Friendly and generous

Homestay in SOUTH CROYDON - SOUTH CROYDON, United Kingdom
£22Best room price
per night for monthly stays

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 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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Monthly price
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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Weekly Price
Monthly price
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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

House Rules
Without Offence, due to some unpleasant experiences with previous guests, we find it necessary to outline some basic rules to avoid future misunderstandings
-Payment must be made on arrival and government ID and verified address documentation to be provided
-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
-No outdoor shoes etc. to be worn in the house
-Please respect others and keep noise to a minimum after 11pm.
-Please do not invite strangers back
-Smoking in the garden only
-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, also applies to rear garden door if smoking
-Please make sure nothing that can cause an electrical fire is left on.
-Please switch off lights when not in bedrooms and after using the bathroom
-Basic breakfast is provided if required. Other meals, etc. can be provided on request. (Guests should not help themselves to food items etc in the fridge/cupboards that belong to other guests and host)
-Please wash up crockery, cutlery etc after use. Use of cooking area and times to be agreed. Diner & kitchen to be left as found, clean and tidy.
-Please leave toilet, wash basin and shower clean and tidy for others to use

If there is anything you need help with just ask. We are always happy to help if we can.

Please remember there may also be other guests booked in during your stay.

Smoking is allowed outdoors only.

9 Reviews

  • 5 hearts
    November 2017

    Great place to stay for easy access to Croydon town centre!

  • 4 hearts
    October 2017

    It was ok. Thanks again just a bit to far away from London.

  • 5 hearts
    September 2017

    Sophia was a great host and very accommodating, would definitely stay again.

  • 3 hearts
    September 2017

    This guest awarded the host 3 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Sophia in ,

    Pavel and his wife booked very late in the night and arrived at 11.30pm, which is beyond the usual maximum check in hours. They were unable to find any other accommodation in hotels etc. at such a late hour. I then also had to wake up at 5.30am the next morning to see them off.
    Understanding the predicament they were in and despite showing an enormous amount of good will by bailing them out and accommodating them so late in the night and also helping them plan their journey to Gatwick airport, Pavel and his wife showed no appreciation and infact were very cold in their approach. They were non responsive when I tried to make conversation on their arrival.
    Pavel and his wife could go a long way in understanding and appreciating the kindness and goodwill shown towards them by others rather then being 'all about self'.

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  • 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