What is a Homestay?

Written by Colm Hanratty

Who stays in a homestay?

If you're toying with the idea of staying in a homestay, you're probably thinking to yourself 'Who exactly stays in a homestay? Is it suitable for my trip?'. Homestays suit all types of travellers...

Written by Colm Hanratty

So... what is a homestay?

Ever wondered about "Homestay" meaning? Homestays are a form of accommodation that define the phrase a 'home away from home'. Found in top destinations all around the world, from cities to off the beaten path locations, homestays allow you really experience a destination.

Written by Colm Hanratty

10 Benefits of Staying in a Homestay

New to homestays? Read 10 reasons why you should try them out. Homestays are great value for money with the opportunity to improve your language skills or share a traditional meal.

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 quality accommodation at Wallet-Friendly prices.

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 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

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. On Homestay.com you can find a host family that suits your idea of the perfect host, whether it’s a young couple in a modern apartment, empty-nesters with grown-up children or a professional with a busy career.

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...

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