i was going to host a guest who has 20 or more positive reviews on her profile today
She told me yesterday she would be arriving today early morning and immediately paddle to my home which is only 4-5 km from her arrival point by boat.
A friend of mine on bike can do it in 30 minutes depending on traffic.
She texted me this morning by email saying she is cycling from the port to my house and warning me it will take some time as she goes slow. I accepted that she might be tired ok, i told her ''whatever time, no problem''. I did a mistake saying that apparently. Now its 4.00 pm and no sign of her and her emails indicate that she is using the time to explore athens city centre and then come to me. My problem is why didnt she tell me that she planned to see athens first so that i know so that i dont wait for her? Every 1 hour she sends an email excusing herself and saying she is still far and ''at the wrong address again'' when in reality i gave her very clear instructions.
Plus most guests I have (from airbnb or couchsufring) they find my address merely by giving them name and number and postcode, i added coordinated and gogole map for her, she still couldnt find it?
NOw as i said im waiting here at home when I could be out today, waiting for her from 8.30 morning until 16.00 and since there is no sign of her or even email saying where she is (i asked her but she doesnt say where she is 'lost') and also does answer me when i ask her to give her mobile number so that i call her, but once claimed she couldnt reach my own phone number (so what? i immediately answered on gmail that i can call her if she gives me her number but she never did), I am free to assume this person is playing with me and thats a nasty rude guest to have, so I just told her by email (the only way to reach her,by her choice) that she isnot welcomed.
Am i rude? Who is rude here? You are more experienced hosts/ guests maybe you want to illuminate me. Im going out now, tired of being stuck home all day possibly being played and she can find any hotel or hostel in Athens for very cheap price to overnight so its not like i dump her at the street helpless. Im just annoyed that she said she would come to my house, which is near the port of pireas, and then claimed she is always at wrong address when all other guests i got from other platforms easily find my address by bike, bus or car.