Wednesday 13 December 2017

Surprise Dublin district named one of Airbnb's top neighbourhoods for 2017

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Clock Tower in Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photo: Rob Durston/Fáilte Ireland
Clock Tower in Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photo: Rob Durston/Fáilte Ireland
Horse and carriage ride through Phoenix Park, Dublin. photo: Rob Durston/Fáilte Ireland
Herd of deer in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photo: Fáilte Ireland
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Could Áras an Uachtaráin end up on Airbnb? The home sharing website certainly has the hots for Dublin's Phoenix Park.

Admittedly, President Higgins and his wife Sabina are unlikely to be hosting Airbnb-ers anytime soon, but their corner of the capital certainly is.

The Phoenix Park is one of 17 "neighbourhoods" tipped by Airbnb to watch in 2017 - up there alongside Fitzroy in Melbourne and Miami's Midtown.

The 17 global neighbourhoods are Airbnb's fastest-growing, it says - an eclectic mix of emerging local hotspots that have been compiled based on the travel patterns of more than 140 million guest arrivals at three million homes.

Herd of deer in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photo: Fáilte Ireland
Herd of deer in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photo: Fáilte Ireland
  1. Milneburg, New Orleans - 1500pc growth
  2. Kampung Bayu, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - +976pc
  3. Fitzroy in Melbourne, Australia - +770pc
  4. Konohana-ku in Osaka, Japan - +609pc
  5. Chutes-Lavie in Marseille, France - +604pc
  6. Rockcliffe Smythe in Toronto, Canada + 497pc
  7. Midtown in Miami, Florida - +430pc
  8. Narvarte in Mexico City, Mexico - +264pc
  9. West Seattle in Seattle, Washington - +230pc
  10. Usera in Madrid, Spain - +228pc
  11. Din Daeng/Huai Khwang in Bangkok, Thailand - +218pc
  12. Chippendale in Sydney, Australia - +204pc
  13. Daehangno in Seoul, South Korea - +203pc
  14. Lyndale in Minneapolis, Minnesota - +193pc
  15. Phoenix Park in Dublin, Ireland - +180pc
  16. Chacarita in Buenos Aires, Argentina - +172pc
  17. Žižkov in Prague, Czech Republic - +103pc

The 17 neighbourhoods share certain themes, Airbnb says - most notably being urban but laid-back and full of green spaces (Phoenix Park is described as "a district brimming with gardens and wildlife close to Dublin, Ireland’s capital").

Airbnb recently launched 'Airbnb Trips', branching out from accommodation to provide a new wave of "immersive" travel experiences to guests. 

Hosts in Dublin have been invited to submit experiences for listings.

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