Airbnb guests make ‘shocking’ discovery behind nondescript bookshelf: ‘Oh my god’

From the outside, it looks like any other ordinary bookshelf.

But two British travelers were stunned to discover a hidden door behind the nondescript cupboard that led to a secret room.

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Grace Grundy and her friend were about to check out of their Airbnb in Wales, UK, when they found the huge hidden space — complete with sofas, a piano, a foosball table, and a fireplace.

“Look at what we just found in our Airbnb, literally on the last day,” Grace said in a viral TikTok video.

“As we packed up to leave, we realized the bookshelf was a secret door… What?!”

Two travelers were stunned to discover a hidden door behind the nondescript closet that leads to a secret room. Recognition: Gracegrundy_/TikTok

The video shows her friend opening the door – and Grace reacts in shock.

“Imagine it’s a bookshelf… all right, nothing to see here… what? Oh my god, where is it going?” Grace can be heard in the footage.

“Oh my god, this is a secret room and a secret door.”

Last Minute Adventures

After sharing the video, many were stunned that the friends “didn’t notice a whole side of the building” during their stay.

“We really didn’t notice the hinges all week, which is ridiculous, and we didn’t even check the Airbnb listing,” Grace explained.

“We basically found this little place at the last minute. We were like, ‘Let’s go, let’s go on an adventure’.

“So we left and it’s all in the woods.”

Grace Grundy and her friend found the huge hidden room – complete with couches, a piano, a foosball table and a fireplace. Recognition: Gracegrundy_/TikTok

Upon checking in, the girls found that the accommodation they had booked had “many different buildings” where other guests stayed.

“That’s why we didn’t find the shape of the building funny,” Grace said.

“In hindsight, the hinges are so obvious, but the lamp was in front of it… so it only took us that long to spot it.”

She added: “It’s a communal area, but it’s such a cool place. We had the best time ever.

“Now you all know you can get into this cool secret room.”

What is the “secret room”?

According to the listing, the “secret room” is actually a common area called the “Long Barn” that is available to all guests of the premises during their stay.

Interestingly, the bookcase that leads to the hidden room was not mentioned in the ad.

One of the images in the listing shows the bookcase in question behind a sofa and floor lamp.

A picture in the listing shows the bookshelf in question behind a sofa and floor lamp. Recognition: Airbnb
The “secret room” is actually a common area called “Long Barn” that is available to all guests of the complex during their stay. Recognition: Airbnb

Her video has been viewed more than 1.5 million times – and many marveled at the hidden room.

“Very cool and so surprising how big it is. I’m shocked,” said one woman.

Another joked: “Imagine the owners were watching TV when you opened the door to their home.”

One added: “POV: The owner hears you come into his house and hide.”

While another said: “This is so cool and looks fabulous.”

“Obvious” feature

Meanwhile, many insisted they noticed the “hinges” as soon as they arrived.

“I would have found that within the first half hour of an Airbnb, the first thing I do is scour every little corner in search of treasure,” said one woman.

Another wrote: “It’s not so secretive with the obvious hinges – but it’s pretty cool.”

While one added, “Although somewhat amusing, the visible obvious hinges and gaps give it away.”

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James Brien

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