We do not want the attention of neighbours, and strangers outside chit-chatting after dark in a similarly quiet neighbourhood is not a good way to be welcome in the neighbourhood as a host. Were you in southern California? We would sit out at night and drink wine and watch the stars. Long story short, a woman stayed with that same guy shortly after my brother's friend, and he bludgeoned her to death with a hammer. Earlier this summer, Cory Tschogl’s attempt to rent her apartment using Airbnb turned into a nightmare when her guest, a man going by Maksym, refused to leave after requesting a refund on the second day of a 44-day booking, Business Insider’s Julie Bort reported.After staying in the apartment for 30 days, Maksym even cited his legal rights as a squatter and threatened legal … There were also a lot of crashing and banging sounds coming from downstairs. A cat litter box (didn't know she had a cat) in the middle of the living room FILLED to the brim with cat poop. We had something quite strange happen while we were at our house this past week. We ducked behind the outdoor sofa and his while we continued the night - which we wound up cutting short. ... NIGHTMARE, HORROR SHOW. Share. Loud voices can still be heard through windows and certainly over fences outside. It is the only bad experience I've had with Airbnb though and that was not their fault. Airbnb, Lyft, Uber and others say these types of occurrences are rare. Even the fire department thought he was trying to scam me for money. Don’t use the review, if everything else was great about the stay. - beanersalad We heard a lot of fighting through the ceiling/floor. Lopez called his mother in Massachusetts for help. Massive like filled the back seat of her car up to the ceiling. A snoopy neighbor. Apparently they didn't realize that they could control their own volume level. "Everywhere. The house was perfect for us, we had a good time. I had not ever had another experience like this in the year since as most of our guests are really lovely people. Hence my question. Emma Frances Logan. But wow. Took weeks to get the host and AirBnB to even compensate me for my stay. I'm not an Airbnb host, but this is a horror story and a half. Hotel stays can sometimes take a turn for the worse. Would recommend a chat with the host before a review. While the mother argued with Airbnb and Spanish authorities, her son was sexually assaulted. Text: ... From a squatter staying put to a “XXX freak-fest,” below is a list of the top-five Airbnb horror stories. Bedbugs. As a fellow host, I understand where you're coming from. However, one night, we were doing the usual star gazing and I looked over to one neighbor - he was pressed up against the fence recording us. The grass hasn’t been cut actually so it was getting long - but whatever. However, you need to remember that guests review the AirBnB stay/home, not the host personally. A friend of my brother's was travelling, couch surfing, AirBnB-ing and the like. Gather ‘round for a tale so ghoulish, so ghastly, that an Airbnb representative actually claimed it was the “last straw” for their Anaheim market and removed Airbnb from the region. If my guests get loud my neighbors peace will be disturbed and I'd expect them to make a documented complaint as they rightfully should. I lived with that and other weird thoughts for another week till I read something on Reddit about carbon monoxide poisoning. Thanks for your feedback. Although we’re not trying to scare you, we’ve scoured the internet to collect some of the downright most disastrous Airbnb horror stories of the last few years. It may not be an inconvenience for you, but could be to other guests. It’s so valuable. I wouldn’t be happy about it if I lived next door to a rotating house of people. She stayed with some guy for a night, he was kinda creepy so she wanted to leave ASAP. We all had been gone for over 6 hours and returned to the thing completely engulfed in flames. I bought those bedbug sealing fabric bags for my mattresses,and inspect between every guest. Whenever either of the neighbors on either side were outside, they would have their lights on. Hosts' live and die by these reviews!!! The real question is WHO THE FUCK CALLS CUSTOMER SUPPORT BECAUSE THEIR HOUSE IS BURNING? I'm not going to tear you a new one because you sound unsure so I will naively assume it is due to inexperience. On a recent Reddit thread, u/brunoflourenco shared their experience with an Airbnb listing in London—which turned out to be a fake. We are the types of guests who abide by the hosts rules and treat the property like it is our own. Never again." In my opinion you should not leave the host a public review, and you should let the host know why you are not praising his property publicly. Marc. He didnt grow up living here and its been proven beyond a doubt he could care less if his guests party , annoy and disturb all the surrounding homeowners who go to bed early , have kids , or still work at a job. horror, thriller, creepy. In a thread on Reddit, Airbnb host and former Airbnb hosts shared horror stories about their worst guests. Hoped to Go Back to Paris, Ended Up Out $400. But for every horror … The guy, startled by me asking him a simple question, said "I...I heard voices...." At this point I'm not really sure what to make out of the conversation