Dublin’s Airbnb listing includes a tent on a concrete slab
It is far from being a room with a view.
An Airbnb host in Dublin advertised a “private room” under the stars for almost $75 a night – but it was really just a pop-up tent on a concrete slab in the garden.
The listing “delicious tent in Dublin” was available for two people and offered a bed and a bath, presumably in the house behind which it was pitched. It was listed by an Airbnb host named Paul, who has over 1,500 reviews for other spots.
“I’m traveling to Europe from Australia and just saw this,” tourist Nick Capa posted on Twitter.
“I almost cried when I saw how unreasonable the actual accommodations in Dublin are [at the moment]the tent looks at the merchandise,” he added.
The listing rivaled the “glamping” vans that dotted the streets of the Big Apple last year, in which hosts wanted $97 a night.
Property prices in the Irish capital are soaring, leading some to initially believe the listing was a joke, The Sun reported.
But when a housing activist emailed the host, he replied that it was no joke – although he also had “a comfy couch in the living room” if she preferred.
“I have a very large living room for that and several sofas,” he added, noting that they were also listed.
“Paul” has since deleted the listing. Measures adopted before the pandemic to reduce the number of vacation rentals and put more homes on the long-term market have failed, The Irish Times reported.