Airbnb Statistics and User Count for 2024

Last Updated on: January 6th, 2024

Here are a few of the most interesting Airbnb statistics and facts I was able to dig up including restaurant count, revenue totals and employee counts. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Airbnb Facts

Here is pretty much everything you ever wanted to know about Airbnb.

airbnb statistics user count facts 2023Airbnb is an online marketplace that allows people to rent out their homes or apartments to travelers seeking short-term accommodations. The company was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Hosts can list their properties on Airbnb’s platform, providing information such as the location, size, and amenities of their home, as well as availability and pricing. Travelers can then browse these listings and book a stay directly with the host. Airbnb charges a fee for each booking, which includes services such as customer support, secure payments, and insurance coverage for both hosts and guests.

Airbnb has become a popular alternative to traditional hotel accommodations, particularly for travelers seeking a more personalized and authentic experience. The company has expanded its offerings to include a variety of property types, including private rooms, shared rooms, entire apartments or homes, and unique accommodations such as treehouses, yurts, and castles.

Airbnb has faced criticism and regulatory challenges in some cities and countries due to concerns about its impact on local housing markets, safety and security, and compliance with local laws and regulations. The company has taken steps to address these concerns, including implementing stricter safety standards and working with governments to establish clear rules and regulations for short-term rentals.

Overall, Airbnb has disrupted the travel industry by offering a new and innovative way for people to travel and experience new places, while also providing an opportunity for hosts to earn extra income by renting out their properties.

Airbnb History

  • 2008 – Airbnb launches
  • 2009 – becomes
  • 2015 – Airbnb partners with Deutsche Telekom for mobile phone app pre-installation
  • 2016 – Airbnb launches experiences feature
  • 2017 – Airbnb acquires Tilt
  • 2018 – Airbnb Plus is announced
  • 2020 – Airbnb goes public

Airbnb Statistics

Airbnb User Count

How many people use Airbnb?

150 million Airbnb users (2018)

How many Airbnb hosts are there?

4 million Airbnb hosts (2023)

Airbnb Revenue Totals

Airbnb Revenue (annual):

Airbnb net loss (annual):

Additional Statistics

Number of Airbnb listings:

6.1 million Airbnb listings (9/6/22)

Number of times ‘I’m Flexible’ has ben used on Airbnb:

500 million times (11/9/21)

Airbnb’s economic impact in 2018 (total):

$100 billion

Airbnb’s economic impact in 2018 (by country):

  1. US: $33.8 billion
  2. France: $10.8 billion
  3. Spain: $6.9 billion
  4. Italy: $6.4 billion
  5. UK: $5.6 billion
  6. Australia: $4.4 billion
  7. Canada $4.3 billion
  8. Japan: $3.5 billion
  9. Mexico: $2.7 billion
  10. Portugal: $2.3 billion
  11. Germany: $2.3 billion
  12. China: $2.3 billion
  13. Brazil $2.1 billion
  14. Greece: $1.4 billion
  15. Netherlands: $1.3 billion
  16. Korea: $1.2 billion
  17. Thailand: $1.1 billion
  18. New Zealand: $912 million
  19. Croatia: $910 million
  20. Ireland: $832 million
  21. Malaysia: $734 million
  22. South Africa: $685 million
  23. Argentina: $664 million
  24. Denmark: $654 million
  25. Switzerland: $651 million
  26. Austria: $625 million
  27. Indonesia: $593 million
  28. Philippines: $586 million
  29. Colombia: $560 million
  30. Czech Republic: $555 million

Amount that Airbnb hosts have earned to date:

$110 billion (10/1/20)

Number of cities that Airbnb is active in:

100,000 cities (10/27/21)

Number of countries that Airbnb is active in:

220 countries (9/6/22)

Total number of Airbnb guest arrivals all time:

1.5 billion (2023)

Average number of daily Airbnb bookings:

2 million (5/5/19)

Number of companies that use Airbnb for Work:

700,000 (8/6/18)

Number of Airbnb listings in the U.S.:

660,000 (8/10/17)

Top city for active Airbnb listings:

London (8/6/18)

Number of nights and experiences booked on Airbnb in FY 2020:

193.2 million

Airbnb gross booking value (GBV) in FY 2020:

$23.9 billion

Number of nights booked on Airbnb in Q1 2019:

91 million nights (8/16/19)

Airbnb’s growth rate in 2018:

40% growth

Number of Airbnb guest arrivals in 2016:

80 million

Number of cities Airbnb offers experiences in:

1,000 cities (3/27/19)

Number of experiences listed on Airbnb:

25,000 experiences (3/27/19)

Percentage of Airbnb traffic that comes through mobile devices:

50% (8/13/18)

Average number of new Airbnb hosts per month:

14,000 hosts (3/23/19)

Airbnb’s most-visited listing:

The Mushroom Dome Cabin (3/27/19)

Average number of nightly Airbnb stays:

800,000 stays per night (3/23/19)

Number of Airbnb listing nights booked in the US in 2018:

73.8 million

Total number of Airbnb guest arrivals from China:

5.3 million (3/21/17)

Estimated number of Airbnb listings in China:

100,000 listings (8/16/17) 

Number of Airbnb employees in China:

60 employees (3/21/17)

Percentage of Airbnb users in China that are under the age of 35:

80% (10/23/17)

Number of Airbnb listings in the US:

660,000 (3/25/18)

Number of Airbnb listings in France:

485,000 (3/25/18)

Number of Airbnb listings in Italy:

340,000 (3/25/18)

Number of Airbnb listings in Spain:

245,000 (3/25/18)

Number of Airbnb listings in the UK:

175,000 (3/25/18)

Number of active Airbnb listings in Paris:

38,522 (8/6/18)

Number of Airbnb listings in Los Angeles:

18,200 (8/6/18)

Number of active Airbnb listings in London:

77,000 (5/5/19)

Number of active Airbnb listings in New York:

35,000 (8/6/18)

Number of active Airbnb listings in Rio De Janeiro:

30,300 (8/6/18)

Number of active Airbnb listings in Barcelona:

20,700 (8/6/18)

Number of active Airbnb listings in Rome:

25,700 (8/6/18)

Number of active Airbnb listings in Moscow:

30,600 (8/6/18)

Number of active Airbnb listings in Madrid:

16,200 (8/6/18)

Number of active Airbnb listings in Berlin:

15,700 (8/6/18)

Number of active Airbnb listings in Sydney:

21,200 (8/6/18)

Reported amount Airbnb purchased HotelTonight for:

$400 million

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these statistics come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.

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