Lifestyle / Travel

Boston ranks most expensive Airbnb city

Next time you’re considering using Airbnb to book accommodations in Boston, consider a cheaper option: A five-star hotel.

Dec 11, 2014 | By AFPRelaxnews

Boston Skyline

Next time you’re considering using  to book accommodations in Boston, consider a cheaper option: A five-star hotel.

After looking at the median cost of booking an entire property for two to four guests from June 1 to December 31, 2014, GoEuro.com found that Boston was the priciest of 150 cities surveyed for Airbnb listings.

An apartment or studio in Boston runs on average $273 USD a night. Boston is followed by Cancun, Mexico; New York, Dubai and Macao.

DON’T MISS: AIRBNB TO LAUNCH TRAVEL MAGAZINE

Boston, which has a number of universities in the area, has seen a 63% increase in Airbnb listings since July 2013, according to the Boston Globe.

New York, as you’d expect, was on average the costliest city for hotels and hostels, according to GoEuro’s Accommodation Price Index.

Budget-conscious travelers may want to consider destinations like Tirana, Albania, Hammamet, Tunisia and Sofia, Bulgaria, which are the most affordable cities for accommodations, averaging $33 to $36 overall.

A room at a five-star hotel in Tirana, for example, costs roughly £56 ($88).

TOP 10 most expensive cities for Airbnb listings

  • Boston, USA
  • Cancun, Mexico
  • New York, USA
  • Dubai, UAE
  • Macao, China
  • Aberdeen, UK
  • Newcastle, UK
  • Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • Punta Cana, Mexico
  • Miami, US

TOP 10 most affordable cities for Airbnb listings

  • Tirana, Albania
  • Madeira, Portugal
  • Delft, Netherlands
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Bucharest, Romania
  • Belgrade, Serbia
  • Hammamet, Tunisia
  • Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Mons, Belgium

TOP 10 most expensive cities for accommodations overall

  • New York, USA
  • St. Moritz, Switzerland
  • Macao, China
  • Miami, USA
  • Nassau, Bahamas
  • Boston, USA
  • Venice, Italy
  • Dubai, UAE
  • San Francisco, USA
  • Monte Carlo, Monaco

 
Back to top