Los Angeles California

Since 2008, Airbnb hosts in the City of Los Angeles have provided accommodations to tourists and business travelers from all over the globe. With more visitors traveling to Los Angeles than ever before, Airbnb and other short-term rental providers are now a common and important feature of the City’s hospitality sector.

LA’s vibrant Airbnb host community has played an important part in advocating for sensible short-term rental regulations that protect their ability to continue earning critical income to make ends meet. In December 2018, the Los Angeles City Council passed a new ordinance that legalizes home sharing in LA and creates a pathway to regulate the city’s longstanding vacation rental market that includes sensible guardrails to protect housing.

This is a big step in the right direction and Airbnb remains committed to working with the City to develop comprehensive, enforceable rules that are a model for cities around the world.

2018 key stats

$1.4B Economic impact

$100M+ paid in taxes

$11,600 Typical host income


Vacation Rentals and Full-Time Airbnbs in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a global destination and short-term rentals, including vacation rentals and full-time Airbnbs, play an important role in supporting the 48 million visitors that come to Los Angeles every year. The study found that full-time Airbnb listings units rented for more than 180 nights per year as short-term rentals– have an insignificant impact on the city’s housing stock.

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60% of Angelenos view Airbnb as good for the city

70% of Angelenos want to see full-time Airbnb rentals regulated, not banned

0.91% of LA's housing stock is comprised of vacation rentals


Meet Carolyn | Mid City, Los Angeles | Airbnb Citizen

Airbnb allows Mid City vacation rental host Carolyn to earn extra income and spend more time with her family.

“It’s me enjoying being a host for tourists who want to come to the city, and It’s me wanting to spend as much time with my kids while they are still very young and need me.

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Meet Mel | West Adams, Los Angeles | Airbnb Citizen

Mel, a lifelong Angeleno, shares his family home in West Adams with travelers.

“Hosting has enabled me to keep the home in the family.”

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