Every day, Airbnb hosts across the US are practicing the ultimate form of hospitality: opening their homes to travelers from all over the world. Whether it’s a tour of their city, a home-cooked meal, or even just a bottle of wine in the fridge, hospitality is at the core of the Airbnb experience they offer.
This got us wondering: where are Airbnb hosts doing this the best? What are the most hospitable cities in America?
More than 4 million guests have stayed on Airbnb, and with hundreds of thousands of reviews, we’re in a unique position to find out. We filtered through those reviews and looked for cities with the highest percentages of five-star listings, signifying places where Airbnb hosts really go above and beyond to welcome their guests.
That left us with something we’re calling the Airbnb Hospitality Index—a guide to where Airbnb hosts bring that extra-special touch. (Head to our Nerds Blog for more on the methodology calculating the Hospitality Index across the USA.) Using the Hospitality Index, we are able to calculate the most hospitable cities in the USA.