First, don’t you think it is age discrimination to talk about your guests this way? When if you replaced “50+” with “Darker Skin”?
Do you realize that we are in the HOSPITALITY BUSINESS, and that trying to game getting 5 stars or reviews will not only make your AirBnB fail, but will eventually make AirBnB itself fail? I cannot believe that people worry about 4 star ratings! I fully accept them and I know that I am not perfect. I also frequently stay at other AirBnB’s and cannot believe the lack of hospitality and misdirection that is perpetuated by a lot of hosts.
I stayed in an AirBnB that had the OWNERS BROTHER staying in the shared room. He smoked so the room smelled like smoke and he worked a night shifts o the room was essentially off limits during the day. And they kept shutting the heat off in the house even though it was 30 degrees outside. None of that as explained in the ad and when I talked to them about the heat they said they needed to save money. Yet every review on that listing was 5 stars. It was not a 5 star Airbnb stay. It was a 2 star stay. Like a 2 star hotel, you know? There is nothing wrong with a two star hotel, you stay in them because they are cheap and the too stars tells you what it will be like.
AirBnB does not exists to help people get out of their own bad economics, it is a hospitality business, and unless this is realized by EVERY one of us, AirBnB will fail.
Do you know why the younger kids all leave 5 stars? Because they know the ratings game is bullshit and that leaving less than 5 means they might not get bookings in the future. This will all bite them in the ass, if not with their next booking, it will with the future of AirBnB.
You all need to put yourself in the shoes of your guests a little bit more and stop complaining about people YOU SELL YOUR SPACE TO.