64+ Fascinating Airbnb Statistics (Latest 2024 Data)

Bradley Williams
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Bradley Williams
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January 4, 2024
Here are the most up-to-date Airbnb statistics from a range of sources. Learn how many Airbnb listings there are, how much Airbnb hosts make, and more!
Airbnb Statistics

Airbnb launched in 2008 and has been unstoppable since, becoming a popular alternative to old-school hotels and even hostels.

It all began when two hosts opened their home in San Francisco to their first guests. 

Today, there are over 4 million people around the globe welcoming travellers to their homes and holiday properties.

There have been a total of 900 million arrivals in over 220 countries and 100 thousand cities worldwide. 

And did you know that senior women tend to be rated the best hosts out of all other demographics?

This site has changed the way people plan and book vacation rentals.

While the heart of Airbnb is the unique hosts offering an authentic stay experience for their guests, these numbers are equally fascinating too.

Whether you’re looking to be a Host on this popular platform or simply understand Airbnb more, we have some cool statistics you might find interesting.

Let’s get right into it!

Sources: I have referenced the source of each stat, although you can head to the bottom of the post for a full roundup of all the articles and sources used here.

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Popular Airbnb statistics questions

How many Airbnb listings are there?

There are more than 7 million active listings on Airbnb as of September 2023, the highest ever recorded.

There were only 300 thousand listings in 2013, which shows a 23x growth in only ten years.

This is an astounding number compared to the 742,728 hotels and resorts worldwide.

How many Airbnb hosts are there worldwide?

As of September 2023, there are more than 4 million hosts on Airbnb.

How much money does Airbnb make?

Airbnb made $8.4 billion in revenue in 2022.

Airbnb revenue

How many Airbnb bookings were made in 2022?

393.7 million nights and experiences were booked on Airbnb in 2022, which rose from 300.6 million the year before.

Airbnb nights booked

How many countries have Airbnb?

There are Airbnb listings in around 220 countries and regions around the world, with USA having the highest number of active Airbnb listings.

Listings by country

More Airbnb Key Stats

  • From the beginning of 2017 to the end of 2020, active listings on Airbnb rose by an average of 1.6% per month
  • There have been over 1.5 billion Airbnb guest arrivals in total
  • In May 2019, an average of 2 million bookings were made every day
  • As of September 2023, there are around 100 thousand cities with active Airbnb listings
  • In 2020, there were over 14 thousand employees working at Airbnb
  • Airbnb was valued at $73.34 billion in April 2023
  • An average host on Airbnb would make around $7,900 per year
  • In 2020, there were 57.8 million bookings on Airbnb, which was a dramatic decrease from the 134.7 million total in 2019
  • The gross revenue also dropped by 41% from $45.3 billions in 2019 to $26.8 billion in 2020

Airbnb quick history

  • Oct 2007: Airbed & Breakfast founded
  • Aug 2008: Airbed & Breakfast website launched
  • Mar 2009: Name changed to Airbnb & used by 10,000 users
  • Nov 2010: Airbnb app launched
  • Feb 2011: 1 million nights booked
  • Jun 2012: 10 million nights booked
  • Nov 2016: Airbnb Experiences launched
  • Dec 2020: Airbnb went public


Airbnb hosts

How many Airbnb hosts are there currently in the world?

1. There are more than 4 million hosts on Airbnb in September 2023.


According to the latest data (September 2023) from Airbnb, there are currently over 4 million hosts registered on the site.

2. By December 2019, there were a total of 399 thousand superhosts in the United States alone.


Superhosts on Airbnb refer to hosts who can provide an extraordinary experience for guests, and there were 399 thousand of them in December 2019 in the USA alone.

3. There are over 250,000 family-friendly homes listed on Airbnb.


Today, there are more than 250 thousand homes on Airbnb with family-friendly amenities. This is an especially great thing considering the recent rise of family travel.

