In 2008, Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia, and Nate Blecharczyk founded Airbnb. The first listing was in Brian and Joe's apartment on Rausch Street in San Francisco.

The top markets by active listings are Paris, London, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Rome, Copenhagen, Sydney, and Amsterdam.

3 million

Airbnb listings worldwide

65,000

cities list homes with Airbnb

191+

countries have Airbnb listings

180 million

Airbnb guest arrivals all-time

Airbnb has 19 offices globally.

Airbnb has nearly 3,000 castles and 1,400 treehouses.

On New Year's Eve 2016, the Airbnb community celebrated its biggest night ever with nearly 2 million guests staying at listings worldwide.

The top 10 destinations of inbound guests are the United States, France, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, Australia, Germany, and Portugal.

The top 10 sources of outbound guests are the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Canada, China, Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands.

FALL 2007

During a weekend when hotels are sold out for a design conference, Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia host the first guests of Airbedandbreakfast.com to make rent money

MARCH 2008

Airbed & Breakfast officially launches during SXSW 2008 and makes two bookings

EARLY AUGUST 2008

The formal Airbed & Breakfast website launches for the Democratic National Convention to offer a solution for hotel room shortages and makes 80 bookings

AUGUST 25-28 2008

The Democratic National Convention in Denver

SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER 2008

Brian and Joe come up with the idea for Obama O’s and McCain’s and sell $30K worth of cereal for $40/box

MARCH 2009

Airbed & Breakfast changes its name to Airbnb and expands beyond just rooms to apartments, houses, and vacation rentals

SEPTEMBER 2009

First international meetup in Paris

NOVEMBER 2010

Airbnb launches the iPhone app

MAY 2012

Airbnb introduces the $1M Host Guarantee

JUNE 2012

Airbnb launches the Wish Lists feature

NOVEMBER 7, 2012

Airbnb offers free listings for Hurricane Sandy in partnership with the city of New York – the official launch of the Disaster Relief tool

FALL 2013

Airbnb launches the Instant Book feature

JUNE 2014

Airbnb hosts more than 100,000 guests during the Rio World Cup

JULY 2014

Airbnb launches rebranding and introduces the Belo

NOVEMBER 21 - 23, 2014

Airbnb Open in San Francisco  – 1,500 hosts attend

MARCH 27, 2015

Airbnb becomes the official alternative accommodation services supplier for 2016 Rio Olympic Games

APRIL 7, 2015

Airbnb launches in Cuba

MAY 25, 2015

The White House appoints Brian Chesky as Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship

NOVEMBER 12 - 14, 2015

Airbnb welcomes 6,000 hosts at the Airbnb Open in Paris

NOVEMBER 17 - 19, 2016

Airbnb announces the launch of Trips at the Airbnb Open in LA

FEBRUARY 5, 2017

Airbnb launches the #weaccept campaign in response to the refugee ban

MARCH 2017

Airbnb executives travel the globe meeting with the host community and world leaders to expand Trips to 20 more cities

MARCH 21, 2017

Airbnb Launches their Chinese brand, Aibiying

2007
FALL 2007

During a weekend when hotels are sold out for a design conference, Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia host the first guests of Airbedandbreakfast.com to make rent money

2008
MARCH 2008

Airbed & Breakfast officially launches during SXSW 2008 and makes two bookings

EARLY AUGUST 2008

The formal Airbed & Breakfast website launches for the Democratic National Convention to offer a solution for hotel room shortages and makes 80 bookings

AUGUST 25-28 2008

The Democratic National Convention in Denver

SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER 2008

Brian and Joe come up with the idea for Obama O’s and McCain’s and sell $30K worth of cereal for $40/box

2009
MARCH 2009

Airbed & Breakfast changes its name to Airbnb and expands beyond just rooms to apartments, houses, and vacation rentals

SEPTEMBER 2009

First international meetup in Paris

2010
NOVEMBER 2010

Airbnb launches the iPhone app

2012
MAY 2012

Airbnb introduces the $1M Host Guarantee

JUNE 2012

Airbnb launches the Wish Lists feature

NOVEMBER 7, 2012

Airbnb offers free listings for Hurricane Sandy in partnership with the city of New York – the official launch of the Disaster Relief tool

2013
FALL 2013

Airbnb launches the Instant Book feature

2014
JUNE 2014

Airbnb hosts more than 100,000 guests during the Rio World Cup

JULY 2014

Airbnb launches rebranding and introduces the Belo

NOVEMBER 21 - 23, 2014

Airbnb Open in San Francisco  – 1,500 hosts attend

2015
MARCH 27, 2015

Airbnb becomes the official alternative accommodation services supplier for 2016 Rio Olympic Games

APRIL 7, 2015

Airbnb launches in Cuba

MAY 25, 2015

The White House appoints Brian Chesky as Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship

NOVEMBER 12 - 14, 2015

Airbnb welcomes 6,000 hosts at the Airbnb Open in Paris

2016
NOVEMBER 17 - 19, 2016

Airbnb announces the launch of Trips at the Airbnb Open in LA

2017
FEBRUARY 5, 2017

Airbnb launches the #weaccept campaign in response to the refugee ban

MARCH 2017

Airbnb executives travel the globe meeting with the host community and world leaders to expand Trips to 20 more cities

MARCH 21, 2017

Airbnb Launches their Chinese brand, Aibiying