My neighbor went by right after i canceled guest AND THE KEY WORKED FINE! She said she had to jiggle it slightly but there was no problem with the key. She got right in.
Because they booked last minute and weird communication with them, I was not comfortable sending a girl friend over to me then at night. The only guy friend who had an extra key to my home was out because it was Saturday night and offered to meet them near where he was to give his spare key. The more I spoke to them the more uneasy I was so I contacted Airbnb and canceled and told my friend NOT to give a key.
The guest booked this space the day before his arrival. First, my Airbnb is set to not accept last minute bookings. As I was on an international flight I did not respond immediately to the booking. As soon as I landed and saw the last minute booking I emailed (just a few hours later). The key situation he is speaking of is a mystery. The same key has been used a million times. He said it did not work. Because of all of our conversations, and then the key issue, I was extremely uncomfortable with letting them stay in my home. Everything about this situation was very unsettling and shady and I will gladly take his bad, review for the safety of my home, myself and my friends.