With the cost of living soaring, one Airbnb user went viral after listing a tent on a concrete slab on Airbnb for nearly €60 a night.
Times are tough at the minute, and we’re all feeling the rising cost of living. However, a user named Aimee shared a very interesting Airbnb listing on Twitter that absolutely shocked the masses.
Listed as a ‘private room’ with ‘one’ bed’, the post actually features a small pop-up tent in what appears to be someone’s back garden. Even worse, rather than a soft grassy garden, the tent is set up on a rock-hard concrete slab.
Dublin Airbnb listing features tent on a concrete slab – listed as a private room
A Twitter user called Aimee shared the listing in May. It was then shared by Ciaran at Crazy House Prices, who shares posts about the insane rising rent prices around Dublin and beyond.
The post quickly went viral around the world, with magazines like The New York Post featuring the story on their site.
When Aimee shared the shocking listing online, many thought it must be a joke. So, she actually reached out to the renter herself, who then confirmed that the listing was completely serious. Following floods of reactions to the post, Aimee later confirmed that the listing had swiftly been removed from Airbnb.
Tents on Airbnb – not just a one-off
We had a look on Airbnb to see if there were any more ludicrous listings. To our surprise, advertising a tent on the site isn’t just a one-off. In one particular listing, the tent is a legit four-man tent, and whoever stays there is welcome to use the facilities inside the home.
Again, this is listed as a ‘private room’ with ‘1 bed’. The title of the listing is ‘Backyard large tent for 2, quiet and serene’. The going rate for this Airbnb tent is nearly €100 for two guests.
While this listing looks a lot better than the last, you have to wonder what way the world is going if you’re able to charge €100 for a night in a tent in your back garden. Plus, who is willing to spend it to avoid rising hotel costs in the city?
Hotel and Airbnb prices in Dublin – spiked massively recently
The price of a hotel or an Airbnb in Ireland’s capital city has spiked massively in recent years. Rather than spend an extortionate amount of money for one night in the city, people are opting to travel back to their home cities or even sleep in the car after an event or before a flight, for example.
So, is it any surprise that people are listing tents on Airbnb? Is it to capitalise on rising hotel prices or to offer an affordable stay? Staying in a tent for between €60 and €100 in Dublin doesn’t really feel like stealing a bargain, does it?