Rooms to rent in Homestays in London (2022)

  • Welcoming Islington Family HomeCaroline in Islington, London5 Reviews62 night min stayLovely large Victorian property in a calm tree lined street in Islington. I live here with my husband, two children (17, 16) and have another child...Distance from centre of London: 4.8 kmFrom £40 per night
  • NICE ROOM IN A FRIENDLY FAMILY Rohini in Southall, Southall43 Reviews30 night max stayOUR HOME:Welcoming and Cosy home.Nice private bright room for homestay.Fibre optic Wi-Fi.I have 2 Doubles and 1 Single room with Mirror, Fr...Distance from centre of London: 17.0 kmFrom £21 per night
  • Flat Close To Tower of London :)Ashraf in Shedwall, London13 Reviews2 night min stayGreat comfortable Large room with Double Bed and your own Balcony in Room 3. There is no Balcony in Room 1.Which is in the Heart of East London. ...Distance from centre of London: 4.6 kmFrom £40 per night
  • bubbly house with 4 spacious roomsPamela in north london, london125 Reviews2 night min stayI live with my daughter in a big Edwardian 4 bed house situated in the north London suburbs.Our home has just been re-decorated throughout inclu...Distance from centre of London: 12.6 kmFrom £26 per night
  • Cosy Apartment close to CityEtta in Bermondsey, London24 ReviewsA one bedroom flat to share, close to shops and underground station, 7-8mins walk to underground, 3 mins walk to bus stop 10 mins by bus to city, a...Distance from centre of London: 5.0 kmFrom £20 per night
  • CITY Urban Living lifestyle Angela in Surrey Quays , London7 Reviews7 night min stayBright and clean bedroom, freshly renovated with a PRIVATE bathroom and secure parking.The house has fast WiFi (fibre) and is in a quiet area i...Distance from centre of London: 5.7 kmFrom £22 per night
  • Home from HomeAnna in Walthamstow, London9 ReviewsWe are a friendly family of four (Couple with two daughters ) living in a lovely 1930's house located in a suburban area of London, and we would li...Distance from centre of London: 13.3 kmFrom £36 per night
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  • Welcome to South! Tonia in Lewisham, London16 Reviews3 night min stayA creative person who likes people and enjoys life. Loves to laugh and flexableThe stay has internet access, Large TV, very spacious rooms. Clo...Distance from centre of London: 7.6 kmFrom £23 per night
  • Real London familySoodi in Willesden Green, London17 Reviews5 night min stayHello, I'm Soodi and I look forward to hosting you during your stay in London. My rooms are very comfortable and clean with en-suite shower rooms. ...Distance from centre of London: 8.7 kmFrom £45 per night
  • Nice Double Bedroom In Period HomeTom in New Barnet, New Barnet5 Reviews2 night max stayNice bedroom near East Barnet Village.The room is within a period house with lounge, bathroom and kitchen shared; 7 minutes walk to New Barnet ...Distance from centre of London: 15.4 kmFrom £25 per night
  • Friendly arty familyLinda in Edgware, Edgware8 Reviews30 night max stayLinda and David live in the North London suburb of Edgware.The house is semi-detached in a quiet road, three minutes walk from the bus and unde...Distance from centre of London: 15.6 kmFrom £28 per night
  • Friendly family, we enjoy holidaysTanya in London, London14 ReviewsLocated in South East London SE8 area, there are great transport links to Central London; you will be able to go to:Deptford Train Station: 5 m...Visited and Verified by Twin UKDistance from centre of London: 7.8 kmFrom £40 per night
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    Hali haloPee in Cosmopolitan and a view of river Thames , London1 ReviewHi, we are a family of three living in North Greenwich in London. We speak German, Twi and English. Our apartment is just 10 mins walk from O2 and...Distance from centre of London: 9.5 kmFrom £20 per night
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  • CENTRAL LONDON APARTMENT (Zone 1)Kate in WESTMINSTER, LONDON28 Reviews4 night min stayWill my son will be hosting mostly as I am walking the cost of Britain for charity. I am home intermittently. I will be letting my room out when ...Distance from centre of London: 1.6 kmFrom £31 per night
  • Home away from HomeGina in Grove Park, London2 ReviewsI am a lovely person that enjoys hosting and meeting new people. I am very accommodating and myself and family encourage a friendly environment....Distance from centre of London: 14.1 kmFrom £20 per night
