A small number of Airbnb customers appear to be using the service for hookups.Airbnb is unlikely to endorse such behaviour, but some users told Business Insider they had slept with people or been hit on as a result of transactions that were facilitated through its platform.The next day we invited him for a drink in the evening.We were all quite drunk, and my friends joked about the fact that he was interested in me. We came back home later in the night and shared a bottle of wine in his flat.The company also has a 24/7 customer-experience team that is available to talk to Airbnb users who find themselves in trouble.Last December, however, a 34-year-old man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for raping two Americans on holiday who rented his Barcelona flat through Airbnb.The self-described Airbnb host who started the thread said his roommates had slept with two of their Airbnb guests.
"He kept trying to hug and kiss me and saying he didn't want me to leave." Mark Wagner, a Quora user who describes himself as a supporter of Web 2.0 and the new economy, replied: "Yes, both as a host and as a guest.But don't get the wrong idea about the site, it is very professional." Sam Berko, another Quora user who has not filled out his profile, simply wrote: "Yup." Business Insider contacted Wagner and Sam to confirm these incidents but did not hear back.Airbnb allows guests and hosts to leave reviews for each other.This deters the vast majority of users from behaving inappropriately or committing crimes — they will be kicked off the platform if they get too many bad reviews.