so I ask him kindly to leave my room and to knock on the door the next time. It scared me and I felt threatened by this mans behavior. In an online thread on Reddit, anonymous hosts have revealed details about raucous parties, thefts, clogged toilets and disgusting discoveries, including adult diapers and blood. I’ve read so many horror stories in this group about renters and am appalled. The first thing they do is call customer service? Airbnb horror story: Calgary family's home trashed by renters in a drug-fuelled orgy. Redditors that host their home on Airbnb, what has been your worst experience with a guest? Did you let the host know during your stay about it so they can fix the issue? And puddles of red wine everywhere. That place did burn down. 2. I turned on my computer, sat down in my chair and suddenly the Airbnb guy stood inside my room staring at me with droopy eyes, neck tilted and his mouth open. So why is this a reason to ding the host??? Read on. Whether it's a messy room, unruly guests, or general grossness, these peoples' horrible hotel horror stories might make you want to be extra careful when booking your next hotel visit. Read More Airbnb Guest Stories. We have pricing that varies dependent on the amount of guests who are staying, and she paid for just herself. We have a really bsd host though who doesnt give a shit about anything or anyone but himself. We had this issue with some very loud ladies a few weeks ago. What the fuck people!? airbnb is a service that people choose instead of a hotel room where you are somewhat safe and if there is no room they will accommodate you the best. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, Press J to jump to the feed. Called the gas company and turns out, sure enough there was a natural gas leak in my room. Pandemic stay at home order COVID does not equal its okay to keep coming to stay here in large groups gathering to have loud pool parties and party all night and day and hooting abd hollering and disrupring the neighborhood. In Madrid, Spain, 19-year-old Jacob Lopez’ host locked him in his room while he sharpened knives to use as weapons against him. They will notify me. Australian horror story 2 Ramis Jonuzi packed up, loaded his ute and was ready to cut short his stay in a Melbourne Airbnb because of … u/Colbycantdance I definitely think it is this. So I was room mate with a guy who rents out the third room at airbnb and we had quite a bunch of cool people living there like two professional snowboarders, back packers, couples. Thank you. To some, Airbnb.com is one of the greatest things to happen to the travel industry in recent times. The house burned down. After reading some of the responses I’m glad I asked this question for two reasons. When we asked her politely if you could move the car as to not obstruct the sidewalk as there are lots of pedestrians around (we live in a moderate sized city). ... who shared their experience on reddit. It wasn't really my job to figure out who was at fault, or even what actually happened, but one thing was certain. Did your in laws receive any sort of compensation for that? But as Airbnb booms, the horror stories shared on social media are multiplying to the point of becoming an internet meme, from the relatively trivial to … I don’t know what his motives were or why he was recording us on his phone. This was an integral part of their stay, and one which will affect future guests. I came home from work, went to my room and it was around 5 PM and in the winter so quite dark outside. 10 Incredible Airbnb Horror Stories George Hobica - May 7, 2014 See recent posts by George Hobica. Reddit. You’re right about that. I wouldn’t want other women going there to find that same behavior. We kept our voices down, followed the hours of convenience requested by the owner. I don’t know if I can give the owner a great review because of her creepy neighbor. r/AskReddit is the place to ask and answer thought-provoking questions. He was an Australian visiting Norway for the first time and we have universal rules in the apartment like you knock on the bedroom door before you enter, common courtesy more or less. You say it was a quiet neighborhood at night. The day i see a bedbug, I'll have the exterminator in the room with the problem and have it killed immediately - while hoping there's nothing in my couches. $3,000 phishing trip to Barcelona. You really need to express this privately rather than in a review and let the owners help ensure the next guests don't encounter this. Maybe they were cat people, and that was a tip they left? I've heard plenty of horror stories re: Air BnB renters. My in laws used to air bnb their house while they were travelling. Disagree 100%. I'm not an Airbnb host, but this is a horror story and a half. You should have immediately addressed this concern with the host via Airbnb messaging. Once, the people staying there left the deck doors and windows open all night (despite the instructions being very clear that this should not be done) a bird got into the house and in its stupid attempt to escape bloodied itself all over the main floor and died in the living room. By Wil Fulton. A friend of my brother's was travelling, couch surfing, AirBnB-ing and the like. Maybe the host just needs to have a talk with the neighbor, they do, and this problem goes away forever. DESPICABLE! But I will bring it to their attention. They may not even be aware that they have a neighbour who potentially is unhappy about having a short term rental next door. Or maybe all other guests arent as wonderful as you guys. was staying with us because she had just closed on a home and needed somewhere to stay before moving in. If it were my place, I would want to know, but not sure there is much they can do about it. