Tagged: airbnb

Check Your Airbnb’s Carbon Monoxide Detector

In May, six tourists died of carbon monoxide poisoning while staying at an Airbnb rental property in Santiago, Chile. This wasn’t an isolated incident. In 2018, a couple visiting San Miguel de Allende, Mexico...

Watch Out for This Airbnb Scam

Just last month, we wrote about a couple that was swindled out of nearly $12,000 on Airbnb because of a phony listing. But according to a report by senior staff writer Allie Conti for...

How to Avoid Airbnb Scams

Last week, a couple spent nearly $11,800 on a two-week stay at an Airbnb in Ibiza, Spain—only to discover the listing was a fraud. Upon check-in, they learned that the property didn’t even exist...

What to Do When Your Airbnb Is Terrible

When you base your decision entirely on well-lit photos of furniture, booking an Airbnb is always a gamble. Over on Elliot Advocacy, executive director Michelle Couch-Friedman recounted the story of one traveler who clearly...

How to Identify Scam Listings on Airbnb

On a recent Reddit thread, u/brunoflourenco shared their experience with an Airbnb listing in London—which turned out to be a fake. “We get there, knock on the door, the guy comes out and looks...