Indianapolis Airbnb makes huge growth from 2015: How to use service

INDIANAPOLIS -- Airbnb, a service where people traveling can rent places to live from other people, had huge growth from 2015 into 2016.

According to the company, about 1,000 people hosted space for about 20,000 guests from July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016.

Indianapolis saw a guest growth over that time of 231 percent, or more than triple the guests from the last measurement.

Of all the cities in the midwest, Indianapolis showed the second most growth, behind only Cincinnati. 

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If you're curious on how to use Airbnb, we have a handy guide.

HOW TO | A guide to using the Airbnb vacation service

First, you'll need to set up a free account on and establish a profile, no matter if you plan on renting or hosting.

Hosts will post photos and descriptions of the places they're offering, including things like price and whether it'll be a private room, a shared room, or an entire house/apartment.

If you're traveling, you'll be able to see how many people the space would accommodate, what kind of bed you'd get and what kind of amenities it will have.

If you decide to book, you'll pay what the host asks per night (plus a fee that goes to Airbnb). The host will either meet you in person to give you a key, or let you know about a door code.

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