And, the difference in price ranged from a few dollars to more than $100.
Hotels were cheaper than Airbnb in Barcelona, Austin, San Diego, Nashville, New Orleans, and San Francisco. While Airbnb was the better deal in many cities, including Toronto, Berlin, Madrid, Paris, Vienna, Sydney, London, Amsterdam, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles.
One of the most popular European destinations is Barcelona, where Airbnb rates are 81 percent higher than hotels. And, in the tourist city of Austin, Airbnb is 57 percent higher than the average hotel rates.