Please stay away from this home sharing platform, especially if you are a host. As a former Wimdu host, I stopped hosting on the Wimdu platform after we could no longer tolerate the following:
1. Lack of transparency with fees. The amount provided to hosts is never what was noted in your invoice. There are hidden fees that were never disclosed.
2. Lack of representation for hosts. False claims and complaints made by guests will result in immediate monetary fine for hosts. There is no opportunity for hosts to repeal false statements made by guests.
3. Lack of support for hosts. Guests that break house rules or even the federal local laws will not receive any penalty from Wimdu. (Unlike hosts where fines are immediately enforced, please refer to #2) They have repeatedly told me that its up to the hosts to ensure guests follow the rules.
4. Lack of control on posting pictures and writing description of your listing. Putting up new pictures and writing new descriptions requires numerous approvals that may even get denied.
Overall, the company is unethical and unprofessional. Youll lose money, time and energy, and most of all a pleasant night sleep after dealing with them. Save yourself the unnecessary stress and aggravation and go elsewhere!