Airbnbs can be a convenient alternative to traditional hotels, except when they’re an utter nightmare. It all depends on the host, and in one traveler’s case, the host was so out of line that they actually tried to tell him when to shower.
The 26-year-old man posted his story anonymously to Reddit’s “Am I An Asshole” forum, where users ask whether they were in the wrong in a particular situation.
His story begins:
“I tried out AirBnB for the first time on a recent trip to NY. I was staying in my host’s bedroom while she bunked with her roommate. I arrived after an 8 hour flight at what would be around 3am my time, but 10pm in NY.
Met my host who showed me around quickly, pointing out the bathroom and the bedroom. I told her I was exhausted, so I just wanted to go to bed.
I fell asleep almost immediately, and then awoke at about 4am NY time and I discovered a handwritten note had been slid under my door.”
The note said that all guests are required to shower at night before bed.
Moreover, it specifically called out this guest for having a “strong odor” and not showering before sleeping in her bedroom.
The note said,
“As the owner of the room, the bed and the sheets, I am extremely displeased with this fact.
You didn’t respect the cleanliness of my room. Please keep this in mind during your stay.
I might have to report to Airbnb if you fail to keep up with the personal hygiene and lower the quality of my room.”
For good measure, the guest even posted a photo to prove that this unbelievably rude note actually exists.
Redditors were nearly unanimous that this guy was not the asshole here.
“This is a huge no go for AirBnb,” one person wrote in a comment. “You’d be well within your rights to say something to the company about the host making you feel uncomfortable.”
Assuming this guy didn’t smell like rotten eggs from 10 feet away, making demands about the shower definitely seems over the top!
What do you think? Let us know in the comments!