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The most recent guest review complains that the guest got a single room for the price, to which the host responded. I was just wondering is this kind of thing is a bit off? I didn’t completely understand her response, though the guest was very clear. If he’s correct, she should not be listing it as a full house rental.
This looks like a total language barrier problem. I think she assumes “room” vs “entire home” means “hotel room” vs “room on offer in a whole house.” I’d be mad if I were the guest, too. I feel bad for all parties involved since I don’t think this was an intentional mistake on Kim’s part.
Well she has other reviews I guess for other properties. Here is part of a review from this poor victim:
“The room on the ground floor is a health hazard. No change or offer of changing the towels in 8 days. A dog has access to the whole house and is not trained yet. Guests from the house next door can come and use the kitchen and the second floor as well where there are sofa and two balconies. Since your door room does lock, no security for your belonging.”
Yay! - So the neighbors get to walk in and hang out and start cooking up a storm
Oh dear yes she doesn’t seem to understand the difference between whole property and private room listings. Rather like my recent guests who didn’t understand the difference between a room an entire place listing. I’m sure Airbnb will be putting Kim right soon enough
I think she understands very well! This reads as a classic case of “Airbnb Host Got Greedy”. It seems clear to me that she got a string of bad reviews for Friendly and cozy, oceanside hostel in Nha Trang (no longer available) and so deleted it and started another one - same place, different name. It happens a lot but savvy travellers will spot it straightaway. I don’t think she’ll last long.
This happened to me in France, thought I’d rented a house for my friend and I on the grounds of a winery. No we 1 room in the Chalet. Total language barrier misunderstanding by host. I let it slide as he found another, slightly dodgy room but it was my best ABB stay ever, his breakfasts were to die for and he spent 3 days serving us his best wine in the world and touring all his organic wineries & his antique collection.
I nearly took a job with him driving the tractor for harvest except a. I can’t drive a tractor b. I had to come back from Bordeaux to the real world
I actually would not stay here, it’s not ‘cosy’ at all, could be beautiful but so tackily (if that’s a word!) decorated. Wonder how she advertises as wheelchair friendly too with the massive staircase!
I have seen quite a few misleading listings like this. The owner lives on the property, but advertised as entire place. I had a guest even asked this question before booking that if my place is truly entire house. Because they had experience before they booked one place it said entire house, the owner actually lives in the house as well.