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The pillows at Airbnb can tell you all you need to know about how the company is changing for the worse

Posted On: Aug 12, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

The pillows at Airbnb can tell you all you need to know about how the company is changing for the worse

I've been an avid user of Airbnb, the popular home-rental service, for nearly a decade, using the platform to visit 30+ countries.
In recent years, I've noticed a shift on the platform from regular people renting out their own apartments and spare bedrooms to a more professionalized service with hosts who operate multiple locations.
From my perspective, the shift has meant that apartment listings are equipped in a more basic and economical manner.
My chief complaint is that many professional hosts dress beds with cheap, low-quality pillows, leaving me with a poor night's sleep.
If Airbnb or hosts don't acknowledge and work toward fixing the issue, I'll be using Airbnb less and less in the future.
Since I started traveling in my early 20s, I've visited 30+ countries. While traveling that much might have been prohibitively expensive in decades past, Airbnb , the popular home-rental service, has made traveling affordable.
Listings on the platform are generally a fraction of the cost of hotels, while providing a...

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