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. 1 - to see what current owners would say 2 - even if the weirdo neighbor was recording for whatever reason, it’s not the owners fault. Experts say the sharing economy horror stories have emerged due to a … OMFG weren't you scared to stay there with him??!!! Maybe a neighbor who isn't pleased with the property next door being rented out and preparing to complain to the local government? Her and her boyfriend were having screaming matches about the mortgage payments on the house they hadn't even moved into yet. If they were filming through a hole in the fence, the host might just need to patch the hole up to fix the issue. No big deal we let it go. Lucky to be alive. A new thread has popped up on Reddit where Airbnb hosts reveal the worst guests they've encountered. This was not a cheap rental by any means due to its proximity to the beach, but they should be aware of what happened. He was just very creepy, like you kind of felt something was waaaay off with him. Hosts cannot make your stay better if you don't tell them. I'm sure you will find the host will be more or equally upset than you. The rest it seems he gives them bonus points for being as obnoxious on purpose in retaliation for recieving a fine from the city . This is a worry of ours as hosts and is why the outdoor spaces for our 2 apartments are specifically mentioned as being off-limits (other than for a quick smoke) after 10 pm in our house rules. 3 True Creepy Airbnb Stories From Reddit focuses on Airbnb, a Hospitality service where every day people can rent out their homes/apartments, either partially or entirely, to people as an alternative to renting a hotel. “I used to work Customer Service for Airbnb. Airbnb horror stories. This stay is getting a 5 star. Guests discover hidden cameras. Jeez relax that’s why they asked the question karen. Anyhow, I can tell you what weve been going through and maybe this neighbor has been too. They have always been very nice and cool to hang out with as well. We didn’t even need to use our binoculars to see that they continued to watch us even after we caught them. Never used airBNB but is there no liability for guests in the event of damages? This changed how we enjoyed our outdoor time the next few nights. That seems completely inept of those people and unacceptable for the hosts to be punished. One night at around 4am, I got a call from a guest saying that the place they rented was burning down. I agree, if you don’t tell the host, how can they address the issue. That’s the legacy I want to leave with these hosts. A man used Airbnb to rent a Palm … Not sure if this had a factor but is something to consider. My room mate worked nights, and he told me after this dude left that he had come home 6 in the morning to the guy completely naked sitting in our sofa. Press J to jump to the feed. 13 Nightmarish Airbnb Horror Stories. But "House keeper" friend managed to park her car on the street, sidewalk, and our front lawn all at once. We are the types of guests who abide by the hosts rules and treat the property like it is our own. Read AirBnb Horror from the story True Reddit Posts by Satan129 with 288 reads. It'd be ggrreeat if you could". New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. 33 Airbnb Horror Stories That Will Convince You To Lock Strangers Out Of Your Home By January Nelson Updated October 7, 2019. But if you actually want the host to improve then let them know. We aren’t kids, we respect others, other properties, and especially QUIET time! 1. If you think no one should ever stay there then please do that. She snapped at me and said she was just cleaning out her car and would move it in five minutes. I used to work Customer Service for Airbnb. Exactly this. Our house smelled like dead animals and rotting food for two months afterward even after we had a cleaning company come through. I called the property owner so many times, but couldn't get a hold of him (along with the fire department). Cost a fortune to get rid of them. Don't get me wrong. I am a host and had a girl stay with me for about a week. Emma Frances Logan. These stories from Ask Reddit are horrifying! I just cannot believe some of the reasons people give bad reviews! Airbnb horror stories happen around the globe. We just got back from a very nice week at an AirBnB. BUT that is not the hosts' fault and you should definitely tell them about it. August 20, 2016 at 9:28 am Reply. Horror stories about AirBnB We just got back from a very nice week at an AirBnB. Is there anything you can do about getting me a new place to stay? Good point. We rented a house near the beach so it wasn’t cheap. But i feel like this is something I should either mention to the owner or withhold a good review altogether. The more the wine flowed, the louder and more obnoxious and profane they became which is not acceptable in my community. As