House Shares 2020-01-08T12:59:55+00:00

House Shares

Hosts International is proud to offer a selection of quality house share accommodation in London, located in Canada Water, Surrey Quays, Bermondsey and Rotherhithe. Each house is situated in zone 2 of the public transport network, and are within easy reach of central London, with the average journey time of 30 minutes.

The houses offer an excellent range of rooms for both short and long stay students or professionals looking for a more independent and self-sufficient option for their stay. Accommodating between 5-7 people, each house offers a shared lounge or dining room with a television, 1-2 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and most houses have a garden with a patio. We offer single rooms (limited availability) or shared rooms with an ensuite bathroom.

House share facts

  • House Shares are available to any students/interns over the age of 18 only.
  • We ask for a minimum two week stay
  • We provide fresh linen on check-in (no need to bring sheets and towels)
  • There are laundry facilities within each house
  • We offer a 24-hour emergency call out (at a charge)
  • No key deposit (but lost key charges will apply)
  • Overnight friends and family members are allowed on pre-arrangement only (extra charge per night apply)
  • There are no bills or local taxes to pay
  • Open to students, interns and professionals
  • We offer limited availability studios and ensuites
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Frequently asked questions

What must I provide to become a homestay? 2020-01-08T13:16:37+00:00

You will need to provide a spare bedroom for students with adequate storage, study facilities, and internet connection. You also must be willing to welcome international students at your home and provide them with meals as required, as well as a friendly and welcoming, interactive environment.  There is also legal compliance, like suitability checks, that we may require before allocating any students with you. Our support team will assist you with this process.

How long should I expect to host a student for? 2020-01-08T13:19:32+00:00

This will depend on the student’s stay. Many students come only for short stays – usually from 3 days up to 4 weeks. The longer-term students stay with homestays over 4 weeks, sometimes the whole school semester or the entire year. It is will be your decision whether you will prefer a short stay or long-term students or a mixture of both.

How do I get a booking? 2020-01-08T13:19:56+00:00

Once you register with us and go through the registration process, we will activate your profile in our system and will be contacting you with potential bookings for your area. We will always provide you with all the information about the booking and it will be then up to your availability and preference if you accept it.. We aim to provide our homestays with bookings throughout the whole year.

What rate are homestays paid for hosting international students? 2020-01-08T13:20:43+00:00

Our booking rates are varying per booking and are based on whether the booking is an individual adult, junior group, facility, location, meal plan, room and sharing preferences. All our rates are pro-rata so you are paid for all the nights the student stays with you. You will be also provided with the exact price for each booking at the time of us confirming each booking. Hosts International pays all hosts regularly so you will have a security of regular payments for your students.

How am I paid? / Who pays me? 2020-01-08T13:21:09+00:00

We pay our hosts regularly on a weekly basis by bank transfer or cheque. This means that you don’t have to worry about students paying or any financial arrangements with the students.

What do I do in an emergency? 2020-01-08T13:21:39+00:00

Our offices are open from Monday to Friday from 8.30 am until 6.00 pm. After these hours and in case of any emergency, you can call our emergency number +44 (0) 7799 693566.

I have a dog / cat, is this ok? 2020-01-08T13:22:09+00:00

Yes, having a pet is fine and many of our current hosts have pets. We will make a note on your profile that you have a pet to ensure that all the students interested in your accommodation are aware before they arrive to your home.

Is having a student the same as having a lodger? 2020-01-08T13:23:04+00:00

Lodgers are usually more independent. We ask our hometays to make sure that they communicate with their students on regular basis as this is the main reason why students chose homestay accommpodation. This enables them to experience living in local family and, in many cases, also to improve their English.

Will I get students regularly? 2020-01-08T13:23:24+00:00

We work with many schools,colleges and universities and therefore can give you students year round especially in the summer busy period, to suit your avaibility. This gives you the flexibility to host year round or as you wish.

Recommendation from students

EXCELLENT SERVICE AND ACCOMMODATION. THE HOUSE IS BRIGHT, QUIET, CLEAN AND SMELLS FRESH. BUS STATION IS RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET, SUBWAY STATION IS ONLY 5MIN WALK AWAY. 🙂 VERY AFFORDABLE!!!

Student T Z From China at London House share