  • Single Double Triple room in LondonVerginett in 20 Mins. To Centre, Mitcham61 Reviews2 night min stayHi Viewers and INTEND TO BE OUR GUEST !We offer three rooms ( Triple room (4 guest) ,Luxury room(4 guest), Single room (1 guest) ) in our classic...Distance from centre of London: 10.2 kmFrom £40 per night
  • Room in Central LondonMichael in Vauxhall/Kennington, LONDON28 Reviews3 night min stayThe home is a 3 bedroom apartment very close to the river near Albert Embankment. I am offering 1 of the rooms which is a single room furnished. I ...Distance from centre of London: 2.2 kmFrom £26 per night
  • Light DBL in Twick/Richmond, GardenCatherine in Twickenham/Richmond riverside, Twickenham5 Reviews2 night min stayFully renovated stylish yet warm and child friendly home ideally located by the Richmond Bridge. Only a stone throw's away from beautiful Richmond ...Distance from centre of London: 13.8 kmFrom £85 per night
  • Zone 1 Russell Square, BloomsburyJo in Bloomsbury, London27 Reviews2 night min stayVery central location, close to Russell Square and Kings X.Walking distance to British Museum, Covent Garden, British Library and much more. Larg...Distance from centre of London: 1.9 kmFrom £75 per night
  • large double roomLesley in Victoria Park, Hackney , London6 Reviews3 night min stayI am mature professional single woman with a great sense of humour. I live alone apart from my small adorable King Charles Cavalier dog, Valentino....Distance from centre of London: 6.7 kmFrom £28 per night
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  • Beautiful room with a friendly hostLyssiemay in South Bermondsey, London6 Reviews29 night max stayMy rooms are well-equipped accommodation boasting free WiFi in London, 2.7 km from Tower Bridge and 3.4 km from London Bridge.A continental @ £...Distance from centre of London: 5.1 kmFrom £42 per night
  • Friendly family homeSharanjeet Singh in Wembley, London32 Reviews5 night min stayMy house is 4 bedroom spacious semi detached, I live on a quiet road in a leafy suburb in the north west of London. There are 4 bedrooms , 1 study ...Distance from centre of London: 13.2 kmFrom £26 per night
  • Twin Room in Zone 2Lily in Brockley , London6 Reviews3 night min stayA lovely twin room in a spacious house or 3 story Victorian house. Situated on one of the nicest streets in the Brockley conservation area in zone...Distance from centre of London: 8.5 kmFrom £45 per night
  • MR / ISMAILGamal in ALEXANDRA PALACE, London11 Reviews7 night min stayTerrace HOUSE / quiet area , near central of LONDON , shopping and transport facility.,Single room , clean , GARDEN , internet , free bills .Distance from centre of London: 10.8 kmFrom £24 per night
  • SEMI TOUCHED HOUSE CLOSE TO AMETIESPauline in Comet Street, London 5 ReviewsI live a comfortable home alone and would like to extend my hospitality, and passion to the world. Distance from centre of London: 7.7 kmFrom £56 per night
  • room kingston University/hospitalMarianne in Kingston, Surbiton/Kingston5 Reviews14 night min stayWe have two rooms available: The first one is a lovely room with a double bed in our loft extension and the second one, is the cozy single room. B...Distance from centre of London: 16.9 kmFrom £20 per night
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  • River Thames View ApartmentKeysha in Bermondsey , London22 Reviews30 night max stay ****PLEASE NOTE**** 1) I do NOT host MALE Guest! ( however a male child under the age of 12 years old, a...Distance from centre of London: 4.8 kmFrom £28 per night
  • come on over to my placeCarol in hackney dalston, london67 Reviews3 night min stayI have internet there is wheel chair accessiblity.I have a walk in shower close to shops and local market. No smoking indoorsDistance from centre of London: 6.2 kmFrom £16 per night
  • BRIGHT, COSY ROOM Hanna in SOUTHFIELDS, LONDON4 Reviews2 night min stayWelcome to our cosy place in Southfields. Our place is clean, cosy , the walls have been freshly painted and the windows are double glazed which ...Distance from centre of London: 8.7 kmFrom £33 per night
  • Chic central room. Own bath,terraceParmita in Clapham Junction, London2 Reviews14 night max stayThe room is the only bedroom on this level in my split-level flat, so has the feel of a self-contained flat. It is newly refurbished with new carpe...Distance from centre of London: 5.9 kmFrom £64 per night

