Guest Experiences

Written by Kim Gillick

Learning Japanese in Tokyo with a Local Host

They say there's no better way to master a language than to immerse yourself in it. That's exactly what Thomas did to learn Japanese. He stayed with a local host in Tokyo and brushed up on his skills.

Written by Kim Gillick

Five Weeks in Seoul: From Sightseeing to Volunteering

Cassandra spent five weeks in Seoul with her homestay host, Veronica. From sightseeing to hand-making scarves and volunteering, it sounds like she did it all. Read her homestay story.

Written by Kim Gillick

Spending Time in Siem Reap with A Local Host

After a whirlwind few months travelling around Asia, avid travel filmmaker Bryan found himself spending time in Siem Reap with his host, Valentina. Discover why he found homestays to be a one of a kind experience.

Written by Kim Gillick

A Holiday in Cape Town: Perfect Views and Penguins

From stunning views to meeting the local penguins, Michael and his wife truly enjoyed their holiday in Cape Town. Read about their first homestay experience with their wonderful South Africa hosts.

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.