#9: A Scary Encounter
This first Airbnb story is truly terrifying. Our storyteller and her sister booked an Airbnb for their stay in Toronto but realized something was off once they arrived. The Airbnb host demanded the two young women forfeit their passports, but they refused. After failing to steal their passports, the host reluctantly showed them to their rooms. Things only got worse.
Not only did the rooms look nothing like the Airbnb listing photos, but the whole space reeked of fresh bleach. Obviously, they were getting scary vibes from this place and knew they had to get out of there as soon as possible. They had the wherewithal to take photos of the space before they left, and when they safely escaped, they reported it to Airbnb. Refund or no refund, we’re just glad they made it out alive!