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Airbnb guest left baffled by list of 'strange' kitchen rules set out by host

Ella Scott

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Airbnb guest left baffled by list of 'strange' kitchen rules set out by host

Featured Image Credit: Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images / Reddit

An Airbnb guest was left surprised after they arrived at their temporary accommodation to an extensive list of ‘rules’ they were advised to abide by.

An anonymous social media user has taken to Reddit to air their frustrations with their Airbnb host.

They stated that upon arriving at their accommodation, they were greeted with a list of strict rules which warned them not to ‘bend spoons’ and to drink tap water at their ‘own risk’.

Posting under the username @randomredditguy94, they shared their frustration in a subreddit called ‘mildly infuriating’.

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They wrote: “The Airbnb host's kitchen rules..." And attached a picture outlining the seven golden commandments.

A Reddit user shared a list of 'rules' they were left by their Airbnb host. Credit: Reddit/u/randomredditguy94
A Reddit user shared a list of 'rules' they were left by their Airbnb host. Credit: Reddit/u/randomredditguy94

The first written rule was that the guest was not allowed to use more than ‘one dish and one glass per meal’ while the second stated that all crockery and glassware must be cleaned by hand.

The anonymous Airbnb host then went on to reveal that there was actually a dishwasher at the property.

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However, the guest was strictly advised not to use the appliance between the hours of 1:00pm and 2:30pm and 10:00pm and 9:30am as these were considered ‘neighbourhood quiet hours’.

The next bizarre statement asked the house guest not to ‘bend spoons’. With the reason given being because ‘spoons are meant to be used as utensils only’.

The sixth rule stated that ‘tap water is okay’ while the seventh ordered the reader not to ‘keep any food in the refrigerator for more than 16 hours’.

Since the picture was posted on Reddit earlier this year, users of the platform have been having a field day.

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One questioned: “What is happening to their spoons?”

A second said: “Why does it matter how many dishes and glasses you use per meal if you have to wash them anyways lmao?”

The list has left people baffled. Credit: Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
The list has left people baffled. Credit: Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

“Airbnb has become crazy with the various rules. If I have to pay a cleaning fee why the hell do I need to do laundry or any other cleanup?” queried a third.

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Interestingly, this is not the first time that an Airbnb customer has slammed a list of demands stipulated by a host.

Last year, a TikTok user took to the video-sharing platform to discuss the small print of an Airbnb listing she found.

Mel (@melworeit) opened a video by saying: “Where do Airbnb owners get the audacity?

“So I'm just doing some research for a little mini vacation my husband and I wanna take at the end of February.

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“Found this place that I liked that’s within our price range. It does have a $125 cleaning fee, as most Airbnbs do.

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“And I don’t have a problem with that, but this is what I do have a problem with.”

However, what Mel did have a bee in her bonnet about was the property’s ‘other things to note’ section.

It read: “We ask that guests complete a few checkout duties before departing to allow time to prepare the house safely and on time. Removing garbage, removing bed linens, starting the dishwasher and one load of laundry.”

Mel was put off by a list of chores on top of a cleaning fee. Credit: TikTok/@melworeit
Mel was put off by a list of chores on top of a cleaning fee. Credit: TikTok/@melworeit

Airing her view on the chores list, the TikToker stated: “Now, maybe this is like entitlement or privilege talking, however, if I’m paying $229 a night to stay somewhere, plus $125 cleaning fee, I’m not doing any f**king laundry. Full stop.

“I know it’s one load of laundry, it’ll take me two minutes to do, but it’s the principle that bothers me.”

Earlier this year, an Airbnb spokesperson spoke to Tyla and said: "In preparation for an anticipated record-setting travel season, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky announced that we’re improving nearly every aspect of the Airbnb service - and we’re doing it based on feedback from our community - including total price display and transparent checkout instructions."

Topics: Travel, Airbnb, Real Life

Ella Scott
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