About Us

Noirbnb is a global travel community that provides experiences and events with a focus on including and celebrating travelers of color. Our accommodations take our guests all around the world to popular destinations and events inspired by the African diaspora. Noirbnb was born in October 2015 after our co-founder, Stefan’s experience while booking a stay in Atlanta. We realized Stef’s experience was not an isolated case and more importantly, that there was an opportunity to create a better, safer experience for travelers of color. Joining our community is a pledge to treat all members of Noirbnb with respect, regardless of their race, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, ability, age, or orientation.

Simply, Noirbnb was designed to be a game-changer in travel, events, and lifestyle by curating authentic experiences for the Black traveler. Whether it’s monetizing your space for additional income, booking a trip, finding your next vibe or connecting with people who share your interests, Noirbnb is your home away from home.

A Niche Market within Global Travel

The African American tourism industry is valued at over $50 billion. Additionally, people of the African diaspora infuse billions into the global tourism economy every year. Historically, travelers of color have been an underserved and underestimated market by the larger tourism industry. Even in the modern sharing economy, which disrupted the travel industry, the impressive and growing Black travel market has remained largely ignored. Noirbnb was created to change that.

 

You probably have a few questions for us. We’ll try to answer the most common ones here so you get a sense of what we’re about.

Is Noirbnb a “black-only” community?

Our community is open to all! We embrace the vibrant and diverse cultures of all people around the world. In every corner of the world the influence of the African diaspora can be felt, from music to fashion to food. Its this sharing of culture that makes travel such an important part of who we are, and how we get along as a society. At Noirbnb our goal is to tell different stories and appeal to a different “default” than is currently offered in the market.

Can I use Noirbnb if I use another home-sharing platform?

Yes. We hope that you make Noirbnb your primary platform to book your travel and experiences but we understand that there are many options available to you. If you are hosting your space or looking to book a trip on another sharing platform we invite you to try Noirbnb and join our community. The world is yours.

Why even create Noirbnb, isn’t that part of the problem?

Noirbnb is part of the solution. We were created not to separate but to provide a premium alternative that intentionally caters to the global community of travelers of color. We may not be able to end discrimination but we can provide a solution for people. And that’s ultimately what our company is about: people.

How does Noirbnb fight discrimination on the platform?

Noirbnb does not tolerate discrimination in our community. We believe a community that is safe and welcoming should appear as such, that’s why profile photos are prominently displayed for all of our users. The Noirbnb verification process ensures that only members of the community who are vetted can host or rent a space. Any host cancellation automatically triggers our “Good Community” protocols. We actively monitor and review community feedback, so we encourage users to use our robust reporting tools to help us stay vigilant against harassment and discrimination.

Is Noirbnb safe?

Our main priority is the safety of all of our community members. Noirbnb verification allows us to vet every community member before they can host or book a space. We hold community members to the highest standard and expect that all members treat others with dignity and respect. In case of criminal conduct, Noirbnb will work with authorities to identify and prosecute offenders. To protect you as a Host, we will never pressure or force you to let anyone to stay in your home. We offer a Host Guarantee to provide additional peace of mind and earn your trust as a community member. As always we encourage users to use our robust reporting tools to help us stay vigilant against harassment and discrimination.

The Squad

Noirbnb is founded on the values of home and community, so it is important to us to practice the same mutual support, encouragement, knowledge sharing, and collective drive as any family. Meet the people who keep home base going and work around the clock to get you to your next experience.

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Stefan

Co-Founder

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Arman

Social Marketing

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Jerrell

Marketing

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Whitney

Content

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Jide

Co-Founder

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Howard

Operations

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Sabrina

Content

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Yejide

Ambassador Program

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Anita

User Experience

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Imani

Content

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Shahlayo

Content

Behind the Scenes

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