Everything to Know About Airbnb

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Airbnb is to hotels as Uber is to taxis. An accommodations-booking platform with more than 2 million listings worldwide, Airbnb lets users rent out their unused space to travelers. It’s also known for its offbeat accommodations, like lighthouses and castles.

However, the site is not without controversy: Some critics argue Airbnb lets property owners run de-facto hotels in apartments intended for long-term housing, driving up real estate prices in some cities.

For more about Airbnb, watch the Tech Time video above.

Airbnb Has Some of the Most Unique Offices in the World

AirBnB's Portici, Italy roomDavid Elliott—Airbnb
Listing: Villa San Gennariello B&B. $67 per night.Host: Emma
AirBnB's Smiths Lake, New South Wales roomDavid Elliott—Airbnb
Listing: Mexican-Inspired Log Cabin. $129 per night.Host: Casa
AirBnB's Brooklyn roomDavid Elliott—Airbnb
Listing: Beautiful Sunlight in Brooklyn. $85 per night.Host: Sam
AirBnB's Shanghai roomDavid Elliott—Airbnb
Listing: Stay in an Amazingly Cool Loft. $56 per night. Host: Jonas
AirBnB's Rio roomDavid Elliott—Airbnb
Listing: Luxury House in the Forest Sea view. $2000 per night. Host: Isabela

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