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Airbnb Fri 10-Jun-16 18:46:26

Chatting to a friend today who is a bit skint so considering using her spare room for Airbnb.

Conceptually I think the idea of a single lady inviting random people from the Internet to use her home is fucking bonkers but it got me wondering if the perception and reality are the same.

Is it safe? How common are the horror stories? Would you do it?

CodyKing Fri 10-Jun-16 18:51:08

How would they know she was a single lady? Most people holiday as a couple or friends or groups - so advertise as £X per couple rather than a single rate - should be ok then!

Airbnb Fri 10-Jun-16 19:20:46

I think you've missed the point cody, she'd be hosting not staying.

PPie10 Fri 10-Jun-16 19:23:50

Yanbu I don't think this is a safe option for her either.

MelanieCheeks Fri 10-Jun-16 19:25:16

I haven't heard any horror stories! But both host and guest have to review each other, so presumably she could check out and veto prospective guests.

Airbnb Fri 10-Jun-16 19:31:19

would you really trust an Internet review to be sufficient to allow people to stay in your home, have a key to get in and out and be there whilst you were sleeping too?

ForalltheSaints Fri 10-Jun-16 19:49:46

My home is my castle, so I wouldn't host anyone like this.

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