All About Airbnb

Airbnb is a community marketplace for people to discover and list unique spaces around the world. With vacation rentals in over 34,000 cities, travelers can readily find the ideal short-term stay. Whether you're looking for a castle for a week or a room for a night, you can find great accommodation options on Airbnb.

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Airbnb was founded by Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia and Nathan Blecharczyk in 2008, and it is headquartered in San Francisco. Airbnb has quickly grown to nearly a dozen offices worldwide, and it has celebrated significant milestones such as 10 million nights booked.

Things to Know About Airbnb

  • Airbnb reviews are based on a 5-star system. Guests can rate their overall experience, and they can rate six aspects of their trip separately: accuracy, communication, cleanliness, location, check in and value.
  • Airbnb registration and login are quick and easy with Facebook Connect and the Airbnb app.
  • Guests can easily make secure online payments released to hosts 24 hours after check-in.
  • Airbnb insures both hosts and guests at no additional fee.

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What Others Are Saying About Airbnb

Best Travel Website 2011

- The Guardian

"It's access to a unique, personal, and affordable place where hotels probably won't go."

- Venture Beat

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