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

The following report examines the impacts of Airbnb and its community in Seattle. Economic impacts have all been evaluated to understand how Airbnb fits into the city. The analysis is based on all travel to Seattle during the year-period from August 2014 to July 2015.

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Airbnb’s Host Community

Between August 2014 and July 2015, 2,900 Seattle hosts welcomed guests into their homes. These hosts reflect the diverse Seattle community.


Airbnb’s Guest Community

In the previous year, 151,000 guests traveled to Seattle with Airbnb. The number of guests using Airbnb has grown steadily since 2009, with visitation more than doubling every year. Many of these guests are looking for authentic local experiences.

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Learn more about the Airbnb community’s positive economic impact in Seattle