Airbnb recently revealed its most popular private rooms in its history and the room that took the number one spot is bound to turn some heads. It is a 15th-century castle that is located in Ireland. But why can’t people get enough of this medieval home?
As time has gone on, Cahercastle, which is just 25 minutes away from Galway City, has been renovated on the inside to bring it seamlessly into the 21st Century. As of April 2019, the castle room is the most visited private room in the website’s history.
Apparently, the room has hosted a staggering 3034 guests since Airbnb put it on their website. Amazingly, there are even some individuals who live in the castle on a full-time basis. Peter and Eva Hayes live in the castle with their kids.
It is their job to ensure that all guests who come to Cahercastle are taken care of and get grade A hospitality. The Hayes’s are responsible for bringing a cozy, 21st Century twist to the ancient castle.
In fact, the family aims to make their guests feel like kings and Airbnb now refers to Peter and Eva as “superhosts.” Only a select few are awarded the coveted title, and it takes a lot of care and love for one to earn it.
As for the cast, reviewers have described Cahercastle as having “a magnificent restoration,” as well as being a “perfectly-preserved national treasure.” However, it’s not just the castle that is extremely popular.
Airbnb also claimed that Mushroom Dane, which is located in Aptos, California, is the most-booked room on the website. The company is celebrating a huge milestone after half a billion guests have stayed at Airbnbs since the website launched over a decade ago.
There are registered places to stay in a staggering 191 counties, and in over 81,000 cities around the world – a remarkable achievement.