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Some tips when using Air BnB

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Obviously the best tip for using Air BnB is to check that the reviews are top notch but what happens when you arrive and find you should have asked your host more questions when booking. I recently used Air BnB in a small city in French Polynesia. On arriving at the property I found it was at the bottom of a very steep hill. The place had no phone and each morning I struggled up this hill and generally just about wore myself out. It pretty much spoilt my holiday. I was there for a week. The apartment was only adequate, the host had not made provisions for it being let out to guests and it had old rough towels that were past their use by date, kitchen items that were old and not very clean and bed linen that needed replacing. The host told me it was a temporary arrangement, that they were not using it for a few weeks and had decided to make some extra money. They did, at my expense. My advice especially to older people like me if you have no car is to ask if the area is easy walking and flat, is the place set up to accept guests and does it have quality appliances and facilities. I was disappointed that I got caught and will be asking these questions and more next time I use Air BnB. It's only redeeming feature was the air conditioning which was a must in a very hot climate.

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