Airbnb hosts in Madrid have been welcoming guests into their homes since 2009. Over the past five years, Madrid residents have formed a vibrant Airbnb community, sharing unique experiences with travelers from around the world.
The following report examines the impacts of Airbnb’s community in Madrid . Economic, social, and environmental impacts have all been evaluated to understand how Airbnb fits into
the city. The analysis is based on all travel to Madrid during the year-period from January 2014 through December 2014.
Airbnb’s business model is designed to help promote efficient use of existing resources, as well as environmentally friendly ways of traveling.
By staying in properties available on the Airbnb platform instead of traditional accommodation options, Airbnb guests to Madrid between January and December 2014 resulted in an estimated:
The environmental impacts of home sharing in Madrid are based on: Environmental Impacts of Home Sharing: Phase I Report, June 1, 2014. The report was prepared by environmental consulting firm, Cleantech Group.
For an overview of Airbnb’s community in Madrid, see Airbnb’s Positive Impact in Madrid.
Photography and Illustration
All of the photography in this report is by Antonio David, a resident Madrileño, who regularly shoots photos of listings on Airbnb for hosts around the city. The illustrations are drawn by Madrid-based artist, Blanca Gómez. Airbnb is excited to share Boston’s talented artists with our larger community, all of whom help make the city a beautiful place for visiting Airbnb guests.