07-14-2017 02:07 AM
Happened twice now -- in 2016 we hosted a couple who were also running AirBnB somewhere like 70 miles away from ours.....they were 2 hours late with no communication, all niceties when turned up -- left the flat in a state (pillows and duvets on floor, gambling slips on dining table) then had the nerve to leave a horrible review.
Another couple did not follow the directions we gave them to find the flat, then parked a mile up the road, we had to walk and find them.....all niceties as usual .... and complained about our directions when it came to the review. Guess we should be thankful this group did not trash the place!
You want to have hope in people but we are starting to think of trusting our gut instinct and turn down these guests as soon as there is an 'odd feeling' (yes both groups gave us the heebie jeebies! )
07-14-2017 05:26 AM
I don't think you can suggest that based on two out of the many thousands of hosts who are in the UK :)
Would you for example think that you yourselves fit into the category of being two faced/nasty?
07-14-2017 02:00 PM
I know it was a bit harsh...that's why I said some, not all. We always made our guests known of any problems via email or face to face....... this post is out of frustration that things have seem to have taken a pattern.... there are other incidents like a couple of "professionals" who broke down our flat neighbour's door as they came back drunk....and a family whose unpaid bills now come to the flat address. Of course we've had great British guests too....and strangely enough they'll be ones who are not hosts. We feel SOME may do the nasty things to wreck what we have or out of spite... we don't really know. I'm sorry if you found the article offensive. .just wondering if anyone else had same experience.
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07-15-2017 11:24 AM
Well, I am British and an AirBnB host and I find the generalisation in your posting offensive.
We have travelled with airBnB in the Uk, Ireland and Cuba and will again. We are back from a trip around the Cotswolds and Oxford staying at 4 airBnB places and hopefully every host and co-host had no issues with us. i guess we will be bypassing Newbury next time we travel your way
07-15-2017 06:47 PM
@Andrew , ohhhh, c'mon now! no need to get back at @Venus with a remark about bypassing Newberry...... One can always get the gist of someone's post and fully realize it's just a personal observation offered up, nothing personal about YOU :)
In my life time I have witnessed and been exposed to many remarks about Germans (I am German) that weren't exactly flattering. Did they talk about ME?? heck no, they talked about my grandparents or someone I have never met, that's how I always choose to see it. So I just laugh along... works fine fo me :)
But come to think of it, I could start a whole new thing about Texans......