I had a last minute instant book booking. I’ve had quite a few before and they’ve all been good experiences. This one though got off to a challenging start in that the (American), Airbnb account holder used his account and ID to book for his son who did not have an account. The son was 21, coming on his own for six nights.
Assuming Airbnb is largely built on trust, ie, that the person booking is the one who is coming to stay, I was a little put out by this. Being an instant booking I had little choice apart from cancelling.
The son came to stay and all in all it went well.
I have now been left a review, written by the son/father - who knows? Reviewing back would entail leaving a review for someone using another’s account which seems to make a mockery of the whole thing.
Any thoughts or similar experiences out there?