What we're about

We're big fans of home sharing and dedicated to offering quality rooms at wallet-friendly prices, and to giving hosts an opportunity to rent out their spare rooms on our global marketplace.

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 and private room rental a popular accommodation choice.

Homestay.com now offers guests a selection of over 63.000 rooms in over 176 countries.

At a glance

2013 Launch

Homestay.com open for business

37K+ Homestays

In 170+ countries


From 239 nationalities

1.5M+ nights booked

Average length of stay is 12 nights

5.5M+ Messages

Sent between hosts and guests

$38 per Room

Average price per night globally

15K Guest Reviews

Over 94% are 4 stars or higher

4/5 Trustpilot rating

5,000+ reviews

$1200 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

Inspiration from the travel blog

Homestay.com in response to the current housing and cost of living crisis is revolutionising the accommodation landscape, through the provision of its technology to facilitate a closed employee Homestay Hub. An initiative launched recently with the NHS provides a private homestay hub designed exclusively for NHS employees to rent rooms to other NHS employees.  Continuar leyendo »

Homestay.com have updated their website to better reflect the changing customer base post-pandemic. 2022 has seen travelers returning with a vengeance and the Homestay market is no different.  Continuar leyendo »

Ever increasing length of stays, a change in travel patterns Continuar leyendo »

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