While Airbnb has many benefits, there's no shortage of horror stories for both travellers and hosts alike.
A 26-year-old male posted on a Reddit forum that he arrived at his Airbnb listing in New York after a long flight and proceeded to crawl into bed to get some rest.
In the morning, he noticed a handwritten note from his host had been slid under his door. It read:
“Hi, this might be your first time doing Airbnb so you should understand a few standard etiquettes. Airbnb is hosting so it is very different from a hotel or motel. You need to keep the room clean and free of odor because you are staying in someone else’s room. After your flight, you had a strong odor yet you didn’t take a shower before going to bed. As the owner of the room, the bed and the sheets, I am extremely displeased with this fact. You didn’t respect the cleanliness of my room. Please keep this in mind during your stay. I might have to report to Airbnb if you fail to keep up with the personal hygiene and lower the quality of my room. Best”
He goes on to explain that he personally prefers to shower in the morning, and his opinion the host should not rent her room on Airbnb if she has an issue with other people's habits.
After hearing this story on Kfm Mornings, Mike an Airbnb host from Langebaan called into the show and shared his horror story. While most of his experiences as a host have been great, he recently had an incident where seemingly nice guests left his home in a terrible mess.
Not only did the guests leave their food and dirty dishes piled around the house, they completely clogged up his kitchen sink with what looks like chicken noodle broth. See the pictures below.
Listen below for the full conversation.
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