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 55,000 rooms in over 160 countries.

At a glance

2013 Launch

Homestay.com open for business

33K+ 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

Debbie

创始人

Eva

Customer Support

Lorenza

Customer Support

David

Development

Suzanne

Marketing

Tom

创始人

Inspiration from the travel blog

When I travel to cities, I like having my favourite places I return to on each trip. These can be attractions, neighbourhoods, bar s or restaurants. In London I have many, one of them being a wine bar that isn’t so much a local secret, but it feels like it every time I visit... 继续阅读 »

Sarah from Belgium moved to Dublin in November to start a new job in Sandyford on the south side of the city. She decided to book a homestay for the first month so she could get settled in and used to her new surroundings before looking for a place of her own. She stayed with Homestay host Gity in Sandyford for €900 per month. 继续阅读 »

If you are one of the lucky ones travelling to the Rugby World Cup 2019 to cheer on your country, why not make the most of your Japanese experience and book a homestay. We've got homestays close to many of the stadiums and are a really affordable alternative to hotel accommodation.  继续阅读 »

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