September 15, 2023 at 4:19 am

‘Charge me even more money for cleaning fees?’ A Man Talked About Going Back To Hotels After He Saw A $425 “Host Fee” On VRBO

by Matthew Gilligan

Source: TikTok/@jsmartinlive

We’ve heard about cleaning fees getting out of control lately, but this really blew my mind!

A TikTokker named Jesse posted a video and he talked to viewers about an outrageous $425 “host fee” that he saw on Vrbo (he mistakenly said “Airbnb” in his video).

That’s a new one!

Source: TikTok/@jsmartinlive

In his video, Jesse said, “Now we’re going back to hotels. Because of this.”

He then continued, “$172 a night reasonable. Cool, $344 for two nights, that makes sense. But a $108 service fee? Okay, $425. What are you doing with that fee? Are you telling jokes or something? Like, am I paying you to entertain me?”

Good questions…

Source: TikTok/@jsmartinlive

Jesse went on to say, “At a hotel, they’re going to make my bed, they’re going to give me free soap, free lotion. What am I getting here?” drives home his point. He wonders whether its worth paying so much to have a Vrbo host monitor your comings and goings, “So you can call and be like, ‘Hey, you got to keep it down because you can’t get too loud for your neighbors’? Or what?”

The TikTokker continued, “And then you’re going to charge me even more money for cleaning fees? Going for $172 to $972, it’s crazy.”

Source: TikTok/@jsmartinlive

Check out what he had to say.


#greenscreen Airbnbs are robbing us now, used to be an affordable option #airbnb #broke #fyp #inflation #genz #millennial

♬ original sound – Jesse Martin

And here’s how people reacted to the video.

One person said there’s no point in staying in an Airbnb anymore unless you’re doing it long-term.

Source: TikTok/@jsmartinlive

This viewer said you need to be careful in Airbnbs.

Source: TikTok/@jsmartinlive

And this TikTokker said they’ll never stay at an Airbnb ever again.

Source: TikTok/@jsmartinlive

Yeah, at this point it does seem like staying at hotels is the better way to go.

RIP Airbnb.