Guest Experiences

Written by Kim Gillick

New Year's Eve in Seoul: A First-Timer's Tips

After spending some time travelling around Japan, solo travellers Laura set out to discover South Korea's capital. She spent New Year's Eve in Seoul with her homestay host, Shinyoung. Read how she got on.

Written by Kim Gillick

Where to Stay in Kyoto: On Your Bike!

Who doesn't dream of one day discovering the magic of Japan? That's just what Renata did when she stayed with Homestay host Miyako after doing some research about where to stay in Kyoto. Read her story about biking around Kyoto!

Written by Michelle O'Beirne

Win Back Your Trip by Sharing your Homestay Snaps

Booking confirmed, bags packed and you are soon off on a homestay adventure. What could be better than that? Well, we have something up our sleeve. Win back your trip by sharing your homestay snaps.

Written by Kim Gillick

A Family Camping Holiday in Margaret River

Christine, her husband Justin and their two surf crazy sons from Perth stayed with one of our hosts to enjoy the South West beaches. Read how their family camping holiday went with their very own natural spring.

Written by Michelle O'Beirne

Outdoor Adventures and Organic Food in a Homestay in Wicklow

As a travel writer, Dave spends most of the year on the move. So for him, staying with local host Cathy offered him the comforts of home while he set out to discover Ireland.

Written by Michelle O'Beirne

Havana Holidays: Learning About Cuban Culture and Organic Worm Farming

Steeped in history and filled to the brim with a rich culture, Havana offers something for every kind of traveller. Fresh off the plane, Anna shares her adventures.

Written by Michelle O'Beirne

Learning German with a Homestay Host Family in Berlin

Guest Wan Yin from Taiwan tells us about living with a local family in Berlin, brushing up on her German and new friendships as part of her homestay experience.

Written by Michelle O'Beirne

A Budapest Travel Guide from a Seasoned Solo Traveller

Travel expert Denae gives us her tips for visiting the Hungarian capital Budapest. Find out where to relax, explore and how staying in a homestay could transform your trip.

Written by Michelle O'Beirne

Discovering Peru and Learning Spanish in Cusco and Lima

Solo traveller Denae shares her travel experiences in Cusco and Lima, as she dives into the culture of Peru and learns Spanish from her homestay hosts.

Written by Michelle O'Beirne

5 benefits of staying in a homestay over a hostel

Looking for an alternative to a hostel? Read about the differences between hostel and homestay accommodation to get a great value, local experience when you travel.