An Airbnb owner is charging London tourists £68 per night to stay in “romantic” tents inside their living room.
You can stay in the tents, located in Soho, for a price of £68 per night, but the cost varies by date and there are discounts available, which could see that price drop to £38 – a bargain £1,140 for a month’s stay.
In contrast, the average rent in London was £2,501 a month in April 2023, according to Rightmove.
Guests may also have to share their sleeping quarters with other visitors – with three tents visible in the living room photos.
Other amenities available include a kitchen, WiFi, a dedicated workspace, air conditioning, washing machine and hairdryer. It also comes with a shared bathroom.
“You won’t forget your time in this romantic, memorable place,” the Airbnb description reads.
Despite the somewhat dire prospect of living in a tent indoors, many previous guests seem quite impressed with the basic offering – with the property holding an average rating of 4.45 stars. Though some appear to have had issues with fellow tent neighbours.
“The apartment is very well located and easily accessible, [the host] is responsive and responds very quickly,” reads one review.
“On the other hand, we had to use a different bathroom every day, including once it was not clean at all (dirt, cigarettes on the floor, clutter…).
“In addition, the toilets in the common areas are not clean, and the sink is not clean either.
“Finally, we suffered the noise for 2 nights of the people from the room next door who went back and forth all night without worrying about being discreet for us.
“For 1 or 2 nights we recommend because it’s pretty decent, but no more [sic].”
The host took the opportunity to respond to this criticism, which came with a three-star review, explaining: “I am [apologising] for all.
“As the period of Christmas and New Year are the busiest time for us, some of our cleaners were on holiday. We will do well and improve our service [sic].”
Meanwhile, another recent guest had a more pleasant experience and gave the basic accommodation four stars.
They wrote: “Not pretentious accommodation in a very central area, perfect for a short stay….