Homestay is for those who prefer to stay in a home when visiting far away places, rather than in a hotel or lodge. Homestay is becoming increasingly popular as guests get a taste of local culture and food.
Local homes that offer quality and affordability, homestays are a great value accommodation option for short or long term stays. Every home has a host present who will cater for your needs and make you welcome and comfortable.
A homestay is similar in concept to that of a bed and breakfast. Guests are either accommodated in the family home, or in separate quarters nearby. Nowadays, most homestays provide their guests with just as much comfort as a reputable hotel.
A homestay is a cultural exchange between an international student or visitor and a local individual or family in the host country. The “homeowner often called the host provides accommodation and support for an agreed-upon period of time and rate. Homestays can be tailored to provide meals, assistance and other activities.
The biggest differences between hotel and homestay are that you are catered to in hotels. You have more services. IIn a homestay, you'll have a clean space/apartment, clean sheets, towels, soap, and usually coffee and tea making facilities. Meals can be part of the arrangement.
Homestay which is often offered by local people is a real type of homestay with a high level of authenticity with local residents so guest gets a real feel for how the locals live.