Airbnb has pulled back the curtain on the most cherished homes within its vast collection of properties, revealing the “Guest Favorites,” a distinguished array of the 2 million best-reviewed homes across the globe.
These elite accommodations, standing out among over 7 million listings on the platform, have been meticulously selected for their exceptional guest reviews. Guest Favorites are Airbnb’s elite, boasting an impressive average rating above 4.9 stars. These homes stand out for their exceptional check-in process, cleanliness, listing accuracy, host communication, and overall value. More than just a comfortable stay, these homes are praised for delivering outstanding travel experiences. To achieve such a status, these homes also demonstrate a remarkable track record of reliability, with host cancellations and quality-related customer service issues kept to a minimum average of 1%.
The beauty of Guest Favorites is their ease of discovery on Airbnb’s platform. Look for the new badge on search results and listing pages or use the filter option to tailor your search specifically for these top-tier homes. This selection includes a vast array of accommodations, from sleek desert homes in California to cozy cabins in the Australian bush, and everything in between.
Desert Home with a Spa (Yucca Valley, CA, United States)
Nestled centrally between Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley, it offers tranquility, breathtaking landscapes, and comfort. Don’t miss the spectacle of the Milky Way from the hot tub.
Home in a Picturesque Majorcan Village (Valldemossa, Spain)
Nestled in the tranquility of an authentic rural village, perfect for getting lost and unwinding, this stone house, tastefully adorned with flowers in a blend of rustic and modern styles, awaits.
It will steal your heart with its balcony, providing a breathtaking view of Serra de Tramuntana, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the enchanting patio, the perfect setting for indulging in the classic alfresco lifestyle.
Secluded Chalet in the Woods (Lac-Beauport, Canada)
The only rule at this mountain retreat atop Mont-Tourbillon: unplug from the daily grind (Wi-Fi not included) and surrender to the embrace of nature.
Tranquility, comfort, hiking and breathtaking sunrises and sunsets are the must-haves of this getaway.
Private Room in a Georgian Home (London, United Kingdom)
Built in 1697, this Georgian-style home is located right next to Putney Bridge, making it the perfect starting point for riverside strolls and visits to London’s top attractions.
You’ll feel right at ‘home’ thanks to the cozy, meticulously designed room and the warm welcome from the Hosts.
Tropical Forest Apartment (Ilhabela, Brazil)
Waterfalls, parrots, butterflies, abundant nature, and water slides – it’s like being in a genuine paradise! This retreat also serves as an excellent home base for exploring nearby beaches.
But when we reveal that you can enjoy the spectacular starry sky from your bed, why would anyone ever want to leave?
Open Space in Montepulciano’s Hearth (Montepulciano, Italy)
Just steps away from Piazza Grande and strategically located for exploring the vineyards, this accommodation is a true paradise for wine lovers.
Pour yourself a glass of wine and settle by the fireplace to bask in the warm, typically Tuscan atmosphere: wooden beams, terracotta floors, and stone walls. And don’t forget to admire the magnificent panorama of the Valdichiana.
Home with a Private Pool (Santa Marta, Colombia)
This villa, nestled in the historic center of Santa Marta, stands out with its typical Republican architecture and a minimalist interior with modern accents.
A place dedicated to relaxation, perfect for sharing with family and friends.
Penthouse with Acropolis View (Athens, Greece)
Nestled in a peaceful area in the heart of Athens, this loft boasts a prime location for strolling through the city. The balcony is your haven for morning coffee, sunset cocktails, and romantic dinners.
The icing on the cake? You can catch a glimpse of the Acropolis from one of the windows.
Japanese Historical House (Kōshū-shi, Japan)
The unique architecture of this retreat, dating back to the late Edo period (1603-1868), feels like it’s been plucked from the pages of a history book.
A stay here is a journey into the past, with its traditional design and furnishings, the rich history, and the relaxed pace of countryside living.
Off-grid Cabin (Mudgee, Australia)
Designed by Cameron Anderson Architects and multi-award winning, this retreat located in a rural area of New South Wales is crafted with aluminum on the outside and wood on the inside.
Escape off the grid with this self-sustaining cabin.
The introduction of Guest Favorites is timely, as travelers increasingly seek out accommodations that are not just economical but also reliable and well-reviewed. With Airbnb’s commitment to connecting people and providing exceptional travel experiences, Guest Favorites is set to become a trusted resource for travelers around the world.
The debut of Guest Favorites arrives just one week following Airbnb’s latest earnings announcement. Airbnb Co-Founder and CEO Brian Chesky said, “Our Q3 results highlight a record travel season on Airbnb and our most profitable quarter ever. Over the last nine months we’ve added nearly 1 million listings globally and we continue to see demand for travel grow.”
Q3 marked another quarter of strong results for Airbnb. Nights and Experiences Booked exceeded 113 million, growing 14% year-over-year and accelerating from Q2 2023. Revenue of $3.4 billion grew 18% year-over-year (14% ex-FX). Net income of $4.4 billion, or $1.6 billion excluding the one-time income tax benefit, was our most profitable Q3. Adjusted EBITDA was $1.8 billion, while Free Cash Flow grew 37% year-over-year to $1.3 billion.