40 Hotel And Airbnb Fails That Left Guests Disappointed

Published 2 months ago

Just like in any aspect of life, the quality of your experience with hotels and Airbnb accommodations often aligns with what you pay for. However, every now and then, travellers stumble upon lodging that surpasses expectations in the most unexpected and unsavoury ways. 

In this collection, we’ve compiled some of the most cringe-worthy hotel and Airbnb experiences shared by netizens who couldn’t resist airing their grievances online. So, settle in for a scroll of this virtual journey through the highs and lows of travel accommodation mishaps and fails!

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#1 That Went From Horrifying To Unexpected Perk Rather Quickly

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#2 While My Family With Young Kids Were Staying At This Airbnb, An Old Man Walked Into The Backyard And Started Draining The Pool

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The pool was included in our stay. We also rented the whole house which in my mind should include privacy and no interruptions from the homeowner.

#3 I Stayed At Made Hotel In NYC, And This Was My View From The Bed

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Bouche and Audi and Shyla, Oh My!: A lot of hotels provide a water view.

#4 My Hotel Window On The 8th Floor Has A Window That Opens From The Bottom And Opens Up Far Enough To Fall Through The Frame

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Bouche and Audi and Shyla, Oh My!: Watch that first step. It’s a doozy.

#5 I Tried To Open The AC Vent At The Airbnb I’m Staying At On Vacation And Found This

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#6 The Staircase At My Hotel Room Just Drops Off

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Jrog: The name of the hotel is literally “Hotel Scalinata”, meaning “Hotel Stairway” (it’s located in Rome, close to the Spanish Steps)

#7 Why Hotels Do This

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#8 $160 A Night In This Disgusting Hotel Room In Midwest USA

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I agree with you but…:  $160/night is expensive for even a Holiday inn or other chain motels in the Midwest, never mind this dump

#9 My Hotel View. It’s Actually Nice To Have Quiet Neighbors

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Caffeinated Hedgehog : It’s usually quiet until “Thriller” starts playing

#10 AC Wasn’t Cooling Effectively In My New Hostel Room. Maintenance People Didn’t Respond, So I Decided To Take A Look Myself. This Is The Filter

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#11 I Was Staying At A Hotel In Canada. They Were Doing Construction And Didn’t Bother To Put Any Signs, So This Morning, I Fell Down 3 Feet

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Display Name: I smell a lawsuit

#12 Welcome To The Underground

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Bart: This looks like a cold bath to use after a sauna…

#13 The “City View” From My Hotel Room In Istanbul

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Marno C.: Well, the flowers on the railing are pretty?

#14 The Airbnb Has A Window From The Shower To The Living Room

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WindySwede: “Here’s Johnny!”

#15 The Charcuterie Board At My Hotel

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Frankie: Can’t believe you got to meet lady gaga

#16 Got An Airbnb Just For The Tub

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#17 You Won’t Be Getting Any Sleep There. Even With The Blinds Closed, You’ll Know It’s Watching

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#18 They Said That Hotel Includes A “Private Balcony”. It’s Just A View Of The Wall Of The Next Building

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TheElderNom: It is very private.

#19 I Found This Camera In My Vacation Rental

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Mavis: It’s the cameras you don’t find that are the real problem.

#20 This Has Made Me Laugh

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Kylie: Looks like a motel, not a hotel.

#21 At The Hotel I’m Staying At. Definitely Not Suspicious

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Frankie: Clearly someone did that as a joke xD

#22 TV In My Hotel Room

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LooseSeal’s $10 Banana: Michael Scott?

#23 Sprinklers In My Hotel Room. “Remove after installation” written on the cap.

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#24 I Found This Gem At A Hotel In Wisconsin

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Liz Reid: Getting “Being John Malkovich ” vibes

#25 I Found A Pair Of Handcuffs Attached To A Leg Of The Bed In My Airbnb In Tijuana

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TomCat: You had me at ‘airbnb in Tijuana ‘.

#26 The Running Hot Water At My $550/Night Hotel Room In Paris

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Nadine Debard (edited): Paris has old plumbing, so if there was an intervention on the street it’s very likely to have ground/rust during the first 5-10 minutes. Edit : yes, plumbery, like I definitely needed coffee and glasses this morning :)

#27 Salad In The Italian Restaurant In Egypt Hotel

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Michael: If you go to an Italian restaurant in Egypt, you only have yourself to blame…

#28 View From The Hotel Room. They Claimed We Would Get City Views

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kathoco: They weren’t lying per se…

#29 First Day Of Vacation And Our Half Of The Hotel Doesn’t Have Power. Guess Who Might Be Going Home Early

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#30 The Sheets At My Airbnb. Homeowner Wouldn’t Answer The Phone Because It Was The Sabbath, And He Couldn’t Work

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John Mosley: I’d hate to see that under a black light. Blech!

#31 My Hotel Made The Walls Of The Bathroom Fully Transparent

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Verena: It is supposed to make the room bigger and bring more natural light to the bathroom. But I still don’t get the “Why”, even after having stayed in such a room.

#32 Notice To Airbnb Guests

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Dianellian: Avoid Airbnb like the plague.

#33 TV In My Hotel

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#34 My Airbnb Host Said: “The Lock Box Is Near The White Door. It Is Silver With Black Plastic”

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#35 I Stayed At A Hotel With Giant Fleas On The Wallpaper

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ILoveMySon: Fleabag motel.

#36 My Airbnb Assured Me They Have A “Very Safe” Baby Gate

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#37 I Saw The Full Mirror In My Hotel Room Randomly Shake And Discovered This Space In The Wall Behind It. Apparently, the hotel tried covering up damage done by a previous guest.

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#38 The Hotel Advertised Having A Balcony. This Is The Balcony

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Marno C.: Roomy!

#39 Hotel Manager Decided To Come Into My Room While I Was Still In There To Paint The Door That Didn’t Even Need Painting, In My Opinion

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sbj: Creepy Guy

#40 Someone Urinated (I Think) In My Hotel Room’s Bed

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I’ve been sitting on top of the duvet for the past 3 hours. I showered, then pulled the covers back to find this… Smells funky.

Shanilou Perera

Shanilou has always loved reading and learning about the world we live in. While she enjoys fictional books and stories just as much, since childhood she was especially fascinated by encyclopaedias and strangely enough, self-help books. As a kid, she spent most of her time consuming as much knowledge as she could get her hands on and could always be found at the library. Now, she still enjoys finding out about all the amazing things that surround us in our day-to-day lives and is blessed to be able to write about them to share with the whole world as a profession.

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