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Airbnb reveals typical incomes of hosts in staycation locations

UK hosts on Airbnb collectively earned over £1.5 billion in 2021 the short let platform claims.

Some £668m of that was over the summer quarter of June to August 2021 inclusive, with the typical host earning just over £6,000. 

Last summer almost one-in-six Airbnb hosts said they also personally hired Airbnb listed properties for their own holidays. 


The figures come in a rather surprising statement by the platform, revealing what it claims to be the most popular destinations for Airbnb guests when it comes to UK seaside locations.

In the lead is Hornsea, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, while what Airbnb calls “hidden gems in the North West of the country” - including Fleetwood and Formby - are also popular. ,

The top 12 are Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire; Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex; Fleetwood, Lancashire; Ingoldmells, Lincolnshire; Sandown, Isle of Wight; Formby, Merseyside; Redcar, North Yorkshire; Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear; Bognor Regis, West Sussex; Scarborough, North Yorkshire; Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland; and Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex.

Airbnb’s Northern European general manager Amanda Cupples says: “We’re continuing to see the resurgence of the Great British seaside holiday with Brits seeking coastal resorts and in particular, lesser-known destinations in all corners of the country.

“Beyond providing British holidaymakers the opportunity to discover up-and-coming destinations across the UK this summer, Hosts on Airbnb are creating valuable income streams for themselves and their communities. Now is a great time for anyone curious about Hosting to offer a home away from home and take advantage of the bustling summer months to make some extra income.”

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