1. Much more upside in the stock than Google in my opinion. If you don't take risks in life you will never win big. You're still young (like me) and there is no better time to take a risk than right now.
2. I absolutely loved the vibe and the feel of the office. I interviewed with many companies and Airbnb's office was the most unique. Office life is important because you're gonna spend 8-10 hours a day there.
3. I liked the people who interviewed me a lot. Like you, I felt like everyone was happy, warm, humble, smart etc. And that turned out to be true
4. The last reason I joined was the level. airbnb gave me L4. That means L5 is doable in 12 months if you work hard under the right manager. Once you're L5 here, your stock refresh, base and bonus all increase. If you get promoted to L5 in 1 year, then by year 4 with stacking refreshers you will be making way more than you would have at G. L3 with 4 yoe is like resetting your career. Here you will advance much quicker.
So far I'm glad I came to airbnb. It was definitely the right choice. I may try Google again some day when I have more experience and can interview for L5. You can't go wrong either way though, OP. Best of luck and I hope you choose us 😊