Airbnb, was founded in 2008 and quickly became a game-changer in the hospitality game.
It is a super popular platform to rent cool and unique vacation homes across the world from regular people, but things don’t always go to plan.
In a Twitter post from May 2021, Reid, who goes by @RVAReid on the app, tweeted about why he doesn’t care that much for Airbnb - and was flooded with responses agreeing with him.
“I personally don’t f**k with AirBnBs like that. They were a good idea in theory. But once they start being priced the same as hotels, it was like what’s the point? And I spend the first 30 minutes every time searching for cameras whenever I go to one,” Reid wrote.
In a subsequent tweet, he added that he was looking to book a spot in Los Angeles, California, with the reservation being for the entire house, only to realize that the owner was still there making breakfast.
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I remember booking an AirBnB in LA and the reservation was def for the entire place. I was in bed and I heard some… https://t.co/ZUbunY6W6O— Reid (@Reid) 1621306084
As a result, people divulged some of the less-than-ideal things that occurred when they rented an Airbnb.
Check out some of those experiences below.
1. Charged for leaving clean dishes in the rack.
\u201c@RVAReid We booked an airbnb for $400/night for our group, had a $150 cleaning fee. We left the place immaculate--wiped counters, washed towels, made beds, swept, etc then got yelled at and charged $30 for leaving clean dishes in the drying rack! Absolute scam\u201d— Reid (@Reid) 1621305767
2. Shoe covers the whole time? Oh my.
@RVAReid I was done when one told me I had to wear shoe covers to protect the hardwood floors and they would come b… https://t.co/Et9zVSdjZB— Michael Butler Jr (@Michael Butler Jr) 1621347432
3. When the case of ‘he said she said’ goes wrong...
@RVAReid one owner lied and said i destroyed their property - said item didn’t work when i got there. ended up payi… https://t.co/jNIC3ITQpN— janeathan (@janeathan) 1621347632
4. You never know who has a spare key to a place.
@RVAReid my cousins were robbed and had their car stolen while staying at an airbnb at the beach. they were all wom… https://t.co/OigjB35nNC— janiya'najai🐥 (@janiya'najai🐥) 1621362749
5. Imagine preparing for a holiday weekend only to have it cancelled? Bummer.
@RVAReid Every one I’ve actually stayed at has been a good enough experience. Im just mad about the one I scheduled… https://t.co/Rm6d6qn0Xg— dad vision (@dad vision) 1621355390
6. The beds aren’t made, dishes in the sink, and blood on the floor? Goodness, gracious.
@RVAReid Same! The last one i had the owner didn’t even clean up from the previous reservation, none of the beds we… https://t.co/Qng47WCXR4— Star lynn (@Star lynn) 1621350654
7. “Is this what it feels like to be on parole?”
@RVAReid I’m in one now b/c I’m staying here for like a month & I needed a kitchen/washer/dryer but the rules about… https://t.co/GH3pXllRFh— not herschel walker’s child (@not herschel walker’s child) 1621306009
8. Too many rules are no fun.
@RVAReid Check in after: 4 pm check out: as soon as you open your eyes muthafucka 😂😂😂 plus the cleaning/house rules… https://t.co/IJ8WAbgPVj— Woman Uninterrupted (@Woman Uninterrupted) 1621347503
9. They came back to the surprise of a lifetime.
@RVAReid My aunt booked a $5000 crib in Malibu on my account & when we arrived it had signs of someone there. We th… https://t.co/6Iy3DxFz9h— ANIEALATION🎙 (@ANIEALATION🎙) 1621365692
10. At least the case of the stolen remote was solved...
@RVAReid My friends an I rented a bnb and the owner kept telling us about a stolen tv remote that cost them $900 (i… https://t.co/nFZZOUTjkZ— Kishaa ✨ (@Kishaa ✨) 1621365403
11. Non-disclosed cameras
\u201c@RVAReid I had an air bnb stay refunded last year because there were non disclosed cameras in the kitchen and one angled right outside the bathroom. Weirdos.\u201d— Reid (@Reid) 1621305767
12. The host monitored the guest and friends the whole time.
@RVAReid I had my first bad experience on my 30th bday in March with an Airbnb. The host completely sabotaged my ev… https://t.co/1uTar4TiD7— Mego ❄️ (@Mego ❄️) 1621359380
13. He needed the whole day to conduct his photoshoot. No big deal, right? “??? Sick!!!!!!!!!!”
@RVAReid got an airbnb in chai m chicago for my 21st- description said full apt. how bout the owner staying in the… https://t.co/45gfZR2ERO— ski mask (@ski mask) 1621366413
14. A shaggy dog’s hair was all over the place.
@RVAReid never forget when i checked into an airbnb that was an entire apartment, i sat down on the bed, and realiz… https://t.co/GRVlDd3McI— adriana la cerva stan account (@adriana la cerva stan account) 1621358137
15. Taking a trip to the Family Dollar to get a new comforter and pillows seem valid in this case.
@RVAReid Last one I stayed in (booked by friend), had blood stains on the sheets of my bed. I ended up having to go… https://t.co/rMGAKJv1y8— I Don’t Let People Enjoy Things (@I Don’t Let People Enjoy Things) 1621365398
16. How do you break a hot tub exactly? A boulder?
@RVAReid I remember when some MF charged us a rack for breaking their hot tub. HOW tf do you break a damn hot tub a… https://t.co/NEJQNtVy27— rahul (@rahul) 1621367598
17. It gives us hostel vibes unless that’s not what you signed up for.
18. A brief staring contest commenced.
@RVAReid @OmgItsLuiz The last Airbnb we stayed in had a door that led to another Airbnb and we didn’t realize. I op… https://t.co/HBjtCLo2S3— Dominique 🤍 (@Dominique 🤍) 1621367867
19. It was a muddy and dog kibble mess.
@RVAReid I’ve only ever had one issue which was the host had a big ass dog that was running in and out of the house… https://t.co/VTpmYnFq7z— gemini (@gemini) 1621360411
20. Imagine being relaxed, writing something in a quiet room, and then a group of men barges in? Scary.“
@RVAReid I rented an apartment in France for two months one summer and in the middle of the day, while I was home w… https://t.co/g9x1j27ZSY— Dr. Sarah S (@Dr. Sarah S) 1621363510
21. Accidentally staying in a trap house.
\u201c@RVAReid My friends got everything stolen from theirs when they were gone and so they broke into the locked basement and found stolen shit and drug needles and shit everywhere. Cops showed up and said air bnb let them list this place? It\u2019s a known trap house\u201d— Reid (@Reid) 1621305767
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