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There has been much discussion about Airbnb and online bookings.

I would like to raise the issue of pricing. I recently made an Airbnb booking in Victoria. Price listed including fees and taxes was $350. The amount deducted from VISA was $513. There was no indication that the price was USD and no option to choose a currency.

I have sent a complaint to Consumer Affairs. Is this a common occurrence? Are we being deliberately misled? Just another reason to avoid the offshore accommodation listings.


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1 COMMENT

  1. Elizabeth has not mentioned the sham Airbnb listings that don’t exist. Airbnb allows these cons to be advertised without checking. Use an approved accommodation provider rather then the illegal holiday lets advertised through Airbnb and the other online disruptors.

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