Wompa1 wrote: »
Creating a new thread for this. Had a discussion on a previous thread about the amount of AirBnB in the city.
A company rendered a map of Ireland by regions showing the number of AirBnB accommodations that exceed the new short term rental threshold:https://public.flourish.studio/visualisation/445214/
The problem is worse than at least I had thought it would be. It shows there are 277 places being rented in the city short term through AirBnB that exceed the threshold. The average days a spot has been rented out through it in the city is 217 days!!! I didn't think Galway would even come close to having demand to see it through that many days. The average being made by a landlord for the year is over 30k!
Wompa1 wrote: »
Sorry, got busy.
According to the article I read. It's based off the post stay reviews on the site\app and averages of typical AirBnB bookings. AirBnB have a policy that reviews must be completed within 14 days of the stay. The average booking party stays 3 nights. They can map out stays based on when they were posted and aggregate within the 14 day window AirBnB allows for reviews. Definitely not an exact science and AirBnB themselves dispute the numbers but don't publicly put their own numbers out.
Even without the exact data, this data suggest it's well over the threshold anyway. I'm very surprised there are that many full properties being rented out like that. I'm also surprised Galway has that kind of demand for so much of the year.
It would be interesting to see data for TripAdvisor and AirBnB together.
youngrun wrote: »
Anecdoatally and from some knowledge of the business there would be a quite high percentage in the city centre and central Salthill of apartments /townhouses that are let Airbnb style. Not sure what the total housing stock is in these areas but would not be surprised if 20% is let short term