Airbnb Thread

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  1. TheFreak55

    TheFreak55 We’re going to need details, copious details
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    I have used it several times, using it again this weekend and so far love it. Anybody got any weird shit or horror stories?
     
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  2. Lyrtch

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    always a good experience that lets me stay in the actual real people areas as opposed to tourist-ville, have a high bar for rooms tho so it helps avoid the pitfalls

    only room that wasn't great was in Asheville, was down a dark alley with people pissing outside all night stumbling back from the bars, was ground level entry and used to be like an art gallery, was not conducive to sleep

    in airbnb ruggt now
     
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  3. BamaNug

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    Love airbnb. Have used it in Europe a handful of times, and used it in several places over the US. Using it in New Orleans this weekend.

    I've always read about horror stories, particularly the orgies and sex stuff that went on in NY for a while there. If you look at reviews and stay at highly-rated places, you'll be fine. I'm hesitant to stay at a spot that has no user reviews.
     
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  4. dukebuckeye

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    I have my loft on there for the RNC in July if anyone is interested.
     
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  5. Angry Dolphin

    Angry Dolphin In that cool mountain air on a appalachian trail

    I've never had a cross way with them, but I'd like to stay at a place hosting girl on girl orgies if possible
     
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  6. TheFreak55

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    Think I liked at that place, did it have a wall of graffiti?
     
  7. Arkadin

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    Currently laying in bed in an airbnb
     
  8. Arrec Bardwin

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    Used it for our honeymoon in Costa Rica. Got us a condo for $90 a night plus the owner was awesome and gave us really good info on where and where not to go.
     
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  9. Wywan Bwowna

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    What???
     
  10. BamaNug

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/airbnb-orgy/

    Huff Post has numerous articles on it in that link.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/03/airbnb-orgy-members-banned_n_5437949.html

    Airbnb Doing What It Can To Stop Orgies From Happening In Your Home, OK?

    Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky is working really hard to make sure that people aren’t throwing orgies in your home.

    In an interview with Katie Couric for Yahoo News, Chesky revealed that the site has banned thousands of Airbnb members from the community for throwing wild parties, trashing apartments, or even turning apartments into temporary brothels.

    Surprisingly, the bad press doesn’t seem to be hurting the company. TechCrunch reports Airbnb remains popular among investors and continues to grow, particularly in Europe.

    Chesky told Couric he’d like to move beyond finding members a place to stay and plans to focus on booking activities and other aspects of the hospitality world. These future plans won’t work if customers are too afraid to list their homes on the site.

    But, as Chesky assured Couric, the site has been working tirelessly to stop those problems, doing everything from removing members, to implementing insurance policies, to hiring 100 employees to ensure that the company is always focused on trust and safety.

    Will it be enough? That remains to be seen. And with Airbnb’s other concerns (like violating “illegal hotel” laws in cities like New York) only time will tell whether Chesky’s startup will maintain the steady growth it’s enjoyed thus far.
     
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  11. Shock Linwood

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    Used it a number of times in SF, Macau, Monaco and Tahiti.
     
  12. Houndster

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    I'm thinking about putting up my apartment for the Berkshire shareholder's meeting.

    I haven't done any research, how big of a cut does AirBNB take?
     
  13. Lyrtch

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    Nah at least not while I was there.
     
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  14. Koby Salman

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    Seems weird as fuck to me to sleep in someone else's bed. How do we know the status of the sheets?
     
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  15. BamaNug

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    I mean, do you think hotel sheets are models of cleanliness?
     
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  16. Koby Salman

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    You are least know they're freshly washed when you go there.
     
  17. Wywan Bwowna

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    fyp
     
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  18. Jimmy the Saint

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    Stayed at one in Nashville recently. Good experience and will be staying at ones in Portland, Victoria, and Vancouver in June. Much more cost-effective than staying in a hotel.
     
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  19. Wywan Bwowna

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    What area of Nashville did you stay in? Another reason I like it is that you get to stay in cooler neighborhoods. For instance, staying in 12 South in Nashville and being able to walk to all the shops and restaurants could be great, but there are no hotels within a few miles.
     
  20. Jimmy the Saint

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    Between Belmont and Vandy. Everything was in walking distance or a short Uber ride.
     
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  21. Wywan Bwowna

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    Yeah, that's an area that is very lacking on hotels, but ideal for visitors.
     
