Fast facts about Airbnb Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia, and Nate Blecharczyk founded Airbnb in 2008. That came after Chesky and Gebbia hosted the first guests of to make rent money in fall 2007. At the time, hotels were sold out during a design conference. By March 2009, the San Francisco-based company changed its name from Air Bed and Breakfast to Airbnband expanded from rooms to renting out apartments and homes. On average, 2 million people stay on Airbnb per night. Airbnb has expande