“While traveling extensively, I would put my apartment up on Airbnb while I was away. Now my apartment has lots and lots of closets and drawers, which I would purposefully leave empty for my guests to use as they pleased. However, there was only one closet in the bedroom that I kept locked because that was where I kept all of my personal belongings.
One time, this guest left me a terrible review, saying that the place had no storage space, which I was quite confused about. Then I got home and saw what had become of my closet. This dude had tried to open it using pure brute force. The door was almost pulled off of its hinges, and the wood was chipped in various places. This door had two pretty large padlocks on it, and for whatever reason, the totally empty closet on the opposite wall was left untouched. This guy must have either been a creep or simply completely out of it. I couldn’t confirm it though, since I thankfully didn’t meet him face to face.
He was the last guest that I ever hosted on Airbnb, and I was totally done with it all. I had to get my dad to drive up and meet me to help me repair the closet door. I genuinely don’t think that this guest stole anything of mine. There were plenty of my possessions that he could have stolen, but all of them were still there. I absolutely reported this to Airbnb, but I was too fed up to pursue this case any further.”