Airbnb hosts in Boston have been welcoming guests into their homes since 2009. Over the past five years, Boston residents have formed a vibrant Airbnb community, sharing unique experiences with travelers from around the world.

In 2014, Airbnb undertook analysis to understand the economic, social, and environmental impacts of it’s community in Boston. The findings presented here are based on all travel to Boston during the year-period from July 2013 to June 2014.

Airbnb Blog - Boston impact study

Airbnb’s Host Community

Between June 2013 and July 2014, 1,080 Boston hosts welcomed guests into their homes.


Airbnb’s Guest Community

In the previous year, 33,780 guests traveled to Boston with Airbnb. The number of guests using Airbnb has grown steadily since 2009, with visitation more than doubling between 2012 and 2013.


Learn more about the Airbnb community’s positive impact in Boston:

Economic Impact
Environmental Impact
Social Impact


Special thanks to Boston-based illustrator, Decue Wu who used her knowledge of Boston to illustrate the cover of the report.