The ‘hotel’ was listed on Airbnb

A British tourist told AT5 that he found the property on Airbnb and paid 134 euros for it (ouch). Once he arrived, he was shocked to discover that it literally was just a shipping container with a bed in it. He refused to stay in it and complained to Airbnb who thankfully refunded his money after the landlord refused to. It’s certainly not the best start to a holiday is it…

It’s even worse once you know that one of the containers (Pauwenpad) is still on Airbnb and hasn’t been taken down yet, even though the container isn’t there any more and it’s illegal anyway.

The municipality has made a promise to do more to combat fraudsters, but as we have reported many times in the past, it’s going to be a constant uphill battle. Airbnb use has gone down since strict policies were enforced, but there is still a long way to go. With more and more tourists coming to Amsterdam (there have been many complaints about encouraging tourists to visit) and with fewer places for them to stay, it’s becoming more and more common to see situations such as this one right here.

What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments!

*Cover pic not an actual picture of the hotel