Brit horrified to find her £30 a night Airbnb is just an inflatable mattress in a cupboard room


A YOUNG Brit was stunned to find her room in an Airbnb she had booked was just a tiny mattress in a cupboard underneath the stairs.

Social media users called it the “Harry Potter room” due its tiny size.

 Zoe was stunned to find her bed was in a cupboard under the stairs

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Zoe was stunned to find her bed was in a cupboard under the stairs

Zoe, from the UK, was visiting New York and paid £30 a night to stay there while on holiday.

However, when she got there, she found a tiny corner of the room with a roll mat and a duvet.

She explained on Instagram: “The hilarious part is my bedroom.

“Can you please bear in mind I’m paying £30 a night for this and it was the cheapest Airbnb I could find in the whole area.”

She then burst out laughing at the sight of just bedding underneath.

 She admitted to booking her New York trip last minute

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She admitted to booking her New York trip last minute
 The bed also wasn't cleaned - so she used a jumper and a sleeping bag liner

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The bed also wasn’t cleaned – so she used a jumper and a sleeping bag liner

Zoe added: “As you can see, it is literally a cupboard with a little mattress on the floor.

“Hopefully I won’t hit my head on the slanting roof when I sit up in the morning, although I guess I just can’t sit up.”

She then decided to test the bed, saying there was at least an “inflatable mattress” which was a thin camping one.

However, there was no plug socket.

She was also “99 per cent sure” the sheets and pillows hadn’t been washed as there was a “little hair” on the pillow.

Thankfully she had her sleeping bag liner which she could use because she always ends up sleeping in “weird spaces” and used a jumper to make a pillow.

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After many asked if she actually stayed in the room, she confirmed she did and was able to sleep, despite a lot of noise outside.

Later in her Instagram story, she said her host told her where she could find clean sheets and refunded her cleaning fee.

Pictures of the Airbnb advert do show the small room, although Zoe said she thought it would at least have a proper mattress, not a camping one.

Shockingly, the room had positive reviews on the Airbnb website, with four and a half stars from more than 100 reviews.

 It also wasn't just a proper mattress - just an inflatable bed

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It also wasn’t just a proper mattress – just an inflatable bed
 However, she said she slept find in the room

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However, she said she slept find in the room
 The advert did show the bed in the corner of the room

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The advert did show the bed in the corner of the room
 The room didn't have much else inside it

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The room didn’t have much else inside it
 However, she said she slept find in the room

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However, she said she slept find in the room

Posting on Twitter, the video has had more than 50,000 likes

One man joked: “You have to rob them at this point this is your only option.”

Another person remarked: “The audacity of this listing and despite its tiny size they STILL didn’t clean it?!”

A common joke was that it was “Harry Potter’s room” due to being so small.

Not everyone was on her side – one woman slammed her, saying: “Stop being so cheap. Who would ever book this ‘room’ based on those pictures?”

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A man visiting Amsterdam was shocked to find his £100-a-night Airbnb room was actually a shipping container on the side of a road.

Ben Speller, from London, from London was forced to shell out another £230 for a hotel with Airbnb later refunding both his costs.

Sun Online Travel has contacted Airbnb for comment.





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