Airbnb got absolutely torn to shreds last night 4 years ago

Airbnb got absolutely torn to shreds last night

Yikes.

Last night Channel 4 showed a new documentary, Airbnb: Dream or Nightmare, which showed the dark side of the popular house sharing business. They spoke with guests and hosts who revealed their horror stories about the process.

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It's a community-based website/app which sees people renting out their rooms or houses to complete strangers, similarly to the way a hotel or hostel works. You can vet people according to their personal ratings from prior visits but you can also get some first-time users with no past information.

Most hosts have a lot of praise for Airbnb as it provides an extra income for them, but some others shared pretty horrendous stories with the Channel 4 documentary which would put off anyone from signing up to share their house.

One family returned to find their house had been trashed after their guest had thrown a huge party.

After watching the show there was a mixed reaction on Twitter with some people defending the company and others agreeing that it has flaws.

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