told me that all their mattresses were the same. Except the soft ones had a soft mattress topper, medium had a medium mattress topper, and the hard ones hard no mattress topper.

    You can get a soft mattress topper with harder mattress and leave instructions for them to take it off.

    I've met some people who prefer a hard mattress just sleep on the floor on a doona.

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