TikTok isn’t just about dances and creative stuff anymore. It’s now a place where people share real-life stories, from funny to not-so-great experiences. One popular trend is sharing Airbnb stories, where users talk about the good and bad of their stays.
TikToker Ariel Stewart got attention for exposing an Airbnb host who tried to raise prices for a strange reason.
What happened to Ariel Stewart’s quest for a Taylor Swift concert stay
Ariel Stewart’s journey started off well, all excited to see Taylor Swift in New Orleans. She decided to use Airbnb to find a spot to stay for the big event. Little did she know, her quest for a nice place turned into a TikTok sensation with over 3 million views.
In her videos, Stewart openly shared the private texts between her and the Airbnb owner. The plot took a turn when she mentioned her plan to attend a Taylor Swift concert in 2024. Instead of a straightforward booking, the host quickly raised the stakes — or more accurately, the prices — suggesting a whopping $1200 per night.
The unveiling: Ariel Stewart exposes the host’s tactics
Undeterred by the sudden price hike, Stewart took to TikTok to expose the questionable actions of the Airbnb host. She posted screenshots of their conversation, highlighting how the host tried to justify the increase by blaming Airbnb’s long-term booking policy. Armed with insights from a SuperHost friend, Stewart refuted this claim, stating that hosts can actually set rates for events lasting more than a year.
Despite the host making other offers, Stewart declined, leading to accusations of theft and threats against her. The TikTok community rallied behind Stewart, supporting her refusal to give in to what many deemed an unreasonable price jump.