Airbnb users by age group in the U.S. and Europe 2017

In 2017, the majority of Airbnb users in the United States and Europe were between the ages 25 to 34. People in older age groups generally made up a smaller share of Airbnb users. Only five percent of Airbnb users were aged 65 or older - indicating that Airbnb is more popular among younger users.

Airbnb popularity

The accommodation rental and sharing website Airbnb is gaining popularity all over the world. This can most likely be attributed to the company allowing for cheaper accommodation alternatives and a more personal experience of a location. In 2018, there were forecast be around 164.3 million Airbnb guest arrivals worldwide – and the average number of guests per listing was 31. A survey found that 55 percent of European and American Airbnb users were ‘very satisfied’ with their experience. On the other hand, two percent stated that they were ‘somewhat dissatisfied’ or ‘not at all satisfied’ with using the accommodation sharing platform.

Why not use Airbnb?

Despite the large amount of people being satisfied with their Airbnb experience, there still remain people in Europe and the U.S. that do not want to use their service. A survey found that the most common reason for people not to use Airbnb was privacy concerns – with 36 percent of the respondents expressing this concern.

Share of Airbnb users by age group in the United States and Europe 2017

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Release date

November 2017


North America, Europe, France, Germany, United Kingdom, United States

Survey time period

2015 to 2017

Number of respondents

4,000 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

The survey respondents from Europe came from the UK, France and Germany

Method of interview

Online survey

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