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Outrage over tent for rent in Dublin on Airbnb for €60 per night

Outrage over tent for rent in Dublin on Airbnb for €60 per night

Airbnb users were left outraged earlier this week after a tent was posted to the holiday letting site for rent.

With a dishevelled appearance, the two-man tent was situated in Dublin city in what appeared to be a backyard.

With some believing it to be a joke, Twitter user AimΓ©e booked the 'cosy' tent for a single night to test its legitimacy, only to receive a message from the host confirming her stay.

"Hi AimΓ©e. It's not a joke", replied the host. "However, maybe a comfortable couch in the living room is something you prefer.

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"I have a very large living room for that and several couches. And it's listed also."

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Thankfully, the item has since been delisted from Airbnb, but that hasn't stopped those on social media lambasting the unscrupulous host.

One Twitter user posted: "What will be the catalyst to fix this crisis? If a ffffing tent on a concrete patio advertised as "Private room in Dublin" for €59 a night is a sad reflection on someone's moral compass."

"Read all about similar situations in San Fran two years ago. Followed by an exodus from the city that we see now. How many months before people leave Ireland for places where they pay 500EUR per month for a decent 2-bed apartment?", said another.

A third wrote: "I wish people would just start booking these places to get the address solely for the purpose of reporting them."

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Serious credit to Twitter users @a_mcdx and @crazyhousepricesireland for highlighting this utter shambles!

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