I stayed at an Airbnb a couple of years ago when I went out of town for a wedding and the place was lovely!
Nice, clean little bungalow house in a quiet neighborhood.
But there was one part of my stay that really irked me…
On top of the cleaning fee (which was pretty steep), the list of things to do before I left the day of check-out was pretty ridiculous.
Put all the dishes away and start the dishwasher. Take out the trash. Make the beds!
What was I paying a cleaning fee for?
And it seems like this is a pretty common occurrence on Airbnb…
Check out these posts from folks who are a little annoyed at the extra charges on their Airbnb stays.
1. You have to start cleaning as soon as you get there.
There goes your vacation!
Paying $150 for a cleaning fee and also having to complete a 10 cleaning step list to avoid an extra cleaning fee.
— Nico Ordonez (@NicolasOrdonez_) November 8, 2022
2. This is out of control.
Who’s coming up with these numbers?
Was looking to stay one night at an Airbnb. The cleaning fee is 2.5 times the stay. lol pic.twitter.com/09NcLL08Ln
— Neil Jacobs (@NeilJacobs) November 7, 2022
3. This looks familiar…
What are you paying for?
Here’s the list that was on the fridge from my Airbnb host in Nashville last weekend. Hey, I’m cool with starting a dishwasher, but I don’t want to use towels washed on “quick wash!” YUCK! (Also, I’m on vacation and do enough laundry at home.) pic.twitter.com/yyQYogQFmX
— Tina Kastory (@TinaKastory) November 8, 2022
4. Do you want me to powerwash the outside of the house?
Oh wait, that’s actually on here!
5. This is such BS.
How can we get this to change…?
6. How about a little extra?
Isn’t that what the housecleaning is for?
7. That’s quite a service fee.
The bubble should pop any day now.
8. Are you gonna go back?
My money is on NO.
9. Fees for days.
It never ends!
10. Getting doubled up.
And doubled over!
AirBnB pricing. Not only do they add "cleaning fee" and "service fee" to the nightly rate, but the nightly rate is raised for "extra guests." I selected 8 guests for a house that says 10 guests. What could be a reasonable $500 stay ends up doubled due to extra fees. from mildlyinfuriating
11. One night only…
For five hundred smackers!
— Dx3 (@SincerelyDedra) November 7, 2022
12. Enough to make you cry.
Good luck with that…
Have you had to deal with any ridiculous demands from an Airbnb host?
If so, talk to us in the comments and let us know what happened.
We’d love to hear from you!