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Homestay in SOUTH CROYDON - SOUTH CROYDON, United Kingdom
From £22  /   per night

About the Homestay

A bright, sunny, clean and tidy house with a large kitchen diner, separate bathroom for guests and private garden. Short walking distance to all transport links and only 15/20 mins on the train into central London. 5 minute walk to the lively restaurant quarter in South Croydon showcasing a variety of different cuisines at the many bars and restaurants. 15 minute walk to Central Croydon for shopping, cinema and gyms.

I have worked in and around London and know it very well ....I am happy to help guests with any information on travel; places to visit shopping etc ..
Having worked and hosted international students for the 8 years plus, I am willing to help in learning/speaking English and welcome students at all levels who are looking to visit for a few days to those looking for accommodation for a couple of months during their internships.

We have a fairly quiet house and ask for polite and respectful guests who abide by the 'common sense' house rules and who will keep their room and common areas clean and tidy up after themselves.

Additional Info

English is spoken in the house.

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • Parking
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm
  • Smoke alarm on each floor
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

Bedrooms available for booking


Bedroom 1
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This room is on the upper level and has a single bed with wardrobe, study desk, chair, mirror and study lamp. Kept fresh and clean.

  • Desk and Lamp
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
 1 guest
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Bedroom 2
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This room is on the upper level and has a single bed, wardrobe, study desk, chair, mirror and study lamp. Bright and sunny room with two large windows and wonderful views of sunsets.

  • Desk and Lamp
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
 1 guest
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Twin Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
2 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Large double room located on the ground floor can accommodate 2-3 people. Beds can be joined together for a couple and extra bed put in for a third person at request with a new revised price quoted for three people sharing.

  • Desk and Lamp
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
 1 guest
2 guests
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How it works

About the Area

The house is spacious and bright with a secluded garden. It is within short walking distance and has easy access to many amenities/facilities – 5 minutes to South Croydon bus station and South Croydon train station, the restaurant quarter in South End, which hosts a variety of restaurants and bars offering a variety of cuisine catering for different tastes. Croydon Town Centre and NHS Walk In Centre are about 15 minutes walking distance

Local Area Facilities
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Bowling
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Shopping Centre
  • Health club
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital


Please note that only a light breakfast is included in the room rate. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
  • Full Breakfast
  • Half Board
  • Full Board
  • Packed lunch
Diet Type available on request
  • Vegetarian
  • Halal

House Rules

We ask for polite and respectful guests who will apply common sense and keep the house clean and tidy when using facilities- bathroom, bedrooms and communal areas.
-Please respect others and keep noise to a minimum after 11pm.
-Please do not invite strangers back home.
-SMOKING RULES. Smoking in the garden.
-Ensure that the house is safe and secure by closing windows and making sure the front door is firmly locked when going out for the day.
-Please make sure nothing that can cause an electrical fire is left on.
-If there is anything you need help with just ask as I am always happy to help if I can.
-Meals, etc. can be provided on request.

Smoking is allowed outdoors only.

5 Reviews

  • 5 hearts
    December 2016

    First of all, Sophia was the best host that I have ever seen in my life. Indeed, she was kind, always looking for doing her best to make me fine. We had big conversations about life and everything which were very interesting, she gave me delicious dinners. The breakfast was great. I loved the autonomy that I had in her house, I mean I could take my shower when I wanted, eat when I wanted. The house was very beautiful and the bedroom was very comfortable and calm. She even shew me around Croydon. And she gave me a lot of piece of advice about London, train station etc ...
    She really paid attention about my well being.
    She was like my little mother of my trip ahah
    She made my trip more beautiful than it was. Thanks to her I had an amazing trip and I kept an amazing friend, her.
    Thank you, for everything you did. ❤

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  • 5 hearts
    October 2016

    Sophia was the perfect hostess. She was so welcoming and made me feel completely at home. Her house and the guest facilities are spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Sophia is very friendly, and we had the most lovely conversations over breakfast.
    I live in Canada, and I chose to stay at Sophia's home, because she offers very affordable accommodation, in delightful rooms, and within easy car and public transport access to London and surrounding counties. Sophia's home is a real gem.

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  • 5 hearts
    August 2016

    Great host and food!

    I stayed at Sophia's last night. She was so awesome that I am writing first every review.A very pleasant and thoughtful person. Made every effort to make my stay comfortable. and it was. Room was clean and tastefully decorated.
    She served breakfast and dinner on my request which was spot on.

    The house is lovely and tastefully done.

    I would stay with my family. Five star and fully recommended!!

  • 1 heart
    July 2016

    - Pas friendly : ne parle pas et t'envoie des messages via Whatsapp
    - Avoir fini de diner avant 19h30
    - Bruits quand elle monte se coucher et laisse la porte ouverte de sa chambre
    - Vue sur le train ou sur une route très passante donc beaucoup de bruit
    - pas de volet
    - Douche commune quelque soit la chambre réservé
    - 1/20 du frigo disponible
    - Pas d'accès à la TV
    - Pas de respect : elle rentre dans ta chambre quand tu n'es pas la
    - Radine et veut surtout pas augmenter ses factures d'éléctricités
    - Machine à laver disponible une fois par semaine si tu as assez de linge.

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  • 5 hearts
    June 2016

    I stayed in Sophia's house a few time, but I could enjoyed a lot
    Sophia are a kind person, friendly and she gave me a great tips about London
    Next time, I hope stay there again