Data Dictionary


Description Length (# of words)
Number of words in the listing description (as provided by the host) on Airbnb.com.
Extra Guest Cost ($)
Number of dollars extra charge per each additional guests more than the # of Guests Included. For more information see Airbnb's help guide.
# of Guests Included
Number of guests included in the listed rental price.
Host Response Time
The average amount of time that it took for a host to respond to all new messages in the past 30 days. One of:
  • within a day
  • within an hour
  • within a few hours
  • a few days or more
For more information see Airbnb's help guide.
Is Superhost
Binary indicator of Airbnb Superhost status:
  • Hosts that have completed at least 10 trips OR successfully completed 3 reservations that total at least 100 nights
  • Hosts that maintain a 90% response rate or higher
  • Hosts that maintain a 1% cancellation rate or lower
  • Hosts that maintain a 4.8 overall rating or higher
Host Has Profile Picture
Binary indicator of whether or not the host has a profile picture.
Room Type
The type of room or home for the listing. One of:
  • Entire place
  • Private room
  • Shared room
For more information see Airbnb's help guide
Instant Bookable
Instant Book listings don't require approval from the host before they can be booked. Instead, guests can just choose their travel dates, book, and discuss check-in plans with the host. For more information see Airbnb's help guide.
Amenities
Amenities available at or included in the listing. Each column that begins with Amenities: is a binary variable that indicates whether or not a listing includes the amenity. For example, the column Amenity: Air Conditioning is True if the listing has air conditioning and False if it does not have air conditioning. Since each of these columns is simply an indicator of whether or not an amenity is present, each data example will show all of the possible Amenities: columns from the entire dataset regardless of whether or not that amenity is present.
# of Bathrooms
The number of bathrooms in the listing.
# of Bedrooms
The number of bedrooms in the listing.
# of Beds
The number of beds (or furniture such as a futon that could be used as a bed) in the listing.
Host's Account Age (days)
The age of the host's Airbnb account in days. This may be older than the age of the listing itself if the host has created an account before posting the listing.
Host Listings Count
The number of total listings (including the listing shown) that the host has listed on Airbnb.
Host Response Rate (%)
The percentage of new inquiries and reservation requests that the host has responded to (by either accepting/pre-approving or declining) within 24 hours in the past 30 days. For more information see Airbnb's help guide.
Security Deposit ($)
Some hosts require a security deposit for their listing. If a guest is booking a listing with a host-required security deposit, they will be shown this amount before making the reservation and only be charged if the host makes a claim on the security deposit. If there’s an issue during the stay, the host can report an incident and submit a claim for some or all of the security deposit within 14 days of check-out or before a new guest checks in (whichever happens first). For more information see Airbnb's help guide.
Cleaning Fee ($)
One-time fee charged by the host to cover the cost of cleaning their space.
Minimum Nights Required
The minimum number of nights a guest is required to book the listing for.
Maximum Nights Allowed
The maximum number of nights a guest is allowed to book the listing for.
Reviews: Accuracy
The averge score of reviews from guests about how accurately the listing page represented the space. Scaled from Airbnb's 5-star rating to a numeric range of 0-10. For more information see Airbnb's help guide.
Reviews: Cleanliness
The averge score of reviews from guests about how clean and tidy the space was. Scaled from Airbnb's 5-star rating to a numeric range of 0-10. For more information see Airbnb's help guide.
Reviews: Check-in
The averge score of reviews from guests about how smoothly the check-in went. Scaled from Airbnb's 5-star rating to a numeric range of 0-10. For more information see Airbnb's help guide.
Reviews: Communication
The averge score of reviews from guests about how well the host communicated with the guest before and during the stay. Scaled from Airbnb's 5-star rating to a numeric range of 0-10. For more information see Airbnb's help guide.
Reviews: Location
The averge score of reviews from guests about they felt about the neighborhood the listing is located in. Scaled from Airbnb's 5-star rating to a numeric range of 0-10. For more information see Airbnb's help guide.
Reviews: Value
The averge score of reviews from guests about whether they felt the listing provided good value for its price. Scaled from Airbnb's 5-star rating to a numeric range of 0-10. For more information see Airbnb's help guide.
Reviews per Month
The average number of reviews a listing receives per month.
Number of Reviews
The total number of reviews a listing has received as publicly listed on Airbnb.