IN PHOTOS: the 16 hottest Airbnb neighbourhoods around the world

Be the first to uncover the next local gem: accommodation website reveals the places that are surging in popularity with thrifty tourists, including districts in Osaka, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Bali

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 12 January, 2016, 1:14pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 12 January, 2016, 1:23pm

The trend of travellers seeking private rooms, apartments and houses to stay in continues to surge. Airbnb attributes much of the growth to visitors seeking a more authentic experience living like a local in their chosen destination.

The lodging website recently documented the fastest growing neighbourhoods for rentals around the world, including one in Japan that saw a 7,000 per cent increase in renters between 2014 and 2015 (Airbnb only included destinations with a minimum of 50 guests in 2014).

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Browse the slideshow above for Airbnb’s 16 hottest neighbourhoods for 2016, including some sample properties for rent.

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