A few years ago in Iceland, I accidentally slept in an Airbnb I hadn’t actually booked. When it’s dark out, and the directions say “second valley, third farm on your left,” it’s easy to get a bit lost. Believe it or not, having to kick out confused strangers with a bad sense of direction isn’t the worst thing that happens to Airbnb owners. My incident was an honest mistake, but not all infractions are so innocent. Whether it’s leaving behind gross personal items or using the accommodation as a murder hideout, guest offenses range from careless to straight up criminal.
My story ended with an embarrassing 4:00 AM departure. Others have ended with broken marriages, calls to the police, and very negative reviews on the guest’s Airbnb profile. According to several Airbnb hosts from around the world, these are the things you’re doing that they absolutely hate.