AIRBNB FACES GENTRIFICATION SO I DECIDED TO QUIT HOSTING

Years have passed since that Winter I discovered the AirBnB revolution of happy people sharing homes. I’ve seen hundreds of AirBnB guests, and now, they really sound different, sometimes really annoying, making you feel like your appartment is a Deluxe hotel for 40$/night. Expectations increased for lowered prices, as the platform became really popular. But the whole point of AirbBnB wasn’t business at all. It was meant for home sharing. We may even have contributed to make AirBnB more commercial, as hosts. But popularity killed the simplicity in the end…. http://michaelgiguere.com/2015/03/never-airbnb-again/

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3 Comments

  1. I still get lovely guests. If you use instant book just accept only guests that have been positively reviewed. This has worked well for me.

  2. Hi Michael,
    I am getting the same thing, it was once a beautiful experience and now I am getting people treating my apartment and myself like a hotel, for one third of the price.
    And, how they leave it, it’s my home.
    It’s upsetting really.
    Alexandra

    • Alexandra,
      I just had a very negative experience with my last guest and I don’t want to host again! I am asking close to nothing for economically minded travelers and they are expecting a 5 star hotel. Show some gratitude, people!
      Caitlin

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