What is Homestay?

What is a homestay? In most forms of accommodation you normally arrive as a stranger and leave as a stranger. That doesn’t happen in homestay! You stay in a regular Oxford house with a living breathing real local family.

Of course staying with a host family varies from home to home but here are some features that you should expect in a homestay:

  • You will stay in a ‘real’ home not a place designed for tourists; you will be special – there will be few other guests staying.
  • Expect a friendly welcome and with the host trying to make your stay a happy one.
  • You will find a clean, tidy, safe and friendly environment.
  • You will experience normal day to day life of people who live in England – seeing into another culture.
  • You will be staying in an Oxford house – fairly central and with good transport links.
  • The experience can include language study with a qualified English language teacher.
  • Breakfast is provided and you normally eat the evening meal with your family hosts.

To make a booking click here

We can arrange a stay with a host family locally in Oxford. Oxford is divided into a number of locations: for example, our homestay is in Headington but there are other areas inside central Oxford such as Botley, Marston, Summertown and Cowley while outside the centre of Oxford there are such places as Kidlington, Yarnton and Woodstock. We have homestay families in each of these areas.

Make a Booking or Enquiry

Please fill out the contact form, or ring me or email me and I will respond promptly.


Guy Turton Oxford Homestay
Guy Turton Owner of Homestay Oxford. Please get in touch with your enquiry via our online form or using the details below.

+44 7982 841 829
(when calling from outside UK)
07982 841 829
(when calling from within UK)




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Hello x, Our students have filled out an evaluation sheet and the general opinion about the host families in Oxford was very positive (score 8). I think all went really smoothly. We were worried at first about the bus trips, but this turned out very well indeed. We saved a lot of time and besides, Carfax Tower is an excellent meeting point. So no problem if this would be the arrangement another time. I hope we meet another time and thank you again for your help.

Nanette Oosterwijk, Da Vinci College, Holland 9th March 2017

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