A business grad student who assembled a team of researchers recently explained to his TikTok followers why the sun appears to be setting on Airbnb's popularity.
Because the model of Airbnb is so decentralized and dependant on individual hosts, it was always true to some extent that you never really knew what you were going to get by staying in one.
However, not only do more widespread reports seem to suggest there are more bad hosts than good ones nowadays, but they're seeing less and less reason to have to put up with them as the platform changes.
After all, one of the big draws of Airbnb was that it was often cheaper than staying at a hotel, but customers are now finding that the prices they're seeing rival hotels without any of the amenities we expect from those places.
And the research conducted by one man's team not only seems to support these complaints, but explains why they'll likely be the death of the platform.