Some more info:
The name of the island is Brother Island. It is on the very northeast coast of Palawan, about 2 hours by van and boat from El Nido.
The owner of the island's name is So we, and he is awesome. Originally, the island could only accommodate something like 12 people, but he hired a bunch more staff to build bamboo hits, a 40+ person table, a bar, and more just for us. When you rent the island you get all the food and drinks included.
The island itself has a huge beach on one end, and then small hiking paths that lead up to the back. In the back there is a small building with window-walls on all four sides that rests on a cliff.
If you have anymore questions, let me know.
P.S. I don't work for him in any way. He just went above and beyond for us and made our wedding amazing. I feel I should return the favor.
Good. There is allready a 60 day limit, its not enough.
Best thing is the banning of touringbusses. Its going to do so much to the air quality and overall trafic. Cant wait
If someone isn't comfortable having strangers in their home then they definitely should not be an Airbnb host.
According to Airbnb's Terms of Service a host can have surveillance devices in some limited cases, provided they are disclosed in the listing, are located in a non-private area, and the guest gives full consent to being recorded.
Asherfergusson, your story mirrors my own in a lot of ways, except mine had a happy ending. I also had a bad experience at an Airbnb in Paris recently. The place was a dump with mold everywhere in the kitchen and bathroom. Plus fruit flies, bugs, and open bottles of liquor everywhere.
I emailed customer support, but also sent them photos and video of my inability to get into my own room through the "private access" to my bedroom. Some suggestions based on my experience.
1) Be persistent. My customer service with the first representative wasn't so great but they quickly transferred me to a higher tier representative that was much more helpful. If you have to use the "Can I speak to your manager" line then by all means go for it.
2) Take lots of pictures or videos of the issues. Send them through the customer support page. (https://www.airbnb.com/help/contact_us) or
3) Don't cancel the reservation until you know you have a place to stay and all your luggage is ready to go. Once the cancellation process happens you have 30 minutes to move out of the apartment.
I ended up getting a $500 credit and stayed at a much nicer place for the rest of my stay. I'm sorry for what happened in your situation and hope that Airbnb does the right thing and refunds your money.
I recommend you post this to /r/CozyPlaces and /r/UnitedStatesofAmerica too, the folks there will love it. Looks fantastic, apparently you can stay there too, the listing is on AirBnB.
The email doesn't work either, gives me
"Unfortunately, this automated email notification is unable to receive replies. We’re
happy to help you with any questions or concerns. Please contact us here: https://www.airbnb.com/help/contact_us"
You could consider contacting AirBNB dirctly and they may take it up with your host, it does after all reflect badly on them and potentially impact the experience of their guests.
They have a Responsible Host policy and a Neighbour contact number specifically for this kind of stuff:
This needs to be more well known. Seriously, after discovering Airbnb, I don't stay in hotels while on vacation. It's so much cheaper, and so much more comfortable and home-like.
All of CO isn't like that. Aspen is one of the premiere ski resorts in NA. You could probably rent that place out for over $1000 a night on Airbnb if you wanted..
Here's a place in the same area for $1650 a night.
Here's the listing.
I went back in my email to find it, and they sent me a copy of their policies which confirmed they should ban the listing, but obviously they didn't.
I really hope they’re working to fix these bugs but as of December 2017, there are countless error messages that happen on the app. I even had a top customer service rep tell me to only make changes to my profile on the desktop because it might not work properly on the app! This is quite alarming considering that when you’re traveling you likely won’t have access to a desktop computer. Even their website says to request a refund after cancellations you have to do it “from a computer” not their app. And I believe they intentionally hide things on the app like the feature for "requesting a refund" as an example.
Hallstadt is my hood!
My mom turned my old room into an airbnb for people who want to visit the region ... it's doing really well and I'm happy for her, but also, a lot of people have now slept in my bed ;)
Hallstadt is beautiful though
It's on their webpage:
> Guests who refuse to leave—and how Airbnb can help
> These situations are incredibly rare, but if they happen, we'll work with you to try and help resolve the problem with your guest. Should you face such a situation, let our 24/7 support team know as soon as possible and we'll get in touch with you.
Google-fu friend. :)
No it's not. The building is mostly condos but if you want to stay there an Airbnb only costs $185 a night.
Adding trees to a building incurs significant upfront and ongoing costs. From the extra concrete to support the weight to making sure that they don't fall down and kill people. Maintaining trees like that is going to take more than a couple low wage laborers could provide.
Certainly cool though and if could afford to live in a building like that I would. But if it is going to be widespread, than it needs to save more than it costs. I'm not sure we really have enough data yet to say that the costs are worth it.
weird by /u/DanielKrawisz,
it was not a vacation and labeling as such is misleading imo, it was a meetup of all wallet employees developers + some management.
What the company paid for was the accommodation (https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/5109208, accommodating 10 persons) for 6 days and the flight, that's it. Mine personally was 0.326 BTC (217,70USD) at that time (Germany to Spain).
The rental car and stuff was on our own, same for food.
