I’ve been a host for about two years and I have seen my fair share of odd guests, but this one really goes over the top.
The stay was ok, the only oddity was that they took down mall my pictures from the wall. (6. Drawings of naked cartoons, burlesque show posters and Marilyn Monroe pictures) we decided not to comment on that and I left a good review. During the stay there was no word of complaint.
Then I got this! With additional complaints in private feedback:
Although it can be seen from the initial images that décor is, indeed, tasteless, Melitta really outdid herself in making the flat both as ugly and as useful as possible. She stuck nasty nudes on the walls and cupboards (NOT burlesque, burlesque is art! This was badly drawn porn!). The bedding was old, cheap and uncomfortable, and the bottom sheet provided did not even fit on the sofa bed (extra bedding in cupboard equally as useless). The pillows were thin and cheap. The “towels” were threadbare rags- you could see light through them. The kitchen was empty, when the site describes it as stocked- the promised “coffee” was an empty coffee jar with dust in, the tea was only herbal, not even enough pasta for one portion. So all lies there. No wine glasses (for a holiday apartment! insane!) or even crockery… There were two pages printed off Google maps for the “local guide material”, all the rest was crappy broken magazines from 2009. Another lie. There were DVDs but no DVD player, both the fans were ancient and useless and the flat was BOILING all the time. The hammock was broken. The pole was gone. The handsoaps and shower gels had all been filled with Tesco value washing up liquid. There were bibs, baby toys etc not even tidied away. Part of the kitchen floor had been “fixed” with tape. There was a weird shop’s mannekin left on the balcony for us find after we arrived at midnight- three girls alone, thanks. The terrace was overgrown and full of weeds. We asked Melitta’s parents to help book us a taxi as we spoke no Hungarian. They refused, told us to get a shuttle and offered no help in booking that either. We booked a taxi with FoTaxi online (Melitta’s only true and useful tip!)… Such a shame because Budapest was otherwise a beautiful city full of lovely helpful people. We loved the Gellert and Rudas baths (especially the rooftop bath!), the ruin pubs in the Jewish quarter, and the Fisherman’s Bastion. The only sad part was coming back to this ugly, sweaty dump at the end of each night. Not cheap enough to justify it! Melitta- buy some new towels/bedding, don’t lie about stocking the kitchen and throw out the ancient “guides”, they’re all outdated!! Also a paint job in this place wouldn’t go amiss! Such a shame because the location is alright and Budapest otherwise is amazing! DO NOT RENT IN SUMMER IT IS SO HOT YOU CAN’T SLEEP!
I did contact airbnb over it, because other hosts needs to know about this.
I’m not saying my flat is perfect, sometimes we run out of a thing or two, but I checked and most of her complaints were just made up and obviously without sense. She also complained about things that were clearly stated in the description like the removal of the pole for safety concerns and the warmness of the flat.
On top of it in private she made it clear (at least somewhat politely), that it is personally against me, as my parents (who actually do all the work) were nice, but I was one big liar and she accused that my reviews must have been fake…
All this for about 15 euros per night per person…
Anyone dealt with this kinda crazy guest?