Now you can book your rent-a-room by neighborhood.

Airbnb launched new neighborhood guides today. These "Neighborhoods" pages are photo-heavy portraits of a place's streets, people, stores, and coffee shops, aimed to match a traveler's interests with specific parts of larger cities. Rio de Janeiro, New York, San Francisco, London, Berlin, Paris, and Washington, D.C., were included in the launch.

Each city has a homepage (see San Francisco's below), with a series of clickable tags.

Click on those tags, and you get a filtered list of neighborhoods that fit that criteria.

Click on these neighborhoods, and you're taken to descriptive photo essays shot by the 70 local photographers hired by the company. These neighborhood pages also include maps with estimated travel times to other city destinations as well as Airbnb places to stay in the neighborhood.

This launch comes a few days after the company released survey data on their San Francisco market. The report stated that 72 percent of San Francisco properties on the site were located outside where most of the city's hotels are concentrated. It also reported that Airbnb guests spent 60 percent of their expenditures in the neighborhood where they stayed.

All images are screenshots from the website, courtesy of Airbnb.

About the Author

Most Popular

  1. a photo of a man surveying a home garage.
    Transportation

    How Single-Family Garages Can Ease California's Housing Crisis

    Given the affordable housing crisis, California cities should encourage single-family homeowners to convert garages into apartments and accessory dwelling units.

  2. The facade of a casino in Atlantic City.
    Photos

    Photographing the Trumpian Urbanism of Atlantic City

    Brian Rose’s new book uses the deeply troubled New Jersey city as a window into how a developer-turned-president operates.

  3. People eat and drink coffee inside a small coffeehouse.
    Life

    Gentrification Is Hurting Kuala Lumpur's Iconic Coffee Shops

    Traditional kopitiams, which serve sweetened coffee in no-frills surroundings, are a part of Malaysian national identity, but their survival is precarious.

  4. Design

    The Unlikely History of 'Toad Suck,' Arkansas

    Turns out a weirdly named landmark can be quite beneficial to the local economy.

  5. Equity

    The Hidden Horror of Hudson Yards Is How It Was Financed

    Manhattan’s new luxury mega-project was partially bankrolled by an investor visa program called EB-5, which was meant to help poverty-stricken areas.