Dublin has become the most popular holiday destination in the United Kingdom, with visitors to the city on holiday in record numbers.
But the capital also has its fair share of problems, including high crime, the rise of ISIS and a housing crisis that has left a large number of families homeless.
Now, it appears the capital may have finally found a solution to those problems by offering an alternative to holiday homes in the capital.
Dublin has introduced a new property rental program called Airbnb, a system that allows visitors to rent out rooms to visitors for as little as $150 per night.
Dubai’s rental system, Airbnb, is seen as a potential solution to Dublin’s housing crisisAccording to Airbnb, the rental system will allow anyone in the UK to rent rooms to tourists for as low as $15 per night and to book guests for up to three nights, with the maximum occupancy of 30 people per night for a single-occupancy property.
Airbnb also said it would work with government agencies to help ensure that rental spaces are used by people who are already in Ireland, and that the system would not be used by anyone outside of Ireland.
Dubbed ‘Airbnb Dublin’, the new program will provide a home to a range of different travellers.
Dubliner residents can book rooms in Dublin for as much as $5 per night, with an option to book up to six nights for an average of $1,200 per night per guest, and for an extra $100 per night on top of that.
Dubline resident, Nick Waddell, told TheJournal.ie the system was designed specifically to help people who live in Dublin and want to live in Ireland for the weekend, and who would otherwise be renting a holiday home for the rest of the year.
“I’m looking forward to the new Airbnb,” he said.
Dubland resident, Richard MacIntyre, said he would be looking forward too to renting a home.
“When I first came here I was thinking that I would just be renting my home, but I can’t really say I would,” he told TheIrish Times.
Dubs Airbnb community says ‘we can do better’The new system has been designed by a local community group called ‘Dublin Airbnb’, which is based in The Hague, Netherlands.
Dub City Council has also said the Dublin Airbnb community will work with the council to create a new system that can be used across the city.
Dubberri Mayor, Stephen Donnelly, said: “We want to work with Airbnb and help them get a better idea of what Dubliners can expect.”
We are looking at what we can do to make Dublin more attractive for people to come to and stay here.
“Dublin is a great place to live and we want to give Dubliners the best opportunity to stay here.”
The mayor added: “There are more and more people in Dublin who are coming to live here, but they are going to have to find a way to pay the rent.”
Dublin mayor Stephen Donnally, says the Dublin system is ‘a great solution’Dublin’s Airbnb community said it will work closely with the city to ensure that people who rent a home are able to stay.
“In Dublin, we are seeing a number of Airbnb guests who are trying to rent accommodation,” said local councillor and local Airbnb community member, Stephen O’Donnell.
“There are a lot of Airbnb people who have been living in Dublin but have been unable to rent.”
It’s not the Dubliners fault, it’s the landlords fault, but it is happening.
“The Dublin Airbnb team is looking at this and will be working with the Dublin City Council and with the local government to find solutions.”
Dubliner Airbnb community hopes to work closely on the systemDublin Mayor Stephen Donnolly, said that he hoped the Dublin community would work closely together to ensure the system worked as planned.
“They will work on developing a solution and working with Dublin City to make sure that we are able, as soon as possible, to see that Dubliners are able and are able with the appropriate information and support to stay in Dublin,” he added.