I stayed in an airbnb apartment from Oct 12 to 11 Nov. 2022 in Saint John, Canada with my husband and son. It is the worst guest experience I ever have in airbnb.
On the third night of our stay, I was waken up and feel itchy on arms and shoulders. And I found lots of red spots on my body. However my husband and son are ok without any similar symptom. I thought I might get allergy in the new environment because we travelled abroad. I took lots of anti-allergy medicine. And it didn't work. So I had to endure it with very bad sleep. I even frightened when night was coming.
On Nov 11 we checked out, I got a call from my host. She told us that they found lots of bed bugs in the mattress and dryer after we leaving. They also said that we should be blamed because we brought bed bugs. I was shocked and got to know why I suffer so long time. On the other day, I got a compensation request from my host which is charging 13000 dollars. The host put lots of photos which show bedbugs in mattress and dryers. I was confused and angry. I am the biggest victim of bed bugs, isn't it? I googled this bugs which have never seen before, and thanks google, according to the photo which they supplied to airbnb, If you can see adult bugs which means they already stay there over 7 weeks. Until now I did't not get any apology from the host. So I had to raised my compensation request to against theirs.
I would like give some tips to everyone who will be airbnb guest. Be careful for the bedbugs. Check bed(especially mattress) and sofa when you enter the room. Bed bugs don't bite anyone, they will choose the one taste best. Once you get the similar symptom as I described above, go to hospital or google bedbug red spots, big possibility you get bite by this nasty bugs.