The hottest Airbnb deals are—surprise!—a little bit out of the way.
The home-and-room rental platform has revealed the top 17 neighborhoods whose bookings grew the most this year, based on 140 million arrivals at 3 million homes. Peppered throughout are terms like “off the usual tourist path” or ”a tranquil outpost” and “though detached from city proper.”
These indeed could be coveted qualities for travelers looking to escape the tourist traps and experience Airbnb’s slogan “Live there.” Some of them are in neighborhoods full of restaurants, shops, bars, or green spaces. But listings in the most centrally located areas are often among the most expensive, with prices on par or higher than some hotels.
While smaller than many of Airbnb’s major markets, these neighborhoods could be in for even more growth in 2017.