“We were fished from our cottage”
A GROUP of girls were horrified when they arrived at their Airbnb and it didn’t look anything like the pictures online.
Tiktok user Jen stopping by @jenialliShe shared a video of herself and her pals staying at a vacation home in Miami over spring break.
She shared pictures of the property from the Airbnb website and compared them to what the place actually looked like.
The bedrooms were significantly smaller than they looked online and the bathroom was darker, dingier, and decorated differently.
A closet door fell off its hinges and a bunk bed was wobbly and looked like it could easily collapse.
There was also a hole in the floor that looked like it was made by bugs and the ceiling was cracked and dirty.
Jen wrote, “Watch us get snared by our Airbnb,” and captioned the video, “So do the bed bugs pay rent too?”
The video has been viewed more than 800,000 times, and viewers have warned other Airbnb users to always read reviews before spending any money.
One person wrote, “Vacationers always read extra reviews,” and another, “I sometimes read reviews to the last, especially when spending money on places like Airbnb.”
Others warned renters should not be fooled by the photos used to advertise holiday homes, as they are often misleading.
Someone said, “My friend takes professional photos for Airbnbs and some of them are criminally misleading.”
Airbnb confirmed they have refunded the girls and are “taking appropriate action” with the host.
A spokesman said: “We were disappointed to learn of this experience, have refunded the guest in full and are taking appropriate action with the host.
“With over a billion guest arrivals on Airbnb, isolated issues are incredibly rare and our community support team is available 24/7 to help.”
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https://www.thesun.ie/travel/8547954/holiday-rental-airbnb-miami-catfish/ “We were fished from our cottage”