The best mattress protectors and pillows, according to Airbnb hosts.

Since mattresses (and the bedding that covers them, for that matter) are an expensive investment for any home, you’ll want to protect them from stains, spills, bugs, and allergens so you can use them for as long as possible. . While there are tons of protective products on the market for mattresses and pillows, some work better than others to extend the life of your bedding.

And who would know better which items work best than Airbnb hosts who constantly have different people sleeping in their bed? Here, we’ve found three top-rated products that rental property owners say have “saved” their properties from damage suffered by their guests. The list includes a waterproof mattress protector that prevents spills from seeping into your mattress and an option that closes all around the mattress to ward off bed bugs, dust mites and allergens.

Airbnb hosts say these top-rated protection products “save” beds in their rental properties. (Photo: Amazon)

There is also hypoallergenic pillowcases which are equal parts soft, refreshing and protective. And it’s not just Airbnb hosts who love using these home essentials in their rental properties. Each item, detailed below, has racked up thousands of five-star ratings from repeat buyers who also use these bedding protectors in their homes.

Read on to learn more about the top three rated products and buy them for yourself. Prices start at just $13 and each piece is under $30.

As well as being 100% waterproof, this Hanherry mattress protector is also cooling and breathable thanks to its bamboo/polyester blend. It fits over your mattress like a fitted sheet and has deep pockets to keep it in place, even when you toss and turn in your sleep. There are six sizes to choose from ranging from twin to California king, and two colors are available: white and gray. Best of all, it’s machine washable for easy cleaning.

“I bought this to use on a queen bed in our Airbnb,” said one of thousands of five-star reviews. “After a guest spilled food and baby food in the bed and completely stained the sheets and mattress protector, I was afraid to check underneath! This protector saved my mattress from zero stains. Very grateful to have purchased this mattress protector!Highly recommended!

If you’re looking to keep your pillows in pristine condition, consider adding these hypoallergenic protective pillowcases to your cart. The zipper closure and tightly woven cotton design work together to keep dust and other allergens out of the pillow. Sizes range from twin to king, and there’s even an extra-long option available for body pillows. Although machine-washable protectors are designed to fit under your regular pillowcases, many shoppers find them so soft and cooling that they use them on their own.

A delighted customer“I run a lot of Airbnb’s and can’t see any difference between these cheap cotton pillowcases and the more expensive cotton percale pillowcases I buy. Love it. Note: they have that characteristic crunchy crunch of percale, but they’re still quite soft and nice. I’m ordering more.

With nine sizes available, you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect option for your bed. Made from a durable polyurethane material, this mattress protector won’t make any noise when you move around unlike plastic options on the market. Plus, it’s machine washable and dryable. But what really sets this waterproof mattress cover apart is the fact that it fully zips around the mattress, protecting it from spills, accidents, and bed bugs.

“This mattress protector is awesome,” happy buyer. “We use it on a bed used for an Airbnb rental, and it holds up to anything. Recently someone wet the bed, then re-wet it, and didn’t notify us. When we went to strip the bed 12 hours later, the sheets were smelly and damp, but this protector completely saved the mattress.

“Five stars all the way with these high quality zippered mattress covers,” said another. “I run an Airbnb and I’m worried that someone is bringing bed bugs. I have a monthly pest control service that recommended I use these zippered mattress covers. They fit like a glove to my big super soft and thick mattress!I highly recommend this very high quality product.”

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