Airbnb Social ConnectionsAirbnb connects people who have space to spare with those who are looking for a place to stay. Starting today users can use Social Connections – Airbnb’s newest feature – to find and connect with hosts in their social network. With Social Connections, travelers now have a more personal way to search for unique spaces around the globe.

Who Do You Know? Airbnb is one of the most popular ways for people from around the world to discover and book unique accommodations directly from locals. With Social Connections we’ve made it possible for people to see how they are connected to millions of travelers and hosts around the world. With over 1.5 millions nights booked through Airbnb so far, chances are someone you know has already used Airbnb. On top of being able to search for places that friends have reviewed, Social Connections also allows people to find unique places to rent from hosts who are direct friends, friends of friends, or share similar school affiliations. With Airbnb Social Connections you can also see places that Airbnb employees have stayed at and reviewed.

Making the World SmallerSocial Connections completely transforms the search experience on Airbnb. We’ve added a new filter, allowing you to quickly and easily find connections you have in any city around the world.With Social Connections, Airbnb is truly making the world a smaller place, by allowing anyone to book unique places to stay in cities around the world directly from people they know.