A woman says her Airbnb host tried to triple the price of her stay after finding out she was going to see Taylor Swift
21.11.2023 - 11:16
/ Taylor Swift
A woman said she booked a New Orleans Airbnb for her stay in the city next year for Taylor Swift's Eras tour but was shocked when the host tried to triple the cost, and a heated argument ensued.
Ariel Stewart posted screenshots of an exchange on TikTok on October 31. They appeared to show that her booking had been confirmed for October 26 to October 28 next year and that she told the host the reason for her stay was Swift's concert.
It's just one recent example of people accusing their Airbnb hosts of misbehavior. Earlier this month, a guest said their host dumped all their belongings, including their passport, into the street after mixing up the checkout date. A woman also recently criticized Airbnb and her host after saying they had not refunded her booking when she learned her mom was dying.
The screenshots appear to show that Stewart received a message back from one of the hosts, listed as Heather, saying the pricing had not been "properly set" and she would have to "collect additional funds."
In the screenshots, Stewart asked about the new cost and the host told her it would be "2400, plus taxes and fees" for the two nights — which she said was about triple what she originally paid.
Stewart said the host offered her other properties in the area and asked her to cancel the booking if she did accept the change in cost.
Stewart said she didn't accept the new price point but didn't want to stay in the other properties because they were farther away from the concert's venue.
"I am sorry but the request will stay as it is because I know that the other location is definitely further and we did not want to be too far from the Superdome," Stewart wrote to the host in the screenshots. "I decline changing the rate to a more expensive rate and decline to have my reservation moved to another location. After speaking with Airbnb, you can choose to cancel me but it will penalize you and block those dates from being booked in the future."
Post Since the accusations are saying "I'm only posting my side" and leaving out key "nuances" heres a full screen recording along with some other photos you'll find interesting. As you see in the first video, I am unable to delete any messages, as well as it wasnt $499 a night it was $599, receipt posted, the reported messages not shown at the end of the first clip are the ones pertaining to where myself and my friend work, and the house she was trying to give us only "40 ft away" and "in the same block", the host and I must have very different views on a block size....and a discount, where did i ever mention I, Ariel, wanted a discount??? Just because I knew what was going on was wrong? And speaking of discount a $2000 one at that, let's see: $2400-1$822.85=$57715, the math