Who are the hosts?

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No matter which homestay you choose to stay in, your host will be there to welcome you and offer their hospitality and assistance during your stay. Your host lives in the homestay with you while you're staying there. This is what makes a homestay so unique – they're not empty apartments or hotel rooms, they're real homes with real local people that offer accommodation to guests.

Meet the hosts

Already we have homestays in over 240 destinations in more than 40 countries around the world. These range from European countries such as Spain, Ireland and Croatia as well as Canada in North America, Singapore in Asia, South Africa in Africa and Australia in Oceania (to search all our homestays check out the booking engine on our homepage). All our homestays are unique, so too are our hosts. They come from all walks of life, all ages, and are all looking forward to welcoming you into their homestays.

If you're looking to visit Pamplona in the north of Spain you could be staying with Natalia, the host of this extremely central and comfortable apartment. Natalia has been welcoming solo travellers, couples and families to her home now since 2010. She enjoys watching football and movies, she enjoys the great outdoors and also has an interest in foreign languages.

Boston is one of the most welcoming cities in the United States, largely due to its friendly locals and how easy it is to get around. While it's unmistakably American, it doesn't have the ‘big city' feel like many of its counterparts, making you feel more at home. Boston host Lisa, is an active person who enjoys running, skiing and snowboarding. She also loves her city and the panoramic view of its skyline which she can enjoy anytime from the rooftop of her home.

If you prefer taking it easy rather than rushing around cities, try this beach pad in Burleigh Heads in Australia for your next trip. The crystal blue waters and stunning views (just look at the pictures) will leave a smile on anybody's face, while the host Honni will welcome you and might even offer you some interior design tips for when you go back home as this is one of her passions. Honni is an experienced host, she has been welcoming guests to her home for the past seven years.

Staying in a homestay you'll have an authentic travel experience, whether you're on a city break, in the middle of a gap year or are studying abroad.

Become a host

If you're reading this thinking you'd like to become a host yourself, you can! You just need to have a spare room to rent in your home. You'll meet people from all over the world, welcome them into your home and show them how to make the most of your destination. Of course it's a great way to make some extra money too. If you'd like to become a host, just visit our host signup page to join today.


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