What Amsterdam Taught me about Airbnb

Up until my visit to Amsterdam I had only good experiences with Airbnb. Some better, some worse, but all were above average, until I got to this horrific apartment. The pictures seemed okay, but nothing prepared me for this stoner’s place. The shower was filthy and I suspect that they used the same towel they gave me. Airbnb did give me back the money for one night after I sent them a video of the shower, but it wasn’t without a lot of fuss. I didn’t leave earlier because I landed at 22:00 and didn’t have anywhere else to go. On one night the hosts forgot to take their key to the house and woke me up in the middle of the night to let them in. To make a long story short, I’ve learned my lesson: use Airbnb only for whole apartments and never for a room.

Naturally, none of this information got to Airbnb since they have a policy of publishing a review only when you are reviewed by the host, and since I knew I’d get a bad review, I never reviewed this apartment.

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One Comment

  1. I have learnt that if there is no photo of something in the ad, it has been left out for a reason.. Buyer beware.. Also, good review in airbnb doesn’t mean a thing. It can be written by the host’s sister, best friend, boyfriend whoever, who stays even for one night and gets to leave 5-star review. I’m at my last airbnb place at the moment. Have brought them a lot of business over the years but will never use them again. I will write my story later.

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