4. In terms of host demographics, senior women are the most likely to be rated the best hosts on the platform.


Anyone can be a host on Airbnb, but time has proven that senior women tend to be the highest rated hosts when compared to other demographics.

5. In 2022, 49% of all hosts on Airbnb were women, up from the 48% in 2021.


Airbnb hosts gender distribution

6. There are more than 1.4 million Airbnb hosts in EU member countries, the highest in all the world regions.


The EU is home to 1.4 million Airbnb Hosts. Interestingly, 1.1 million of them have only one listing on Airbnb.

Airbnb listings

7. There are more than 7 million active listings on Airbnb as of September 2023, the highest ever.


For the second consecutive quarter, active listings grew 19% in Q3 2023 compared to Q3 2022.

8. Compared to just 300 thousand listings in 2013, the number of Airbnb listing has shown a 23x growth over ten years.


9. Airbnb listings increased across all regions in Q3 2023 compared to Q3 2022, with the highest growth rates in Latin America and Asia Pacific.


10. Among the current listings on Airbnb, there are around 90 thousand cabins, 24 thousand tiny homes, 2,800 yurts, 2,600 treehouses, and 1,600 private islands


Unlike traditional hotels, Airbnb listings can take the form of almost anything, from a room in a local house to yurts and even private islands.

On the popular booking platform Booking.com, there are 6.6 million homes, apartments, and unique accommodations listed.

11. There are also 300 lighthouses and 140 igloos listed on Airbnb.


Among the most unique types of properties, there are around 300 lighthouses and 140 igloos around the world where guests can spend the night.

Types of airbnb listings

12. From the beginning of 2017 to the end of 2020, active listings on Airbnb rose by an average of 1.6% per month.


Airbnb guests & bookings

How many guests do Airbnb properties welcome each year?

13. Since Airbnb operated until August 2023, there have been over 1.5 billion guest arrivals in total.


14. At 54%, more than half of all Airbnb guests are female.


There are generally more female guests on Airbnb than male guests.

15. In terms of age demographics, 36% Airbnb guests are between 25 and 34 years old.


15% are teenagers aged 18 to 24, while only 13% of all Airbnb guests are 55 years or older.

16. A survey amongst Airbnb guests revealed that 53% choose Airbnb over traditional hotels as it is much cheaper.


For a large majority of Airbnb guests (53%), the reason they choose it over traditional hotels is its affordability.

17. 30% use Airbnb due to the location, while 33% of respondents prefer Airbnb because it provides an “authentic experience” of the local area.


The ability to rent long-term also allows travellers and digital nomads to immerse in the local way of living.

18. In May 2019, an average of 2 million bookings were made every day.

[The Guardian]

According to the data during May 2019, Airbnb users made an average of 2 million bookings each day.

19. In 2021, 26% of nights booked via Airbnb was by people travelling alone.


Airbnb's internal data revealed that solo travellers contributed to 26% of all nights booked on their platform.

21% of backpackers stay in an Airbnb when they travel.

20. 393.7 million nights and experiences were booked on Airbnb in 2022, which rose from 300.6 million the year before.


Airbnb nights booked

21. Overall, Airbnb guests are staying longer. Nights from long-term stays represent 18% of total gross nights booked in Q2 2023. 


Locations of Airbnb

Where are Airbnb properties located worldwide?

22. Airbnb listings are spread across more than 220 countries and regions worldwide.


23. In terms of region, Europe has the highest number of Airbnb listings, with over 2.47 million active properties in 2020.


Europe has more than 2.47 million active Airbnb listings, making it the region with the most Airbnb listings.

24. Asia Pacific comes second with nearly 1.5 million active listings. Moreover, North America has just over a million, Latin America 786 thousand, and Africa 173 thousand.


25. Europe also has the highest demand of Airbnb as it recorded 8.1 million nights in 2020.


26. North America is second with 6.4 million nights stayed back in 2020.


27. Despite having more Airbnb listings, the Asia Pacific region actually recorded fewer nights (3.8 million) stayed in 2020 compared to North America.


