More Aussies are choosing to stay in rented accommodation over hotels

Posted: 8 May 2018 11:27 am

Melbourne and Brisbane are popular for Airbnb stays where Perth is actually decreasing.

Airbnb has received a lot of flack in the past but we have seen it continue to grow as a company and be embraced by Aussies, especially as it adds on more cool features like its new premium Airbnb Beyond service.

A recent Roy Morgan survey found that our interest in renting properties when travelling is growing. A whopping 10.4% of travellers stayed in a rented house of serviced apartment on their last trip. This is significantly higher than a decade ago when just 7.1% of us stayed in rented accommodation.

The survey compared stays in the year up to March 2018 with the same period in 2008, just before Airbnb launched. One of the most interesting findings is that Melbourne tops the list for Australia’s favoured destination with Airbnb travellers.

Findings also showed that 11.6% of people who visited Melbourne on their last trip stayed in rented accommodation, which is a 3% increase from 2008. By comparison, just 8.5% of people holidaying in Sydney stayed in rented accommodation but that also saw a 3% growth.

It looks like Airbnb style accommodation is also popular in the river city of Brisbane with 11.4% of people choosing to stay in rented accommodation over traditional hotels, compared to 7.2% in 2008.

One more interesting find is that the trend is reversed in Perth with only 4.2% of people who visited the WA capital on their last trip staying in rented houses or rented serviced apartments, less than half the amount from a decade ago when the mining boom was in full swing.

Opting to rent for your next holiday? You can visit Airbnb here to explore your options and book your next stay.

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