If you were planning on saving some money on your month-long trip to Honolulu by staying in a well-priced Airbnb, you’re out of luck. In an attempt to further discourage short-term rentals, the local government recently passed a law that bans booking short-term rentals like Airbnb for less than 90 days. Previously, the rule was 30 days.
“Short-term rentals are disruptive to the character and fabric of our residential neighborhoods; they are inconsistent with the land uses that are intended for our residential zoned areas and increase the price of housing for Oahu’s resident population by removing housing stock from the for-sale and long-term rental markets,” the bill states. “The City Council finds that any economic benefits of opening up our residential areas to tourism are far outweighed by the negative impacts to our neighborhoods and local residents.”