Hidden Dangers of Booking on Airbnb

Discover a Smoother Way to Book Your Stay

When you go on a vacation, the last thing you want is to be stranded on the street because something happened with the room you booked on Airbnb. It’s likely you’ve seen Airbnb in the news and some of the crazy experiences people have had booking with them. Those horror stories aside, there are a few risks with booking with a service like Airbnb, and in today’s post, we will discuss some of those hidden dangers. Luckily, if you’re planning to visit Snowshoe, Mountaintop Condos can provide you with affordable mountain condo rentals to stay at during your vacation. Continue reading to learn more!

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Lack of Direct Communication

When you book through Airbnb, you book directly through the site, and the website handles every aspect of your reservation. In fact, Airbnb discourages you from talking to the host outside of the Airbnb website, as that will cause you to lose certain protections, such as the cancellation and refund policies. As a result, there is a lack of direct communication, which can sometimes make it difficult if you have questions about your stay or the location.

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Unexpected Fees & Expenses

Certain fees are expected when you book a stay somewhere. For example, when you stay at a hotel, it’s expected that there will be a hold on your card for incidentals. However, people who have booked with Airbnb have noticed that unexpected fees and expenses are quite common. An example of this is when the host decides to charge the guest for excessive cleaning, or you may get charged an extra guest fee if you have people over. Unexpected fees can be shady, so if you’re looking for a reliable place in Snowshoe, book with Mountaintop Condos where we are always upfront about what you’ll have to pay.

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What You See Is NOT Always What You Get

One thing many people have found about Airbnb is that the address on the listing is not verified. This means that the host can post pictures of a property, but when you actually show up to stay, it may not be the place you saw online. This can leave you feeling scammed, or even leave you without a safe place to stay. At Mountaintop Condos, we can guarantee that what you see is what you get, so book your stay at one of our luxury mountain condo rentals today!

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Anyone Can Be a Host

In addition to not verifying addresses, Airbnb also doesn’t do background checks on their hosts. This means that just about anyone can be a host of an Airbnb, and on top of that, they don’t even have to provide a real name or profile photo.

If you’re looking for a safe and comfortable place to stay while you visit Snowshoe, Mountaintop Condos is the place for you. Discover amazing views, luxury mountain condo rentals, and more. Explore our website and book your stay today!

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