<5 BTC paid for having devs from Canada/Chile/Austria/Germany see each other face to face for the first time (I was with mycelium for a year by that time and had not seen any of you in video)
I get that you did code more than most of the other devs, but you were also working on shufflepuff and the others were wallet team with the goal to get sync on the road lying ahead.
It is wrong to name it a vacation on company expenses, as its whole purpose was work related.
Airbnb hosts may not
Airbnb hosts may
Am I missing something?
Here is the link! It's called Colle dell'ara. The place has many rooms to chose from, in the main house and above the main house. The hosts were absolutely incredible. I highly highly recommend it. They do cooking classes as well there! I could go on for hours about this place.
AirBnB's insurance policy doesn't cover damage to rented properties if the owner didn't consent to the sub-letting. That is, if you're renting your apartment from someone else and then renting it out to others without the owner's consent, that million dollar policy doesn't apply to you (in the paragraph headed "User Conduct"). By all means, keep on keepin' on, but be aware of your personal liabilities in this situation.
It is against Airbnb policy.
It is also against Texas law to record conversations that you are not a part of:
And it may be a felony or class a misdemeanor in Texas to record video:
There are Airbnbs there!
> 2500 in hotel reservations
Fuck that, just get an airbnb
edit: 25 bucks a night, 10 minutes from the convention center, available on the convention week. Youre welcome any delegates reading this
airbnb has a very strict nondiscrimination policy
>Airbnb hosts may not:
Impose any different terms or conditions or decline a reservation based on the guest’s age or familial status, where prohibited by law.
Airbnb hosts may:
Provide factually accurate information about their listing’s features (or lack of them) that could make the listing unsafe or unsuitable for guests of a certain age or families with children or infants.
Note in their listing applicable community restrictions (e.g. senior housing) that prohibit guests under a particular age or families with children or infants.
Host Cancellation Policies
More than 7 days before check-in: You'll receive one penalty-free cancellation every 6 months. Then, for every additional cancellation within a 6-month period, you'll be charged $50 per cancellation.
Within 7 days of check-in: Airbnb charges a $100 fee for any reservation canceled within 7 days of check-in.
We'll automatically deduct any applicable cancellation fees from your next payout.
Given that AirBnB is a tech 2.0 company I'm willing to bet their response to that situation is "not our problem"
Edit: I take that back, apparently they do offer an insurance program
You can also report him to AirBNB and tell them that he is renting illegally and that there are parties and that you will be calling the police every night on him. Bonus if you contact Airbnb through twitter (they are very responsive) and make sure to have his listing link and his name and everything ready.
Imagine paying $6,000 for a couple days in that shitty resort and tiny condo when you can rent massive, multi-property estates (with amenities) in Austin for $1,200 per night. Finance major btw.
Yeah, me either. The bed is literally their only job. If I ran into something like that I'd take pictures and complain to Airbnb.
Edit: I just found out about Airbnb Plus. Those are some nice places for cheap! I want to take a vacation now.
There's an expectation of privacy when staying at a hotel, and staying at an Airbnb is no different.
Also, hidden surveillance devices are forbidden per Airbnb's Terms of Service.
Unless it's an apartment or neighborhood rule refusing to host someone due to their age is a breach of the Airbnb nondiscrimination policy - Immediately report those users.
>Age and Familial Status
>Airbnb hosts may not:
>Impose any different terms or conditions or decline a reservation based on the guest’s age or familial status, where prohibited by law.
>Airbnb hosts may:
>Provide factually accurate information about their listing’s features (or lack of them) that could make the listing unsafe or unsuitable for guests of a certain age or families with children or infants.
Note in their listing applicable community restrictions (e.g. senior housing) that prohibit guests under a particular age or families with children or infants.
Airbnb has a feature allowing you to report/file a complaint. They will then get in touch W the host associated with the listing you report (your neighbor).
Some example of the interior, most of them looks pretty nice
Screw people who do this to ANYONE, not just Airbnb hosts.
Here's a Facebook post about a hotel that dealt with one
You pay for a service and if there's a noticeable impact on my business because of it, I may offer you a discounted rate for a future stay.
If you didn't approve/deny the inquiry then your response rate will go down, this is on a rolling 30 day schedule and will eventually fall off.
Failing to approve/deny the inquiry is probably going to have a negligible impact on your stats, depending on how many you get.
Your response time, however, will stay the same as you replied to them in the message thread.
The Vatican City data comes from locations technically in Italy, but close to the Vatican that list themselves/are listed as Vatican City proper. https://www.airbnb.com/s/Vatican-City--Vatican-City
Should probably remove the Vatican from the map as the Pope is not letting out a spare bedroom.
Have you contacted Airbnb? They say that effective 1/15/15 their Host Protection Insurance will provide primary liability coverage even if you don't have your own renters/homeowners policy.
The nicest and biggest - Its huge and awesome. It sits on 3 lots if y'all wanted to do play basketball, corn hole, or anything else like that. I'd set up a decathlon for y'all to decide your draft order if you want. I could get y'all a keg and anything else like that. I could get someone to run your auction if your league does that. Ooh, I could set up a projector so that everyone can see the board, and you could have people who can't attend on the screen via skype. Basically, I'd want to make it the ultimate draft experience at a cheap price. This place would be about $200 per person (assuming 12 people) for the stay, a keg, a huge pot of gumbo, a bunch of jambalaya, and all of the beer pong, corn hole type stuff.