28. The country with the most Airbnb listings is the USA, which recorded 877,694 active listings in 2020 alone.


When it comes to individual countries, the United States has the highest number of active listings on Airbnb. There were 877,694 listings in 2020.

Listings by country

29. In second place is France with 610,765 active Airbnb listings in 2020.


As of 2020, France has 610,765 active Airbnb listings.

Paris alone has almost 57 thousand listings as of June 2022.

30. The country with the third highest listings of Airbnb properties is China, as it had 508,026 listings in 2020.


Italy (406 thousand listings), Spain (296 thousand listings), and the UK (254 thousand listings) round up the top 6 countries with the most active Airbnb listings in 2020.

In Italy specifically, there are 7,275 listings in Venice and 24,383 listings in Rome.

31. Overall, as of March 2022, there are around 100 thousand cities with active Airbnb listings.


Airbnb has locations around the world, including in over 100 thousand cities.

32. In 2022, guests stayed on average more than four nights per booking in Airbnbs in Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), and the North American regions. These are some of the most productive markets for users.


33. Meanwhile, the average Airbnb guest in the Asia Pacific region book an average of 3.2 nights.


34. Cross-border nights booking increased by 16% in Q2 2023 from the previous year, showing that guests have been travelling farther.


Specifically, cross-border travel to Asia Pacific grew by more than 80% in Q2 2023, whereas cross-border travel to North America rose by 20%. 

35. Bookings for high-density urban nights increased by 13% in Q2 2023, which reveals that more guests are returning to city destinations.


Airbnb: the company

How much is Airbnb worth?

36. The latest valuation of Airbnb in April 2023 was $73.34 billion, which was a significant increase from just $54.13 billion in April 2022.


Over the past four years, the Airbnb’s market capitalization peaked in 2021 at over $100 billion.

37. Between 2017 and 2020, Airbnb experienced the highest cost and expenses at $5.3 billion. This dropped to only $3.01 billion in September 2020.


38. In September 2020, Airbnb reported that the company’s total assets reached $8.73 billion.


39. In terms of revenue, Airbnb experienced a significant increase of 40% growth from 2017 to 2018, then 48% from 2018 to 2019, and -26% from 2019 to 2020.


Airbnb’s revenue steadily increased from 2017 to 2019, although the recent Coronavirus pandemic caused a massive drop of 26% in 2020.

40. Despite the increased valuation, Airbnb experienced net losses from 2017 to 2020. The loss reached a record high in 2020 when it reached $697 million.


This loss shows that the costs of running Airbnb are still higher than the revenue it generates, and the pandemic in 2020 caused an even more dramatic net loss of $697 million.

41. In Q3 of 2023, Airbnb generated a revenue of $3.4 billion, which is an 18% increase from Q3 2022.


42. In 2020, there were over 14 thousand employees at Airbnb.


This number includes data scientists, software engineers, as well as developers.

Airbnb performance as an online travel company

What is the leading online travel company in the world?

43. In 2023, Airbnb is the third leading online travel company worldwide with the highest enterprise-value-to-EBITDA at 14.8x.


Airbnb is behind MakeMyTrip and Trip.com.

EV/EBITDA of selected leading online travel companies

44. In September 2023, Airbnb was the third most visited travel and tourism website with around 89 million visits in that month.


For comparison, the first and second places were held by booking.com and tripadvisor.com with 554.5 million and 89 million visits, respectively.

45. The monthly traffic in September 2023 has decreased, as Airbnb received 98.3 million unique global visitors in April 2023 and 105.8 million visitors in February 2023.


46. There are 52 million downloads of the Airbnb app worldwide.


Airbnb finances and profit

How much can you make on Airbnb?

47. In 2022, Airbnb generated $63.2 billion in gross booking value (GBV), which is a 35% increase from 2021 ($46.9 billion).


