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Housetrip

We booked an appartment for 4 nights with Houestrip, and after one night we decided to move into a hotel.

We thought that we had booked an appartment, but apparently it was just two rooms in an appartment together with a Host, which we didn't knew. According to the host, this mistake has happened several times due to the homepage of Housetrip, where you think you book an ordinary appartment. And honestly, there was absolutely not help to get from Houestrip, when you are in problems!!!

Housetrip were more focusing on the interest of the host, which had been a profit center for Houestrip for 69 times in total. I did feel that Housetrip considered me as a one time business only. My first and last time with Housetrip. Have any of you been in real problems, where Housetrip only acts as contact person between yourself and the host, without bringing any value? Refound can only happens, if the Host will pay.

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This is from the Housetrip FAQ.

>>'Entire property' is a property that your guests will have all to themselves. 'Private room' is a bedroom that your guests will have to themselves in a property that they may share with other guests or with you, their host. Please be sure to make it very clear whether you are offering an ‘entire property’ or a ‘private room’ in your property description.<<

Given that the host said this has happened several times, I take it that the advertisement was either not clear, or intentionally misleading.

I think you should identify the actual listing, so that others are better warned.

However, anyone doing a search on TA forums before booking accommodation through Housetrip would have seen enough warnings to stay clear.

tripadvisor.com/…30585316

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3. Re: Housetrip

HappyGoin, I checked the link wigwam gave and it is filled with negatives. So at least one thread still gives less-than-glowing reviews ... or it did as I was typing this!

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There's still enough really bad experiences in that thread to put off even the most foolhardy renter.

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