Become a host
Earn from €1,733 per month renting out your spare room in United States
Why become a host?
Meet new people
Make some extra money
Learn other cultures
It's free to sign up
How do I sign up?
Complete your profile
Create your homestay profile by describing your house and home and adding lots of photos
We review your profile. Guests can then request to stay. You accept, they book, you start hosting!
There is no long term commitment required as a Homestay.com host.
With our request booking system you have full control over who stays in your home and when. Use our video call technology to to get to know your guests in advance.
Our hosts come from all walks of life; young/old, singles/couples/families with children, rural/urban, male and female.
If you have a spare room in your house that's full of junk and gathering dust, sign up today and start hosting guests in your home!
How does it work?
Search & Request
Guests search and choose the homestay they like
Messaging & Video Call
Guests contact you about availability before booking
Booking & Deposit
Once you accept, the guest books and pays 15% deposit to Homestay.com
SMS & Email
You receive a booking confirmation via email and SMS
Payment on arrival
The guest pays the balance of 85% to you on arrival or in advance by arrangement
Frequently asked questions
Who are the guests & how are they verified?
Our homestays are booked by tourists, university students, gap-year travellers, interns, volunteers, language students and tourists who want to experience the local community and culture of the place they are visiting. You decide who stays with you and when, as guests must request to stay with you first. You can get to know them before accepting them to stay using our messaging system and video call feature to ask more questions.
How do I get paid?
Once you accept a request the guest can then book. They pay 15% deposit (commission) to Homestay.com to secure the booking. Then they pay the balance of 85% to you on arrival. Or, you can agree with the guest directly to pay the balance in advance of arrival by bank transfer or PayPal.
What's expected of me as a host?
At the core of the homestay experience is you, the host, being present to welcome the guest into your home. A host lives in every homestay listed on Homestay.com – none of our homestays are vacant properties. We understand that you can't be there all the time, but just to welcome and orientate your guests. We ask that all our hosts offer a light breakfast to guests such as cereals, pastries, tea/coffee, juice etc. You don't need to serve it if it's not possible, just let your guests know where everything is!
Do I need insurance for hosting guests?
Accidents can happen anytime, anywhere, so for peace of mind you want to be prepared. We suggest you source some house/contents/liability insurance from a local provider for any situations that might arise during a stay.
How much do I charge?
You set the room price you want to charge guests. If you are unsure about how much you should charge, we recommend that you have a look at other hosts in your area on Homestay.com or on comparative sites to see what other hosts charge or contact us for advice. The price you set for your room(s) is per room per night. We have demand for long-term bookings so you should set up weekly and monthly prices also. Remember a light breakfast should be included in the price. If you offer other meals for a charge you can make this clear on your profile.
Now not a good time?
We can email you more information to explain how it all works.
Our hosts allow guests to experience a place with those who call it home.
They are more than just temporary landlords handing over keys. They are cultural ambassadors proud of the place they're from, sharing their homes and offering guests a unique window into life in a new place.Meet our homestay heroes