I’m Sorry: Advice from an Long Time Airbnb Host

I just wanted to apologize for the rude behavior from other hosts. My hosting style is super casual and my only desire is to make my guests feel like they are welcome and wanted here at my cottage on the lake. I have come across other Airbnb host sites and I have read some very negative things other hosts say about their guests that are shocking and disturbing to me. They run their Airbnb rentals like jails and they are very rude and controlling. They are rigid about check-in and check-out times, some demanding guests arrive within five minutes of their scheduled time. Some want proof of a flight delay, and so forth. They complain about guests using the kitchen and taking the shampoo provided for their guests. Not every host is like that. Ideally, you are a guest and should be treated like one since you are paying for a room, or a house during your stay. My only advice is to leave a negative review, since this hurts them the most. The host should be reported to Airbnb also, so that you can get a full refund. From my experience, Airbnb usually sides with the guest. Thank you, and safe travels.

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  1. “Airbnb usually sides with the guest.” I don’t think so.

    You can read my story posted back in April. My host did everything short of actual physical violence against me, and probably would have done that if he was in town, and even bragged in a private message that he “played me” when he tricked me into paying for repairs on his place that he promised to reimburse for but then dropped out of contact. But Airbnb still sided with the host.

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