Airbnb introduces Guest Favorites

There are over 7 million listings worldwide on Airbnb, and every minute, over 100 five-star reviews are submitted to the platform1. But what’s the best way to discover the right accommodation for you if not by starting with the ones that people love the most?

To help guests find great places to stay, Airbnb has launched Guest Favorites, a collection of the 2 million most-loved homes on Airbnb based on ratings, reviews, and reliability, that include: 

  • Great ratings and reviews: Guest Favorites have excellent reviews and are rated above 4.9 stars on average. These homes also receive high marks for ease of check-in, cleanliness, listing accuracy, Host communication, location, and value.
  • Outstanding reliability: have a superb record of reliability, with Host cancellations and quality-related customer service issues of 1% on average.
  • Easy to discover on Airbnb: Guest Favorites are available around the world, and they’re simple to find on Airbnb. Just look for the new badge in search results and on the listing page, or filter for Guest Favorites.

From stunning minimalistic desert homes in California to off the grid cabins in Australia, open spaces with enchanting views of Valdichiana in Italy and traditional houses in Japan, we’ve selected 10 accommodations from the new Guest Favorite collection. Take a look at them here.

Desert Home with a Spa (Yucca Valley, CA, United States)

Have you ever dreamt of sleeping in the desert? This boho-scandi minimalist designed home is the perfect fit for you! Nestled centrally between Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley, it offers tranquility, breathtaking landscapes, and comfort. Don’t miss the spectacle of the Milky Way from the hot tub.

Home in a Picturesque Majorcan Village (Valldemossa, Spain)

Nestled in the tranquility of an authentic rural village, perfect for getting lost and unwinding, this stone house, tastefully adorned with flowers in a blend of rustic and modern styles, awaits. It will steal your heart with its balcony, providing a breathtaking view of Serra de Tramuntana, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the enchanting patio, the perfect setting for indulging in the classic alfresco lifestyle.

Secluded Chalet in the Woods (Lac-Beauport, Canada)

The only rule at this mountain retreat atop Mont-Tourbillon: unplug from the daily grind (Wi-Fi not included) and surrender to the embrace of nature. Tranquility, comfort, hiking and breathtaking sunrises and sunsets are the must-haves of this getaway.

Private Room in a Georgian Home (London, United Kingdom)

Built in 1697, this Georgian-style home is located right next to Putney Bridge, making it the perfect starting point for riverside strolls and visits to London’s top attractions. You’ll feel right at ‘home’ thanks to the cozy, meticulously designed room and the warm welcome from the Hosts.

Tropical Forest Apartment (Ilhabela, Brazil)

Waterfalls, parrots, butterflies, abundant nature, and water slides – it’s like being in a genuine paradise! This retreat also serves as an excellent home base for exploring nearby beaches. But when we reveal that you can enjoy the spectacular starry sky from your bed, why would anyone ever want to leave?

Open Space in Montepulciano’s Hearth (Montepulciano, Italy)

Just steps away from Piazza Grande and strategically located for exploring the vineyards, this accommodation is a true paradise for wine lovers. Pour yourself a glass of wine and settle by the fireplace to bask in the warm, typically Tuscan atmosphere: wooden beams, terracotta floors, and stone walls. And don’t forget to admire the magnificent panorama of the Valdichiana.

Home with a Private Pool (Santa Marta, Colombia)

This villa, nestled in the historic center of Santa Marta, stands out with its typical Republican architecture and a minimalist interior with modern accents. A place dedicated to relaxation, perfect for sharing with family and friends.

Penthouse with Acropolis View (Athens, Greece)

Nestled in a peaceful area in the heart of Athens, this loft boasts a prime location for strolling through the city. The balcony is your haven for morning coffee, sunset cocktails, and romantic dinners. The icing on the cake? You can catch a glimpse of the Acropolis from one of the windows.

Japanese Historical House (Kōshū-shi, Japan)

The unique architecture of this retreat, dating back to the late Edo period (1603-1868), feels like it’s been plucked from the pages of a history book.  A stay here is a journey into the past, with its traditional design and furnishings, the rich history, and the relaxed pace of countryside living.

Off-grid Cabin (Mudgee, Australia)

Designed by Cameron Anderson Architects and multi-award winning, this retreat located in a rural area of New South Wales is crafted with aluminum on the outside and wood on the inside. Escape off the grid with this self-sustaining cabin.

1Based on an average of the total number of 5 star reviews between October 1, 2022 and September 30, 2023

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