There's a lot that's good aboutAirbnb—at its core,it's a budget-friendly hotel alternative that allows you to feel less like a tourist when traveling (and can make for great interactions with locals brimming with tips and advice).The downside?Things aren't going to be as supervised as a traditional hotel setting meaning that,gulp,when things get bad,it can get messy,realfast.A bunch of cringe-worthy tales have beencollected byThe Daily Mail,and goodness they're terrifying.
For starters,there was the Canadian couple who came home to find broken furniture and used condoms scattered throughout their property,reportedly the result of a 100-person party.Professional cleaners were called in to remove semen,vomit,and barbecue sauce inexplicably spread on the walls;police estimated the damage to be over $70,000.It was more messiness for a pair of London roommates who had artwork stolen,cigarettes extinguished on their furniture,and chewing gum smashed into their carpet.Filth aside,nothing can really touch the New York City man who found an "XXX freak fest" being advertised on Twitter.The location?Yup—his apartment.
If you're all,"Whoarethese people?" the scary news is that the hosts don't really know either.The not-so-nice renters in London told the property owners that the rental was being used to treat his fiancée to a weekend in the city.
These sort of unbelievable tales are very rare,and it's good to know that Airbnb takes care of any hosts who encounter problems.The offending visitors are removed from the site,and the company provides for the victims.In the case of the Canadian rental,Airbnb covered the repairs and helped home the fam until their digs were inhabitable again.
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