Inside Airbnb - Los Angeles
Inside Airbnb, an independent, non-commercial website provides publicly available data of Airbnb listings for selected cities. The latest available data from Los Angeles that was used is from: July 25, 2015.
This Silk database focuses on Los Angeles and zooms in on the population of Airbnb hosts that post so many separate locations in the city they can reasonably be considered professional hoteliers. Some numbers to start with:
- Los Angeles has close to 16,000 places to stay listed on Airbnb, hosted by some 11,000 different hosts.
- The vast majority of hosts (92%) have 1 or 2 places listed.
- However, some 440 hosts (less than 0.5% of all LA hosts) have 4 or more locations listed -- we'll dub them 'multi-hosts'. Of these 'multi-hosts', 43 have more than 15 places listed.
- Together, the tiny group of multi-hosts offers roughly 20% of all LA listings on Airbnb.
440 LA Airbnb hosts post 4 different listings or more
- By far most listings by our subgroup of multi-hosts are entire homes or apartments (62.5%). About a third are private rooms while shared rooms make up only 5%. This distribution of room types is pretty much the same as for the entire population of LA hosts.
- Hollywood and Venice stand out as neighborhoods with the most number of listings.
- The highest priced listing with $5,995 is in Malibu but most listings cost anything between $20 and $2,000. The average price is $212.
Top 50 prices
Summaries by neighborhood
Going through the most recent dataset with close to 16,000 rows of listings in LA we aggregated the data for each neighborhood. This lets you compare median prices and the median number of listings between neighborhood.
Median price of all listings by LA neighborhood
Number of listings & median price -- by neighborhood
We used the neigborhood summaries to compare the population of LA multi-hosts with the total population. We focused on the number of listings and the median prices for each of the 3 room types on offer. This allows us to answer several questions:
- Are there higher concentrations of listings from multi-hosts in some neighborhoods than others?
- How do median prices from multi-host listings compare to overall median prices?
Are there higher concentrations of listings from multi-hosts in some neighborhoods than others?
The map below shows there is a big spread in the concentration of listings from multi-hosts across LA neighbohoods. About 35% of all neigborhoods dont have any listings from multi-hosts. Various neighborhoods only have places listed by multi-hosts.