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TulaneLSU
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Frustrations with Airbnb
Friends,

Airbnb is an amateur organization of tourism hobbyists. Under poor judgment several months ago I was talked into this sort of lodging for an upcoming trip to NY. I make four trips every year because it is one of three cities in America worth visiting, New Orleans and DC being the other two. When Mother goes we stay at the Waldorf Astoria, which is currently undergoing a multiyear renovation. This trip in July, though, was to be a solo TulaneLSU trip to further explore some of New York’s pizza restaurants (see TulaneLSU’s Top 40 pizzas in the U.S.A.).

Today I received an email from my host requesting that I cancel the reservation due to the new virus. Besides believing that the virus pandemonium will be long passed by that time, I was quite appalled to receive this request, as I learned that if I initiate the cancelation Airbnb will charge me about $60. What gall for the host to tell me to initiate a cancellation.

This certainly will be the last time I rent from amateurs.

Yours,
TulaneLSU
This post was edited on 4/6 at 11:12 am


AbitaFan08
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re: Frustrations with Airbnb


Your shtick is perfect for the Travel Board. Welcome.


bluestem75
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Dallas, TX
Member since Oct 2007
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re: Frustrations with Airbnb
I suggest keeping the reservation up and telling the owner that s/he will have to cancel it as you are still planning to go. If s/he no longer wants to offer the accommodation, s/he can cancel it on their own.


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Zappas Stache
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re: Frustrations with Airbnb
You're just phishing for me to divuldge the top 10 airbnbs I've stayed in.


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TigerAlum1982
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re: Frustrations with Airbnb
Is this someone considered a Super Host? Just curious.


TulaneLSU
TBD Fan
Member since Aug 2003
Member since Dec 2007
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re: Frustrations with Airbnb
Yes she is. $550 a night.


baldona
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Florida
Member since Feb 2016
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re: Frustrations with Airbnb
If you message them through Airbnb only in which your communication is clear, the host can either refund you 100% or Airbnb likely will given the circumstances.

The host can also initiate a cancellation, they just get dinged for it. So tell the host to initiate it.

Also, this is the exact opposite of what I expected fwiw. Most guys are complaining the CAN'T get a cancellation for this summer.


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Nole Man
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re: Frustrations with Airbnb
quote:

Your shtick is perfect for the Travel Board. Welcome.


Can the Fark Board be next? I wait for the day.


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jralspanky
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re: Frustrations with Airbnb
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When Mother goes


You serious


hoopsgalore
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re: Frustrations with Airbnb
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TulaneLSU


NOPE


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Nole Man
Florida State Fan
Somewhere In Tennessee!
Member since May 2011
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re: Frustrations with Airbnb
Waldorf Astoria

Big Baller!


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lordguill
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Dec 2005
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re: Frustrations with Airbnb
Since when does the host need the guest’s permission to cancel? I’ve had a host cancel on me before with no warning and no reason.


The Boat
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Member since Oct 2008
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re: Frustrations with Airbnb
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Since when does the host need the guest’s permission to cancel? I’ve had a host cancel on me before with no warning and no reason.


The host doesn't want to ding their site reputation. Tell them tough shite.


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hogfly
Arkansas Fan
Fayetteville, AR
Member since May 2014
3761 posts

re: Frustrations with Airbnb
You must be be poor boy. Waldorf and AirBNB. Good grief.


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LeeLoUA16
Member since Jan 2020
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re: Frustrations with Airbnb
Same frustrations here, except for a June 2-15 trip to a Florida. I initiated the cancellation, but my superhist immediately refunded her entire portion. Airbnb has only refunded 48.00 of their $200 fee. Have messaged several times, with almost no progress. Super frustrating....


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