We Just Lost Superhost Status – What a Relief!

We knew it was coming, because our top-level rating had dropped below 80% for the first time ever!  We’ve been Superhosts for nearly two years and considering the run-down block we live on, it’s just a testament to the love and care my wife puts into keeping everything sparkling clean and wonderful for our guests.

Airbnb Superhost

We saw the rating dip just below 80% about a week before Airbnb would perform their next Superhost review, so we knew this was coming.  But suddenly we had such a sense of relief!  No more will we have to be so impeccably clean and buttoned up out of fear of losing the status.  We’ve already lost it. And now that we’ve lost it, we’re not even sure of its value.  We’ve already gotten two new reservations for January – the slowest month of the year – and a third serious inquiry for January as well.

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This Airbnb Guest Got an Immediate Rejection

Here’s a message we received when we first woke up this morning from a prospective Airbnb Guest:

Hey! I am a traveling model and Ill be in NYC the 14th through the 19th. Im interested in booking your room for the time but the thing is I get in super late (like 1-2 AM) the evening between the 14th/15th, and I have two male safety escorts who would be with me as well. I was wondering if it was still possible to book the room.

erica-airbnbDo you see anything wrong with that?  I probably wouldn’t have either if I hadn’t read numerous stories online recently of Airbnb hosts getting the surprise of their lives when they discover one of their guests is prostituting right in their own home!  Continue reading “This Airbnb Guest Got an Immediate Rejection”