Just needed a safe place to vent this.
I have an apartment in a beach side suburb of Melbourne Australia. I live here but put it up on AirBnB and stay with my partner when people want to stay at my place. I don’t just do this for the money but because I love the philosophy and love to be able to provide people with a cheaper option about a place to stay for a holiday.
I hosted a young couple last night and have just returned to my apartment.
A few things.
They arrived on the wrong day, but I accommodated them anyway. They were demanding about that, but given they showed up at my doorstep on the wrong day (I work from home) I had to run around like mad to get the place ready (change sheets, set up, pack my things).
Then they kept texting me demanding things like access to my basement carpark of which I had asked them if they needed and they said no.
I have returned and my place is a pig stye.
They’ve been cooking and left burnt on muck in my pots and pans, dishes scattered all over the place. There’s stuff everywhere in the bedroom.
Maybe I expect too much, but even when I leave a hotel, i neaten up a bit.
Other guests i have had left my place looking perfect.
The final bit was that they put my keys back in the key safe but did not lock it. Super disappointing.
How do you overcome something like this, and how do you handle the review?
I think I will remove my listing, which is a shame cos I don’t do it for the money, but to offer a safe, cheap and comfy alternative.