Airbnb is suffering another public relations nightmare this week after Swedish roommates returned home from a month-long vacation to find that their home had been raided by police after being used by the renters as a brothel.
Online magazine The Kernel reports that the women in question found used condoms, pubic hair, and a note from police apologizing for raiding their home.
It gets worse. The police, who had been tracking the women since their arrival, found the two renters – prostitutes – in fragrante delicto with clients.
The apartment owners told The Kernel that the women in question looked “high class, with business suits … it was strange that they would rent an apartment when they clearly could afford a hotel.”
Naturally, the owners also report feeling violated.
The Kernel reports that the owners were put up in one of Stockholm’s most expensive hotels while their apartment was professionally cleaned.
Airbnb issued the following statement to TechCrunch: “We were appalled to hear about this and we will work with local authorities to investigate the situation. We’re also providing ongoing support to the host. While this situation is being investigated, we can’t comment further.”
What do you think? Will this latest case of Airbnb debauchery make you leery to use the service again, or is this an isolated incident?