Airbnb Host Leaves Guest Hand-Written Note To Tell Them They Stink

Well that's one way to do it.

A 26-year-old man named Jack has shared a note left from him by an Airbnb host, pointing out that he had 'strong body odour' and stated they might report him for his poor hygiene.

The note, which has since gone viral on Reddit, came after the man used the accommodation rental service for the first time while on a trip to New York, staying at the home of a 24-year-old woman named Clara.

The letter, which had been slipped under his door following his first night stay, read:

“Hi, this might be your first time doing Airbnb so you should understand a few standard etiquettes. Airbnb is hosting so it is very different from a hotel or motel. You need to keep the room clean and free of odour because you are staying in someone else’s room.

"After your flight, you had a strong odour yet you didn’t take a shower before going to bed. As the owner of the room, the bed and the sheets, I am extremely displeased with this fact. You didn’t respect the cleanliness of my room.

"Please keep this in mind during your stay. I might have to report to Airbnb if you fail to keep up with the personal hygiene and lower the quality of my room. Best.”

The note Jack found under his door. Image: Reddit

Jack noted that he is a 'shower in the morning' person and never showers before he goes to bed. He also said that following a long flight and arriving at the accommodation late left him exhausted, so he went straight to bed.

"I also think that if you’re worried about people’s funk… don’t rent your room out to others," he wrote.

I mean, I get it, nobody wants a smelly room, but I assume she changes the sheets when someone stays.

He explained he hadn't been able to stop thinking about the note since he received it, so thought he'd share it with the internet.

The note has since gone viral with many commenting with their support, suggesting that Jack report Cara to Airbnb.

"Eww, assuming you didn’t reek of something awful, this is a huge no go for AirBnb," wrote a commenter.



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"You’d be well within your rights to say something to the company about the host making you feel uncomfortable."

"This is so unbelievably out of line. Like you said, if she doesn't want the funk of others, she should either not rent out her room or have alternate sheets," added another.

"I mean, what if a couple is in there hooking up? Is she going to dictate terms on that? She seems to want the income from hosting but at zero cost to her."

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