Hosts International meets the standards for registration with the British Council as a provider of homestay, private home and independent self-catering accommodation for adults and under-18s for accredited providers in the UK.

London Homestay

Hosts International is a provider of high-quality London homestay accommodation. We now also operate in Bristol, Brighton, Canterbury, Cambridge, Oxford, Manchester, Leicester and Birmingham. Our London homestay accommodation with a host family is a competitively-priced alternative to flats or student residences. The company was set up in 1988 and its main function is to provide quality homestay accommodation to visiting foreign students, directly and from colleges and agents.

Our main aim is to ensure that every student is placed in a good host family environment, which we strongly believe leads to a faster improvement in the language and a happier stay. We achieve this by demanding a high standard of London homestay accommodation and selecting only the best host families. We aim to ensure that all enquiries and quotes are answered promptly. We also aim to confirm most bookings within eight working hours, helping to make our service more efficient.

We offer three categories of homestay accommodation to suit every need, whether individual or group, student or visiting delegate/business person. Our portfolio also includes numerous house share properties, all chosen specifically with comfort and quality in mind as well as being price-sensitive. We offer our own efficient meet-and-greet service and group transfers by mini bus or coach to and from any London location at competitive prices.

Most of our homestay clients are booked by organisations, such as schools, colleges or universities, or by businesses. However it is also possible to make individual or group bookings for homestay accommodation directly from anywhere in the world.

Tourists often find that they enjoy homestay accommodation as it gives them the opportunity to meet and interact with local people and practice and improve their English. And of course, London homestay accommodation can be significantly cheaper than staying in a hotel, leaving more money available for sightseeing and shopping.

Business visitors often find that London homestay accommodation a pleasant change from the sterility of a hotel room, and in these challenging times, what firm isn’t looking to save money as well?

Hosts International also is proud to offer a selection of houseshare properties in the fabulous Docklands area of London. These provide a good standard of rooms for short to long-stay students or for professionals looking for a comfortable and independent, self-sufficient standard of living.

Houseshares can accommodate between 4 and 7 students. Shared facilities include a common dining room, lounge with TV, bathroom, kitchen and even a patio with garden in most cases. There are generally 1 to 2 bathrooms per house. Many rooms have their own TVs.

Host Family Accommodation

We select only the very best host families and have established a long working relationship with a great many of them. All of our families are located in pleasant residential areas with nearby transport links to college and the city centre.

Group Accommodation

We ensure that all group members are housed within the same carefully selected residential area in order to ease transportation and organisational considerations. Host families can accommodate up to four students – two minimum – with meal plans to suit.

Become a Host Family

We are always happy to hear from new prospective host families, please take a moment to fill in our become a host family form


The prices below are pro-rata and Hosts International has no minimum stay. We charge a one-off booking fee of £25.00 per booking all year round.

Bristol Site

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Brighton Site

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Cambridge Site

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Canterbury Site

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