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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.
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
\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