Homestay Accommodation

What is Homestay?

Our aim is to give our students the best possible English language-learning experience while enjoying British life and culture. We believe one of the best ways to do this is to live with one of our friendly and carefully chosen homestay providers. This is one of the most popular choices of accommodation as it allows students to feel at home in a new country and have the opportunity to practise their English in a relaxed and comfortable environment. It also helps students learn about British culture and customs, to get the most out of their stay in Birmingham, Bristol, Portsmouth or Southampton.

Your Bedroom

You will have your own private bedroom, which will contain:

  • A bed (single or double)
  • A table/desk (or quiet area to study in the house)
  • Storage space for your clothes and belongings
  • Clean sheets and towels every week

Communal Areas & Facilities

You will have access to the living room, bathroom and laundry facilities. Please be respectful of these areas, ensuring they are left in the condition you found them.

Ensuring Quality

All our homestay providers are inspected by TEG to ensure that they can provide the required service before we send any student to them.

Types of Homestay Accommodation available:

Half-Board (With Meals)

For most students, we recommend homestay accommodation with meals. You will have your own room, use of laundry facilities, a good breakfast and evening meal every day (with a packed lunch at the weekend) as well as natural speaking practice. (Full-Board Accommodation is available for under 16s.)


Another option is self-catering homestay accommodation. This option is available to students over 18 years old and there may be less contact with the homestay provider but it provides students with more freedom to cook what they want, when they want.

Prices 2021

TypeAgeTypeSingle Room
per week
Shared Room
per week*
Additional Fees
Special Diet
Halal, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten/Lactose free etc
£20 per week
Ensuite Bathroom
£20 per week
Early/Late Check-in/Check-out
If arriving or leaving after 11pm or before 6am
£30 each
  • All Homestay Accommodation is subject to availability so please book early to avoid disappointment.
  • Please book early before the busiest times (e.g. July and August)
  • Other accommodation options available on request (e.g. hotels, hostels, private flats, halls of residence)
  • 2 weeks’ minimum accommodation must be paid in advance to secure a booking.