Airbnb has proclaimed what it thinks are going to be the 16 hottest neighborhoods to visit in 2016. The company crunched the numbers on 40 million stays in the past year to help determine which areas experienced the most growth.
Surprisingly the Chūō-ku district in Osaka, Japan came out way way way on top with 7,000 percent growth in the past year. The ward houses Osaka castle and Amerikamura, a shopping district with a tiny version of the Statue of Liberty.
In second place was Banglamphu in Bangkok which contains the Thai capital’s sprawling backpacking district and Khao San Road.
“When an Airbnb traveler heads to Hammerbrook in Hamburg or Brickfields in Kuala Lumpur, with the help of hosts, they are able to see these places through eyes of a local, and embrace the culture in a completely new way,” said Chip Conley, Head of Hospitality.
Somewhat unsurprisingly, there are no neighborhoods in London on the list as local lawmakers are trying to ban a large chunk of listings in the British capital.
The full list along with their percentage growth over 2015 can be found below.
16 Neighborhoods to Visit in 2016
- Chūō-ku in Osaka, Japan – 7,000 percent Growth
- Banglamphu in Bangkok, Thailand – 1,230 percent Growth
- Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – 1,200 percent Growth
- Capucins in Bordeaux, France – 960 percent Growth
- Koukaki in Athens, Greece – 800 percent growth
- Triana in Seville, Spain – 770 percent growth
- Hammerbrook in Hamburg, Germany – 415 percent growth
- Kaneohe on Oahu, US – 320 percent Growth
- Meireles in Fortaleza, Brazil – 285 percent Growth
- Roma Sur in Mexico City, Mexico – 275 percent Growth
- Oak Lawn in Dallas, US – 260 percent Growth
- Poncey-Highland in Atlanta, GA – 240 percent Growth
- District VII in Budapest, Hungary – 145 percent Growth
- The Bukit Peninsula, Bali – 130 percent growth
- Richmond in Melbourne, Australia – 126 percent Growth
- Constitución in Buenos Aires, Argentina – 125 percent growth