Watch: Meet Four Amazing Airbnb Hosts in Washington, DC

From retirees supplementing their fixed income to students trying to cover the costs of school, Airbnb helps DC families 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. 48% of Washington DC hosts say their Airbnb income helps them stay in their homes.

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 Randy

Airbnb gives Randy the financial freedom to keep his childhood home.







Meet Kanita

Kanita is a lawyer. She uses Airbnb to pay off her student debt and meet new people.