Airbnb host says home was damaged by guest with fake name


SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – An Airbnb host says his condo was damaged by a guest who used a fake name to book the home.

The host, who did not want to be identified because of the crimes committed, estimated nearly $13,000 in damaged furniture and stolen belongings.

He said the guest, who had recently created their profile and had no prior reviews, held a party in the unit.

Damage included chipped furniture, rips on the couch, stains on the carpet and what appeared to be urine on the bed.

The host also said that some of his property was stolen, including a watch and some of his medications. He said other items were also stolen, but could not reveal them because of the ongoing police investigation.

“I still feel violated,” said the host, who reported the incident to police and Airbnb.

He said Airbnb initially dragged their heels on helping reimburse him for all the damage, but on Thursday, finally offered to

In a statement to 10News, an Airbnb spokesperson wrote, “We are supporting the host via our $1 Million Host Guarantee and have suspended the guest’s account as we investigate this incident. We stand ready to work with local law enforcement and support their investigation.”