Airbnb prices in Glasgow soar to almost £ 30,000 per week ahead of COP26

Airbnb prices in Glasgow have skyrocketed in recent months, with hosts raising their prices ahead of COP26.

The climate conference will be held at the SEC from early November, in the presence of around 190 signatory countries of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Looking at rental prices across town when the event takes place, a three bedroom Airbnb rental now costs around £ 4,000 per night.

The penthouse in question can accommodate six people and has three double bedrooms and three bathrooms, two of which are private.

If you take that price for the first week of November, including the cost of the £ 4,269 and 10% service charge, it comes down to £ 29,469.

This is compared to the September price, which would only be £ 405 a night, making a total of £ 3,315 for the week.

Another property in Finneston, with two bedrooms, one bathroom and free parking – where the host’s photo is the COP26 logo – would typically cost tourists £ 86 per night for the month of October. However, for dates during the conference it goes up to £ 490 per night.

A third apartment in Glasgow has also been put on the rental market and is titled COP26.

The two bedroom, two bathroom apartment in the West End costs £ 550 a night. Including a cleaning and service charge of £ 662, plus a 5% discount, the total was £ 4,294 for one week only during the conference.

In addition to the rise around COP26, there also appears to be a big increase as the TRNSMT music festival returns to Glasgow Green from September 10-12.

Glasgow tourists face the fourth highest Airbnb price increase over UK summer holidays, according to money.co.uk.

The city’s Airbnbs are up 7% on average during the summer holidays.

Glasgow was also the most expensive UK city to stay in during Halloween, with the average price increasing by 58%.

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