Inside Airbnb: Dallas

May 03, 2022

A Report by Murray Cox

Working with the Dallas Neighborhood Coaltion, which represents thousands of homeowners from dozens of neighborhoods, Inside Airbnb, using April 2022 data, reports on the how Airbnb, the major short-term rental platform, is being used in the City of Dallas.

Key Findings

  • The majority of Airbnb use in Dallas, and almost all revenue is "unhosted"
    • 85% of Dallas Airbnb listings are entire home or apartment listings (96% of revenue)
    • Airbnb is mostly entire houses and apartments, not renting out “spare rooms”
  • Airbnb entire home listings are growing an average of 53% per year, and have increased 568% since 2016
  • Most entire home Airbnb listings are in a property portfolio managed by professional "hosts"
    • 68% of entire home listings are offered by "hosts" that have more than one entire home listing
    • Almost half (48%) of entire home listings are in a portfolio with 5 or more entire home rentals
  • Absent "hosts" dominate the Airbnb platform in Dallas
    • More than half (53%) of entire home listings are operated by "hosts" who self-identify as living outside of Dallas
  • Airbnb significantly impacts available long-term rentals in Dallas
    • In some Dallas Zip codes "Commercial" Airbnb entire home listings make up 90% of available for rent housing units.
    • Across the entire city, "Commercial" Airbnb entire home listings make up 11% of available for rent housing units.

The Report

The full report can be downloaded here.

For the Press

Press Release

Read the press release from the Dallas Neighborhood Coalition

Contact Details

Murray Cox: murray@insideairbnb.com, insideairbnb.com, +1 917-592-9700, @insideairbnb