What we're about

Overlooking the beautiful St. Stephen’s Green in Dublin, we’re a group of adventure lovers dedicated to bringing travellers a culturally immersive travel experience at wallet-friendly prices, and to giving hosts an opportunity to boost their income while making lasting friendships.

Our story

Founded in 2013 by travel industry veterans Tom Kennedy (Hostelworld.com co-founder) and Debbie Flynn (Irish Education Partners & A Star Hostels Group), with a vision of taking an offline industry online and making homestays a popular choice of mainstream leisure travel accommodation.

Homestay.com now offers guests the chance to live like - and with - a local with more than 50,000 homestays in over 160 countries and to discover a truly authentic travel experience.

At a glance

2013 Launch

Homestay.com open for business

50K+ Homestays

In 160+ countries

200K+ GUESTS

From 195 nationalities

750K+ nights booked

Average length of stay is 12 nights

2.5M+ Messages

Sent between hosts and guests

$31 per Room

Average price per night globally

35K Guest Reviews

Over 90% are 4 stars or higher

8.5/10 Trustpilot rating

4000+ reviews

$1500 per year

Average host earnings

In the news

National Geographic Traveller

The best way to discover the similarities — and differences — in a new destination is on a homestay. And in Tokyo, negotiating Japanese culture can be made easy with the help of a local.

The Independent

Whether you're visiting a capital city or a remote village, staying with a host offers a unique insight into local life.

Mail Online

From a 19th century French châteaux to a 1920s Cuban casa: The historical homestays that transport you to another era.

Who we are

Alan

CEO

Paolo

CTO

Yvonne

VP Operations

David

Development

Paddy

Chairman

Eric

Business Development

Felipe

Customer Support

Grainne

Development

Debbie

Founder

Jose

Development

Eva

Customer Support

Kim

Marketing

Lorenza

Customer Support

Sarah

Marketing

David

Development

Maurizo

Development

Caiomhe

Marketing

Sarah

Customer Support

Sean

Marketing

Suzanne

Marketing

Victor

Development

Conor

Development

Tom

Founder

Claire

Marketing

Frank

Customer Support

Kevin

Customer Support

Inspiration from the travel blog

Alex AKA Swedish Nomad and in April this year he 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. They were lucky enough to help Battista cutting back his olive trees.  Weiterlesen »

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. Weiterlesen »

The Commonwealth Games takes place in April 2018 in the Gold Coast. Most of the events are along the Gold Coast from Coomera to Coolangatta. Homestay.com has over 500 homestays in the area with average per person prices from $40 AUD per night. Weiterlesen »

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