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  22. TheFreak55

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    I'd say Airbnb is more likely to have clean sheets than a hotel as that person's reputation is much more personally tied to the place. Also normally it isn't "someone" else's bed as its usually an extra
     
  23. Lyrtch

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    this is by far the biggest thing for me, most hotels aren't in cool areas, they're in tourist centers, plus can often do it for cheaper or equal
     
  24. cdaysker

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    Just booked an Airbnb in Chicago for this September. I have never tried it but it's going to be quite a bit less expensive than a hotel and the home looks really nice and the lady has great reviews.
     
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  25. TheFreak55

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    When I stayed in Asheville last summer the Airbnb's were a 1/3 the rate of hotels
     
  26. cdaysker

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    Yeah this one is going to be about half the price of the hotel we were going to stay in. It's in a cool little up and coming neighborhood about 10 minutes from downtown, I'm pretty excited to stay there now.
     
  27. Cornelius Suttree

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    It's so money for weddings and bachelor parties

    We got a sweet loft in Asheville that was right downtown and could sleep 12 people for what amounted to something like 70 bucks each for the 3-day weekend. Have paid more in Denver and Connecticut but they were still easily cheaper than hotels
     
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  28. Space

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    I actually work for a competitor called Oasis Collections. We basically handpick homes for short term rentals and then have a concierge type service built in. Def worth checking out if you like Airbnb
     
  29. Corky Bucek

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    ***marked as spam***
     
  30. Walt Disney

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    using Airbnb for my honeymoon in italy in june :D (amalfi coast, florence, and rome )
     
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  31. Corky Bucek

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    Congrats in advance on the sex
     
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  32. 941Gator

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    Times are tough huh
     
  33. Room 15

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    I rent a bed out of my home on there and have a guest staying currently. Cool way to make some extra money and meet new people.
     
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  34. nolecpa

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    Used it Nashville this weekend and had a great experience. Stayed in a small house in Lockeland Springs and got to see a part of town we wouldn't have seen otherwise. Found some neat restaurants/shops in the area that made the trip even better. Plus, we paid about half of what we would have paid if we had stayed in a hotel. Will definitely be using it on future trips.
     
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  35. nolecpa

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    A buddy of mine rents one of his bedrooms for up to two weeks a month and it basically pays his rent for him. Hasn't had a bad experience yet.
     
  36. xec

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    AirBNB is great as far as I'm concerned. I've yet to have a negative experience.
     
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  37. wes tegg

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    I had one in Maine that was in a great location, but halfway through a renovation that wasn't as clearly described as it should've been. Still great, but that made the price less of a deal. Every other experience has exceeded expectations.
     
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  38. Iron Mickey

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    Always had great experiences, from the south to Europe.
     
  39. kennypowers

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    Airbnb or vrbo is almost a must for Asheville these days, downtown hotels have retarded prices.
     
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  40. Room 15

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    Yea I've had no issues so far. There's a lot of options in Atlanta so I have to keep the price cheap to be competitive. Doesn't pay my mortgage but nice little extra chunk of spending money.
     
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  41. Lyrtch

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    only hotel I stayed at ever in Asheville was Aloft during off season time

    clutch hotel for getting hammered at Wicking Weed then wandering back
     
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  42. devine

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  43. Hogview

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  44. Arkadin

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    Well that note doesn't even make sense. Silly Louisiana person
     
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  45. Constant

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    Thanks to TMB, checked out airbnb and booked a condo for a trip to Tucson next week. Location great, price is right. Will report back.
     
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  46. BP

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    It'll be his first, so you're congrats are well placed.
     
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  47. BP

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    What are you doing there?
     
  48. Constant

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    Attending Little League games. Hoping for triple digit temps.
     
  49. Jimmy the Saint

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    It's hot enough here in the summer. GTFO with that triple digit shit.

    Hit up Good Oak in downtown Tucson if you want some good food and beer.
     
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  50. EMAW FC

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    used Airbnb for AggieVillain 's bachelor party in NOLA. Guy tried charging us $300 after checkout b/c the historical hardwood floor had wilted in one spot near the highest traffic walkway of the house. I told him to jog on. We exchanged a bunch of emails were he called me a stereotypical millennial who won't own up to his mistakes. I escalated it to Airbnb's resolution center, they ruled in my favor.

    Fuck you Daniel