|Listing Title||Room Type||Rooms||Airdna Score|
|1||Bright loft in centennial building||Entire Place||0||100|
|2||AWESOME SUITE on the PLATEAU||Private room||1||93|
|3||Bedroom in Modern Condo (Village)||Private room||1||93|
|4||Free Breakfast +Parking +Near Metro||Private room||1||91|
|5||The Center of Plateau Mont-Royal||Private room||1||86|
|6||Spacious bedroom in the Mile-End||Private room||1||86|
|7||This is it!||Entire Place||0||86|
|8||Modern Bedroom - Friendly Gay Area||Private room||1||86|
|9||Beautiful Space Downtown Montreal||Private room||1||86|
Montreal welcomed over 9.2 million visitors to the city in 2014. While the hotel industry has profited greatly, so have Airbnb hosts. Airbnb released a study last year, which concluded that Montreal has become its most popular destination in Canada. With thousands of active Airbnb listings and its riverfront location, the highest Airbnb occupancy rates occur throughout the summer season. During this time, occupancy rates range 30-40% higher than levels during the colder winter months. Thus, weekly RevPAR (revenue per available room) peaks in August and September and falls nearly $300 during December, January, and February.
The Airbnb landscape in Montreal is similar to most other cities throughout the Americas, with the number of listings considered “apartments” outnumbering “houses” by over 1000. Of these listings, 77% are “entire places” while approximately 23% are “private rooms”. With regard to price, private rooms average $40 annually, compared to 1-bedroom listings that average $80.
Montreal has taken an aggressive stance towards Airbnb expansion. Traditionally, Montreal has been loyal to its hotel industry, and continues to level the playing field between hotels and the short-term rental industry. In order to do to, Montreal holds Airbnb hosts to the same standards and obligations and hotel owners. This comes in the form of a permit and a resulting tax, which consists of a 250$ annual fee to rent rooms for fewer than 31 days at a time, and a 3% tax on the price per night. While Montreal and Airbnb continue to figure out the current situation, the number of listings continues to increase.