Here is the cheapest place that sleeps 12, not as comfortably. It's not as nice. This would be more like $100 per person.
Then I have several others are inbetween those prices. I'd obviously recommend the mansion. An extra hundred is nothing for the best weekend of the year.
It is a bedroom.
It's the bedroom of Airbnb's 'pop-up' apartment inside the Holmenkollen ski jump in Oslo (from last year). One lucky couple did get to stay there, and sleep in that room.
You are going next April? I cannot possibly recommend THIS place enough. You absolutely should stay there. I am Facebook friends with the girl who lives below (and cleans, and helps you with everything) along with the guy who drove us everywhere for like $35/day. Send me a PM and I can get you some great suggestions.
$2000+??? Try AirBnB.
I don't see a reasonable justification for imposing a $200 limit.
A limit would be reasonable if it were just a free coupon, i.e. an offer to get $25 off your next stay of $200 of more.
However, AirBnB is running a referral program. You have to drive a sale to AirBnB in order to earn the credit. On top of that, during the promotional period, that sale needs to be $200+.
AirBnB collects about 12% in fees on a transaction. For a referral, they're paying your friend $25 and you $25. But two $200 transactions equals $48 in fees, and that's assuming you're hitting the minimum right on the nose. In short, even though they're already getting a free sales lead in the worst case scenario - they've gone further to try and make credits lapse, to save cash.
AirBnB is probably aware that their policy sucks. There's a reason why it's not disclosed on the main page, not even in small print. It is disclosed on the Terms & Conditions pages to cover their ass, but it's obvious that they're intentionally being sly.
I'm just going to throw this out there: might not get visibility, but seriously consider air bnb nyc if you guys are planning on staying in the city, and look early. You can get rooms on your own for half or less of what it costs to get the hotel room for the period in question with potentially better locations near MSG. Just saying. ;) Have fun either way!
For those interested, I do rent it out via airbnb.com when I go camping and am away for work. It is in Denver in the RiNo Arts District, this isn't meant as an advertisement, as I never have a hard time finding airbnbers; I just thought it could possibly help out others in this community who may be traveling to this beautiful city.
lol oh wow. I've actually seen this unit before too, on AirBnB. Same floor plan as mine.
I remember reading this article about someone renting out their place on Airbnb whose guests wouldn't leave and it became a nightmare for them. I also found this from Airbnb, which you might find helpful. The key seems to be to not let them stay longer than 29 days, but it depends on the law where the house is located.
That is great news for residents.
AirBnB (and vrbo), when used at a scale like they are here, create crazy price pressure on both renters and home buyers, as well as neighborhoods. In a city of only 40,000 households, AirBnB lists between hundreds and a thousand available properties in Boulder. That's a huge chunk of the housing market.
( try: https://www.airbnb.com/s/boulder-colorado?checkin=05%2F16%2F2015&checkout=05%2F22%2F2015&source=bb )
It was different years back when AirBNB was literally just folks sharing their house when they were away on vacation. Now there are bulk firms turning homes into year-round unregulated Hotels on otherwise residential blocks. It absolutely sucks to live near them.
OP might be full of it, but I've used airbnb and the general scam doesn't sound that implausible.
Proof of ownership is easy to forge. Anyone can record a deed and they are trivial to create. Same with a lease.
Also, from Airbnb's website:
> Your payment information is collected when you submit a reservation request. Once the host accepts your request, or if you book a reservation with Instant Book, your payment method will be charged for the entire amount at that time.
> Whether the reservation is two days or two months away, we hold the payment until 24 hours after check-in before giving it to the host. This hold gives both parties time to make sure that everything is as expected.
So while the host may not have it, the guest has already paid. The scammer may have also contacted the person outside airbnb and demanded additional or direct payment.
It does seem unlikely that they would let this go on for long after people complained though.
Did you ask for ... "reimbursement for one night’s lodging in the form of an electronic travel certificate that may be applied to future travel on UA"?
Even though they say they don't provide you lodging, that's something you may be able to get out of them.
Something else that they'll sometimes do is get you a room under the contracts they have for this stuff - you'll just have to pay for it.
That can save you a good bit of money.
Otherwise, if you wanted to go cheap, pretty close by, and not completely devoid of anything to do, saw this on AirBNB at One Loudoun for $60, which is a mixed-use development just north of the airport.
If money's not as much of a concern, Reston Town Center or Tysons Corner both have some walkability, a bar or two, and are within 20 minutes or so of the airport.
EDIT: Move along people, /u/shaddowbannedpanda IS the Airbnb host (Jon Potter). Check the posting history.
I think the host is lying and i'm calling bullshit. This listing was posted and subsequently removed from /r/sanfrancisco yesterday. At that time, the calendar for the listing was WIDE open. Even now, there is only one week showing as booked for this property, and that is after the listing has gone somewhat viral. There is one solitary review, which is "The host canceled this reservation the day before arrival. This is an automated posting." Cancelling last minute is a big no-no with Airbnb.
