I just a guest recently who were a married couple of a toddler. They had no reviews but their communication was fine so I accepted them.
When I went to clean up after their departure I found a few issues
- All my cleaning compounds, usually stored under the kitchen sink, were placed on the top of the kitchen cabinet. That seemed strange to me until my wife they probably had the toddler (the giveaway was a few bags of used diapers!) and they moved the compounds out of the kid’s reach.Fair enough but shouldn’t they have put them back after?
- Dishwasher was dirty with dirty dishes, what looked like coffee or soup stains on the door. I leave a few dishwasher tablets in the kitchen so wouldn’t be common courtesy to at least run the dishwasher? After all they had put the dishes in it
- A chair had been moved from the living area into the bedroom. I occasionally have people move furniture around and on a few times have found they have not moved it back. Again how hard is it to do that?
The front door was left unlocked. I had a motorised deadbolt that is unlocked with a key code and it locks itself after about a minute. That means a guest can unlock the door to leave, let the door close (spring closing) and then it locks. What this guest had done was unlock the door, latch it open (I think), moved their stuff out and the release the latch to let the door close. But in that time the deadbolt had slide closed so the door just hit the door jamb. Luckily the apartment is in a multi-storey building and I was there a couple of hours after they departed
I was going to write a negative review or no review at all (they have not reviewed me but said in a message the stay was great) but thought perhaps since it could have been their first AirBnB, they had no experiences with staying and noting the differences between an AirBnB and a hotel, I don’t know about others but when I stay at an AirBnB I leave the place tidy with dishes washed and no mess. I treat the place as if a friend had let me stay a few nights when they were away.
So the option is to just message them with my comments and hopefully they can learn for the next time.