Just stayed in a lovely airbnb for 1 night. Nice place. On check-in the host spent a fair amount of time explaining the rating system and how important it is for her to get 5 stars.
In the space there was a full sheet of paper with lots of information about the rating system and how what it means to her to get 5 stars.
It was a nice place but I was SO UNCOMFORTABLE. Now I feel so much pressure to give her 5 stars regardless of what I think she should earn. Now I don’t even want to review her at all.
It was a super nice place and she was a super nice host - but she billed it as a restful retreat on acres of untouched forest - which it may be - but it’s also right off a very busy road, and right behind a house where the occupants played loud music all afternoon. I just felt like she oversold and underdelivered. I can stay home and NOT listen to traffic all night…