We have 435 homestays available in London. Whether you're an international student, intern or professional, we have a host family to suit you. We have rooms all over London at very affordable prices.

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FAQs

Why do people choose homestays? ›

A Real 'Home Away From Home' Experience. After living in a hotel for just a day or two, one starts missing the comfort and convenience of home. Homestays leave you with a warm experience, making you feel right at home. You can enjoy the view from the balcony, stroll around the house, or do anything anytime.

Is homestay cheaper than hotel? ›

Costs of a homestay versus hotel

Other advantages of homestay are that they are typically cheaper than a hotel. I say typically, but that has been changing recently. Sometimes I find homestays as expensive, if not more, than a hotel, but usually that's not the case.

How do homestays work? ›

It allows you to book a room in another person's home. What makes a homestay so unique is the people. Each homestay has a host there to welcome guests into their home and offer guidance and assistance during the stay. At the core of the homestay experience is a host being present to welcome the guest into their home.

Are homestays cheap? ›

True value. Offering quality and affordability, homestays are a great value accommodation option for short or long term stays.

Are homestays good? ›

Ultimately, doing a homestay is the best option for those looking to improve their language skills, become immersed in a new culture, and make lifelong friends and connections.

How are homestays different from hotels? ›

The main difference between the two is cost and the space available to enjoy a longer stay. Homestays generally tend to be lower in price than traditional hotels. As a result, they encourage travellers who would have maybe stayed for two-three nights in a hotel to stay longer and experience more of a destination.

What is the difference between homestay and Airbnb? ›

Guests who book on Homestay are lodged with a host family, whereas guests on Airbnb can choose to rent private spaces.

What do you mean by homestays? ›

Homestay (also home stay and home-stay) is a form of hospitality and lodging whereby visitors share a residence with a local of the area (host) to which they are traveling.

What are the facilities of homestay? ›

  • Furnished air-cooled and A/C bedrooms with modern amenities and attached/shared bathrooms.
  • Bathrooms with 24 hours running hot & cold water.
  • Personal Safe Deposit Lockers in all rooms.
  • Access to internet facility.
  • Assistance with travel & transport.
  • Breakfast.

Is it cheaper to live with a host family? ›

Living with a host family comes with many inherent perks. These include more consistent language and cultural immersion, building a sense of inclusion in your new environment, and these arrangements are usually cheaper than if you looked for an apartment on your own.

Are homestays safe? ›

In addition to offering a way to experience the local culture first-hand, staying with a local family provides you with a broader local network and support system. This means that sometimes homestays can actually be the safer option for studying or volunteering abroad.

How long do you stay with a host family? ›

It depends on the student, host family and group programs. Typically ranges from 1 month to 3 years. The average length of stay for a long term student is 6 months to 1 year. Both the student and host family must enjoy living with each other.

How much do homestay families get paid? ›

For these short-term homestays, the daily stipend varies significantly from company to company and region to region. But generally speaking, host families can expect to make anywhere from $30-$60/day, sometimes more, sometimes less. StudentRoomStay Concierge typically compensates our short-term families in this range.

Do you like to stay at homestays while Travelling? ›

While there's no doubt it's a great way to see the world, there's always something comforting about staying with somebody who knows a destination well when you arrive. In a homestay, you'll meet interesting people, share stories and experiences and get to know the destination through the eyes of the locals.

