In the last two weeks I’ve had three single travelers book for a stay that night and then not show. Two of them let me know they wouldn’t make it and didn’t ask for refunds. One I refunded partially because they cancelled and I was able to rebook. One was yesterday. He booked at 5:15 pm said he would be checking in around 6 pm but he never showed. Other than exchanging a few messages about check in he didn’t message me again. He is listed as a local and he is brand new to Airbnb. I’m thinking he just messed up in some way on the date or drove by and didn’t like the looks of things.
We often complain about people who are unfairly refunded, conveniently forgetting the times we got paid and didn’t have to do anything. Or am I assuming this sometimes happens to everyone but it doesn’t?