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Book one night on Airbnb, then make a deal with the host to book directly. Any downsides?

As Nate Eldredge pointed out this is against Air BnB's T&C's and could result in both you and the property provider being banned from their platform. But it's pretty dam unlikely you would get ...
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Airbnb - host wants to reduce rooms, can we get refund?

This situation is covered under Host cancellations: What if a host informs me that the listing I already paid for is now unavailable but they have an alternative? Even if you’ve already booked your ...
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Airbnb housing gone electrifyingly bad

Contact AirBnB support directly, do not wait. Ask them to help you move to another apartment. Also ask for compensation. Anecdotal: There was a major water problem at an apartment my parents rented ...
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Book one night on Airbnb, then make a deal with the host to book directly. Any downsides?

I would do this only for subsequent stays and with a written contract. I've done this. I was renting a furnished apartment for about 5 weeks over Airbnb¹. After about 3 weeks, the host asked if I ...
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How do I get a full refund when my Airbnb accommodation was inaccessible due to a hurricane?

You made a mistake by cancelling but obviously the host tricked you into doing so. At this point, the best you can do is to be persistent with both AirBnB and the host. Tell the host that you will ...
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Why would an Airbnb host ask me to cancel my request to book their Airbnb, instead of declining that request themselves?

Yes, if a guest makes a reservation request or a reservation, there are potential penalties for an Airbnb host declining or cancelling it: [W]hen Hosts cancel on guests for preventable reasons—like ...
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How to deal with a loud fridge when staying in a studio apartment/hotel?

When faced with a noisy fridge in a hotel room, I unplug it when I go to bed. If unopened during the night, my experience is the fridge will stay sufficiently cool inside to preserve food overnight. ...
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Early arrival in Australia, early hotel check in not available

A number of hotels near major Australian airports offer heavily discounted day use rooms. For example, here's the Ibis Sydney Airport with a room you can use from 9 AM to 5 PM. If simply "freshening ...
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Do all guests need an Airbnb account?

No you don't all need an account. Only one (the one who makes the booking) is enough. Source: I have often stayed at Airbnbs together with other people (either as the one who made the booking or ...
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Book a room with as few neighbours as possible

On AirBNB, set the type of place to "entire place," and then use the map to look in a rural area. Also, some listings give outside images that might give clues. And there might be clues in ...
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Book a room with as few neighbours as possible

Is there any specific filter at Booking.com or AirB&B or any other booking service that would allow me to search properties sorted or filtered by the total number of rooms? No. It's too difficult ...
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Airbnb - host wants to reduce rooms, can we get refund?

Yes, you are entitled to get out without penalty if they cannot deliver their end of what was agreed to - this goes not just for AirBNB rules but for contracts in general, and is the case even if you ...
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Will the price change on Airbnb if I provide my ID later?

It depends, if you have already paid like you have stated, and the booking has been confirmed, the price should not change according to Airbnb's reply on twitter. But, the host could cancel your ...
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AirBnB: cancel confirmed booking with low price as a host

I then messaged this new guest immediately again, explained the situation, apologised, said that I cannot host them with this current price, and politely asked them to consider cancelling. If a guest ...
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Book one night on Airbnb, then make a deal with the host to book directly. Any downsides?

Airbnb would almost certainly consider this to be a terms of service violation. From Section 14: In connection with your use of the Airbnb Platform, you will not and will not assist or enable ...
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EV-friendly accomodation

The filters already exist. While browsing locations at booking.com, on the left of the page you have some filters. Under the Facilities filter, you can find Electric vehicle charging station. On ...
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What to do about an unrightfully earned AirBnB warning and how to deal with biased support people?

We will try to change the rating to 5 later but we both think it would be fair to get a compensation in return. You unambiguously requested a compensation in return for changing the rating, not due ...
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Can an AirBnB host place restrictions on my use of the shared kitchen?

Hosts are allowed to define their own rules. From https://www.airbnb.com/help/article/2894: In addition to standard house rules covered in these ground rules, Hosts can also add a written set of ...
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Early arrival in Australia, early hotel check in not available

Most hotels will store your luggage for the day free of charge, so that part of the problem is easy - at least if you're staying in a hotel rather than an AirBnB. As far as the ability to "freshen up"...
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Airbnb and justify of expenses

Your AirBnB stay will need to be booked up front by a credit card. So unless your place of work has an account with AirBnB you will have to use a personal credit card to make the booking. AirBnB ...
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What’s different when airbnb'ing in a boat?

The answer to all three of your questions is "It depends". The only way you will get an answer is by asking the owner directly. If it's being offered on Airbnb, then my assumption is that it ...
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How to deal with a loud fridge when staying in a studio apartment/hotel?

There's no perfect solution, but some ideas: Tweak the fridge thermostat to make it warmer. This will reduce the number of times the noisy fridge motor/compressor needs to run. During the day, place ...
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How does Airbnb get those security questions in verification?

From this article airbnb is using an identity verification service from a company called IDology. This company provides a service to verify your identity: Derived from information in public data ...
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Are all AirBnb listings public?

can Listing be private and only be accessible with the direct link ? Yes, according to https://community.withairbnb.com/t5/Hosting/private-listing/td-p/8585: If you dont' want the general public to ...
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Host asking me to cancel my trip, while I can still get full refund

On the other hand I think that this kind of hosts harm the Airbnb community and the idea that can you book mind-free holidays cheaper than a hotel, so I should not allow this behavior to go unreported....
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AirBnB in Bhutan?

It is no longer necessary to be part of an organized tour to visit Bhutan, according to the FAQ page of the official Bhutan tourism website: Do I need to use a tour operator to book my travel? No. In ...
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How to handle possible cancellation of my Ryanair flight?

If you are worried about a cancellation, the answer is simple: Don't book with Ryanair. You may be entitled to compensation https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/sep/30/ryanair-cancellation-...
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Do I have to pay if I break something in an Airbnb room in case the host doesn't set the security deposit?

Common sense and decency suggest that if you break something in your host's home beyond what would be considered normal wear and tear, you should compensate them the cost of repairing the damage. As ...
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