Blame it on low mortgage rates giving people the urge to buy, buy, buy. Or the chance to work from anywhere (or simply escape our own four walls). Or some combination of the above, mixed with the desire to earn a little extra cash. Whatever it is, interest in Airbnbs is soaring. Seriously—people who started listing a home on the site after the pandemic started have collectively earned $1 billion this past year, according to the brand’s New Hosts Earnings Report.
Naturally, this made us curious: What do the top-booked Airbnbs have in common? And is that any different than what it was pre-pandemic (which shall henceforth be known as the Before Times)? We dug through Airbnb data to uncover some common threads, so you can get your rental in tip-top shape (or, you know, upgrade your home for your own personal enjoyment). Here are the most sought-after Airbnb amenities we’ve found.