I’ve been doing BnB for about a year and all apart from my very first guests have been lovely, friendly people, who have been clean and tidy and I have had in the majority five star reviews.
Hearing some of the stories here - I appreciate how lucky I have been
I have had a couple stay with me this week, who had great previous reviews about how friendly, clean and tidy they were and how they had interesting conversations with the host/s.
Initially this couple agreed to arrive at 6 p.m. and then on the evening let me know they wanted to arrive by 10 p.m. as they wanted to eat first, which I said was fine. I showed them around my place and told them about local places to eat and they went to their room.
When I came home from work the next day, I found the toilet not flushed and hairs from where someone had been shaving in the sink. They had also used my fresh coffee to make themselves coffee. Small things but made me a bit miffed.
Nevertheless as they weren’t in before I went to bed, I left them a nice handwritten note saying I hoped they had a nice stay and that if I didn’t see them in the morning before they left (I knew they were leaving early) where to leave to leave the keys and that I hoped they enjoyed the rest of their travels.
When I got up this morning they were gone, with no acknowledgement of my note (just a soaking wet bathroom floor and damp towels on the bed).
I am probably over-reacting, but wondered why the guests were a little off with me when they had glowing reviews from previous hosts? I certainly don’t expect everyone to become my best friend - it just seemed at odds with other hosts experiences.