The article claims there is so much interest he is turning people down. Bullshit. if that were the case, the calendar would be full and there would be more than one (automated, negative) review. A quick search on Airbnb shows you can actually get a clean private room in MV for $46/night. Frankly, the pictures are terrible and obviously taken at night, and nobody would risk staying in place like that (whose only review is evidence that you could be left in the lurch with NO place to stay due to a host cancellation). this is what a successful bay area tent listing looks like. Notice the reviews, the decent photos, the lower price, and the general "you aren't gonna get murdered" vibe.
This listing, in contrast, is fishy as fuck, and I wonder if this is an attempt to drive traffick to his late-to-the-party cute cat website. Weird-o-rama.
This is directly from the airbnb website:
> 9.3 If a Host cancels a confirmed booking, the Guest will receive a full refund of the Total Fees for such booking and Airbnb may publish an automated review on the Listing cancelled by the Host indicating that a booking was cancelled. In addition, Airbnb may (i) keep the calendar for the Listing unavailable or blocked for the dates of the cancelled booking, and/or (ii) impose a cancellation fee, unless the Host has a valid reason for cancelling the booking pursuant to Airbnb’s Extenuating Circumstances Policy or has legitimate concerns about the Guest’s behavior.
Then when you go to read about what they consider "extenuating circumstances" it says this as the first reason:
> Unexpected death or serious illness of a host, guest or immediate family member (spouse/partner, child, parent, legal guardian, grandparent, or sibling)
As to what that means for you, I'm not 1000% sure.
Definitely follow up on this. I've had people not want to rent to me, or cancel within a week of arrival, but that gave me time to find another option. Canceling on you after meeting you with you is just ridiculous.
Automated review. If you cancel before the day of check-in, an automated review will be posted to your listing's profile indicating that you canceled one of your reservations. These reviews can't be removed, but you can always write a public response to clarify why you needed to cancel.
Guest review. If you cancel on the day of check-in or later, guests can leave a public review on your listing’s profile.
Unavailable/blocked calendar. Your calendar will stay blocked and you won't be able to accept another reservation for the same dates of the canceled reservation.
Loss of eligibility for Superhost status. You won't be eligible to earn Superhost status for one year after your most recent cancellation.
Account suspension. If you cancel 3 or more reservations within a year, we may deactivate your listing.
Maybe look into http://www.easyroommate.com/ or https://www.airbnb.com/. They both are decent websites.
With airbnb, it's not typically about renting a room, but you could talk to someone that has an extra room, and discuss renting.
my kneejerk reaction was similar to yours: how on earth will the city track this info?
The answer actually happened to be on AirBnb's website. There's a lot of cities that already have "short-term leasing" limits, London is the most obvious one.
The cities work with AirBnb and have AirBnB track the individual homes and limit them: https://www.airbnb.com/help/article/1340/i-rent-out-my-home-in-london--what-short-term-rental-laws-apply
AirBnB has been scummy about what laws they want to scurt but when cities put their foot down and say "work with us or don't work here at all," they've complied pretty well.
> Starting from early 2017, Airbnb’s systems are automatically limiting entire home listings in Greater London to 90 nights per calendar year. The information below explains why we have implemented this measure, and how it will work.
Sounds like you're renting a bunk in a bunk bed in a hacker house of sorts. If AirBnB support is refusing to do anything, you're probably SOL, since you have no lease. The amount they're charging you doesn't matter either; it's a short-term rental, so if people are paying day-to-day or week-to-week, if the host raises the cost, that's that.
You can report the host to the proper authorities if they're breaking any of the SF requirements. They'd get a fine, but it's highly unlikely you'd be compensated in any way, and then you'd all be out of a place. ¯\_(ツ)_\/¯
The article didn't say what the "city’s registration requirements" that the city is proposing to require AirBNB to enforce.
It looks like the requirements are pretty sane. See
AirBNB already meets a lot of requirements like collecting 14% Transient Occupancy Tax and providing liability insurance. The other requirements that the host has to meet look to me:
That seems pretty reasonable.
Here on their website you can see how lame their background checks are. They say, "If we have enough information (usually at least the user’s first and last name plus date of birth) to identify a guest or host who lives in the United States, we check certain databases of public state and county criminal records, as well as state and national sex offender registries for criminal convictions and sex offender registrations."
And a recent Business Insider article explains how even with a successful background check, "a registered sex offender wound up living in an Airbnb hosting unsuspecting guests."
They have it listed under
Improper Discriminatory Practices
Any of the following actions are discriminatory if they are based on a person's race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin:
Refusing to rent, or applying more burdensome criteria to certain guests
Misrepresenting the availability of a unit
Discriminating in choosing guests
Limiting the use of common facilities
Failing to provide the same level of service, or adding extra fees or payments
Denying a request for a reasonable accommodation
Threatening, coercing, intimidating or interfering with anyone exercising a fair housing right or assisting others who exercise that right
Bear in mind this list is not exhaustive.
