I was quite surprised by this review - although looking back now I remember that Jonathon and his girlfriend walked into my house without bothering to get the key (I had sent them the instructions on how to get it) or even knocking! So I was in a state of shock when they just barged into my lounge room, where I was reading. So if I seemed unfriendly, that's why. I recovered enough to say hello and let them know where their room was. They were only going to drop their bags, as I said they could come earlier than the check-in time, but were up there for ages and I had to leave.
As for being outdated and basic - what the place is and what is provided are exactly the same as what is on the Airbnb listing. There was no special lighting for the pictures. I feel completely insulted by this review - I hope people read this to see what these people are really like.
As to being able to lock the door or have a place to store valuables - it's not a hostel, it's a townhouse, where people live. That's what Airbnb is about, staying in someone else's house. It's about trust - if you can't trust people enough to use the service and accept what it is without complaining, then I suggest you stay at a backpackers hostel - perhaps it will be more 'updated' (whatever that would mean) - though you'd have to pay more than you did for a lovely room in the whole of a very nice townhouse in a highly convenient location - or better still, in a hotel, where you'd have to pay much, much more. I wish I had remembered the rudeness of Jonathon and his girlfriend - just barging into my house - before I wrote the review for him.