Guest Experiences

Written by Suzanne Cox

Family Homestay Adventure in Europe

Kayla and her husband Jason and two kids from Brisbane Australia chose Homestay.com for their recent trip to Europe. They are visiting Europe for 6 weeks and wanted authentic experiences with local people in homely houses. Not sure if a homestay holiday is right for you and your family? Read on to be convinced.

Written by Suzanne Cox

Homestay in Reading

Mai from Vietnam stayed for a week with host Catherine and Richard in Reading while she was attending a conference at The University of Reading. "My overall experience was amazing." Read all about her wonderful stay.

Written by Suzanne Cox

Homestay in Atlanta during Solar Eclipse

Irene from Spain is staying with our host Elizabeth in Atlanta. She stayed for 3 weeks while she was doing a research internship at the Georgia Tech University. She was lucky enough to be there for the hotly anticipated total solar eclipse. To get the best view they went on a camping trip creekside in the mountains in Elizabeth's vintage camper. They enjoyed the solar eclipse in the company of family and friends in a remarkably beautiful mountain setting.

Written by Suzanne Cox

Living with a host family in Sri Lanka

Sam from Australia stayed in a homestay in Sri Lanka while he was visiting relatives on the island. He stayed with host Uditha and his family for a few months. He had his own large bedroom, ensuite bathroom with a private balcony. Read all about his adventure and he has some great pieces of travel advice when visiting Sri Lanka.

Written by Suzanne Cox

Homestay in Tuscany

Alex AKA Swedish Nomad and his partner Christine did a 14 day road trip in Italy and stayed with homestay hosts Rina and Battista in the Chianti region. They have double rooms available for €55 per night. Alex had nothing but positive things to say about his second ever Homestay.

Written by Suzanne Cox

Casa in Havana, Cuba

Our Homestay experience was one of the best trips of our lives. I traditionally stay in hostels or AirBnBs, but Homestay allowed me to stay with a family who was eager to help us learn about their culture and they were eager to learn about our culture. This was a remarkable experience like no other because we were so enriched through conversations with our host family about their customs, traditions, and ways of life.

Written by Suzanne Cox

Dublin Homestay for U2 Joshua Tree Tour

Ludo and his partner from France stayed with host Brian in Dublin a short walk to Croke Park to attend the U2 Joshua Tree Tour. They chose their homestay host Brian as he had some great guest comments. Ludo had the time of his life in Dublin. It was first time in Dublin and he said he will never forget it. "It was just full of intensity, full of dreams, full of emotion, full of energy...unforgettable...just like Dublin City.... GO for Ireland !!" Read all about his stay.

Written by Suzanne Cox

South Pacific Islands Homestay Adventure

Nix and Paul from England are currently taking a mature gap year travelling the world. Having spent 6 months in India and South East Asia, they now are spending 11 exciting weeks in the South Pacific islands during May/June/July. They stayed 2 weeks with our host Elanye in Savusau on the island of Vanua Levu, Fiji.

Written by Suzanne Cox

Visiting Zaragoza for Scientific research

Dr. Orwa from Palestine stayed with our host Yolanda for 2 weeks during a research trip to the Estación Experimental de Aula Dei (EEAD) or Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) just on the outskirts of Zaragoza.

Written by Suzanne Cox

Homestay in London: Highlight of European trip

"My other stays during my trip were all through Airbnb, and because I couldn't find a home in London through their site, I came to Homestay, and it was the best thing that could have happened."