Door blinds do that, they break. They break so easily that whenever I’ve had them in a rental (long term as a tenant), I’ve always removed them and stored them under the bed so that I wouldn’t be charged for breaking them because they break so easily.
I don’t know if the door is a front door or a sliding door to the patio or french doors between rooms but you may want to consider a different type of covering, curtains or glass film or something or maybe the door doesn’t even need covering. I don’t know what your decor (or door) is like so I understand it might not sound like a great idea to you, but it’s worth pondering.
That being said, it’s not your fault that they broke, I only mention it because they may continue to be a hassle for you. I agree that the guest should have mentioned it and that he was rude.
I don’t think there is any reason to reach out to the guest and ask about the blinds. It is already known that door blinds break and that the guest was rude. He’s already avoided talking about it once so surely doesn’t want to discuss it now. It’s moot and your time must be more valuable than that.
Agreed. It’s rude.
I can’t see that it’s worth trying to claim the deposit, it’s not as straightforward as you may think. The guest has to agree to it and if he doesn’t then you have to continue to spend your time trying to contact Airbnb and work through their maze probably to for nothing.
It’s annoying and disappointing but not costly and ultimately it is the cost of doing business.
Also rude and always inappropriate at an Airbnb but it’s not late enough to charge for a stayover.
This guest’s a bad guest. He’s not the worst guest ever but he has bad habits and bad manners and a bad vibe and he’s not worth it (to me). And the more he gets away with, the worse he may be. The best thing you can do is to write a review.
Cleaning: ? (you didn’t mention so don’t know, but leaving a broken blind on the floor is messy)
House Rules: 1 (check out time is a house rule and should not be broken)
Communication: 2 (for not mentioning the blind or the Tupperware or the hangers and for not
negotiating the late checkout)
Guest checked out 45 minutes late, didn’t mention a blind that broke during his stay which he left on the floor and also took several minor items with him. I would not host him again. Other hosts should be wary depending on their guest standards.