Overnight stays in tourist accommodation non-hotel (apartments, campsites, rural tourism accommodation and hostels) reached the figure of 86.5 million in the whole of 2021, which means 62.6% more than in 2020, as reported on Tuesday by the National Institute of Statistics (INE) and includes Servimedia.
Compared to 2019, before the pandemic, the number of nights in accommodation non-hotel was in 2021 still 14% lower. However, the positive data is that resident reservations are already growing by 5.4% compared to the year before the pandemic. Resident stays increased last year by 64.2% compared to 2020 and those of non-residents by 59.9%. In 2021, 45.0% of overnight stays were in tourist apartments, 40.4% in campsites, 11.2% in rural tourism accommodation and the remaining 3.4% in hostels.
The overnight stays in tourist apartments increased by 63.5% in 2021. Those of residents increased by 78.9% and those of non-residents by 49.4%. Non-resident travellers, who represented 37.3% of the total, made 47.7% of overnight stays in tourist apartments. In 2021, an average of 26.1% of the beds offered by tourist apartments were covered, 23.2% more than in 2020. The average occupancy rate by beds at the weekend it stood at 29.2%, with an increase of 26.1%.
United Kingdom was consolidated as the first issuing market in tourist apartments, with 4.1 million overnight stays, 18.3% more than in 2020. The next market was Germany, with more than 2.9 million overnight stays and an annual increase of 65, 8%. Canarias was the preferred destination in apartments, with more than 11.4 million overnight stays, 31.4% more than in 2020. The second destination was Comunitat Valenciana, with 7.8 million overnight stays, 94.7% more. Illes Balears and Comunidad de Madrid presented the highest average occupancy rates by apartments, with 55.8% and 54.3%, respectively.
As regards nights in campsites, they increased by 62.2% in 2021. Those of residents grew by 59.7% and those of non-residents by 68.1%. The campsites offered, on average, 462,469 places, 35.8% more than in 2020, and 39.4% of the plots offered were occupied, 9.5% more. The average weekend occupancy rate by pitch reached 42.4%, 13.2% more than in 2020. 31.0% of overnight stays at campsites were made by non-residents.
The Netherlands was the main issuing market, with 23.1% of the total overnight stays, 120.5% more than in 2020. Catalonia was the preferred destination for campsites, with more than 13.7 million overnight stays, 87, 4% more than in 2020. For its part, La Rioja reached, on average, the highest occupancy rate, with 64.7% of the plots offered.
The overnight stays in accommodation of rural tourism increased by 53.5% in the year 2021. Those of residents increased by 41.1% and those of non-residents by 150.9%. Annual variation rate of overnight stays Percentage Rural tourism accommodation offered, on average, 142,443 beds, 28.7% more than in 2020. The average occupancy rate was 18.4%, with an increase of 19.0% .
Weekend occupancy rate of these establishments rose by 24.8% and stood at 29.7%. Castilla y León was the preferred destination, with almost 1.4 million overnight stays, 46.8% more than in 2020. Illes Balears reached, on average, the highest occupancy rate, with 44.4% of the bedplaces offered .
In relation to overnight stays in hostels, soared 90.4% in the whole of 2021. Those of residents grew by 93.1%, and those of non-residents by 86.4%. The hostels offered, on average, 47,048 beds, 53.6% more than in 2020. The average occupancy rate was 17.0% with a 23.4% increase. The weekend occupancy rate increased by 21.7% and stood at 20.5%. By communities, Galicia was the preferred destination, with 577,467 overnight stays. Community of Madrid reached, on average, the highest occupancy, with 31.7% of the places offered.
In 2021, the price index for tourist apartments registered an average increase of 9.1%, that of campsites 1.9% and that of Rural Tourism accommodation 3.9%.