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Airbnb horror story: This guy came home to find strangers in his bed

Airbnb horror story: This guy came home to find strangers in his bed

What would you do if you came home after a long and tiring trip, only to find a pair of strangers in your master bedroom with all of your booze and a hookah?

Splitting his time between houses in Chicago and California, graphic designer Robert Corwin came home to exactly that. “Your imagination goes crazy. What’s been going on?” he told CBS Chicago.

The two people Corwin found in his master bedroom told him they had rented the room on Airbnb. That's the popular and controversial site that lets homeowners, and some renters, list their properties online and connect to travelers and renters from all over the world.

It's often a cheaper option for travelers than staying in a hotel. The problem with Airbnb, however, is that it doesn't verify home ownership, which is exactly what led to this problem.

Corwin has since thrown out the problematic roommates, who were renting one of the two bedrooms in the condo. Corwin is also looking to Airbnb for help, which is looking into his claims. Although, Airbnb claims that “Airbnb does not own, operate, manage or control accommodations, nor do we verify private contract terms or arbitrate complaints from third parties.”

It could have been worse for Corwin, though. The condo could have been trashed, or could have hosted a "Manhattan XXX Freak Fest" and seen upwards of $80,000 in damages.

What would you do if something like this happened to you? Let me know by posting in the comments below.

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Source: Consumerist
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