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To find out more about the benefits of becoming a London host family, Contact Homestay Direct, or call us on +44(0) 208 644 8880.


Become a Host Family in London

Hosting an international student is a commitment; hosts have to be flexible caring and friendly. If you are looking to make some easy extra money through just renting out a room, then becoming a Homestay Direct Limited host family is not for you.

London host families with Homestay Direct provide a warm family atmosphere for the students staying with them, helping them immerse themselves in English culture and improve their spoken English while giving them a home away from home.

How many students do I need to accommodate?

A host family in London should accommodate a minimum of two up to a maximum of four.

How long to students stay with me?

The average mini-stay is 3-4 nights during the week, every week and we sometimes have additional weekend groups during peak looking to stay with London host families. However, you can decide how often you wish to host.

What board do I need to provide?

A host family in London should either provide full board (breakfast, packed lunch and a family dinner) or half board (breakfast and a family dinner). Students should have their own bed in a single, twin or triple room with mattress protectors. Students should not be allowed out alone under any circumstances.

What protection do you provide?

All students take out comprehensive cover, but we would advise London host families to let their insurance company know that they plan to welcome students into their home. Homestay Direct is happy to assist with any settlement in damage claims.