An Airbnb guest shares a room covered by the host’s “verification” ratings
Tiffany Ingalls shared her Airbnb which was covered in notes around the room. Video / @authentifany_ via TikTok
The rules may not be particularly fun, but most travelers accept them as part of any lodging situation, whether it’s a friend’s house, an Airbnb, or a hotel.
One host, however, seems to have topped orders and he’s captured the attention of millions of people online.
TikTok user Tiffany Ingalls caused a stir with a recent video documenting her Airbnb host’s comedic series of rules, instructions and guidelines.
From the front door to the toothbrush holder, Ingalls revealed scraps of paper covering the apartment “in every possible way and in every part of the room”, telling guests exactly how to do certain things.
Although actual room reviews were positive and Ingalls said she didn’t mean to ill will the video, the “control quirks” were too funny not to share.
Before you even walk through the door, you’re hit with “a huge guide of information on what to do,” Ingalls told viewers.
“My favorite of all the pieces of information is this one where she draws a picture of the remote control and teaches you how to use each button.”
“Another good one. You weren’t allowed to move the shower curtain left and right,” she said. “It had to be right to left.”
Opinions were split on TikTok as to whether the host’s behavior was acceptable.
Some users said the person shouldn’t be hosting if they have so much control over the space.
“Why would you rent out your house when you CLEARLY don’t want any life on your house?” wrote a viewer.
“Wow? Maybe we don’t lend our space if we’re control freaks,” added another.
while others said clarity and clarity of information was always helpful.
A viewer said they understood the need to add additional information. “There are people in this world who really need all these instructions. Trust me on this,” they wrote.
“I promise they do because they’ve been harassed with all these questions before,” another viewer agreed.
“Write a review saying you were confused, not enough information on how to handle situations,” one user joked.
After the video went viral, Ingalls added eight more TikTok videos answering questions and providing more information about her stay.
“Okay, I’ve shared the full story now,” Ingalls wrote. “I missed the course on ‘how to go viral the right way,’ so forgive me.”