Celebrating Ten Years of Airbnb
In honor of our 10th birthday, we’re featuring some of our community’s most unique homes, most booked Experiences, and amazing stories of our hosts and guests.
10 Years of Community
It’s been a decade since we launched Airbnb, and to celebrate, we’re sharing unique stories from our community.
From enchanting views, authentic experiences and—above all—seriously interesting spaces, these homes have captured the attention of 860,000 guests and counting.
Our generous hosts do some serious good, opening their homes—and lives—to guests facing hardship due to natural disaster, political unrest or life-threatening diseases.
These extraordinary spaces provide guests a one-of-a-kind way to experience a destination and give others reason to daydream.
From shared rooms to entire homes, and treehouses to private islands, hosts have pioneered a decade of firsts.Read more
The Airbnb Story
We launched Airbnb a couple of weeks before the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver. More than 80,000 people were expected to attend the historic last night of the convention, but the city’s 28,000 hotel rooms were spoken for. We had about 800 people signed up to host and 80 guest arrivals.
Several of Airbnb’s most traveled guests share their stories of living like locals across the globe.Read more
Guests have made it clear with these most booked: they want to experience a new place through the eyes of real, local people.
Airbnb has accommodations for every type of traveler, including those who want to go to some of the most remote places on Earth.
Thanks to our active, passionate hosts, Airbnb has fulfilled its pledge to work with local officials to ensure home sharing improves their communities.