Hello AirBnB Community,
Please BEWARE of this SCAM from the host. I was appalled that this person is out there and "KNEW" my daughter and 5-month old grandson were coming into stay at their place. When my daughter arrived at the 'house', there was a family living there and she was told, she was the 5th person who showed up at their private home. That was dangerous for my daughter and my grand baby. The police were called and AirBnB management was made aware of the SCAM.
Please make sure you are aware of it as well.
I am not sure I understand your complaint. Her listing is that of a shared accommodation, not an entire home listing. I personally only have listings for entire homes and not shared but it is very common for guests to not read description properly when it clearly shows on her listing that it is shared. Were police called because of the misunderstanding, sounds rather harsh.
You clearly did not read what I wrote. The "FAMILY" whose house has been advertised on AirBnB is NOT an AirBnB, they called the cops. After 5 different individuals showed up at their house. How would you feel to learn your house is on the AirBnB to rent out and people are booking your house, you have no knowledge. Pretty scary stuff for the "Family" with strangers knocking on their door and the individuals booking being scammed, that's pretty **bleep**ty.
I will never be a super host! Too many lying guests trying to bring extra people in for free. I confront them everytime and they get retaliate by leaving bad reviews :)
If this was the result of YOUR misunderstanding of what a shared accommodation is, you should apologize to the host. Really! because calling the police is excessive. Unless you are in actual danger or a threat was made towards you, that is extremely excessive and a misuse of city resources in which case you could have been fined by the city
There was no misunderstanding of the venue. We booked the room knowing that it was a shared home. But when my daughter arrived, it was a house with a family of 6 living there, it was their private home that was NOT LISTED as an AirBnB. They called the cops to report this person who is using their address. This is a scam and put a mother and baby in danger. My daughter sent communication thru AirBnB and received only an email on how to get into the home. She arrived late in the evening to find out the home was not an AirBnB. It wasn't until I sent emails to the 'host' that they cancelled her reservation. I will continue to report this person and those writing reviews. AirBnB is to be a safe place for people to travel to, not scam artists who play with other people's lives and money!