I am from Houston, Texas but I grew up in northern Utah. I love to travel, see and do new things, camp, hike, garden, and snowboard. I love being outside enjoying nature. I am a life coach with a degree in psychology with a social work emphasis.
We are truly sorry that hosting us was not a good experience. The first thing that Shapan said when we arrived was that he was just fired from his job at a hotel and that now renting out his room on Airbnb was his only job. He treated the entire stay like a hotel. There was a fee for everything. 8 Euros for the washing machine, 8 Euro city tax, and none of these were mentioned before we rented the place. He tries to nickel and dime you. By use the kitchen he is referring to the fact that we ate a cup of yogurt at the table (he said that we could). By use his closet he means we put our bags on an empty shelf in the entrance way for about 6 minutes until we found out he was going to charge us for that as well. I understand that Shapan thinks his one bedroom apartment is a hotel, and he is welcome to charge for extra amenities that were NOT listed as included, but he is not allowed under Airbnb's policy to charge hidden fees just to stay the night in the room we already paid for. I understand that he was upset he wasn't able to hit us up for more money after we arrived, I'm sure for him that was frustrating. We were very kind and nice to him and his place, but like most travelers we don't like paying hidden fees to stay in a place we already paid for.