I usually do not reply to reviews as subjective as they can be. I believe in the freedom of speech and transparency. However, whenever it has to do with LIES and misleading inaccuracies I have to step up and say something.
First of all, the whole shower episode is a LIE. It worked fine (before, after and during your stay) and there was no clogging whatsoever. The reason why you wanted to cancel is that you had to leave earlier and you wanted the most out of it (cash back). Instead of just leaving, you wanted to be refunded for the rest of the stay. But it doesn't work this way ! This listing gets booked months ahead and I was not willing to refund you just because you felt entitled to it.
Here is how your shower narrative is flawed: Wouldn't it make more sense that you get in touch with me regarding a shower issue or any other issue? rather than instantly demand a refund? your approach is just blatantly odd and rather a classic. I worked in the hotel industry for years and this behavior occurs frequently. The other frequent thing is the passive aggressive negative review after the refund tantrum is met with a firm rejection. (FYI, I made a bet with my dad that your review would be exaggeratedly negative, he lost! )
It is highly important to note that you have not gotten in touch with me regarding this issue or for the check in appointment. Stressful to coordinate? Is it stressful for you to be on time in a 2 hours window? Really? For the record, I have a 2h check in window but I am flexible and accommodate guests all the time had you just asked for it! but you didn't get in touch, haven't answered our messages and made it very complicated for us to know whether you would show up or not.
I was not in Paris when you arrived, and my dad met with you, he was nice to you and waited on you, he even gave you free tickets to monuments so that you enjoy yourselves more. Your gratitude for this is complaining that he was not listed as a co-host? nonsense! Co-hosts need to be listed when they share the income with the host and they want the platform to regulate the financial division aspect, which is not my dad's case, he just voluntarily helps me when I need him.
The size of the room is listed on the ad, you have absolutely no excuse there! For your information, this is the most common size for flats in Paris. It is known as a Maid's apartment and all buildings have them on the 6th, 7th and 8th floors. There is a whole movie about this called The Women On The 6th Floor ! So, once again, there are no grounds for your complaining since the size was disclosed and available to you when you made your judgement to book.
Not worth the money spent? you paid 39€ a night. A smaller room in the 1 star hotel right in front of my building is 130€. I'm sorry you ruined your budget but in retrospect, you couldn't have spent less, not in Paris, not in my neighborhood!
So please, learn a valuable lesson here. Do not unload on an innocent host trying to make a humble income, whenever you don't have it your way. It's very childish !
Airbnb flats ar not a hotel, sometimes you have to compromise to save some money, and we Hosts, are not multimillionaires, I personally do not make a living out of this, it's just handy to rent it whenever I'm out of Paris and I value what I get from airbnb since it helps me pay the bills. A negative review impacts individuals and hurts them financially. It is supposed to be objective and accurate to help future travelers. It is NOT a mean for deceitful passive aggressive revenge. There are therapists for that !
My small flat where I have spent my college years and was a cozy nest for hundreds of happy travelers from around the world, finally got sold and I'm not taking any more bookings. Thanks to all the travelers who helped me stay financially balanced all these years, including you Maevid. It allowed me to make a successful app and a thriving business.
Thank you all for your feedback!