Airbnb Statistics, User Counts and Facts (2021)



Here are a few of the most interesting Airbnb statistics and facts I was able to dig up including user 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.


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Airbnb Facts

What is Airbnb?

Founded in 2008, Airbnb is a global travel community that offers magical end-to-end trips, including where you stay, what you do and the people you meet. Airbnb uniquely leverages technology to economically empower millions of people around the world to unlock and monetize their spaces, passions and talents to become hospitality entrepreneurs. (source)

Airbnb History

  • 2008 – Airbnb launches
  • 2009 – Airbedandbreakfast.com becomes Airbnb.com
  • 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 User Count

How many people use Airbnb?

150 million Airbnb users

Last updated 9/12/18


How many Airbnb hosts are there?

4 million Airbnb hosts

Last updated 2/26/21


Additional Airbnb Statistics

Number of Airbnb listings:

5.6 million Airbnb listings

Last updated 2/26/21


Airbnb’s total valuation:

$35 billion

Last updated 4/29/19


Total funding Airbnb has raised to date:

$3.4 billion

Last updated 6/12/17


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:

$65 billion

Last updated 3/27/19


Number of cities that Airbnb is active in:

100,000 cities

Last updated 2/26/21


Number of countries that Airbnb is active in:

220 countries

Last updated 2/26/21


Total number of Airbnb guest arrivals all time:

800 million

Last updated 2/26/21


Average number of daily Airbnb bookings:

2 million

Last updated 5/5/19


Number of companies that use Airbnb for Work:

700,000

Last updated 8/6/18


Number of Airbnb listings in the U.S.:

660,000

Last updated 8/10/17


Top city for active Airbnb listings:

London

Last updated 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


Airbnb revenue in FY 2020:

$3.4 billion


Airbnb net loss in FY 2020:

$4.6 billion net loss


Number of nights booked on Airbnb in Q1 2019:

91 million nights

Last updated 8/16/19


Airbnb’s growth rate in 2018:

40% growth


Reported revenue for Airbnb in 2016:

$1.7 billion


Number of Airbnb guest arrivals in 2016:

80 million


Number of cities Airbnb offers experiences in:

1,000 cities

Last updated 3/27/19


Number of experiences listed on Airbnb:

25,000

Last updated 3/27/19


Percentage of Airbnb traffic that comes through mobile devices:

50%

Last updated 8/13/18


Average number of new Airbnb hosts per month:

14,000

Last updated 3/23/19


Airbnb’s most-visited listing:

The Mushroom Dome Cabin

Last updated 3/27/19


Average number of nightly Airbnb stays:

800,000 stays per night

Last updated 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

Last updated 3/21/17


Estimated number of Airbnb listings in China:

100,000 listings

Last updated 8/16/17


Number of Airbnb employees in China:

60 employees

Last updated 3/21/17


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

80%

Last updated 10/23/17


Number of Airbnb listings in the US:

660,000

Last updated 3/25/18


Number of Airbnb listings in France:

485,000

Last updated 3/25/18


Number of Airbnb listings in Italy:

340,000

Last updated 3/25/18


Number of Airbnb listings in Spain:

245,000

Last updated 3/25/18


Number of Airbnb listings in the UK:

175,000

Last updated 3/25/18


Number of active Airbnb listings in Paris:

38,522

Last updated 8/6/18


Number of Airbnb listings in Los Angeles:

18,200

Last updated 8/6/18


Number of active Airbnb listings in London:

77,000

Last updated 5/5/19


Number of active Airbnb listings in New York:

35,000

Last updated 8/6/18


Number of active Airbnb listings in Rio De Janeiro:

30,300

Last updated 8/6/18


Number of active Airbnb listings in Barcelona:

20,700

Last updated 8/6/18


Number of active Airbnb listings in Rome:

25,700

Last updated 8/6/18


Number of active Airbnb listings in Moscow:

30,600

Last updated 8/6/18


Number of active Airbnb listings in Madrid:

16,200

Last updated 8/6/18


Number of active Airbnb listings in Berlin:

15,700

Last updated 8/6/18


Number of active Airbnb listings in Sydney:

21,200

Last updated 8/6/18


Reported amount Airbnb purchased HotelTonight for:

$400 million


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