10 Years of Community
It’s been a decade since we launched Airbnb, and to celebrate, we’re sharing unique stories from our community.
From enchanting views, authentic experiences and—above all—seriously interesting spaces, these homes have captured the attention of 860,000 guests and counting.
Our generous hosts do some serious good, opening their homes—and lives—to guests facing hardship due to natural disaster, political unrest or life-threatening diseases.
These extraordinary spaces provide guests a one-of-a-kind way to experience a destination and give others reason to daydream.
The Airbnb Story
We launched Airbnb a couple of weeks before the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver. More than 80,000 people were expected to attend the historic last night of the convention, but the city’s 28,000 hotel rooms were spoken for. We had about 800 people signed up to host and 80 guest arrivals.
Guests have made it clear with these most booked: they want to experience a new place through the eyes of real, local people.
Airbnb has accommodations for every type of traveler, including those who want to go to some of the most remote places on Earth.
Thanks to our active, passionate hosts, Airbnb has fulfilled its pledge to work with local officials to ensure home sharing improves their communities.