We booked Karalyn's place very close to our arrival in Adelaide after finding out that the friends we were travelling with hadn't booked a room for us. Communication for booking was very prompt.
Communication for check in was a little more awkward:
- It was not clear in the listing or reviews that the host would not be present on the property, and this was not communicated to us beforehand.
- The house has a unit number that was not included in the address associated with the listing, so we had to guess which door we were supposed to enter based on the porch light being on and the presence of a hidden key.
- Upon entering the house we found that other people were in the living area watching telly. We were not warned at all that there might be other people around, so this was pretty awkward and uncomfortable. Suspect from the interaction that they were other airbnbers, but it would have been nice to have a heads up.
We also did not receive any communication about the first day's breakfast described in the listing, nor was there any clear delineation of food that we could discern from the kitchen, so we did not end up eating even though it would have been nice to have a bite before getting on the road again.
The condition of the flat was so-so. There are pretty large cracks in the walls of the bedroom and the light and fan in the bathroom did not work, but the furniture was all very nice and the kitchen has clearly been renovated recently. The areas outside the bedroom were a little messier than expected and we were never able to find a rubbish bin or utensils, but the kitchen has every kind of drinking glass you could ever wish for.
The bed is extremely soft with lots of pillows, so if that's what you like in a bed you'll enjoy it very much. There is a landline telephone in the bedroom which was a bit disconcerting, but it did not ring during our stay.
All in all this was not the worst airbnb that we've stayed in, but I would probably not stay again.