Waking up to Violent Fighting at Paris Airbnb

My experience with Airbnb isn’t long. I only used it once and it went relatively well. The host was good, abd the room too. That’s why when my friend suggested we rent an Airbnb for our stay in Paris to visit Disneyland, I didn’t object.

As all of you know, when you first look for a room, you make sure that all the comments are positive. When I found this room in Paris I was happy that everyone found that the host was very helpful and welcoming. That’s exactly what I thought when I first saw her; she even let us check in early in the afternoon so we could enjoy our time without having to worry about our luggage.

You are probably wondering by now: where did it all go wrong? Well it started with the host’s husband snoring. Since the insulation in the house is poor and there was no door to the room, it became strictly impossible for us to sleep. Then when I finally started drifting off, I woke up to the sound of the husband yelling and glass crashing.

Needless to say we were shocked and didn’t even know what to do. We stayed glued to the bed. Then the police came in and started questioning the couple. Apparently this wasn’t the first time that these kind of fights took place. For a minute there I actually thought that the guy would kill his wife and then us too.

To be honest, both the husband and the wife apologized afterwards and they were sorry for what happened and the inconvenience they caused. However, this doesn’t mean that the same situation couldn’t happen to someone else and might not end well. As I said the host was extremely dopey and she even offered to give us back our money, which we declined. That’s why I’m not gonna tag her.

I don’t think I will be using Airbnb after this incident. I would rather pay for a hotel where I will be able to sleep safely. I hope that no one will have the same nightmare as I did.

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9 Comments

  1. Safety/security is the important thing to consider when staying in a place especially airbnb. I’m confused why the police came? did someone called?

  2. You are not going to “tag” her?! The incident happened, you thought the host may inflict harm on you. In fairness to the next guests (victims) you should at the very least warn potential future guests via a factual review on the hosts AirBnB profile.

  3. You “hope no one will have the same nightmare” that you experienced, yet by not writing an honest review, you pretty much guarantee that they will.

  4. Depending on the jurisdiction & data protection laws an effective third party may well not be entitled to such police report

  5. Sounds to me like the hosts are great and just had a small issue (based on previous reviews). You are being a drama queen “…..that the guy would kill his wife and then us too.” I think you are more suited to a hotel.

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