Clean freak or Scammer ?
Any similar experiences by other hosts out there ?
I had a guest who had great reviews ( over 20 all sounding positive ) . I accepted without question .
He brought his wife and two small kids . This was over my occupancy limit but he said he would bring cribs etc and would be grateful etc .
He took a brief look in the am and seemed happy having been given a key .
They returned later when I was out and apparently found the place too dirty to actually stay there .
They asked for a refund stating I had mis-described the place as it was too dirty .They were only booked for a single night and I wasn’t that bothered though my partner was a little upset as she had cleaned the place thoroughly to her ( and all previous guests ) satisfaction .
I gave them a refund but didn’t accept what they said as true . They messaged me saying they would not write me a review if I did not write one for them . I agreed .
My thoughts are
If I had accepted my place was dirty would I have been asked to pay for their alternate accommodation
He had 20 plus reviews though mostly for him as a single traveler yet only 14 host recommendations - Does this mean that seven or so who wrote positive reviews yet didn’t recommend them really thought differently ? .
Looking at his profile I could not understand why he was traveling and staying for only a single night with two children under 3 ? Suspicious or am I being paranoid ?
I still cant decide if they were genuinely mortified by my homes cleanliness so much they had to move out or were scammers who were thwarted by my refusal to admit liability .
Hopefully I will hear no more for them and if they are genuine I wish them well but I am also slightly concerned that something will follow from them - possibly a bad last minute review or a claim for compensation . If so I will repost and add to this post .
Any other hosts had similar or worse experiences out there ?