There wasn’t anybody to go away a foul evaluation of.
To have fun a month of dwelling within the Indonesian province of Bali, New Zealand-born traveler Bree Robertson not too long ago determined to e book herself a “romantic getaway” in an japanese village. Solely, when she arrived on the retreat, she found that the villa was completely abandoned.
“When you book an Airbnb in Bali and it’s an abandoned building,” Robertson, who posts journey content material underneath the identify Atypical Journey, wrote in a viral TikTok video of the desolate villa. “Completely overgrown. No one home. Smashed windows,” she described the constructing.
“The place was $80 … and had some great reviews,” she defined within the clip’s feedback of her resolution to lease the abandoned property for her and her associate. “Airbnb also said the host had a response time of an hour so I assumed it was still open.”
There have been even optimistic opinions from the area on each Airbnb and different itemizing web sites — albeit ones from 2019.
After Robertson and her associate took a wet two-hour scooter trip to the lodging, nevertheless, they realized how badly they’d ignored the crimson flags: The dwelling was abandoned and falling aside.
“We rocked up and it was very much abandoned,” Robertson told the website Stuff. She reported the property to Airbnb’s assist workforce, which promised her a refund, and subsequently eliminated the itemizing.
Nonetheless, Robertson is confused how the itemizing was ever dwell within the first place.
“It was super misleading – that was one of the things I was banking on that gave me a lot of reassurance, I was like, ‘they’ve been replying to other people, maybe they’re just busy’,” she instructed Stuff.
Airbnb didn’t instantly return The Submit’s request for remark however instructed Stuff, “We hold Hosts up to high standards and the listing is no longer on the platform” and that “In the rare event something isn’t as expected on arrival for a stay, our Community Support team is on hand 24/7 to help.”