Mister air b & b

  • beaujangle

    Posts: 1701

    May 13, 2016 9:25 AM GMT
    Hi guys, I've booked accommodation once before through air b & b and I stayed with a family and it was a great experience.

    Now I'll be going to San Francisco and attempted to book through Mister air b & b and I was turned down not once but twice. I got a little upset and frustrated and then booked a hotel in the downtown and the booking was done in a few minutes.

    I'm just wondering about your experience with this service. I wonder if it's just me?
  • HarborFighter

    Posts: 33

    May 13, 2016 11:56 AM GMT
    It's not you. It's San Francisco. I lived in the Bay Area for 5 years and I came to know that it is a pretentious and highly overrated place. The gay men there have wedges up their asses. Hilarious! If you haven't been before, then go and experience it. You can then say you've been there. If you have been before then you might know what I'm talking about.
  • Destinharbor

    Posts: 4435

    May 13, 2016 5:14 PM GMT
    beaujangle saidHi guys, I've booked accommodation once before through air b & b and I stayed with a family and it was a great experience.

    Now I'll be going to San Francisco and attempted to book through Mister air b & b and I was turned down not once but twice. I got a little upset and frustrated and then booked a hotel in the downtown and the booking was done in a few minutes.

    I'm just wondering about your experience with this service. I wonder if it's just me?

    Why were you turned down? I don't understand. I've never used it but I have used Air B&B and while I had some issues with the owner in regard to access to my credit card, the company straightened it out. Other than the credit card, what reason could they have to decline you?
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    May 13, 2016 7:15 PM GMT
    I had problems booking on MisterBnB because they kept rejecting my credit card. It's some bug on their website. I contacted their customer service, and they fixed it. Then it happened again when I tried to do a booking. You might be facing a similar issue.
  • beaujangle

    Posts: 1701

    May 14, 2016 12:44 AM GMT
    No reasons were given and that makes it mysterious and frustrating. Just outright rejection like that and it happened twice ie 2 hosts
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    May 14, 2016 4:01 AM GMT
    So just use air bnb if the goal is to just get a place to stay.
  • SilverRRCloud

    Posts: 875

    May 28, 2016 7:20 AM GMT
    Airbnb is the market leader or so they sayicon_lol.gif.

    I would have no problems looking around and checking what the competition has to offer, too. I am not aware of any loyalty program that Airbnb may be offering, so why be 'loyal' if there is nothing in it for you?

    I also believe that MrAibnb is a pretty sloppily run site. Their functionality is limited, their response times are very slow... Not a very good experience when it comes to booking. Much as I love supporting gay and gay oriented business, these guys still have a long way to go!

    I would never expect the level of efficiency with Airbnb & Co. to be the same as with hotel booking automated sites. (It sometimes is, but I do not think that anyone can expect it!) People who are renting their rooms/flats, etc.. usually want to be able to approve your booking. (Instant booking is available with some hosts on Airbnb.com). Hotels typically have security, rather extensive insurance policies and maintenance and repair services at hand. A private landlord lacks most of those. So, he is likely to go to some length trying to figure out if he really feels comfortable taking a specific booking or not.

    One obvious downside of the Airbnb & Co. is that the hosts have every right to apply the 'my house-my rules' rule, leaving the intermediary, i.e., Airbnb open to the accusations of racism. Airbnb has responded by pushing for their Instant Book feature with mixed success...

    When all's said and done. The two things: hotels and Airbnb serve the same purpose. But they are pretty different altogether. So, caveat emptor...

    SC
  • mwolverine

    Posts: 3386

    May 29, 2016 3:50 AM GMT
    Not sure I follow. You were turned down by the web-site (corporate) or by individual hosts that you sought to book their places?
  • beaujangle

    Posts: 1701

    May 29, 2016 4:25 AM GMT
    mwolverine saidNot sure I follow. You were turned down by the web-site (corporate) or by individual hosts that you sought to book their places?


    By the hosts, one after another ...
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    May 29, 2016 4:03 PM GMT
    Not familiar with Mr. airbnb, but you will probably find that accomodation through regular Airbnb is less expensive than most hotels.