This is why you should NEVER book a hotel in Malta, Portugal and SwitzerlandOn February 12, 2018 by Margot
Cheap accommodation on holiday is a top priority for most. So, if you’re planning a holiday to any of these top European destinations, you may want to consider booking an Airbnb, as a three star hotel will cost holidaymakers more than double the price.
Based on a one-night stay for two in each country’s capital, money-saving website vouchercloud has revealed there are seven European holiday hotspots where it’s much cheaper to get an Airbnb than a three star hotel.
Like the Maltese capital of Valletta. Over 1 million are expected to visit this year’s European Capital of Culture.
But, if you’re thinking of jetting off to this cultural hotspot, research reveals that opting for an Airbnb is the more economical option.
Over 1 million people are expected to visit the Maltese capital of Valletta this year
There is a 194% difference between the average cost of an Airbnb and a hotel room in Lisbon
Valletta tops the list as the European destination with the biggest increase in price – with your average Airbnb costing £54 a night, compared to a hotel at £123 a night. That’s a whopping 227 per cent increase.
Coming a close second, the Portuguese capital of Lisbon is a staggering 194 per cent price difference, with your average priced Airbnb costing £56, compared to an £108 a night hotel.
The Swiss capital of Bern is another destination to watch out for: with an Airbnb averaging around £71 a night compared to an £129 a night hotel. Opting for an Airbnb would save you £58.
From the top 20 list, the European destination with the cheapest accommodation on offer is Warsaw in Poland, offering Airbnbs at £37 a night, and hotels for £54.
Dublin is the most expensive city, with an Airbnb costing on average £84 per night
On the opposite end of the scale, Irish capital Dublin – a hit with stag and hen dos – is the most expensive, at £84 a night for an Airbnb versus £132 for a hotel.
There were also seven European locations where it works out cheaper to stay in a hotel, than an Airbnb.
In Andorra la Vella, the highest capital city in Europe, an average hotel costs a mere £43, whilst an Airbnb will set you back nearly double that – £79 a night.
According to vouchercloud, Baltic beauty’s Latvia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Estonia all cost between £40-46 a night for an Airbnb stay, compared to cheaper hotel rates of between £30-44 a night.
In Slovenia, the average cost of an Airbnb is £46, compared to £77 for a hotel room
Best value for money: Airbnb vs hotel prices
Slovenia – Airbnb £46; hotel £77
France – Airbnb £70; hotel £116
Luxembourg – Airbnb £75; hotel £121
Spain – Airbnb £58; hotel £92
Denmark – Airbnb £82; hotel £130
Lichenstein – Airbnb £78; hotel £124
Ireland – Airbnb £84 – hotel £132
Vatican City – Airbnb £72; hotel £113
Germany – Airbnb £49; hotel £75
Poland – Airbnb £37; hotel £54
Austria – Airbnb £54; hotel £78
Greece – Airbnb £43; hotel £63
Italy – Airbnb £69; hotel £99
The average cost of a hotel room in Azerbaijan is £37, compared to £40 for an Airbnb
The seven locations in Europe where it actually works out cheaper to stay in a hotel
Andorra – hotel £43; Airbnb £79
Latvia – hotel £30; Airbnb £46
Ukraine – hotel £30; Airbnb £40
Lithuania – hotel £37; Airbnb £45
Azerbaijan – hotel £37; Airbnb £40
Armenia – hotel £39; Airbnb £42
Estonia – hotel £44; Airbnb £46