Maybe it needs to be moved into TOS if not already done so
There was a post just a few days ago - I know it was in DC on the East Coast - but a guy bought a storage unit and remodeled it into a loft, with the sole purpose of renting it out on AirBnB. Found here
I'm sure not everyone is buying place just to completely remodel them and rent them out, but I do believe there are plenty of people who buy multiple properties just to rent them out or put them up on AirBnB.
Take for instance this AirBnB renter from Lake Tahoe, whose profile states he has many rentals that he lists on over 50 websites. Funny enough that he also has a chip on his shoulder about Bay Area renters...
Not to mention you generally can get 1 or 2 penalty free cancellations for Instant Booked reservations, per year. Just call Airbnb and tell them what's up.
Well, I hope the tenant made enough money renting out her place via AirBnB that she saved something up to get another apartment:
I guess everyone wants to make some money in this market.
OP, the time to call and complain to Airbnb was when you arrived, not after you've stayed. Unfortunately, after you've stayed you have no leverage and you're outside the policy for problem resolution.
You can call Airbnb and complain, but that's about all you can do. That and leave the host a negative review. I would certainly do that.
It's on Airbnb, which is where I found it. It's the first project of a young Mexican architect named Aranza de Ariño and it goes by Casa Tiny if you wanted to do some more research on it.
>Construction costs, Aranza says, came to approximately $45,000, including “the pool, terraces, access road, and all the installations (such as water, electric, sewage, cistern, and passive solar heaters for the water in the bathroom and kitchen).”
This is probably the best article I've ever found on Casa Tiny. It has tons of details, pictures, and even a technical drawing that I hadn't seen before.
>“We make every one of our users sign a pledge when they sign up that they will not discriminate and exhibit hatred”
Based on that you should ban way more groups than that, but that would require you to actually mean it and apply rules equally and who the fuck does that these days. This is obviously PR stunt and it is disgusting. Every time there is tragedy companies use it to promote and virtue signal.
I looked into their terms and policies and they are very vague. Most about hate I found was:
>We welcome guests of all backgrounds with authentic hospitality and open minds. Joining Airbnb, as a host or guest, means becoming part of a community of inclusion. Bias, prejudice, racism, and hatred have no place on our platform or in our community. While hosts are required to follow all applicable laws that prohibit discrimination based on such factors as race, religion, national origin, and others listed below, we commit to do more than comply with the minimum requirements established by law.
On the other hand it also says this:
> We are respectful of each other in our interactions and encounters. Airbnb appreciates that local laws and cultural norms vary around the world and expects hosts and guests to abide by local laws, and to engage with each other respectfully, even when views may not reflect their beliefs or upbringings.
More details are here
Mostly they have normal things - no discirmination on gender, orientation, disability etc.
Here is their community commitment (source):
>I agree to treat everyone in the Airbnb community—regardless of their race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age—with respect, and without judgment or bias.
> owned and managed remotely by someone in San Francisco
That is illegal, unless they're also managing it as a rental property. You can and should report them.
"[A] local resident must occupy the residence for at least 270 days each year"
AirBNB has them for $77/night.
This article claims they were $430-$640/mo in 2012.
I found this place for $15/nt https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/25348788 Not sure you can find any better than that unless something free comes up. Might be able to work out something with them for long-term
I was just there recently as well, and I thought the place we stayed was good for what we needed. It certainly wasn't luxury, but it was walking distance from the park entrance, so it was easy to beat the crowds. It seemed like a good value. https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/13812312
Call your landlord and explain the situation, and ask him for a solution first, maybe he has something for you. Like an extra key at a relative's house.
If not, tell your landlord you need a place to sleep and that you want to call a locksmith.
Sent you Yusef's number in private, he's a locksmith I trust. I believe it'll cost you around the same price, but this way you get to sleep in your own bed.
I saw a few small hotels/motels in Hadar and German Colony. Probably a bit more pricey than airb&b.
If you want to rent a room, I guess should check air b&b.
Edit: Have you tried turning it off and on and licking the doorknob first?
Visited Lisbon summer 2015.
Sintra is definitely worth the day trip or maybe even two days. We were there all day and only saw Castelo dos Mouros and Quinta da Regaleira. Definitely take the bus between sites - walking ate up a lot of our time. Also, the hike up to the Castelo dos Mouros is killer.
Highly recommend the Time Out Market at Mercado da Ribeira. It's everything you want from a food hall - jam packed with tons stalls representing local restaurant/chefs. I had a tiny waffle cone filled with ham (?), a Francesinha (!!), port, and gelato. I've read complaints that the prices are high compared to other Lisbon restaurants, and that's true, but I thought it was very fair compared to what I would pay for similar quality in Texas. It was super crowded, but we didn't have trouble finding seats. Clean, free bathrooms.
Thought the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos was beautiful and worth the trip out of the way.
We stayed in the Alfama, which I highly recommend. Our Airbnb was near the Museu do Fado, right off Rua Jardim do Tabaco, so it wasn't deep in the Alfama and was easy to find. I loved wandering around the Alfama - it felt very safe during the day. The restaurants on Rua Jardim do Tabaco seemed very hit or miss - I think they cater to a lot of tourists on cruises, maybe? Better to eat in the neighborhood. Restaurante O Beco was delicious - I had bacalhau com natas. When we arrived, we got giant sangrias at Gil & Riveiro Lda for like, 2 euro. Then, we got breakfast there every day (pastel de nata!).