How do I find homestay students? ›

We've compiled the three common ways you can find and welcome a student or guest into your homestay.
  1. Work directly with a school or placement agency. ...
  2. List your home on a commission-based direct web site. ...
  3. List your home on a flat-rate direct web site.

How do I find home stays? ›

Worldpackers, Workaway, and WWOOF are the world's most popular ways to find working homestay options.

Do homestays provide food? ›

Some homestay Hosts provide meals.

Lunch only – You will prepare and pack your own lunch using ingredients the Host provides e.g. sandwiches, salad, fruit or leftovers from dinner. Dinner only – A cooked meal prepared by the Host. Breakfast and dinner.

How long is homestay? ›

In general, most homestay placements are initially for a period of 28 nights. After the initial placement period students can easily extend, often for 28 nights at a time, as long as the host family is available, and the student wishes to continue living in homestay accommodation.

How many people can stay in home stay? ›

A maximum of 14 people can stay in the homestay.

What do you think about homestay vacation? ›

Homestays provide the chance to get to know a destination you probably wouldn't have explored otherwise. Not only could you find a neighbourhood, town, or village yet to feature on the tourist map, but you'll learn about local customs and traditions, from eating habits to family routines.

What is national homestay program? ›

National Homestay Program – a program of the Department which provides travelers with comfortable accommodation with Filipino families in areas near tourist attraction.

What is the purpose of having an accreditation for homestay facilities? ›

“To be an accredited homestay, owners are required to assure the safety, sanitation, and availability of rooms and other basic amenities such as clean rest rooms and kitchen and continuous water supply,” the DOT said.

Who owns homestay? ›

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.

How do I become a good homestay guest? ›

Homestay Etiquette - Tips for Guests
  1. Be mindful of the schedule: Although there is such a thing as Mexican time it's still better to be early (on time) than late. ...
  2. Make yourself at home:
  3. Be respectful:
  4. Communicate in their language:
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What is student homestay? ›

A Homestay is popular, quality, and affordable student housing options among International students looking for a short or long term stay with a family near their school. A homestay is a healthy environment where students practice speaking a new language and learn to merge successfully into the local culture.

Is it better to stay in a hotel or Airbnb? ›

If you're looking for a more unique or extended stay with more facilities, Airbnb will give you plenty more attractive options than most hotel chains. However, hotels are a safer bet when it comes to quality and the ability to save money in the long run. The final call is up to you and what you want out of your stay.

Which is cheaper hotel or Airbnb? ›

In general, Airbnb is cheaper than hotels because Airbnb does not have to pay for the overhead costs of a hotel or the general management of such a large operation.

Does Airbnb provide food? ›

Typically Airbnb guests are usually renting for vacation or businesses purposes. So I don't think they expect to be served food. If you feel awkward you can just offer out of courtesy. As a renter, I personally wouldn't want to intrude since I am a guest renting your space to stay, not expecting full on service.

Is homestay tax free? ›

Do I need to pay tax on the fees I receive as a homestay host? If you are only hosting one or two students at any one time, then you do not need to declare these fees as taxable income.

What is the difference between hotel and Resort? ›

Hotels' primary purpose is to provide comfortable lodging. A resort is more like a self-contained development that can be a destination in its own right. Most travel needs such as dining, entertainment, shopping, local transportation, and more can be found within the resort's establishment.

What is the key to a great homestay experience for both guest and host? ›

Be friendly, but respect a host's privacy too

Most hosts see the social interaction with guests from around the world as the top reason they offer rooms for accommodation.

How do you manage a homestay? ›

The concept of homestays is quite simple. You rent out your unused property for short spans to guests travelling in your city. It is different than a hotel as you as a host share the house with your guest and do not have to provide round the clock room or restaurant service, as is the case with a hotel.

How can I improve my homestay business? ›

10 Tips To Increase Your Homestay Bookings
  1. Creating a theme or style. ...
  2. Cleanliness and Maintenance. ...
  3. Providing necessary amenities. ...
  4. Upload good pictures of your homestay. ...
  5. Getting on social media. ...
  6. Accepting online bookings. ...
  7. Sync calendar between OTA using iCAL.
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How much does a host family get paid UK? ›

In general, host families will earn in the region of £20-£30 per day for allowing foreign students to stay. And don't forget, you'll need to deduct the costs for food and utilities from that fee. You will usually receive your pay weekly or fortnightly.

