What is a Homestay

Written by Michelle O'Beirne

10 tips for being a great homestay host

We're proud to say we have some of the nicest and most welcoming hosts, but who isn't looking for simple ways to get more from their homestay profile. We've put together some of...

Written by Mary Plunkett

Homestay.com named top 5 in travel by USA Today

Growing a business like Homestay.com isn’t always easy. We know that there are a wealth of accommodation options for our guests to choose from and so far we’ve been delighted with the feedback...

Written by Mary Plunkett

Homestays offer great value accommodation options

Homestays are a great value accommodation option for all types of travellers. Whether you're on a city break, sun holiday or a student who needs long-term accommodation, homestays offer quality and value for money. Staying with a local in their home makes a homestay more than simply accommodation. A homestay is an experience.

Written by Colm Hanratty

So... what is a homestay?

Found in top destinations all around the world, from cities to off the beaten path locations, homestays are a form of accommodation that define the phrase a 'home away from home'. In a homestay you rent a room in a local person's home...

Written by Claire Sweeney

2014 Homestay Report shows Homestays are on the rise

Homestays are on the rise. Traditionally and educational only form of accommodation the profile of the homestay traveller is changing significantly. Nearly half of all homestay guests are on holiday. Students only account for 29% of homestay guests in 2014

Written by Mary Plunkett

How to be a great host in your homestay profile

As a host you get to meet new people from all over the world, make some extra money by renting out your spare room, and learn from your guests as they stay with you. It's important to be a great host so that your guests have a great homestay experience and you get lots of bookings.

Written by Mary Plunkett

What is a Host Family?

For many people the words “host family” inspire memories of summers spent abroad as an adolescent, learning a foreign language. Stumbling through polite small talk at the breakfast table and silent wonderment at home life in a foreign place.

Written by Colm Hanratty

Learn how to become a host on Homestay.com

Being a host is a great way to meet people from all over the world, share your insider knowledge of your local area and earn some extra money...

Written by Colm Hanratty

10 Benefits of Staying in a Homestay

New to homestays? Our experts list the top 10 benefits of using homestays as your choice of accommodation. Ask our experts today.

Written by Colm Hanratty

Rent out your spare room

If you have space in your home and you’re looking to rent out a spare room to guests then why not become part of the homestay.com host community? To join our host community you need to be living at home during the guests’ stay to make it a truly authentic travel experience...