Hey... I'm all fine with possibly omitting the number of people at hotels, etc. However, AIr BNB is someone's home, and that to me, rightly or wrongly, is different. We have done 20+ home exchanges and I would never think to not tell the hosts, exactly the number of people and pets going with us. The underlying issue is most people don't care and are using Air as a back up when hotels are too expensive. This particular dude probably thought he was going to pull one over on me and get a house in the wine country for his 8 family members for 1/2 of the normal price.
This needs to be reviewed ASAP. I'm debating sending an email to Chip Conley on this topic, because of the terrible repercussions it can have on busting the max number of guest count.