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‘Clean’ Airbnb With ‘Bathroom’ Is Really A Regular Container That’s Also Illegal
By Mikelle Leow, 15 May 2019
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Some people would go great lengths to oversell something. One man learned this the hard way when his last-minute rental ended up being more than what he had bargained for.
According to Amsterdam news network AT5, British traveler Ben Speller paid €134 (US$150) to rent a “Clean Home in Amsterdam with Private Bathroom,” which was categorized as a cottage.
By the looks of the guest’s Facebook post, the listing only had one picture, which depicted the iconic ‘I Amsterdam’ logo, so imagine his shock when he realized he was expected to sleep in a plain white shipping container with a tiny toilet and a makeshift bedroom.
Notably, the container was also parked illegally on the side of a road. Speller immediately walked away from the structure after he looked in, AT5 elaborates.
The host, “Jacob,” supposedly mentioned the crucial “container-house” detail after the tourist arrived at the venue. Aside from this strange rental, he also placed a second listing describing a “Clean Home in Amsterdam Next to Station.”
The guest remarks that Airbnb refunded him after the host refused to do so.
Airbnb has since confirmed with Gizmodo that “Jacob” and his listings have been removed from its website. “Misrepresented or fraudulent listings have no place on our platform,” a spokesperson adds.
[via Gizmodo, images via various sources]
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