Post by High Priestess on Jun 26, 2016 2:51:01 GMT
Yes, I wouldn't state anything about the drug use in the public review. Unless I was 100% absolutely certain I wouldn't dare make such a public accusation, as it is so damning. Even if I was 100% certain I would probably not say that in a public review. I think there are plenty of things one can say that suggest to other hosts they should not take this person as a guest, such as: "X's behavior was not appropriate for a private home/shared space" "Unfortunately, I cannot recommmend X as a guest at this time" (leaving open the possibility that later on X could get clean and sober and be a fine guest) and one might add "details available upon request" "X did not show adequate respect/consideration for my house/me/other guests/common areas of house"
I've never used the "private comments to Airbnb" field in the reviews - I've always suspected that it was a placebo, like the star ratings for guests. But I guess there's no harm in trying it out and seeing what happens.
I think simply saying you don't recommend the guest is the best approach. If you mention drugs or other illegal activity, he'll probably be able to have the review removed. And considering how paranoid and volatile meth addicts can be, you're best off not triggering any further correspondence.