When hotel supply is low and room prices are high during large events, 'pop-up' homestays offer attendees value for money and a unique experience, and benefit for the local community.
“I found lots of overpriced, low quality hotels when searching for somewhere to stay. I thought that the locals would be renting out their rooms for the World Cup. When I found host Selma in Curitiba was available at a reasonable price, I
cancelled a hotel booking I'd already made.”
Gennieve, USA Guest, Brazil June 2014
“My spare room is empty during the summertime and hosting visitors attending the event seemed like a good way to meet some new people and earn a little extra holiday spending money.”
Fiona, Glasgow Host, