Last Updated on June 19, 2023 by Rental Recon
Don’t lose money using travel-size shampoo and soaps! After years of using these products, we finally realized how much money we could save going bulk. Keep reading to see our recommendation for the best Airbnb soap dispenser for hosts…
Why You Should Buy in Bulk vs. Travel Size
Buying travel-size amenities is both more expensive and more wasteful. As Airbnb Superhosts, we recommend choosing bulk amenities that you can easily refill in a cost-effective way.
While buying in bulk might seem like a one-size-fits-all approach, the reality is that most guests use a bar of soap twice and then you throw it away before the next guests arrive. Switching to bulk soap and shampoo is more sustainable while allowing you to upgrade other offerings that matter more to guests.
Why Choose a Dispenser Versus Regular Bottles
You might be thinking that buying bottles will give your guests a more customized selection, but Airbnb forums show that many guests find half-used soap bottles undesirable. Using a dispenser is a more professional, more convenient, and more sustainable choice.
Rental Recon Tip: To go above and beyond, you can use bulk products in the dispensers but leave one or two small items like bath salts as an unexpected surprise.
Factors That Influence Body Wash and Soap Dispensers for Airbnb
As shampoo and body wash are two of the most valued extras according to Airbnb, it’s important to ensure ease of access for guests. In choosing the best soap dispenser for Airbnb, these are the most important factors to consider.
Free-Standing or Wall-Mounted Dispensers
Unless you have a permanently mounted soap and shampoo container holder, wall-mounted is the best option. The most stable wall-mounted dispensers require drilling holes in the shower. You can choose dispensers that adhere with some sort of adhesive but they can lose stability over time and fall.
The best option is a dispenser set with permanent labels. If you choose stick-on labels, they can slide off in the heat of the shower. Be sure to choose labels that have easy-to-read letters and not a complicated script.
Decorative & Functional
If you find shampoo and soap dispensers that are both decorative and functional, consider that a win. We have found the best choice to be a simple design that offers straightforward use.
The Best Airbnb Shampoo Dispensers for Airbnb:
- Best Overall Dispenser: KUSVADO Glass No-Drill Wall Mounted Shower Soap/Hand Soap Dispenser
Notable Alternatives We Also Liked:
Our Top Pick: KUSVADO Glass No-Drill Wall Mounted Shower Soap/Hand Soap Dispenser
Our top pick for a wall-mount soap and shampoo dispenser is KUSVADO Glass No-Drill Wall Mounted Shower Soap/Hand Soap Dispenser. This attractive dispenser set offers a simple design with refillable bottles. We love the dark bottles because they hide the amount of soap and shampoo inside, making the entire set look clean and inviting.
- Refillable and Space-Saving: These wall-mounted soap dispensers with amber glass bottles are perfect for creating a clean aesthetic and freeing up counter space in any room, especially bathroom and ktichen.
- Multi-Use Convenience: Suitable for use with a variety of liquid products, including shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand soap, dish soap, lotion, hand sanitizer and more. The easy-to-use pumps unscrew for hassle-free refilling your bottle with your chosen liquid, helping to reduce plastic waste.
Ease of Installation
The drill-free technology lets you install this dispenser set without drilling holes. It stays where you place it and can be removed without left-over sticky residue on the wall.
The black holders complement any bathroom design and décor while the amber-colored bottles look sleek and clean.
While the amber bottles are plastic, they feel almost glass-like. Moreover, the labels are waterproof so they won’t wash away. Our guests say these dispensers look like what you would find in a high-end spa, and we would agree!
Stable & Secure: ITAX-World Shampoo Dispenser
The ITAX-World Shampoo Dispenser for Shower Wall is our runner-up for its stylish and functional design. In particular, this dispenser style is popular with Superhosts like us because of its locking technology which prevents guests from taking the bottles home with them.
The adjustable dispenser height can accommodate bottles other than the ones that come with the set. You can use bottles that range from 5.9″ to 6.7″, while the design is modern and can work with any décor style.
Two Color Choices
The set comes in white with amber bottles or black with black bottles so the two choices will fit almost any bathroom design and color scheme.
OPPEAL.HOSMALL Lockable Shampoo & Conditioner Dispenser
Our guests have loved the OPPEAL.HOSMALL Anti-Loss Shampoo and Conditioner Dispenser for Shower Wall with its three bottles that sit on top of the dispenser.
The patented press technology makes dispensing products easy, particularly for guests with joint problems or arthritis. It is also good for parents who are bathing their children.
- PATENT CERTIFICATE: The USPTO patented lock firmly stabilizes the bottle. After 50,000 press tests, feel free to use. No need to hold the bottle, one hand easy to press. Perfect dispenser for arthritis sufferers.
- QUALITY MATERIALS: The wall mount is cast from ABS, a material widely used in LEGO bricks, small kitchen appliances, automotive components, protective headgear and musical instruments. Good impact resistance, corrosion resistance and structural stiffness.
Versatile Mount Styles
You can choose between a single mount, a double mount, or a triple mount depending on what you plan to offer guests. For example, the single bottle option would be great for facewash. On the other hand, the double bottle would be great for a shampoo and conditioner combo.
Screw Mounts or Screw-free Mounts
You can choose the screw mounting method where you have to drill holes in the shower surround or the kit comes with screw-free mounting instructions. Since it comes with everything you need to mount the dispenser and bottles, you can choose the mounting type.
Triple Wall Mount Shower Pump
The Triple Wall Mount Shower Pump is a great overall pick for your Airbnb. I love the elegant look of the stainless steel finishes and the clear dispensing containers.
2 used from $71.69
- MORE SUDS, LESS CLUTTER - simplehuman's wall mount pumps eliminate bottle clutter and keep everything you need within easy reach.
- I'M ERGONOMIC - Our durable die-cast t-bar lever makes it easy to dispense just the right amount of soap, shampoo or conditioner.
- EASY TO INSTALL - Installs easily with double-sided tape.
- NO MESSY SPILLS - Wide opening makes refills fast, easy, and spill-free.
- EASY TO CLEAN - Dispenser lifts off wall plate for easy cleaning or refill.
The fact that it features three separate dispensers means you can offer shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. Each container holds 15 ounces, which should be more than enough to get you through several stays. It also features a convenient razor holder on the side, which is a nice touch.
Rental Recon Tip: Wondering what to put in your fancy new dispenser? Bulk shampoo is our recommendation! Don’t waste time transferring store-bought shampoo from bottle to bottle, only to throw out the extra packaging. Buying in bulk allows you to simultaneously save your money while saving the planet. Check out our Best Bulk Shampoo for Airbnb article…>>
Better Living Products 76354 Euro Series TRIO 3-Chamber Soap and Dispenser
The Better Living Shampoo Dispenser gives you the functionality of a pricey model without the high price tag!
- Push button convenience
- Uniquely designed wall bracket allows for either corner or flat-wall installation
- Pump dispenses just the right amount...every time
- TRIO Dispenser holds 14.7 fl. oz per chamber
- Smooth, reliable pumps are backed by a Lifetime Warranty
- Install in minutes without tools using waterproof silicone glue and 2-way tape (included)
The Better Living holds a good amount of product and also has three chambers so you can provide your guests with everything they need. It has a good capacity, a simple design, and built-in labels for each compartment.
Cornucopia Brands Glass Boston Round Bottles
Finally, our favorite budget option is the Cornucopia Brands Glass Boston Round Bottles. Our guests love the look of these, although they aren’t as functional as a wall-mounted dispenser. They are glass, so they will be less durable than other options.
There are only two bottles per set, so unless you purchase multiple sets you are limited to just offering shampoo and conditioner to your Airbnb guests.
While the luxuries you offer your Airbnb guests are an essential part of their positive experience, eliminating unnecessary waste is also important for the environment. These bulk soap and shampoo dispensers can both offer your guests the amenities that matter to them, while also improving sustainability.
Once your bathroom is stocked up, stylish, and ready to go, don’t forget about the rest of the absolutely ESSENTIAL supplies for vacation rentals! Unsure about what you’ll need to provide for the rest of the bathroom? Be prepared by checking out our recommendations for bathroom essentials article HERE!