We recently had a guest who booked a room for 2 guests/ one night/one room. They arrived late via Uber. In the am I discovered that her guest made himself at home in an additional room that they did not pay for. When I questioned them about this, they explained to me that they did not understand that they had only rented one room. At $65 per night, and a very clear discription on my listing, I found this an unexceptable defense. I politely asked them to figure out what they were going to do to compensate me, I exited the home, and when I returned I found that they had vacated the porperty via foot. The message that they left in our "on site" guestbook resembled somthing that you would read in an adult version of Alice In Wonderland.
The only positive thing I could possibly leave as a review is that they were clean. I do not want to publish thier bad behavior on my reviews, but I think it is important that Air B&B is aware of this behavior. After all, I could have had a big problem on my hands if the room was rented to a late check in. Will my pending Superhost status be negativly affected if I do not review this Guest? Also is there a way to report this guest outside of the public review process?
@Carrie40 Hello Carrie,
frankly, I think you should write a review and mention this as it is the only way that we as hosts can warn each other about potentially difficult guests. I understand your concern about losing your superhost status but if your guest leaves a review that is verifiably untrue you can ask airbnb support to delete the review. I did so a week ago and they deleted the guest's review as it was verifiably untrue. Why not state the good and the bad facts about the guest in a diplomatic language?
I am still waiting for airbnb to remove the profile of this guest who stayed at my place, I wrote this review which wasn't published on his profile and he has an active profile on airbnb still - *
Reuben seemed like a nice guy till he opened his mouth- he said don't take this the wrong way but you remind me of my mum in an annoying sort of way. I had hardly said anything, I'm happy to sit back and listen. Later at dinner he did mention he's always wanted to F..K his mum. Reuben said he thought I was a prostitute because of all the fabulous reviews from previous guests. Reuben also offered to give me a foot massage with yog-hurt as he put it. Reuben also made a
racial slur . Female Host's think twice.
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leave am unsure why you did not ask him to leave your home that same very minute he made a derogatory remark to you. It is important that you act at that precise moment and document everything. Make sure that everything you discuss with the guest is recaptured in their message. Either they will not respond via Airbnb chat, or admit to it. This way, you have documentation directly on the Airbnb system. I have had two weird stories, not this bad, but I have documented and reached out to Airbnb immediately. In the end, I do this for pleasure, I will have the guest leave my home immediately even if it means to lose my airbnb privileges or super hot. You owe it to yourself.
Some advantage to having locked rooms if you are not there.
But assuming you showed them in and showed them to their room I think I would have just pointed out that this is no the room they booked.
I did once have somebody arrive who 'thought' they had booked a room different to the one that they actually had, now I double check if I am not certain.
My last guest left trash all over, both inside and out, left a burner on at the kichen stove releasing a propane gas smell all over the house, and created a mess so bad that it took an entire extra day to clean. This guest also tried to sneak into the house 8 hours prior to check in time without calling me to see if it was alright.
I filed a claim for a nominal refund of $100 to help cover the extra cost of cleaning and lost propane. The guest declined and lied profusely, stating that the house was dirty when they arrived. This is a lie, as we always keep our property in immaculate condition. Instead of refunding me the money, AirBnb is conducting a full review into the matter.
As a host, I feel violated and am upset that I have to go through so many steps to maybe or maybe not get a refund. I feel like I am being treated like an offender for requesting a nominal amount to cover my costs, and now I face a potential negative review from my bad guests. Yes, I posted a review on this guest. But now I am wondering if in the future I may have to simply endure the outcome of a bad guest, and eat the damage costs if this is what I have to go through.
AirBnb should not make things this difficult to obtain a refund.
The ABB resolution system is basically adversarial and obviously connducted at a distance. So unless the issues are extremely clear cut or one side admits then I can see there will be complications.
He said, she said sadly.
Hi. I am a host from Greece and a horrible guest left my apartment in a disgusting condition, had to pay to get the brand new mattress cleaned, replace molded towels, plugged up sink, bills of 300€ etc. This guy is now in the U S ripping other people off. He books off site if he can. His name is [name hidden] from Iran.
Is this your guest too?
We just had bad guests who left a terrible mess inside and out. It took and entire extra day to clean up after them. I asked for only $100 to cover the costs. The guest declined. I called Airbnb and requested help with obtaining the refund. In response I was told that they wold have to speak to the guest (who lied and said the house was dirty when they arrived, even though we always keep it in immaculate condition). Airbnb is asking the guest to provide photos of the houseafter they arrived. This will prove nothing, as these photos will show how the house looked after they had been staying there. Of course the guest is going to lie and refuse to pay. These people were dishonest from the start, trying to arrive 8 hours earleir than their check in time and refusing to read any of the property rental guidelines.
I feel extremely frustrated and violated by all of this. As a host I do not feel like I should have to go through this much trouble to obtain a nominal refund. Now I am wishing I had not filed the claim, as this is causing me extreme frustration.
Hello, I'm new to hosting but I've just received rather lewd and rude texts from someone who was interested but cancelled. What can I do? Is there a way to block them from messaging me further?
Carrie, There is also an option to report a bad guest outside airbnb. Its called Whos Your Guest (just search on google) although as everyone else said, it is also important to report the guest on airbnb so everyone else can be aware of them.