Miami man sleeps at stranger’s house thinking it’s his Airbnb
A man who had spent a long day traveling arrived at what he thought was his Miami Airbnb at 2am. He looked at the host’s comments and everything seemed to be in order: the door was unlocked, the dog was outside (so “make sure you close the door”) and the door to the house was left unlocked for him. There were even two clean folded towels by the made bed.
But as he slept soundly, a stranger knocked on his bedroom door and asked him who he was. The traveler, Paul Drecksler, was in the wrong house. His Airbnb was right next door.
Drecksler made an honest mistake after spending the night at what he thought was his Airbnb and turned out not to be.
“I accidentally misunderstood the address when switching from the Airbnb app to Google Maps; the address became the house next door,” Drecksler said.
He fell asleep and woke up the next morning to a very confused owner.
“The next morning I get woken up by someone knocking on the door. I was surprised the guy even knocked on his own door. He said, ‘Hey, can I help you? This is my house,” and I’m like, ‘Uh, no, it’s an Airbnb that I rented.’ He says, ‘No, this is my house,'” Drecksler said. “I could have been woken up by an angry owner. Really bad things could have happened.”
The landlord dragged it out and Drecksler found his Airbnb next door.
“Looking back now, I look back, all the clues were there. This is the wrong Airbnb, but at 2 o’clock your brain is like, this is it. This is the one”, said Drecksler.