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CNN has a very lengthy article on Airbnb that is worth a read.  It certainly is eye opening.  I have never used them and prefer to stick to hotels.  At the very least I don't have a list of clean up duties, prior to checking out. 

Here is a small excerpt from the article.  I didn't link the article, as I don't think that's allowed.  However,  you can fo a search to read the entire article.

 

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We've used airbnb a few times. Always a nice experience but now...YIKES!!!!

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Full article, photos & videos can be found.........

 

cnn.com/2024/07/09/business/airbnb-hidden-camera-invs/index.html

 

@Pezzie  you can post "non-clickable" links so others can cut-copy/paste into the browser search bar on their own.

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Me and my daughter stayed in one when we vacationed in Scotland.  They would be bored taping us!

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Gosh, these hidden AIRBnB cameras were hidden inside the Smoke Detector, inside Night Stand Radio/Clock & inside even in Electrical plugs.  From what I could see, they were totally hidden.  I dont see how anyone would even be able to guess where they were.   Go figure.  

     On one interview, the hidden camera recorded one husband & his wife intimately together.  Yikes.  Supposedly, hidden cameras in the bedroom are illegal.  who knows.

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WOW!😮 I have used ABNB's several times, and NEVER considered this but it has been in the news lately, so I will DEFINITELY be more mindful the next time I need one!😁

 

 

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Yet another reason I will never use this "service." Smiley Sad

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Any hotel or motel can do the same thing and has.

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And when the customer alerted AirBnB, they didn't contact law enforcement, but did contact the host who can then eliminate the evidence.  

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Airbnb's are NOT for people like me.  When I am on vacay, I want to be "catered" to.....room service, housekeeping, etc.  Otherwise, if I am cleaning up after myself, cooking, etc., I might as well have stayed hone!

 

I can live out of a suitcase in a hotel or cruise ship anywhere in the world.

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