We got the LisboaCard. Not sure it was worth the price, though I appreciate not worrying about public transportation tickets.
Edit to add: You have to try the roast chicken (is this called Frango no Churrasco?) and ginjinha.
Hosts can require you "verify identity" by linking a Facebook account (and, I assume, other providers). ~~I use quotes since it would be trivial to (violate their TOS) and create a fake Facebook account for that purpose.~~
Edit: It's been awhile since I verified. You have to provide a photo of government issued ID as well - https://www.airbnb.com/help/article/1556/why-do-i-have-to-complete-a-verification-process-to-host-an-experience
Damn, looks great!
Suggest to add another corporation to boycott: Airbnb
> We started by providing housing for evacuees of disasters and have since provided housing during 54 global disasters. We partnered with organizations dedicated to the needs of refugees around the world. And just last week, we announced that the Airbnb community will provide free housing to refugees and those recently barred from entering the US. When we announced this, there was an outpouring of interest from our community, and we were inspired to go bigger.
> I bet Pemco is upset that they are asked to pay for commercial losses on a residential policy)
I bet a vast majority of AirBnB hosts don't tell their insurers that they're running their home like a commercial property, and don't have the rider on their policy required to do it.
And I also would bet that AirBnB fully knows this, and doesn't really guide its user base into seeking required insurance. Because it would significantly cut into the pool of AirBnB properties, as more people found out they really aren't covered unless they pay significantly more for insurance.
This page really does make it sound like your home would be covered in all cases up to $1 million. Not one iota of mention that they're actually basing this off of your own homeowners' insurance approving the claim, nor do they say that unless your own homeowners' insurance is aware you're running a hotel at home, you're probably going to be denied or at the very least sandbagged and delayed.
Fucking AirBnB plays it both ways, they paint this delightful picture of stress-free income to their userbase, and they roll the dice and hope too many don't get self aware enough to check the fine print. Or con their userbase into choosing to not check the fine print, and to hope for the best.
AirBnB lures its userbase and carefully avoids any legal liability for itself.
Fuck this guy for not checking, he sounds like a typical dipshit who deliberately ignored knowing what he should have, but ... AirBnB is definitely playing on peoples' willing ignorance in order to grow their business. And that is absolutely on AirBnB. They know what the fuck they're doing. People want to believe this is a wonderful and liability-free way to make money off their own property. And ignore the reality, that they're opening themselves up to being robbed with no recourse.
This is not acceptable and they are violating a number of Airbnb TOS not to mention, just being awful hosts. While I know this is irrelevant now, for other guests and in the future, you do not have to accept a change of accommodation when this happens. https://www.airbnb.com/help/article/250/what-if-a-host-informs-me-that-the-listing-i-already-paid-for-is-now-unavailable-but-they-have-an-alternative
> Why wouldn't the same be true for hotel rooms or AirBNB?
What makes you think it's not? It can get muddled and murky and depend on the circumstances, but if you Google 'hotel/AirBNB guest establish tenancy,' you'll see that things happen: https://www.airbnb.com/help/article/805/what-are-some-things-i-should-consider-before-hosting-long-term-guests, https://www.cnet.com/news/airbnb-guest-stays-30-days-gets-tenants-rights/, http://www.hlconvergeblog.com/long-term-hotel-guests-might-not-be-so-easy-to-remove/.
I only skimmed those links and they may not really speak to how one can claim tenancy after only a few days, but they can, and the specifics can just not matter regardless. What it takes to legally remove a 'guest' or 'licensee' from the home can be about the same as what it takes to remove a tenant.
It doesn't help the property owner that the police probably will not get involved.
I would suggest checking Air BnB and looking for a detached building so you guys can be a little on the rowdy side and be okay. A place like this, only $225 for a night and beds for everyone and a whole house.
If you're talking about renting an apartment, the lease will almost certainly have a clause preventing you from subletting or renting it out without landlord approval. Likewise for a condo, the bylaws will have some sort of restrictions, if they allow it at all.
Aside from contractual obligations, be sure to check laws for your specific area. Airbnb has a nice list here: https://www.airbnb.com/help/article/1376/responsible-hosting-in-the-united-states
I listed one of spare bedrooms on AirBnB 10 days ago and have had 2 reservations since then. I currently have a med student staying with me during his rotation for $50/night for 19 days. I think for shorter visits I should be able to get $70/night and more on busy weekends. I plan to use this money to fund my house maintenance and improvement. (I need a new roof in 5 years) Shameless plug if you happen to be in Atlanta.
Literally took 30 seconds.
AirBnB not only charges a cleaning fee, but they expect you to clean up some basics.
Basic "camp site" clean up required or you get a bad review: http://gizmodo.com/5918204/read-these-tips-or-nobody-will-ever-let-you-be-an-airbnb-guest-again
You have to pay a cleaning fee anyway: https://www.airbnb.com/help/article/58/how-are-cleaning-fees-added
"We do not endorse off-site payments or cash payments. All off-site transactions are done at your own risk, and Airbnb cannot verify the validity of any transactions done outside our system.
If a host asks you for more money than what you paid on the site and it was not stated in the listing or in the message thread, please contact us and we'll contact your host directly."
Airbnb: 855 424 7262
It's actually not that hard to get. You only need 10 trips per year and 80% 5-star reviews. Source: https://www.airbnb.com/superhost
Our first place that was insanely moldy was with a Superhost who had over forty 4.5-star reviews.
There was someone on here not too long ago that rented out an entire island for their wedding. Apparently it's not even that expensive, all things considered. They even do a group discount thing, 3 meals a day, all sorts of goodies. Linky.
They do not have to notify you.
Do guests have to disclose the presence of an assistance animal before booking?
No. While guests are not required to disclose the presence of an assistance animal before booking, we always encourage transparent communication to ensure a smooth experience for all.
I would however mark them down for communication for not saying something about it. Youre totally within your rights to do so.
I've already signed up for Airbnb disaster relief... I've never had anyone take me up on the offer though. :/
The thing is you can only stay in places that are not booked yet... and it being mardi gras makes that tough...
I am curious though to know if airbnb would wave the penalities for host canceling on guest to help victims. (Its $100+ and a relocation fee + potential loss of listing.)
If you need a place here are host that have offered up available dates for free.
No, not rude. "Hi [guest], we would love to host you, but I just wanted to make sure you saw the 2 guest limit. We are happy to host guests of any age, but that limit is firm, so that would mean a maximum of 2 adults OR 1 adult and 1 child. Let me know if you have any questions blah blah blah etc."
EDIT: just so you have it, here is Airbnb's page on children as guests.
Only thing I can think of is if you're going to be going to 2-4 games for an entire weekend, Airbnb might help you out. It'll be more of a house than a hotel so cooking is more of an option. I.E. a "private room" in Grand Rapids, MI, for two nights is only 100 bucks.
Granted, you'd probably rather be in a hotel sometimes/most of the time, but if you're trying to cut down on cost it's an option. Plus, if there's no hotels in the area your kid is playing in, there's still houses that'll be renting out.
To piggyback off this, many leases now contain language that explicitly prohibits using the property for Airbnb. Doing so in violation of the terms of the lease gives the complex grounds to evict you. Additionally, Airbnb's million dollar insurance policy only kicks in if damages are in excess of your personal policy and will only do so if you are the property owner or have explicit consent from the property owner to sublet the property. Under the heading "User Conduct":
> In connection with your use of the Site, Application, Services and Collective Content, you may not and you agree that you will not offer, as a Host, any Accommodation that you do not yourself own or have permission to rent as a residential or other property (without limiting the foregoing, you will not list Accommodations as a Host if you are serving in the capacity of a rental agent or listing agent for a third party) [or] offer, as a Host, any Accommodation that may not be rented or subleased pursuant to the terms and conditions of an agreement with a third party, including, but not limited to, a property rental agreement.
So... if your lease disallows you renting out your place but you rent it out anyway and damages occur, you're on the hook for everything and likely face eviction. Proceed at your own risk. If you have the owner's permission to do so, rock out.
Having the pooch really reduces your options. You might find someone really nice on a site like couchsurfing.com or a dog friendly place on airbnb.com. (this place is $43 a night and pet friendly: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2442670?checkin=02%2F17%2F2015&checkout=02%2F25%2F2015&s=yhTQ)
Beyond that there are some non-profits that can help you with your security deposit so you can move in somewhere sooner than later:
You can also see if the city has any programs to help:
Maybe contact the humane society and see if they know anyone who could watch your dog for a couple of weeks until you get on your feet?
Your giving it as a nightly housing allowance has thrown Mantisbog into thinking in terms of hotel prices, whereas what you're really looking for is a summer sublet/airbnb, with a budget on the order of $1800 to $2000, yes?. But you're asking about the summer of 2019, a full year away. No one is going to have hot tips for you as to that. Indeed, this subreddit is mainly made up of people who live here, and who don't have to worry about finding short term lodging---so take what you hear with a grain of salt.
Airbnb seems like it would cover this nicely, I'd think. I doubt you can make arrangements a year in advance (you're either something of a planner or REALLY excited about having just set up this thing), but you could look on AirBnB now and get an idea of what sorts of things are available. Here's a search I did for the month of August in 5 seconds:
Looks like there are options within your price range. I wouldn't sweat neighborhood at this moment, maybe check back in in 10 months and seek advice about two or three potential rentals that seem promising to you, after consulting a subway map.
EDIT: I wouldn't look exclusively on airbnb, others have suggested other websites to check out.
i don't think that's the castle. I think the castle Rose Leslie grew up in is Lickleyhead castle, which is now an airB&B. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lickleyhead_Castle
Check it out - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6218759 - im guessing they rented it out?
It probably wasn’t a service dog anyway but if it’s a shared listing you can kick them out and you should:
“However, if your listing includes a shared space and an assistance animal would create a health or safety hazard to you or others (e.g. allergies and pets who are unable to share space with other animals due to a safety concern), we will not require you to host the guests with the assistance animal.”
