Ask the experts: When is the Best Time to Host in Madrid?

February 7, 2019
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Madrid is one of the most amazing cities to visit in Europe, boasting an exciting and dynamic metropolis with plenty of things to do and lots of places to enjoy. But when will we see most tourists visiting the Spanish capital?The Houst Madrid team have looked at the data to find some of the best opportunities to host in the coming months:

1. Big Football Matches

It’s a well-known fact that football is a widespread passion among the people of Spain. Madrid is one of the few cities with two world-famous line-ups among its many local teams, with notable performances in international championships: Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid, attracting Spaniards from all over the country and many international tourists.

Below are a few notable matches that guests will be visiting Madrid for - making this the perfect time to rent out your home:

February 10th

Atlético de Madrid Vs Real Madrid in the Liga Santander.Los Colchoneros face their eternal rival in the second derby of the season at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.

February 20th

Atlético de Madrid Vs Juventus Turin in the UEFA Champions League.Round of 16 (First Leg) - The Colchoneros receive the Vecchia Signora in the first leg of this vibrant playoff at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.The Wanda Metropolitano Stadium is located in Rosas neighbourhood in the San Blas-Canillejas district with a capacity of 68,000. If you happen to be lucky enough to live in the city and even better, near this neighbourhood, it also represents a great opportunity to earn some extra income by letting out your home to some of the tourists visiting from all over Europe!

March 2nd

Another big match certainly worth noting is ‘el clásico’ between fierce rivals Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, taking place on March 2nd. Whenever they play together, the entire sports world and half of the planet stop to watch them crossing swords!Naturally, we’ll be supporting Real Madrid. Who will you be rooting for?

2.  Semana Santa (23 March - 7 April)

Semana Santa in Spain is the name for Easter week. From Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, thousands of guests come to Madrid to take part in Semana Santa, where various processions and festivities take place.This is the most important time for the whole Christian community attracting visitors from all over the world. Hosting during this period, you can earn up to85%over the normal base rate with properties surrounding the Parque de El Retiro and near the Gran Vía and Chueca metro stations doing particularly well.

3. Madrid Pride 2019 (27 June - 7 July)

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With about 2 million participating each year,MADOis one of the biggest LGBTI festivals on earth. It takes place mainly in theChuecaneighbourhood of Madrid, as well as in many of the major roads and public areas.Madrid has earned a reputation for being a city that celebrates diversity, with a wide mix of cultures coexisting side by side. This festival, and the Pride Parade with it culminates with, are a brilliant example of this.The entire festival is packed into 5 days of celebration, with the climactic parade in 2019 taking place on Saturday 6th July. Beginning at Atocha Station, you’ll be able to spot a wealth of enormous floats from different groups, businesses and organisations as they wind their way to the parade’s endpoint at Plaza de Colón. This, along with the We Pride Festival is one of Madrid Pride’s must-see events.Pride draws people of every description and from every corner of the globe to Madrid. As a result, if you’re lucky enough to own a home here it’s an absolutely fantastic time to earn some extra income by letting out your home to some friendly visitors.And what’s more, hosts can earn up to 150% the normal nightly prices!

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