The Idea

Genuine kiwi hospitality

Look After Me is New Zealand's premium Homestay Network. Think of us like a ‘Virtual Hotel’ where our website acts as a ‘reception’ area and our rooms are as unique and varied as our guests. Our homestays are all over the New Zealand in beach, city, lake, farm and bush locations.

Virtual HotelWe specialise in home-hosting (eg. in guest wings or spare rooms in family homes) but offer a full range of accommodation options:

  • guest wings
  • spare rooms
  • fully self-contained units
  • studio rooms
  • sleepouts
  • homestays
  • farmstays
  • holiday houses
  • motels/hotels
  • retreat centres

We focus on security, convenience and memorable hospitality, particularly for women travelling alone or mature couples. 

Our rates include a light breakfast, (usually help yourself) unless stated. Additional meals are by arrangement but reasonably priced. Access to the internet, laundry, parking and delightful extras, like a decent coffee, home-baking or a glass of wine are either complimentary or priced fairly.

We aim to match accommodation best suited to your needs. So whether you're on business, attending an event/conference, trying out the NZ Cycle Trails or walkways, visiting the kids at boarding school, checking up on elderly relatives or just want to escape for the weekend - our homestay network specialises in looking after guests just like you!

Our Homestay Network is more like home than a hotel, but we have our own range of toiletries, confectionary and merchandise (Browse our Shop)

All our homestays and hosts are checked and assigned our Quality Mark of Trust in one of three accommodation standards. All of our Hosts have great local knowledge and a wide range of interests/hobbies they are passionate about.

Some of our homestays are family- or pet-friendly or wheelchair accessible.


Great value for money

Standards are important and you want to be assured of great value for money, no matter your budget. We personally assign each of our homestays a Quality Mark of Trust in one of three levels of accommodation and work with the host to agree a fair room rate.


Basic (1 - 2 star equivalent): Very clean and comfortable rooms typically in modest homes or basic self-contained units ($45 - $75). Usually shared bathroom or limited facilities like email access or meal options. Some require linen or may be self-catering.



Classic: (3 - 4 star equivalent) Very clean and comfortable rooms in quality homes, modern decor, beautifully furnished and appointed. From $75 to $145. Breakfast included, quality tea and coffee. May have own bathroom facilities, or in-room entertainment. Internet, laundry facilities and meal options available by arrangement. This represents 80% of our current homestays and hosts. Genuine ‘at-home’ feel.



Premium: (5 star equivalent) Our most luxurious homestays with breathtaking views, stylishly appointed for our most discerning guests. From $145 through to $250 per night. We're proud to offer these utterly delightful homestays with warm, gracious hosts.