How much money South Africans make from Airbnb

Airbnb, the application based hospitality company, says that the typical South African host who shares space in their home boosts their yearly income by more than R28,000.

In 2015 there were 7,500 active hosts in the country, and almost half were freelancers, entrepreneurs, or self-employed.

Airbnb said that 66% of hosts in SA share space in their primary residence.

The company said that more than 130,000 guests have stayed in a listing on Airbnb in South Africa in the last year alone. This number represents a 250% increase in travellers on Airbnb compared to 2014.

It further noted that the average host is 44 years old, while the average age of guests making use of the app, is 37.

Additional findings:

  •  134,000 guests used Airbnb to visit South Africa in the past year
  • 99,000 South African residents used Airbnb for their travels
    The average host rating by guests is 4.7 out of 5
  • Airbnb guests stay an average of 6 nights
  • More than 40% of guest spending takes place in the neighbourhood where they stay

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