If you are in need of accommodation, you can register yourself as a guest and search for rooms hosted by your fellow health care workers.
Hosts are what make a homestay experience so unique. They welcome guests into their home and offer guidance and help during their stay. Hosts can also help their guests find their feet in a new place, whether it’s help with local orientation or places to eat.
All hosts listed within the marketplace are NHS employees who have offered to rent out their spare rooms to other health care workers looking for accommodation local to their place of work.
If you have an nhs email address you can sign up straight away. You will receive a confirmation email containing a link to activate your account.
It’s completely free to sign up as a guest on Homestay.com.
The price of stay will be calcuated based on your length of stay and room rates set by the host.
To secure a booking, as a guest you are expected to pay a 7% (specially discounted for this marketplace) booking fee on the price of stay (maximum of £250 for longer term bookings) to Homestay.com. The price of stay will be paid off-site and directly to the host either in advance or on arrival.
If you work for the NHS you can take advantage of listing your spare room in a closed marketplace exclusive to other health care staff.
Renting your spare room equals additional income and Gov Tax guidances defines a threshold of £7,500 per year tax-free.
Have trusted and like minded people / colleagues staying with you.
The marketplace is available to NHS employees in Trusts who have an nhs email address.
However, you must be 18 or older to host.
If you are renting a property, we suggest you always check your rental agreement and secure your landlord’s permission if required.
You need to ensure your home insurance policy / or any mortgage / rental contracts, do not curtail you accommodating short-term guests within your home.
It’s completely free to sign up as a host on Homestay.com.
Homestay.com is a global accommodation booking website for people seeking a real and genuine travel experience. It allows you to book a room in another person’s home. At the core of the homestay experience is a host being present to welcome the guest into their home.
The Homestay Hub is an initiative that provides NHS employees an opportunity to find suitable accommodation close to their place of work by staying in the home of a local NHS employee.
Currently running as a pilot program, the private marketplace allows for NHS home owners to advertise their spare rooms by signing up as a Host free of any charge. NHS employees in need of accommodation can then search for available rooms.
After reviewing the room and price of stay, the Guest can make a Booking Request to the Host. Homestay.com transacts a 7% (specially discounted for this marketplace) booking fee from the Guest, which they pay online via credit / debit card to complete their booking.
Homestay Hubs is a private online 'marketplace' co-branded with your organisation's name and logo for bringing together like-minded people with shared interests who want to stay in each other’s homes when they travel or relocate for work reasons. By connecting colleagues within the same organization, or members with similar interests, Homestay.com’s technology opens up convenient, affordable, sustainable and community-driven housing solutions.