Two ASEAN Destinations Among Airbnb’s Trendiest Neighbourhoods

Kampung Baru in the heart of Kuala Lumpur

Airbnb unveiled last week the expected trendiest neighbourhoods around the world. The survey is based over districts which enjoyed the fastest growth in booking on the website. Among the 17 top trendiest neighbourhoods, two are located in Southeast Asia. Most precisely in Kuala Lumpur with Kampung Baru and Bangkok with Din Daeng.

Based on the travel patterns of more than 140 million total guest arrivals at three million homes on Airbnb, this year’s trending neighbourhoods share a few consistent themes. Here’s what Airbnb travellers are looking for the coming year:

  • Urban, but not dense. Neighbourhoods that made the list this year are retreats from the usual pace of city life. In 2017, people are flocking to laid-back communities that offer urban convenience with a relaxed vibe.
  • Glorious green spaces. Residential areas with beautiful green spaces, make for a relaxing visit while only being a short walk to the shops, restaurants and entertainment.
  • Food options galore. A perennial draw for travellers, walkable foodie hubs were numerous on this year’s list. Neighbourhoods like Bangkok’s Din Daeng district, renowned for its roadside markets, offering accessible local dining is a consistent draw for travellers.

In cities like Miami and Seoul, travellers to this year’s trending neighborhoods can connect with Experience hosts for local access that cannot be found in typical tourist guides. Coming soon are Experiences in New Orleans, Seattle, Toronto, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Prague, Madrid, Dublin, Provence, Sydney, Bangkok and Osaka, in addition to numerous other Airbnb cities across the world.

Led by Milneburg, New Orleans at 1500% growth, here’s the full list of trending neighbourhoods for travellers in 2017 as assessed by Airbnb:

1.) Milneburg in New Orleans, Louisiana – 1500% growth

2.) Kampung Baru in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – 976% growth

3.) Fitzroy in Melbourne, Australia – 770% growth

4.) Konohana-ku in Osaka, Japan – 609% growth

5.) Chutes-Lavie in Marseille, France – 604% growth

6.) Rockcliffe Smythe in Toronto, Canada – 497% growth

7.) Midtown in Miami, Florida – 430% growth

8.) Narvarte in Mexico City, Mexico – 264% growth

9.) West Seattle in Seattle, Washington – 230% growth

10.) Usera in Madrid, Spain – 228% growth

11.) Din Daeng/Huai Khwang in Bangkok, Thailand – 218% growth

12.) Chippendale in Sydney, Australia – 204% growth

13.) Daehangno in Seoul, South Korea – 203% growth

14.) Lyndale in Minneapolis, Minnesota – 193% growth

15.) Phoenix Park in Dublin, Ireland – 180% growth

16.) Chacarita in Buenos Aires, Argentina – 172% growth

17.) Žižkov in Prague, Czech Republic – 103% growth