Well, it’s time to share one of our many stories!
Recently, we hosted a young professional from Sydney who came to stay with us for 9 days here in Melbourne for an upskilling course at the Airport.
Well, he soon worked out that Melbourne has a very active night life.
After a couple of days, he would generally arrive back in the early hours of the morning - between 3am - 6am - DRUNK.
Sure, he would wake us up as he stumbled up the stairs, but the small interruption was not an issue for us.
And yes, he would head off to his training every morning with a hang-over and repeat that the following day.
Oh, to be young again! LOL
Anyway, on the morning he checked out, I was at work. He sent a message apologising for the state of the room and that he would happily pay for the bill.
Needless to say, that made me a little anxious during my work day awaiting my arrival back home.
When I arrived home and raced in to check the room - it all looked fine. In fact, he’d even stripped the bed. Ok, so things were messy, by that’s what I expect when a guest leaves.
I felt relieved and sent him a message saying everything looked fine to me, so not to worry.
It wasn’t until the next day when I went in again to clean the room that the distinct aroma of URINE permeated my nostrils!!! YEP, in his drunken state, he had urinated in the bed.
I quickly messaged him a new message saying that I thought I had found the little mishap he was referring to.
I quickly organised an emergency mattress cleaning service and the guest immediately transferred the funds to my account.
Clearly, he was embarrassed - and so he should be! But he was proactive in doing the right thing.
I did write him a glowing review - and he did the same for me.
Would I have him stay again?
YES, because there’s one thing I’ve learnt on AirBNB - “It’s better the devil you know”.
I never know who is going to walk through my door - and baby, there have been some real tough ones!
I reckon if he did come again, there’s no way he would wee-wee in the bed a second time!