A couple who booked an Airbnb room in Hawaii are shocked to find another person living there
Airbnb may be convenient, but far away, far from perfection.Sometimes it’s not just gap The quality you think you get and what you actually receive is abyssAlso, some Airbnb hosts are very shady in their ways. result? Angry customers and ruined vacations.
Redditor u/lightfighter06 shared a terrible experience They recently booked a room on Airbnb while visiting Kona, Hawaii with their wife. In a very strange twist it turned out that the accommodation had been double booked.
Scroll down to see the full story and the terrifying Airbnb experiences that other redditors shared in threads. Dear Panda, have something similar happened to you while on vacation? What was your worst Airbnb stay like?
A couple had booked a room in Kona, Hawaii and were shocked to find another person already living there
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This is their story of how vacations went so wrong
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Many of the members of the r/tifu subreddit the OP shared the story with had a lot of sympathy for the couple. I didn’t. It’s not the end of the world, but it’s also not how you want to spend your mini vacation, right?
In the end, what really hurts is that the host was incredibly shady and didn’t really regret double-booking the room. ? If you’ve made the real mistake of double-booking an accommodation (which I doubt), the least you can do is give the other tenants a heads up and apologize for the “mistake”. Neither Airbnb nor hosts using the platform look good in this situation.
The author of this post was dissatisfied with the service provided by the Airbnb Help Desk. It’s easy to see why. Seriously, does anyone ask a customer if they want to cancel a reservation when the reservation itself was made by a complete stranger? The couple got their money back and a $60 credit. All the hotels were full and there was nowhere to stay.
bored panda Airbnb customers write about horrible experiences they’ve had had time and once againMany of the problems that arise come down to the fact that travelers have to deal with greedy hosts who prioritize making as much money as possible over providing an adequate living experience.
Airbnb listings are really hurting locals in many cities around the world. Being a host is so lucrative that property owners naturally want to jump on the bandwagon. They make far more money on short-term rent with services like Airbnb than on the traditional long-term route. As such, many locals find there is a severe shortage of houses and apartments available for rent.
But not everyone is laying down to take this picture. cities such as New York, Boston, Santa Monica, aggressively fighting back Use the law to oppose short-term leasing.
“We are seeing commercialized and predatory corporations seeking to commercialize our residential communities in ways that harm our citizens and residents and our quality of life. It’s predatory,” said Miami Beach mayor Dan Gelber. told CNBC Back in 2018.
However, this is still not a foolproof method. Some hosts still resort to illegal activities for short-term profit. Many renters and travelers don’t even realize there’s something wrong. Others, however, will be asked to pretend to be friends or family members of the host to visit.