Need a venue? How about an Airbnb rave?
Airbnb rave mode!
Airbnb is the modern way of renting short-term.
Some people are renting it for as short as a night, one very wild night.
More than a 100 party-goers attended a party held at a posh London apartment rented out by an Airbnb tenant.
They had a banging sound system and bouncers to guard the door, neighbours have claimed.
In this street, flats go for about 3 million pounds. That’s a cool R 48 million and some change, by the way.
They were reportedly playing reggae and hip-hop all throughout the night all the way to the next morning.
The attendees were also of a posh accord, arriving in fancy BMWs and Porches.
People were seen spilling out onto the streets, shouting and breaking bottles.
Though neighbours complained, the Westminster council claimed the party was “too big” to contain.
One neighbour reported that when she complained to the council they told her that the flat had been rented out through Airbnb and that the landlord was aware of the party and was coming back to deal with it.
When they tried to get help from the police, they were not interested, reportedly.
Some neighbours thought it was an open-air concert, like Nottinghill Carnival.
However, the cleaner for the apartment reported that the mess “was not very bad” and that they “didn’t damage anything in particular.”
A spokesperson for Airbnb told the Standard: “We have zero tolerance for this kind of behaviour. We are supporting the host and have removed the guest from Airbnb.”
There are other such stories of guests using the rented Airbnb space to throw parties.
Airbnb has added an “Animal House” button to their app so that neighbours can report loud partying.
It keeps a track record with misuse and property damage from parties.
Where there’s a will, there’s a rave, even if it’s an Airbnb rave.