Brooklyn Airbnb ‘room’ goes viral after guest shares video of cupboard under the stairs

The listing has score of 4.29 stars out of five

Helen Coffey
Monday 02 September 2019 13:58
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Brooklyn airbnb room goes viral after guest shares video of cupboard under the stairs

An Airbnb room for rent in Brooklyn, New York, has gone viral after one surprised tourist shared a video of the space – which is effectively a cupboard under the stairs.

Zoe, 26, posted the footage to Twitter with the caption: “Look at my Airbnb room in Brooklyn looooool”.

The video shows the tiny space, which has just enough room for an inflatable camping mattress, duvet and pillow.

The travel blogger from London gave social media updates on the experience: “Guys it doesn’t have a power socket,” she wrote.

“People are asking so – yes I looked at the pics, yes I was expecting a tiny room/closet lol but I just think it looks even more ridiculous in person (and a bit dirty). It’s all good though.”

The listing goes under the name Economy Brooklyn Space for your NYC Adventure! and costs just $27 a night for a stay.

Pictures of the property clearly show that it’s a bijou space and the hundreds of reviews are largely positive, with the property receiving an average rating of 4.29 out of five.

“Update – Just got back in and tested the bed. Let’s just say it’s quite hard but maybe it’ll crack my back for me,” wrote Zoe. “Also the sheets and pillow aren’t clean but thankfully I brought a sleeping bag liner with me (I always travel with it) so will just use that instead.”

The video of the room quickly went viral, clocking up almost two million views on Twitter.

A number of viewers commented on the small space. “Did you get an owl and an acceptance to Hogwarts as well?” responded one commenter, while another wrote: “It’s more like a coffin.”

Zoe responded: “I find it so funny how so many people are angry on my behalf about the room/cupboard. It’s genuinely fine for me minus the dirty sheets and lack of plug socket (and they could have cleaned it a bit better).

“Final updates... Had a proper conversation with the host, found out he normally does the cleaning and stuff properly himself, but he was out of town and the guy he’d asked to do it didn’t do it.”

The story finished with a happy ending: Zoe met up with an acquaintance from Instagram who said she could sleep on their couch instead.

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