In preparation for Pope Francis' visit to Washington, D.C. on September 22, nearly 3,400 guests have booked rooms through Airbnb. These guests are coming from all over the world: New York, Los Angeles, Sydney, and London. Because of the papal visit, there has been a 30 percent increase in listings on the platform since April 2015 with the average booked listing costing around $100 per night. The most popular neighborhoods that guests have been gravitating to for an Airbnb room include Capitol Hill, Dupont Circle, Shaw, Columbia Heights, and the near Northeast/H Street Corridor area. If interested in snagging a room of your own for the Pope's visit, there are still 2,300 listings still available.
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