11. "So I was room mate with a guy who rents out the third room at Airbnb and we had quite a bunch of cool people living there like two professional snowboarders, backpackers, couples."
“They have always been very nice and cool to hang out with as well. But this one guy, something was really off with him. He was an Australian visiting Norway for the first time and we have universal rules in the apartment like you knock on the bedroom door before you enter, common courtesy more or less.
I came home from work, went to my room and it was around 5 PM and in the winter so quite dark outside. I turned on my computer, sat down in my chair and suddenly the Airbnb guy stood inside my room staring at me with droopy eyes, neck tilted and his mouth open. I turn my head and look at him for a good 5 seconds before I say “Can I help you with something?” The guy, startled by me asking him a simple question, said “I … I heard voices …” At this point I’m not really sure what to make out of the conversation so I ask him kindly to leave my room and to knock on the door the next time.” —rubaduck
12. "I stayed at an apartment in Garden Grove, California for six days."
“My room had a serious ant infestation, which my host tried to resolve by applying some strong-smelling stuff to the floor. It did not stop the ants very much but it gave me a hell of a nose bleed.
I was also forced to adapt a vegetarian diet all the time I was staying there (fair enough, if the host was staying with me, I wouldn’t have had a problem, but she was hardly there apart from when I arrived and when i left). But being frog-marched to the nearest grocery store to stock up on vegetables that I was expected to eat was OTT. My ‘treat’ was a small pack of turkey bacon strips and a Hershey’s chocolate bar (which I hated).
I wasn’t even allowed to admire the COLOURS of their junk food without being snapped at (I’m from the UK, and I saw donuts with coloured frosting I didn’t even know was possible). Also, I bought my nephews some Oreo-brand snacks to bring home to them while I was there…oh, if looks could kill.” —solace-in-misery
13. "I used to host Airbnb at my house when I was out of town for business in order to make some money on the side."
“I had a couple from Asia (Korea I think) stay at my house for two weeks when I was out of town, and apparently where they were from they don’t flush used toilet paper down the toilet, the used toilet paper goes in the garbage beside the toilet. When I got home the couple had left and when I did my usual post stay checkup on the house to see if anything was broken or missing I noticed a horrid smell coming from the bathroom.
Two weeks of shitty toilet paper was still in the garbage can. One of the most horrid smells I have ever experienced. So for the rest of the time I hosted people when I was out of town I made sure to let them know that they could flush their toilet paper.” —DANK_MEME_LORD
14. "My first guest was a middle-aged woman who was attending a Robbie Williams concert in the neighbor city."
“She was very sweet and kind when I talked to her through Airbnb, so I let her use my cheap apartment (in which I live also). She didn’t ‘check in’ before 3 in the morning, and she was very drunk when she arrived. I had work the following morning, so I really felt like sleeping. When I let her inside she was very noisy. After about 30 minutes she fell asleep.
I was waken up suddenly by her trying to ‘sneak’ in my bed (keep in mind she was drunk af) so it was not very smooth. I asked what she was doing, and told her to use the other room. She refused and wanted to cuddle with me — also saying she was willing to pay more. I told her, quite aggressive, to use the other room or leave. At the point she simply got mad at me. After about 15 minutes she bust the door open and comes in the room trying to sell me some of her organic product called vitamin plus or something. I was furious. She kept going for about 1 hour before the almost fell asleep in the door opening. She gave me 5 stars.” —LarsTheWise
15. "The worst guest we ever had was a very large guy."
“We will call him Willie. He seemed nice enough but he had a tendency to leave his milk cartons in the sink with the cold tap running instead of using the fridge ‘because he didn’t want to bother us’. This of course led to a flood in his room in his upstairs room but we didn’t realize this until after Willie other problem came to fruition.
Willie had a tendency to take mammoth shits, shits so massive that our plumbing had issues dealing with it. Because he couldn’t use his toilet and didn’t want to trouble us with the overflowing toilet situation, Willie had started going directly in the shower and tried to use the hot stream of water from the shower to melt his mammoth shits down the drain. Lovely.” —ionwesker