Inside Airbnb’s Belfast boom: Holyland apartment charges £8k for week’s stay in July

The short-term rental market means landlords can charge thousands in peak season. By Gillian Halliday and Áine Toner

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Gillian Halliday and Áine Toner

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The Holyland in south Belfast has attracted some negative media headlines in recent years, with anti-social behaviour of students prompting calls for the authorities to tackle the issue. But it’s also the area that is home to the highest listed price for a seven-day Airbnb stay in Belfast — a whopping £8,236 for an apartment.

The listing, located on University Road, boasts six bedrooms and four bathrooms and is priced at £1,177 per night during peak summer season, according to research carried out by BestBrokers.com.

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