What we're about

We are 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

Paolo

首席技术官

Yvonne

运营副总裁

David

Development

Paddy

Chairman

Felipe

Customer Support

Grainne

Development

Debbie

创始人

Eva

Customer Support

Lorenza

Customer Support

David

Development

Suzanne

Marketing

Tom

创始人

Inspiration from the travel blog

Erasmus allows you to experience first hand other European cultures, to live with fellow Europeans and of course improve your language skills. It may well be one of the most enjoyable experiences from your time in University, with memories lasting long beyond graduation. If you’re looking for a reason to choose homestay to further enrich this amazing experience, keep reading...... 继续阅读 »

Samuel, 21 from France wanted to live with a host family to improve his English. He decided to stay with Kait and her family in Belvedere a 35 minute train journey to Central London. Kait, her husband Joe and their daughters provided him with lots of opportunities to practice his English conversational skills. He stayed with them for 3 weeks and didn't want to leave...  继续阅读 »

Andrey from Russia stayed 4 nights with Serge and Katie in their loft room in Biarritz, France. He really enjoyed his time in their beautiful home especially their delicious breakfasts. 继续阅读 »

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