Hosts International welcome hundreds of groups each year and are very experienced in managing the needs of juniors as well as adults. We offer winter and summer school group accommodation as well as year-round group homestays through our dedicated groups team.
Our group homestay accommodation is situated in safe residential locations where groups of students can be placed in homes near to each other. On average, group homestays are 45-60 minutes from the city centre. The homestays can accommodate up to four students per house, usually with two students per room, and offer half board (continental breakfast and evening meal) or full board (continental breakfast, evening meal and a packed lunch). We can also arrange homestays for coach drivers, teachers and group leaders in single or shared rooms.
On arrival, we are happy to arrange a meeting point with the homestay hosts to welcome and drop off the students, to ensure a smooth arrival and departure. Our Hosts International group representative will be at the meeting point to make sure each student goes to the right homestay and will be available on the 24-hour emergency phone line throughout your stay.
Our minimum stay is four nights (available off-peak only) and we also offer a multi-centre homestay option, giving groups the opportunity to stay in more than one of our many locations around the UK and Ireland.
Other group services, available on request:
- Purchase of public transport tickets ad travelcards.
- Coach transfers from and to any airport or location in the UK and Ireland.
- Sightseeing trips.
- Blue Badge Guides.
- A full social programme.
Full Immersion Programme
Would you like to spend some time fully immersed into family life in the UK? Hosts international is proud to offer a full immersion stay package to immerse yourself into UK culture and language.
Our services can include:
- Pick up and drop off from any UK airport
- Full time immersion with a homestay
- No need to attend any course/lessons
- Homestays available across the UK
- Homestay will integrate you into family life and provide all meals
- You will experience what it’s like to live in Britain, sharing family life
Daily ‘activities’ may include cooking together, trips to the supermarket, local mall, visiting relatives, conversations and watching TV at home, walks with the hosts children (if any), walking the dog, attending church as examples
Stay from 1 week to 4 weeks – all year round
Homestay hosts who receive you can range from a single parent, a retired couple, a single person, a professional couple, a family to anyone who can commit the time required in involving you and welcoming you into their family life.
Recommendation from Group leader
Dear Groups Team
I just wanted to thank you for your assistance with our junior group this summer. Although the group had a few minor matters which were dealt with swiftly overall they were very happy with the families. We hope to return next year.
Group leader: N H from France