Solo travel and private room stays on Airbnb gain momentum in the Philippines

  • Latest Airbnb data shows solo travel by Filipinos on the platform grew over 185% year-on-year in 2022
  • Airbnb nights booked in private rooms in the Philippines grew by over 200% in 2022 when compared to 2021
  • Last year, private room Hosts in Philippines earned over PHP 540 million through hosting on the platform
  • Airbnb’s dedicated Solo Traveller Safety feature is now available in over 50 languages, including Tagalog 

New Airbnb data reveals that Filipino travelers are increasingly going solo, as solo travel by Filipinos on the platform increased over 185% year-on-year in 2022 as compared to 2021. 

Platform data also revealed that Airbnb nights booked in private room listings in the Philippines surged over 200% last year. At an average rate of approximately PHP 2,200 per night, private rooms on Airbnb are an increasingly popular option amongst solo travelers.

Hosting serves as an economic lifeline for many, with the typical private room Host earning more than ever. Last year, private room Hosts in the Philippines earned over PHP 540 Million. 

To support Airbnb’s growing community of solo travelers, Airbnb has expanded its dedicated Solo Traveller Safety feature to over 50 languages, including Tagalog. This allows solo travelers to access expert tips, share their reservation itinerary with loved ones, and add an emergency contact to their profile. 

From charming nature-inspired huts near renowned beaches to breathtaking domes with rooftop vistas, here is a selection of value-for-money private rooms on Airbnb that offer solo travelers an affordable and authentic way to explore a destination. 

Embrace nature in the surfing capital

If you want to indulge in a solo tropical adventure, check out this room in a cottage in Siargao. It’s a haven for beach lovers and surf enthusiasts, and located just a stroll away from the famous beaches, cafes, and surfing spots in the area. The bonus: your Airbnb Host is committed to ensuring the stay is eco-friendly, so be sure to separate your trash and refill your own water bottles on site! 

Stay in the heart of Cebu City 

Immerse yourself in the captivating ambiance of the Queen City of the South while enjoying the comfort of this delightful Airbnb room. Situated in close proximity to vibrant lifestyle districts, trendy restaurants, and charming cafes, you’ll have everything within reach to make the most of your stay. What makes this experience even more special is your Airbnb Host, who is an avid scuba diver. Take advantage of her vast knowledge and expertise to uncover the hidden gems of Cebu’s diving scene. 

Attic living in Iloilo

Relive the nostalgia of a classic Western movie as you claim your own attic room in this charming Iloilo home. While the entire house is a shared space, you’ll enjoy the attic’s ambiance and aesthetics. During your stay, make sure to indulge in Ilonggo delicacies, local art museums, and historic churches. Check in with your Airbnb Host, who can share more local hidden gems with you!

Keep it cool and tropical in Bohol

Immerse yourself in nipa hut-style living on Panglao Island in Bohol. This Airbnb Stay embraces the tropical paradise that surrounds it and boasts a prime location just minutes away from three famous beaches: Alona Beach, Dumaluan Beach, and Amarele Beach. Enjoy an unforgettable solo getaway, where you can disconnect from the hustle and bustle of city life and spend your days fully embracing the island’s serene beaches. 

Cozy up in the mountains of Baguio

Savor the cool breeze of Baguio while enjoying a freshly brewed cup of coffee or hot cocoa, in this charming boutique homestay in the mountains. The charming interiors, coupled with the breathtaking view of the summer capital, set the perfect scene for a weekend getaway. This is a great budget-friendly stay for travelers looking to explore Baguio’s popular spots, while also offering a cozy retreat. 

Ready to embark on your solo adventure? Download the Airbnb app or head over to and start looking for your favorite private rooms!