London Airbnb rooms 59% cheaper than hotels, claims research

London Airbnb rooms 59% cheaper than hotels, claims research

Whole houses are cheaper to rent than booking hotel rooms in UK tourist destinations such as Bath, Chester and York, a new study claims.

And houses listed with Airbnb with a pool or a hot tub cost in London and Edinburgh less than the cost of a hotel room with the same amenities.

Research by comparison site found that renting an Airbnb property in London is 59% cheaper than a booking a hotel.

Airbnb properties in Bath and Oxford are 52% less, while Manchester is 51% and Chester 50% more affordable.

Northampton was the only location where a hotel room cost less than the Airbnb equivalent. Accommodation with gyms in Aberdeen, Dover and Plymouth was also cheaper in hotels.

A house with a hot tub in Stratford-upon-Avon was one of the most expensive options at £495 – while one in London costs only around £100. Liverpool was just below Stratford’s pricing, at £482.

Renting an Airbnb house in Fort William in Scotland costs 29% less than a hotel room. head of brand and communications Joe Gardiner said: “When traveling in the UK, it can be hard to find the most cost effective option.

“Airbnb is a great way to save money but it’s not always the cheapest.

“It can be confusing deciding whether to look on AirBnB for prices or on hotel comparison sites, so we wanted to provide a way of helping people decide on what type of accommodation is the cheapest in the most popular areas of the UK.”

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