48. Between July and September 2023, the gross booking value of Airbnb was at $18.3 billion.


This was a 17% year-on-year increase from the same period in the previous year.

49. The latest Average Daily Rate for the active listings on Airbnb in 2021 was $137 per night.

This figure actually increased from the $110 average per night in 2020 and $106 in 2019.


Airbnb average daily rate

50. Meanwhile, from July to September 2023, the ADR of a listing on Airbnb was $161, a 3% increase from Q3 2022.


51. An average host on Airbnb would make around $7,900 per year.


Hosts on Airbnb make an average of $7,900 annually.

52. By October 2020, the all-time earning by Airbnb hosts was $110 billion.


Since it first operated until October 2020, Airbnb hosts had collectively made $110 billion in earnings.

53. The largest market for Airbnb is North America, where the average value of booking was $165 per night, the highest out of all other regions in 2019.


54. While Latin America had the lowest gross booking value per night, guests stayed an average of 4.1 nights, which is longer than other regions.


Airbnb listings in Latin America have a low gross booking value per night, yet guests tend to stay longer per trip (4.1 nights).

Covid-19 impact on Airbnb

How has the Coronavirus pandemic affected Airbnb listings, hosts, and bookings?

55. In 2020, there were 57.8 million bookings on Airbnb, which was a dramatic decrease from the 134.7 million total in 2019.


The number of online bookings on Airbnb in 2020 dropped by more than half from its number in 2019.

56. Likewise, the total number of nights booked on Airbnb also experienced a significant fall from 425.5 million nights in 2019 to only 242.7 million nights in 2020.


57. Due to the pandemic, booking volumes on Airbnb hit rock bottom in April 2020, when it was 86% less compared to April 2019.


Airbnb booking volumes in April 2020 decreased by 86% from the same month in 2019.

58. The average occupancy rate of Airbnb properties more than halved from 2019 (23.4%) to 2020 (11.4%).


Similarly, the average occupancy rates of active listings fell from 23.4% in 2018 to just 11.4% in 2020.

59. In 2020, gross revenue from Airbnb listings (for both the company and hosts) dropped by 41% from $45.3 billion the previous year to $26.8 billion.


60. Meanwhile, the average length of stay increased in April 2020 to 6 days.


This is because guests tended to stay for longer in countryside rentals to avoid lockdowns and more crowded areas like cities.

61. The percentage of international Airbnb guests in California in May 2020 fell to 8.3% from 19.2% in May 2019.


International tourism across the world had declined due to the pandemic. In California, this was reflected by the decrease in the portion of international guests in Airbnbs, at just 8.3% in May 2020.

Airbnb pricing statistics

What is a good price for Airbnb?

62. The majority of Airbnb listings (34%) have a cleaning fee of 20 to 29.9% of the base rate.


Airbnb cleaning fees

63. In terms of daily rate, a7-night stay in an Airbnb listing ($213) is 32% cheaper than a 1-night stay ($314).


Airbnb Median price per night based on length of stay

64. When staying for six, the average Airbnb price is 33% cheaper than hotels. However, booking a hotel room is 29% cheaper than booking an Airbnb for two.


Airbnb vs hotel price per person

65. At $270.80, the median price for an Airbnb tends to be lower when booked four weeks in advance.


Airbnb price based on advanced booking


As more people sign up to host travellers in their homes and Airbnb continues to be a popular choice among tourists, there is little doubt that this US-based company may remain a market leader in this industry.

Airbnb is indeed doing more than simply providing travel accommodation, but also offering rare opportunities for people to experience the world in an authentic and unique way, and to live in new destinations like locals.

While the Covid-19 pandemic had impacted things like the number of active listings, nights stayed, and occupancy rate, this drop was also experienced by other businesses.

With that said, we do think Airbnb is on a positive ascent up the global market. We hope this statistics roundup can help you understand more about this company!

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