My sister and I rented a flat in SanFrancisco, hoping to save money on the cost of a hotel room. While the flat was clean, it was not fancy or expensively decorated.
When we were getting ready to depart, I attempted to clean the surroundings, despite the fact you have to pay a cleaning fee on top of the rental rate. In cleaning a small spot off an upholstered ottoman (possible not one I had caused), the color on the burlap faded, leaving a ring and me out 200.00. Why wouldn't a host purchase insurance to cover minor damages from the profits they make renting their space? In this case, I paid, adding the cost of the rental for the week to far more than a hotel suite with microwave and frig.
and other comforts of home.
It came to far more, plust the hastle. Watch for these hidden costs in renting from Airbnb from hosts with no insurance.
Monetary Loss: $200.