Kim and I try to keep our lodging budget to a minimum but love to mix in stays in nicer places with our points. This can make for some interesting stays- one day a beautiful room with a great shower while two days later the room can be let’s just say not so great…
This brings me to Airbnb. When looking for a place to stay it might not be our first choice but makes for a good option when budget hotels don’t seem worth it.
During our limited times using Airbnb we’ve left (pretty much) satisfied after each stay.
Kim came across an article on Gawker about Airbnb which I find almost impossible to believe.
The article is about The Worst Airbnb in the Universe: 22 Beds in One Apartment.
22 beds in an apartment! I hope this apartment has 5-6 bedrooms.
I pulled up the article and couldn’t believe what I was reading.
An apartment in New York City with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms was setup to accommodate 22 people. I can’t imagine how 22 beds could possibly fit into the apartment. I’d love to know something very important- when the apartment is full, how long is the wait for the bathroom!
A bed could be yours for $35 per night, which if you put aside the cramped conditions would be a great deal to stay in NYC.
However, besides the apartment getting potentially packed, there is also a crazy list of rules that comes along with your bed.
Here are some of the rules:
- Individual must stay at least 30 days.
- At least 2 weeks written notice must be given prior to departure date.
- Sheets, pillows and covers are not provided. They are available for rent for $25
It looks like the apartment was modeled after a hostel but the plan wasn’t thought out so well. The bunk beds look like they are set up so close to one another that I’m not sure a person could squeeze through to get into their bed. Also, 22 people with only 2 bathrooms is insane. Since these are full bathrooms, if one person is using the bathroom, nobody else could make use of it.
And all of those rules…
According to the article, the owner took down the listing. There was also an update stating that Airbnb has banned this host from the site for life.
What was your worst accommodation experience that you ever had while traveling?
Find out more about the worst Airbnb from Gawker here.
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- Forget Airbnb, Celebrity Homes You Can Rent
- Airbnb Teams Up With Ikea To Offer In-Store Stay
- Support Airbnb in NYC
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