Wow! So when Trina left I thought her inability to look me in the eye was peculiar…so I thought something was up…tho little did I know she was suffering from 5 nights of inability to sleep!
I have been a host (rated as a Superhost) and guest with Airbnb for a number of years and I treat my guests as I would expect to be treated. Obviously clean sheets are part of this.
For $44 per night Trina got a clean room in a clean house. It is an old house, it gets dusty but I can guarantee the sheets were freshly laundered and ironed and the carpet vacuumed. Trina finding a hair in her bed might well come from my making the bed. I have blonde hair! Her sensitive feet picking up (or distributing dust?) is something I cannot explain. I will however admit to not dusting the stack of guides on the table.
The photo of the bathroom looks small, because it is. Had Trina asked she would have been told there were shelves in the bathroom dedicated to guest’s toiletries.
The fact Oscar (who is bald) and I cleaned black hair from clogging the shower was not mentioned in Trina’s Cleanliness assessment, as it seemed, however disgusting it is, churlish. So too the fact Trina invited her boyfriend to spend hours in the bedroom, without discussing this arrangement with me, was left out of her assessment on Communication. I usually let these things slide ... but her review has annoyed me enough to mention retrospectively.
The photographs indicate the age and the size of the house. It is old and small. The living room is cluttered but always enough seating for guests to sit and relax. It is also a shared house. This means that people live in it permanently and the detritus of living is a part of the Airbnb experience of living with locals. If you don’t want to share a house you should not be booking a room in a shared house! Simple!
It seems that as the Airbnb service becomes mainstream, guests who are more suited to a hotel start using the service instead of paying hotel prices for the pristine and sterile environment that they expect. I’d recommend Trina stretches her budget beyond $44 per night in future.
Tina’s review was written in the very month that a previous guest from 2016 sent an email from a Airbnb white cube in Amsterdam saying my place is the best Airbnb she has stayed at and my current guest said she slept so soundly last night that she slept in.
I suppose you cannot win them all!