Airbnb Revenue and Usage Statistics (2021)

Airbnb started in 2008 with two designers with a place to share, hosting three travelers looking for a place to stay. It is an e-commerce platform based on accommodation and service that brings together owners who want to rent their homes and people looking for accommodation in that area for a limited time. 

Company Profile

Founders: Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia, Nathan Blecharczyk

Founded Date: 2008

Headquarter: San Francisco, California

Number of Employees: 10000+

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Airbnb Usage Statistics (2021)

  • For the first quarter of 2021, Airbnb guests booked 64.4 million nights and experiences, representing a year-over-year increase of 13%. Four million hosts have listed 5.6 million properties around the world. (Yahoo Finance)
  • Active listings on Airbnb in non-urban areas in Q1 2021 increased almost 30% from the same period in 2019.
  • In May 2021, Airbnb and Vrbo’s US downloads rose 38% and reached 1.8 million. They’re projected to hit 11.3 million downloads in the first half of 2021.
  • As of September 2020, there are 5.6 million active listings in 100,000 cities in more than 220 countries and regions on Airbnb. (Airbnb)
Number of Airbnb Listings
2020 (September)5.6 million
20197 million
20186 million
20174 million
20162.1 million
20151.2 million
20140.8 million
20130.3 million
20120.12 million
  • As the coronavirus pandemic forced consumers to stay home, Airbnb customers canceled more than $1 billion in bookings as of June 2020. (Fortune)
  • As of September 2020, an average host has earned $7,900 annually through Airbnb. 
  • From its launch in August 2008 to October 2020, hosts on Airbnb have earned more than $ 110 billion in total.
  • As of September 2020, the number of hosts all-time on Airbnb exceeded 4 million. 
  • In week 14 of 2020, short-term rental bookings on the Airbnb platform saw a 95 percent drop over the previous year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. (Statista)
  • In 2019, Airbnb bookings more than quadrupled since 2015. (Statista)

Airbnb Revenue Statistics (2021)

  • Airbnb revenue for the second quarter of 2021 climbed to $1.3 billion compared with $335 million in the same period last year. nIts et loss narrowed to $68 million in Q2 2021, compared with a loss of $576 million in the year-earlier period. (WSJ)
  • Adjusted EBITDA in Q2 2021 was $217 million. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 16%, an increase of 20% (or 2000 bps) compared to Q2 2019. 
Airbnb Revenue
Q2 2021$1.3 billion
Q1 2021$887 million
2020$3.4 billion
2019$4.8 billion
2018$3.6 billion
2017$2.6 billion
2016$1.7 billion
2015$900 million
2014$423 million
  • Airbnb revenue for the first quarter of 2021 was $887 million, up 5% year-over-year. The company reported a net loss of $1.2 billion for the same time period.
  • Airbnb gross booking value increased 52% to $10.3 billion in the first quarter of 2021.
  • Airbnb filed for an initial public offering in November 2020. 
  • During the nine months ended September 30, Airbnb reported a revenue of $2.5 billion, down 32% year over year due to the coronavirus pandemic. (S-1 Filing)
  • During the nine months ended September 30, 2020, reported a  net cash used in operating activities of $490.6 million, a decrease of $909.7 million year over year. (S-1 Filing)
  • Airbnb opened at $146 on the Nasdaq, far above the IPO price of $68 per share that raised $3.5 billion for the company. The stock hit a high of $165 and closed at $144.71. (Reuters)

Airbnb Valuation

  • Shares of Airbnb Inc more than doubled in their stock market debut in the second week of December 2020, valuing the home rental firm at just over $100 billion in the biggest U.S. initial public offering (IPO) of 2020 and capping a bumper year in which investors flocked to tech stocks.
Airbnb Valuation
2020$100 billion
2019$35 billion
2018$38 billion
2017$31 billion
2016$30 billion
2015$20 billion

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