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And which amenities come at a premium?

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For better or worse, Airbnb is now a permanent resident in most destinations around the world. For hosts, it offers a way to earn income from their home and for guests it provides (relatively) inexpensive accommodation and a local experience unrivalled by hotels.

But with hosts able to state their price, how can you be sure you are getting the best deal?

In order to help answer this question I analysed listings, availability and review data from Airbnb homes in Boston and Oakland to uncover trends in how hosts and guests use Airbnb, and applied machine learning to identify the…

Greg Jones

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