How to Get the Most Out of Your Homestay
Travelling can be a stressful time; having to book accommodation, worry about transport, trying not to get lost in a new place and then having to find somewhere to eat. Homestay accommodation can alleviate a lot of these worries. Once you’ve chosen the right host, there are a few more things you can do to get the most out of your homestay experience.
Contact Your Host Beforehand
It's important to let your host know what time you will be arriving. Chatting with your host before hand can also reveal helpful information. Your host may provide towels, even toiletries, which means there is one less thing for you to worry about. A host might also be willing to pick you up from the airport, saving you money on a shuttle. It can also be nice to get to know the person you’ll be staying with a bit beforehand, so be sure to send an email or give a call to your host.
Order A Meal
A lot of our hosts offer homecooked meals as part of their homestay packages. Sharing a meal and good conversation is a great way to relax after a busy day. Many guests have talked about how this was one of the best parts of their holiday. There’s also the relief of not having to worry about where to eat, especially if you have special dietary needs. You can be sure of what’s going on in the kitchen because you can just walk on in for a chat with the chef!
Ask About Local Secrets
Local knowledge is a precious commodity for travellers. Ask your host for any recommendations about places to visit. Chances are they know the best places to eat, where to watch the sunset from and short cuts to wherever you’re going. It might lead to creating a very special memory.
Just a few simple tricks and you'll have a unique experience you'll be talking about for years. Browse our homestay options now.