Few world capitals draw the volume of sightseers like Washington, DC. Home sharing is bringing the economic benefits of tourism to every corner of the city, helping local residents and businesses everywhere while providing guests with the chance to experience life in Washington authentically.
Airbnb is committed to continuing our work with DC officials to create fair regulations that help ensure a bright future for home sharing.
Airbnb and D.C.’s East of the River communities
Of the over 130 hotels operating across D.C., zero of these properties are located east of the Anacostia River in Ward 7 or Ward 8. In comparison to other parts of the District, areas east of the Anacostia River have historically experienced limited opportunities to attract tourists. As a result of home sharing, these culturally diverse communities — which do not typically benefit from traditional tourism dollars because of the lack of hotels — are now experiencing more visitors and seeing an important economic lift.
How DC’s Host Community is Helping Their City | Airbnb Citizen
Learn more about how Airbnb hosts in DC are making it easier for guests to visit the District, stay longer, and spend more in all eight Wards.
Meet Your Hosts | Airbnb Hosts in DC | Airbnb Citizen
Meet Chekesha, Randy, Kanita, and Synta, four incredible Airbnb hosts in Washington, DC. From paying off student loans to staying in their homes, they all had different reasons to start home sharing, but now they all make important extra income that benefits them, their families, and the community.
Visiting new neighborhoods | Airbnb in DC | Airbnb Citizen
With few hotel options east of the Anacostia River in Washington, DC, hosts like Chekesha (Ward 8) and Synta (Ward 7) are providing guests with a new and convenient option, while also earning important extra income and helping to attract tourism and additional revenue to their communities.