If you choose to rent your home out to strangers on the internet, there’s a certain amount of risk that you have to be willing to accept. You never know for sure what kind of person is going to be renting out your space, and you’re going to have to deal with them.
You know you might run into some weirdos or some unhappy guests, but what would you do if you came home to find someone had completely emptied your apartment, stealing everything you own?
This Is Not A Nudist Colony
Well, that’s one way to make your hosts uncomfortable when you’re staying at an Airbnb. She had to have known that these people weren’t expecting her to walk around in the nude, but they did say to make yourself at home…
Ever Heard Of A Garbage?
“They had made food that the kids didn’t like, so they snuck into the walk-in closet, put a hole in the wall, and shoved the food into the hole to hide it. It rotted before we found it and had to tear the wall apart to get it out.” —Katrinna Pint / Quora.
Why on earth would they not have just thrown it out?
Beds Are Useless Anyway
“They were obviously in high spirits, I asked them to calm things a bit, they quieted down for a short while but then the arguing/shouting/banging/crashing kicked off again. The shouting increased in intensity and then followed several loud crashes and the sound of something breaking. I ran upstairs to find the bed split in half.” —Myles Cummings / Quora
That’s fine, a bed isn’t considered an essential piece of furniture in a rental, right?
Don’t Bring The Dog Into This
How long must this woman have been staying with them in order to establish permanent residency? We would’ve kicked her out long before it got to that point, I think.
We Wanted A Bird Bath, Not A Bloodbath
“Once, the people staying there left the deck doors and windows open all night, a bird got into the house and in its stupid attempt to escape bloodied itself all over the main floor and died in the living room.” —Reddit / Peter1010
What were they doing in the first place where they felt the need to leave everything open?
Has He Not Heard Of Dish Soap?
It seems like the only logical explanation for this one is that he thought it would be acceptable to use shower gel as a substitute for dish soap, which really doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.
Pretty Sure That’s Illegal
Beyond the fact that she gave birth secretly in another country, why bother to go to the effort of hiding the dirty diapers? That seems like the least of your worries in this situation.
“He Said He Was A Pilot”
“He let me know he was a pilot just staying in town for a bit and needed a place to crash for the night. I walked into the apartment only to find the whole unit’s furniture had been rearranged. There was orange vomit on the walls. The shower curtain had been torn off, the floors were covered in this white powdery substance, and condoms were all over the place.” —Jonathan Okubay / Quora.
The Unlikely Sleepwalker
Needless to say, having a man enter your bedroom in the middle of the night is never going to be a pleasant experience, even if he was just sleepwalking (which the host isn’t convinced is true).
That’s Not The Party She Was Expecting
“On one occasion I had a lady from Singapore book my house instantly. We had a live-in maid but the guest insisted that the maid leave the house between 4 p.m. and 1 a.m. I thought the guest just wanted to party. The maid came home at 1:30 a.m. to find a dead body in a coffin! They were having a wake in my house.” —Kaspar HK / Quora
You Can Deny It All You Want
To make matters worse, when the host contacted her to ask her about the stain she wished was red wine, “she lied about the blood, saying she was unaware of it.” It would be pretty hard to not know about that.
So Much For Personal Boundaries
“Upon ARRIVAL, the guest proceeded to come upstairs using the forbidden pedestrian access gate, passing the PRIVATE sign on the way up, finding me half-naked IN MY OWN HOME.” —Sunette Pilat, Quora.
It’s pretty standard for hosts to have their own separate area, but if you don’t read the rules, then I guess you can pretend you didn’t know.
An Accident Waiting To Happen
“I walked in post checkout, there was a fire ROARING in the fireplace. There were 3 religious candles sitting on the metal lip of the fireplace boiling to a bubble. Every linen in the house had been used… dishes overflowing the sink, garbage strewn about the entire house.” —Reddit / fored_as_buck.
Maybe they were hoping to burn the evidence before anyone saw it?
You Made It Too Easy For Them
It’s pretty hard to recover the damages or get any sort of compensation when the people who robbed you used a fake profile. This is why you should nail everything to the floor.
Hope You Had Fun, At Least
That must have been quite the crazy party if they were able to do $10,000 worth of damage in one night, it’s just unfortunate it had to be at this person’s rental property.
Is This A Common Occurrence?
If you’re going to pull off a move like this, you have to be sure that the neighbors of your hosts are basically the least observant people ever, otherwise they’ll probably notice the moving vans.
So Much For Privacy
And this, ladies and gentlemen, is why you should make sure to have a lock on your own doors before you start letting strangers come to stay the night in your home.
Can We Offer You Some Complimentary Slippers?
We get that not everyone is used to living in a household where you take your shoes off when you enter the building, but wouldn’t you do it if your host asked you, rather than pitching a fit?
Please Don’t Come Back
Unless you’re a saint, there’s a chance that you’ve taken something from a hotel before like a towel or a pillow, but four blankets seems like overkill in our opinion (on top of everything else).
Hope You Enjoyed Your Stay!
What is with people hiding their garbage? It’s no secret that you’re going to need to throw things out while you’re staying at someone’s house, so why go to the trouble of hiding it?