We could also have hints for hosts. Like “once you accepted a request, provide your contact info, address and info on how to get there”
I have a pretty lengthy message I send all my surfers that includes:
-link to Google map with location
-ways to get here from the airport, from bus to taxi with all the details about where to get them and how to pay for them (you need a card for the buss and the taxi is half price through an app) with links.
-safety basics till they get to my home (looking full gringo with all your luggage and taking selfies on your new iPhone on a train station may not be the best idea, duh)
-at what time I’ll be available to receive them.
-other tips about being here, like “visa is more widely accepted, mastercard not so much, so if you have the option bring a visa” or atms exchange rate and commission vs in person exchange rate because you basically get ripped off in the atms, that sort of things you don’t know till you arrive to a country and can make your life easier. You can include here any other rules you want to make clear about staying in your home too, like “don’t wear shoes inside” or “please keep your shoes on” (in my country most people keep them on, and it’s super weird for someone to take them off unless is invited to. I don’t mind tho, I’m barefoot all day.) Or “keep your towel close”
As said: mine it’s a lengthy message, but these are things I’ve learned over time that people don’t know and find useful, so I’ve compiled it and send it all.