a host, getting no review instead of a bad review is better and hopefully he will address the issue to the neighbor and attempt to rectify the situation. Twenty minutes later, I got a call from a host saying that a guest had burned their place down. ... A lesson to all would-be Airbnb hosts: Do not always trust profile pics! I mean, I get that it was kind of a crazy situation, but staying quiet and leaving was not the best way to handle it. Pehaps this so called creepy man needs to have evidence or something. I didn’t feel great about not leaving a great review. Someone on Reddit finally asked the question we've been wondering since Airbnb launched: "Airbnb hosts, what did your most memorable (either in a good or bad way) guest do?" I used a company similar to Airbnb once and while staying at the house the tiki hut by the pool caught fire. Here are five of the worst Airbnb horror stories from around the country: 5. The night we were being recorded, we were literally laying in the couch looking up at the stars. But this one guy, something was really off with him. It's a modern-day horror story that has grabbed international attention since The Chronicle reported it last week. The people staying there decided not to mention anything and just left it like that. I'm guessing you weren't very quiet and he wanted to document it for his complaint. This is separate from the public review you can leave if you wish. $35 cleaning fee didn't cut it. All you could see through the broken fence was his illuminated cell phone. Thank you - I never considered an unhappy neighbor until I read the responses from this community. Since you didn't give them an opportunity to address the issue, they weren't able to stop it in its tracks. As much as an Airbnb in a quiet neighbourhood can be a very desirable thing for a guest, it is often very much an unwelcome thing for the entire street. Cookies help us deliver our Services. The review process lets you send private feedback to the host, which sounds like exactly where this should go. I would message the host through the app so there is a record of it. Thoughts? Well, when her visit was over we went downstairs...there were cigarette burns EVERYWHERE, piles of ashes, a trail of blood from the bathroom, through the kitchen, down the hall, across the living room floor and onto the bed sheets. Cookies help us deliver our Services. Well, she also snuck in her boyfriend and her "house keeper" with her to stay. DO I CALL ELECTRICANS IF MY WIFI IS NOT WORKING? By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. "Oh hey, um, so this place I'm staying at is burning down. We rented in a quiet neighborhood and got to know the neighbors schedules. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Long story short, the guy was really shady and even tried to get me to sign paperwork after the fact that would make me responsible for the damage (once he realized the structure wasn't covered on his insurance policy). And just in case you didn't know, any under a 5 star review can get a host's listing removed (listings under a 4.2 average are removed). I ended up calling the company that I booked through just in case. I turn my head and look at him for a good 5 seconds before I say "Can I help you with something?" She stayed with some guy for a night, he was kinda creepy so she wanted to leave ASAP. Apparently the main guest "K.K." If you were being loud or disturbing the peace, I can understand a neighbor's need to collect evidence for their own complaint. By January Nelson Updated October 7, 2019. Two days later they get back and see the mess. But because we didn’t bring the issue up immediately when it was happening, I feel like the opportunity has passed. HELP! Giving a host a bad review for a neighbor is poor form especially after saying you enjoyed your stay and the home. Meanwhile, three months from now, after the host spoke to the neighbor and this is no longer an issue, someone is going to read that review and maybe not book the house over something that has already been taken care of. Our house is a duplex, airbnb downstairs and we live upstairs. He has only once been honest in a review of guests who arrived at 1am and were yelling and shouting as they all jumped in the pool and woke us up . Or he could just be creepy. by Craig Takeuchi on May 4th, 2015 at 11:01 PM. Of course the reason for their recording could be a creepier one, as you mentioned, but as a host this is how I see the situation. Hilarious Airbnb horror stories that will make you laugh and cringe. A recent Reddit chat asked hosts to share their biggest horror stories, and while many of them say they've also had positive experiences, these are the moments that stand out: 1. He thinks hes above the law and is a rebel when it comes to rules. I gave the owner a great review, the place was everything we wanted (pricey but good). Leaving them a bad review will prevent other people from booking. You are under no obligation to leave a review and I don't think it will reflect poorly on you if you don't. That's a weird thing about the neighbour but I am not sure if the host is aware. I turned on my computer, sat down in my chair and suddenly the Airbnb guy stood inside my room staring at me with droopy eyes, neck tilted and his mouth open. 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