How long do foreign exchange students stay? ›

An exchange student typically stays in the host country for a period of 6 to 12 months; however, exchange students may opt to stay for one semester at a time. International students or those on study abroad programs may stay in the host country for several years.

What are the benefits of being a host family? ›

Reasons to Consider Being a Host Family
  • Personal and Familial Development. ...
  • New Found Respect and Understanding. ...
  • Inspires New Language Possibilities. ...
  • Lifelong Acquaintance. ...
  • Learn More about their World. ...
  • Have Fun. ...
  • Change the World. ...
  • Myth #1: Host families must speak the student's native language—fluently.

How is homestay different from regular hotel? ›

The main difference between the two is cost and the space available to enjoy a longer stay. Homestays generally tend to be lower in price than traditional hotels. As a result, they encourage travellers who would have maybe stayed for two-three nights in a hotel to stay longer and experience more of a destination.

What do you think about homestay vacation? ›

Homestays provide the chance to get to know a destination you probably wouldn't have explored otherwise. Not only could you find a neighbourhood, town, or village yet to feature on the tourist map, but you'll learn about local customs and traditions, from eating habits to family routines.

What is the purpose of having accreditation for homestay facilities? ›

“To be an accredited homestay, owners are required to assure the safety, sanitation, and availability of rooms and other basic amenities such as clean rest rooms and kitchen and continuous water supply,” the DOT said.

How does homestay operations help our country's economy? ›

Local communities generate income directly and indirectly through homestay programme which also empowers them by providing local employment, poverty alleviation, attracting tourists, and enriching the experience of tourists by showcasing the natural and cultural heritage of the destination.

What is the difference between homestay and Airbnb? ›

Guests who book on Homestay are lodged with a host family, whereas guests on Airbnb can choose to rent private spaces.

What are the homestay facilities? ›

  • Furnished air-cooled and A/C bedrooms with modern amenities and attached/shared bathrooms.
  • Bathrooms with 24 hours running hot & cold water.
  • Personal Safe Deposit Lockers in all rooms.
  • Access to internet facility.
  • Assistance with travel & transport.
  • Breakfast.

Do homestays provide food? ›

Some homestay Hosts provide meals.

Lunch only – You will prepare and pack your own lunch using ingredients the Host provides e.g. sandwiches, salad, fruit or leftovers from dinner. Dinner only – A cooked meal prepared by the Host. Breakfast and dinner.

Do you like to stay at homestays while Travelling? ›

While there's no doubt it's a great way to see the world, there's always something comforting about staying with somebody who knows a destination well when you arrive. In a homestay, you'll meet interesting people, share stories and experiences and get to know the destination through the eyes of the locals.

How would you describe a homestay? ›

Homestay (also home stay and home-stay) is a form of hospitality and lodging whereby visitors share a residence with a local of the area (host) to which they are traveling.

How do I check if my DOT is accredited? ›

For a complete list of DOT-accredited enterprises, the public are encouraged to visit the DOT's website at www.tourism.gov.ph.

Why do hotels need an accreditation? ›

Being certified by an Accredited Certification Body means that your tourism product or service complies with the highest social and environmental standards on the market.

How does tourism help your hometown? ›

Tourism boosts the revenue of the economy, creates thousands of jobs, develops the infrastructures of a country, and plants a sense of cultural exchange between foreigners and citizens. The number of jobs created by tourism in many different areas is significant.

Why should Ecotourism be regarded as a business? ›

Developing such a business can provide countless benefits to individuals and communities such as generating incomes, providing jobs, developing new skills, and conserving natural areas. As with any business, an ecotourism business requires strategic planning to ensure effective delivery and sustainability.

What is the rationale of the National homestay Program of the Department of tourism? ›

National Homestay Program – a program of the Department which provides travelers with comfortable accommodation with Filipino families in areas near tourist attraction.

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