Our group of 6 are avid Airbnb customers, and we all agreed this was the worst Airbnb experience we had ever had. In fact, this is the first negative review I have ever written on Airbnb.
Vicko and his family double-booked (on (URL HIDDEN) the property that we had previously booked many weeks before. Thus, when we arrived, he tried to funnel us to other properties and only later admitted that the reason he wasn't able to take us to our original apartment was that it already had other guests. Overall, be wary - you are likely rolling the dice when you book with Vicko and may be in for a surprise.
We booked our stay many weeks ago, and even communicated with the host the week of our stay. He offered to come pick us up at the airport and we agreed. I also asked about late checkout, and he said that he was not sure, but would let us know.
Upon arrival, he said that late checkout was not available at the place we booked, but it could be at other places he had access to. It turned out this was a lie (the real reason he was steering us to a new place was that he had booked the apartment also on (URL HIDDEN) but we agreed at the time to check out the other place in hopes for late checkout.
When we were taken to the first alternate place, we realized that Vicko was, in fact, more of an agent than a landlord. He had taken us to a hostel with a room that had 3 bunk beds (6 beds total) and the room next door was identical with people already staying there. It was clearly a hostel owned by others and we immediately said there was no way we'd be staying in a hostel over the apartment we initially booked.
It was at this point, we asked just to forget late checkout and to go to the original place. It's then that he admitted that our original apartment was not an option - people were already staying there (again, because they had overbooked).
He finally took us to another place owned by another guy that we end up staying out of desperation. It was late, we had nowhere else to go, and already had the night ruined by the stress involved with the ordeal.
The other apartment was not as good (one person in our group had to sleep on the couch), but at least we had a place to stay. Vicko did seem to feel bad about the ordeal and offered a modest discount, but we felt it wasn't equal to the value lost from the time, stress and inferior place we were given.