2018 Airbnb Review

Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for unique accommodations all over the world. You can use Airbnb as a host to monetize your own space(s) or as a visitor to discover new places and experiences. You’ll find just about any type of accommodation you can dream of on the site such as a simple overnight room or apartment, a villa for a month, or a castle for a week – any price point.

Founded in 2008, Airbnb ten years later has more unique travel listings than the top five hotel chains in the world combined. The service is available now in more than 191 countries and 65,000 cities. This includes more than 200,000,000 guests and over 3,000,000 listings worldwide. As the community users continues to grow, it’s the easiest way for anyone to monetize their extra space and put it on display for millions while those millions of travelers can select any accommodation that fits within their budget.

What keeps this community growing and thriving? Trust.

Airbnb Safety by Design

  • Risk Scoring – Every reservation is score for risk before confirmation and flagged for any suspicious activity before it even happens.

  • Watchlist & Background Checks – Hosts and guests are run against regulatory lists, sanctions, watchlists, and in the U.S. background checks.

  • Preparedness – Airbnb runs extensive safety workshops with leading local experts.

  • Secure payments – Payments are made through a secure platform to ensure the host always gets paid.

  • Account Protection – Airbnb accounts are safeguarded with multi-factor authentication and account alerts when changes are made.

  • Scam Prevention – Communication takes through the Airbnb website or app as multi-layer defense strategy.