1- Meet local people
When you stay in a homestay you experience something that you won’t in other forms of accommodation, not only do you meet the local people…you get to live with them too. It’s a way to live a destination, not just visit it.
2- Moving to a new city
Moving to a new destination is both daunting and exciting. On arrival, you’re in unfamiliar surroundings, and it takes time to get used to the place. Stay in a homestay and straight away you’ll have met some local people, in their home, who will quickly help you to feel more comfortable, secure and generally at ease in your new destination.
3- Perfect for solo travellers
Travelling on your own can be an extremely liberating experience, and some would argue it’s the best way to travel. 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.
4- Improve your language skills
If you’re on the road and you’re trying to pick up the language along the way, you need to be speaking it everywhere you go. What better way to do this than staying in a local’s house when you travel?
5- See beyond the tourist trail
Wouldn’t it be great to see parts of a destination that only the locals know about? Stay in a homestay, and hosts will be able to tell you about those hidden secrets of your destination.
6- Learn local cultures and customs
You can read a lot about a destination’s cultures and customs before arriving, but the only way to really get to know them is by experiencing them first-hand. Stay in a homestay, and your host will share with you an insight into local life that other forms of accommodation simply can’t offer.
7- Memories you’ll never forget
Your hosts a real, genuine people and by getting to know them and their world, you’ll make memories you couldn’t get from any other kind of accommodation.