Ireland is home to a vibrant, growing community of Airbnb hosts. And this St. Patrick’s Day, guests from all over the world will be visiting Ireland to experience their unique form of Irish hospitality.
We project that this St. Patrick’s Day, over 8,000 guests from over 50 different countries will be staying with Airbnb hosts in Ireland. This is up roughly 2.3x from St. Patrick’s Day 2015, and more than seven times the number from 2014. Top countries of origin for visiting guests include the U.S., U.K., France, and Germany.
The arrivals of these travelers will bring a significant positive economic impact for Ireland. Airbnb hosts in Ireland are projected to make over 1.3 million Euros from reservations that span St. Patrick’s Day. And we project the typical Airbnb host in Ireland will make around 620 euros from their St. Patrick’s Day reservations.
Travelers visiting Ireland over St. Patrick’s Day will also be saving money by staying with Airbnb hosts. The average cost of bookings is 118 euros per night. A search online for available hotels in Dublin shows that many hotel rooms are going for upwards of 200-300 euros per night over St. Patrick’s day.
We look forward to the Airbnb community coming together to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland.