From retirees supplementing their fixed income to students trying to cover the costs of Boston’s universities, Airbnb helps people afford an increasingly expensive city. Because for many Airbnb hosts, the extra income from sharing their home can make all the difference.
When a guest books a stay at an Airbnb home, 97% of the rental price goes directly to the host. 62% of Airbnb hosts in Boston say they use home sharing to help them pay their rent or mortgage.
Airbnb hosts don’t just share their homes – they share their neighborhoods and local business recommendations. When Airbnb guests stay local, they spend more money at local businesses.
Our Host Community
Meet Andrea. Andrea uses home sharing to pay her bills and keep her home.
Sherry is a teacher. Sherry uses Airbnb to stay in her neighborhood.
Meet Jason and Stephanie
Jason and Stephanie started hosting to earn extra money for their wedding.