Measurement and Analysis of the Reviews in Airbnb

Qian Zhou, Yang Chen, Chuanhao Ma, Fei Li, Yu Xiao, Xin Wang, Xiaoming Fu

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Airbnb, a recently emerged online lodging service that allows house and apartment dwellers to lease out their premises to short-term renters like tourists, is reconstructing the value chain of the traditional hotel industry. It works as a platform that connects hosts and travelers and facilities their interaction and exchange. Studying this service could shed light on understanding the emerging sharing economy from a user centric perspective. In this work, we collect the profiles of 43.8 million Airbnb users, and analyze the reviews they published online. We model the interactions between Airbnb users using a review graph, and study their mobility patterns by investigating their reviews. To the best of our knowledge, our work is the first measurement study of massive Airbnb users on a global scale, and it provides insights of their activities in both cyberspace and the physical world.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2018 IFIP Networking Conference
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-903176-08-9
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIFIP Networking - Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 14 May 201816 May 2018


ConferenceIFIP Networking
Internet address


  • Airbnb
  • review analysis

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