You can if you have instant book turned on.
Hosts never have to host a reservation they’re uncomfortable with.
I cancelled a booking simply based upon the fact that the guest was rude as hell in their initial message. Airbnb cancelled them and put them under review. A guest potentially getting parking billed to me because they wouldn't listen to what I said? You bet your ass I'd cancel them in a heartbeat.
I once saw someone renting a tent in their backyard, complete with time-restricted access to the bathroom indoors. It was like $50 a night. I'll see if I can find it again.
Couldn't find the tent but one of my neighbors is straight up renting their shred.
Found another. https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/14902898
The problem is that AirBnB is not enforcing its own rules. It takes two seconds to find an illegal listing on their site. I chose this one because it is esp. grating.
Airbnb has neighbor complaint portal.
Some buildings have an 80% carpet rule. See what your neighbor thinks about that.
You can also request that your neighbor ask that their guests take off their shoes and tread considerately while in the apartment.
Chances are, your neighbor wants to stay off of your radar when it comes to issues.
you think that's bad? airbnb is worse! I replied back to them asking if they have a take down forum similar to DMCAs for copyright content on the web and they replied back with this link: https://www.airbnb.com/terms/copyright_policy I can only assume they are trying to tire me out by wasting my time.
Jebo hotele, imaš https://www.airbnb.com/
Dobiješ 6 puta bolje sobe 6 puta jeftinije.
10eura - normalni apartman
15eura - super fenci apartman
20eura - luksuz
To je moj izbor kad idem u zagreb, nisam još bio razočaran.
Airbnb Portland is hiring software engineers!
Safeway on Hawthorne and 28th has a huge HIRING sign up
EDIT: added a job, formatted links
LA on a budget is entirely doable! The first I would recommend is AirBnB, you can crash in a private room for $40 to $60 a night, I even saw a couch being offered for $10 a night. I think this should link you to the area surrounding Staples Center. https://www.airbnb.com/s/Los-Angeles--CA?room_types%5B%5D=Private+room&zoom=14&search_by_map=true&sw_lat=34.02613563498039&sw_lng=-118.29554465347451&ne_lat=34.063510036037435&ne_lng=-118.25211432510537&ss_id=l1i61bkp
Once you arrive from your flight, take the Flyaway Bus to Union Station. http://www.lawa.org/FlyAway/content.aspx?id=10152 It's $8 each way. From Union Station, you can Uber Pool it to your room ($5) or take the Metro Rail for $1.75. The Metro is a great way to explore the city and will get you to the touristy parts of the city (Hollywood, Downtown, Little Tokyo, and the beach if you take a bus).
The convention center has restaurants and entertainment nearby, but please know that LA has so much more to offer - spend some time exploring. A few miles away from the Staples Center is Langer's the best pastrami we have to offer situated nicely near the scariest, most crime ridden park in Los Angeles. Seriously though, stay aware of your surroundings, don't flash expensive electronics in rough neighborhoods and if someone hands you a CD in Hollywood, don't take it.
Have a great time!
Wait, Chicago? There are tons of options here!
Stay by O'Hare and take the blue line in.
That hostel at Congress/Wabash has single rooms
>Chicago is not the safest city.
People are always so freaked out by the possibility of ending up in a bad neighborhood, but it's so impossibly rare. You don't just end up in Englewood by accident... Statistically speaking, you're more likely to be mugged in Lincoln Park because it's full of noticeably well-off people. Coming from Toronto, she should be just fine in the city.
> We live in a 600 sq ft studio btw.
This would probably be the dealbreaker for me. That's already tight with 2 people, but 4 with luggage seems crazy. I don't know if you're also collecting random things for your wedding, but I could fill our 2nd bedroom with stuff at this point. We haven't even gotten to showers and gifts yet and the stuff is taking over.
I'd vote for re-homing all of the guests, especially if you can find an airbnb nearby. Maybe they can split the cost 4 ways to make it even cheaper. Something like this airbnb listing would be lovely, and only $75/person.
>So it drives the prices down or up?
It creates artificial scarcity and drives rental prices up. (As well as home prices up.) Hundreds of residential properties that would normally be in the rental market (or home sale market) are being used as unlicensed hotels. In a city of only 40,000 households, this is actually a problem.
EDIT: Actually, AirBnB lists over 1,000 available rental properties in Boulder for a prime week in May.
697 of them are "entire place / whole house" rentals.
>Why does it suck to live near them?
Picture living in an otherwise quiet residential neighborhood. You're putting your baby down to sleep after a long day. But instead of neighbors, this weekend you get a group of drunk Australians on a holiday. People who know that there are no long-term consequences to their actions or conduct. There's no manager on site to watch for noise problems. They'll never pay a noise violation fine.
Now imagine this group changes every few days. Perpetually Year round.
There are a lot of reasons hotels are zoned separately from residential neighborhoods.
A quick search of the Airbnb Help Center returned this: https://www.airbnb.com/help/article/465/can-hosts-ask-guests-to-sign-a-contract
This is allowed and it sounds like the host is going about it correctly.