From Italy to Australia, Airbnb reveals the top five trending summer destinations for Britons under 30… and the most ‘wish-listed’ rentals for under £100 a night in each place
From a sunny Sicilian city to a beautiful state in southeast Australia, these are Airbnb’s top five trending summer destinations for Britons aged under 30.
To draw up the ranking the rental platform identified the places that had seen the most year-on-year growth in nights booked among guests aged 18 to 29, comparing 2022 and 2021.
Airbnb also pooled together the most wish-listed properties for under £100 a night in each of these destinations – among the rentals, there’s a romantic room in a Moroccan riad and an Australian ‘eco-haven’ in an area that has ‘resident koalas’.
Scroll down for inspiration for your next budget break…
MARRAKECH-SAFI REGION, MOROCCO
Riad Chekaram – £63 a night
This ‘romantic double room’ in a ‘charming traditional’ riad is described as ‘the perfect haven to explore the medina of Marrakech’. Reviewer Sebastien wrote: ‘Don’t look for any other places to stay in Marrakech. Book it right away – you won’t regret it’
Riad El Ouarda bed and breakfast – £50 a night
This private room is housed within an ‘ancient 17th-century palace located in the heart of the medina’ in Marrakech. The listing says: ‘Guests can enjoy the large sunny terrace, and relax in the patio’s pool’
PALERMO, SICILY, ITALY
Foresteria Maqueda – £55 a night
Set ‘in the living heart of Palermo’s historic centre’, this apartment is embellished with ‘frescoes of the 16th century’, according to the Airbnb listing
Vintage Tomasi – £72 a night
This apartment is housed within the Lampedusa Palace complex, formerly the home of the writer Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, who wrote the acclaimed Sicilian novel The Leopard. The rental features its own private garden
Apartment in the centre – £73 a night
All rooms in this ‘bright and comfortable’ apartment enjoy an ‘extraordinary’ view of the historic centre of Palermo. Airbnb reviewer Eric described it as a ‘really cool place in a great location’
KATHU DISTRICT, PHUKET, THAILAND
Rental with infinity pool – £43 a night
This rental is located in an apartment block in the town of Kamala Beach on Phuket’s western coast. Guests have access to the complex’s infinity pool during their stay, with reviewer Greg declaring: ‘Everything was just like the pictures – it was so nice to be able to step off the patio into the pool!’
Cosy studio with private pool – £55 a night
This ‘luxury’ rental lies a few minutes’ drive from ‘stunning’ Kamala Beach. As a bonus, guests have access to a private pool that adjoins the property. Reviewer Ricardo wrote: ‘If you’re looking for seclusion and rest away from the [island’s] crowded towns and beaches, this place is it!’
HIGASHIYAMA DISTRICT, KYOTO, JAPAN
Private room with mini-kitchen – £47 a night
This apartment has a kitchenette and a bathroom stocked with ‘Japanese-made’ shampoos and toiletries. Reviewer Isi said: ‘If you’re looking for the perfect Kyoto experience in the heart of Japanese culture, this is the place for you to stay’
One-hundred-year-old Machiya guest house – £48 a night
Guests can rent out a room in this century-old property. It’s a Machiya, a traditional wooden townhouse, that has been ‘renovated to be a convenient yet nostalgic guest house’. Reviewer Anna wrote: ‘The house is absolutely beautiful’
Hilltop farm eco-haven – £73 a night
This rental is described as a ‘classy modern retreat’ built on a self-sufficient estate near the township of Boolarra. Guests are said to enjoy ‘stunning views in [a] very peaceful area with resident koalas and an abundance of bird life and farm animals’
Relaxing Rye getaway – £68 a night
This ‘comfortable light-filled home’ is near the beach in the seaside town of Rye. Reviewer Felicity described it as the ‘perfect place for a quiet getaway’
Central studio apartment with great views – £75 a night
This self-contained studio is tucked below the Airbnb host’s house in the small city of Castlemaine. The listing says: ‘Enjoy fabulous views to the east from the lounge, bedroom and your private balcony across the town to Mount Alexander [a 2,440ft/744m high mountain]’
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