An Airbnb host went viral after one of her guests shared a list of “crazy” rules and regulations — including instructions on how to open a shower curtain and information on what kind of glass to drink from.
The guest, who goes by the name Tiffany Lee Ingalls and goes by the username @authentiffany_ on TikTok, shared her Airbnb experience online, and it quickly caused a stir online.
Upon arriving at Airbnb, Tiffany – who is based in San Diego but has not shared the Airbnb site – is shocked to discover an instruction sheet hanging from the doorknob.
It contained a list of rules such as: no smoking and quiet hours between 10pm and 10am, as well as directions on where the light switch is in the room and how the check-out process worked.
An Airbnb host went viral after a guest shared her ‘crazy’ list of rules – including instructions on how to open a shower curtain and information on what kind of glass to drink from
Going viral: guest named Tiffany Lee Ingalls shared her ‘ridiculous’ Airbnb experience online, and it quickly caused a stir online.
Upon arriving, Tiffany – who is believed to be a US resident but has not shared Airbnb – is shocked to discover an instruction sheet hanging from the doorknob.
Comprehensive: Inside, there was an entire folder full of pages on requirements pages – including detailed sections on every room in the house and every item in that room
But it didn’t end there. When Tiffany entered the room, she realized there were more orders to follow.
Inside, there was an entire dossier filled with pages of requirements – including detailed sections on every room in the house and every item in that room. The book was colored and handwritten.
There were also small laminated banners hung in almost any corner of the rooms, with reminders such as: ‘No open flames, no exceptions. No candles, incense, matches, etc.,” and “spill something?” something broke? stain something? say something. If not, I’ll lower the ratings on Airbnb.
She opened up about her experience on TikTok and the disaster caused a stir online. The video quickly went viral, racking up over a million views in a matter of days.
Tiffany began in the video, “My last Airbnb host had some controlling quirks.”
To get started, before you even get inside the house, you get a huge information guide on what to do.
Next is the amount of information being presented every moment thereafter, and in every possible way in every part of the room.
But this is my favorite of all the bits of info, she said, as she draws a picture of the remote and teaches you how to use each button.
There were also small laminated banners hung in almost any corner of the rooms, with reminders such as: “No open flames, no exceptions.”
The Airbnb host also left a diagram of the remote control I drew – with detailed instructions on how to use it and what each button does
The host also left notes with instructions on how to use the storage boxes (left) and the vent (right)
“There’s even a note on how to use the vent and how to use the storage boxes.”
It turns out that Tiffany was scolded by the Airbnb host when she used the “wrong cup” to get some water.
According to the unnamed Airbnb host, the glass that Tiffany drank was actually meant to hold her toothbrush, and the smaller glass that was placed next to it was the one she was supposed to use for drinks.
After noticing the incident, the Airbnb hostess told her she’d put stickers on the mugs so the next guest wouldn’t make the “big mistake.”
“I’m so glad I was able to help so that no one has to face this struggle again,” Tiffany added.
TikToker continued in the video: “Another good one – you weren’t allowed to move the shower curtain from left to right, it had to be right to left. Hope I sleep here properly.”
After the virus went viral, she posted another clip and shared some details on Airbnb.
She explained that she booked it at the last minute, but had read some of the reviews beforehand, and they all sounded very positive.
Turns out, Tiffany was scolded by an Airbnb host when she used the ‘wrong cup’ to get some water
According to the Airbnb host, the glass Tiffany drank was actually meant to hold her toothbrush, and the smaller glass next to it was the one she was supposed to use for drinks
There were also instructions on how to use the shower curtain. On the mirror, the Airbnb hostess reminded her guests to only move her from right to left
“This was a great last-second shot, and I don’t usually book things like this last minute, I’m the kind of person who likes to look at reviews and see how it goes,” she said.
“I looked at the first few reviews and it looked good, people there said it’s very detail-oriented but I’m a very laid-back person so I don’t really mind it.”
According to Tiffany, the rent was just a room in the woman’s house, which was present during her stay.
Not all Airbnb companies rent [an entire] house, you sometimes rent a room in a common space.
I like that, personally, when I visit an area I like to stay in someone else’s house because they know the area very well and they have all the interior details.
They can tell me their favorite restaurant, their picnic spot, they can tell me all the places that tourists and people who have been there for a while for love won’t go. These are the best places.
“Anyway, this was a room in her house, so she saw me physically using this mug.”
And even though she was “stressed” by all of her rules, she said she found the situation “funny” and wanted to share it with the world.
“I wasn’t so nervous that I thought I needed to leave or I wouldn’t be able to figure it out,” she added.
I focused on the situation, realized that she’s just that kind of person and that works for her and she’s very effective that way.
Tiffany explained that she booked Airbnb at the last minute, but had read some of the reviews beforehand, and they all sounded pretty positive.
And while she’s “nervous” by all of her rules, she said she found the situation “funny” and wanted to share it with the world.
“My anxiety doesn’t work well with him, but it wasn’t something I couldn’t deal with. People are what they are and we don’t all work well together, which is fine, but there’s nothing wrong with it being that way.
People quickly moved to the comments section to discuss the ordeal, with some defending the Airbnb host and others criticizing it with “over the top” and “extreme” rules.
“Why rent your house when you obviously don’t want to live any life [in] your house? asked one person.
Another added, “I no longer do Airbnb because I realize that a lot of the owners are emotionally attached to their property, they forgot you’re paying them and it’s not known.”
Another person said, “I think this person is clearly not a good fit to be a host.”
People quickly took to the comments section to discuss the ordeal, with some defending the Airbnb host and others criticizing it with “over the top” and “extreme” rules.
“They really don’t want any text messages while you’re staying, so they’ve covered everything in the room with directions. I’m here for it,” one viewer wrote.
A fifth commentator said they would really appreciate the instructions. Another added, “I appreciate it when they give me a book on how to operate the TV, the HVAC, or the kitchen appliances, but that’s an extreme.”
Another person said “I prefer hotels”. “I’m not in charge of cleaning and there are no crazy rules like that.”
Someone joked: ‘Let’s say you have OCD without saying you have OCD.’
Some viewers even described the host as “neurotic” and a “control freak,” with one writing, “It’s as if this host is too neurotic to have strangers in their house.”
Another comment read: “Maybe let’s not give up our space if we control whims.”