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.

Diverse communities around the world are already seeing the personal social benefits of the sharing economy. These peer-to-peer transactions build community, foster cultural exchange, and strengthen empathy and understanding.

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It is a very rewarding experience. It not only allows you to meet people from different cultures, countries and perspectives of life but is also a way to share the beauty of our country, our culture and gastronomy […]. It is simply to show how we the Spanish live without clichés.
-Madrid Airbnb Host

[Hosting] has made me see my neighborhood with different eyes and be more picky about things like cleaning the street or picking up garbage.
-Madrid Airbnb Host

 

The data above reflects travel to Madrid from January 2014 through December 2014.

For an overview of Airbnb’s community in Madrid, see Airbnb’s Positive Impact in Madrid.