Where have all the rooms gone?
Interesting things come in sevens, right? For example, if you want to know where all the Airbnb rooms have gone (or better yet, where to find them!), you should know that the top seven Airbnb countries offer more than 57 percent of the total number of Airbnb units available worldwide. Say that seven times fast! All kinds of interesting places, numbers and percentages — and lots of sevens! — are included in the ATR list of global Airbnb units.* And… just for you, the ATR genie has crunched the numbers and discovered some interesting info to share with you.
First, the basics: What do Airbnb listings, or “units,” include?
• Entire homes/apartments, featuring 1-10+ bedrooms. One room can be your dance studio; one, your meditation space; one, the kids’ playroom; one, where all the luggage lives…
• Private rooms. Admittedly less space for dancing, but still, if you close the door to your room, you can wear footed jammies with bunnies on them to bed and no one will point and make fun.
• Shared rooms. Still have that quirky habit of singing old ’80s songs in your sleep? You might wanna avoid this option…
Some people have a favorite go-to unit type that they opt for each time — do you? Some try a little of each, depending on where they’re going — or just for the sake of the experience. You’ll find the largest number of listings in the “entire homes/apartments” category, which claims the majority of units by a healthy margin. More than 1.1 million of these are listed worldwide — out of more than 1.6 million Airbnb units total.
The 7 Top Countries for Airbnb
But back to sevens — another fun fact: Brazil is ranked #7 of Airbnb countries based on number of units offered, but it has the distinction of offering more shared rooms than Italy, which is ranked #3. Also: Brazil, the UK and Germany offer roughly the same number of entire homes/apartments, with Germany topping the list and Brazil at the bottom.
Want more? First, a little quiz:
Q: Which is the only country larger in total area than the contiguous United States, but smaller than the US when Alaska and Hawaii are included? (C’mon, include them — include them! We wanna visit!)
A: Yep, you guessed it — Brazil!
What’s maybe surprising? Big, beautiful Brazil features less than three percent of the total number of Airbnb units offered globally. Which country tops the list with the most Airbnb units? Yeah, okay, so we kind of gave it away… It’s the good old U. S. of A., with almost 17 percent.
Canada, Australia, Croatia: One of these places offers 2.7 percent of the total Airbnb units worldwide. Got a guess? You can find out if you’re right by tweeting at us @alltherooms or by sending a quick note here.
The Top 7 Airbnb Countries Based on Number of Units
The Bottom 7 Airbnb Countries Based on Number of Units
We talked a little bit about the top seven. So what about the bottom? Well, when it comes to Airbnb, the bottom seven countries feature a total of nine units — nine! That includes five units that are entire homes/apartments, and four private rooms. The moral of the story? If you’re planning to Airbnb in one of these spots, book well in advance — and bring on the dancing and bunny pj’s!
196. Federated States of Micronesia
199. Pitcairn Islands
200. Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
201. Saint Helena
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*We’re only including listings that have been live for three months.