With over four million listings on Airbnb, guests can book a stay in a plethora of accommodation options, from luxurious mansions and stylish apartments, to the weird and wacky offerings – igloos, tents and even tree houses now join the growing options of rentals available in more than 65,000 cities.
These featured Airbnbs are located in some of the world’s most extreme climates within the hottest and coldest regions on earth.
Coldest Airbnb destinations on earth
Where: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
Climate: Experienced the coldest winter in any city of Canada in 2014
Lowest temperature: Record low of -60 °F (-51.2 °C)
Where to stay: Sana’s Suites offers stylish unit accommodations for up to six adults. This three bedroom suite is listed at around $188 per night and includes 1.5 bathrooms, a modern living room and fully equipped kitchen.
Where: Yakutsk, the capital city of the Sakha Republic, Russia
Climate: One of the world’s coldest cities
Average lowest temperature: -37.5 °F (-38.6 °C)
Where to stay: This two-bedroom property is listed at less than $30 per night, featuring two bathrooms, a living room, kitchen and autonomous heating.
Where: Fairbanks, Alaska
Climate: Coldest large city in North America
Average lowest temperature: -40 °F (-40 °C)
Where to stay: The Red Cabin in Oldstream Valley is located within a stretch of quiet forest, for visitors to experience the “Alaskan way of life”. The cabin, costing around $99 per night, contains two bedrooms, a bathroom, a living room, kitchen and offers guests the chance to visit a kennel with nine rustic Alaskan sled dogs.
Where: Astana, Kazakhstan
Climate: Extreme long, very cold winters
Average lowest temperature: -58 °F (-50 °C)
Where to stay: Stay in this luxury residential complex, listed as an elite apartment featuring two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a sauna, spacious living room and kitchen. Priced at around $95 a night.
Hottest Airbnb destinations on earth
Where: Death Valley, California
Climate: Extremely hot and long summers
Average highest temperature: 116.5 °F (47 °C)
Where to stay: This Desert Eco-Pod is a remote indoor/outdoor cabin serving as a ‘gateway to Death Valley’. The pods, which have two bedrooms and two bathrooms, are designed to blend within the surrounding desert environment.
Where: Tirat Tzvi, Israel
Climate: One of the world’s ten hottest places to live
Average highest temperature: 104 °F (40 °C)
Where to stay: This Country Lodging Studio is one of five apartments in the unit, each with space to accommodate a small family. Located on a religious kibbutz (communal village), guests can use the outdoor seating areas, public swimming pool and other nearby amenities.
Where: Bangkok, Thailand
Climate: Three seasons of hot, rain and cool
Average highest temperature: 95.7 °F (35.4 °C)
Where to stay: A cosy city home with one bedroom, bathroom and a spacious living area, averaging $64 per night. Guests also have access to the swimming pool, gym and sauna. Or head to the Bangkok suburbs and stay in this Poolside Villa – a classic traditional Thai house. The space contains an attic bedroom, veranda, kitchenette and open pool deck.
Where: Yuma, Arizona
Climate: Desert with extremely hot summers
Average lowest temperature: 107.6 °F (42 °C)
Where to stay: This luxury four-bedroom house averages $195 per night. The accommodation has two bathrooms, large living space, a covered patio, pool, fire pit and a modern design throughout.