Ouch. Airbnb (formerly Air Bed & Breakfast or something) is a San Francisco company associated with a famous incident what just happened to a San Francisco woman, so a Taiwan television outfit has seen fit to, once again, make a mockery of the 415.
See? Airbnb is supposed to be better than craigslist if you want to rent out your apartment to a stranger for a few days and I suppose in some cases it is better than using CL.
Anyway, this is NMA-TV’s impression of craigslist:
And here’s the story, per NMA-TV:
“Airbnb guests trash, burglarize apartment.
Web start-up Airbnb has benefited from the recent tech boom.It just raised $112 million US dollars from investors.It is now valued at $1 billion.
Although Craigslist allows those wishing to rent out their homes to travelers,it has a sketchy reputation. Airbnb is user friendly with a shiny interface.
However, a San Francisco woman recently rented out her apartment through Airbnb. She left her keys for her guests before going on a trip.
The guests ransacked her apartment,stole her stuff and left a huge mess. It took the woman 14 hours to get through to an Airbnb employee.”
And here’s the whole story from EJ, the San Francisco woman who rented out her apartment to the wrong people.
I don’t know how Airbnb can fix this kind of situation…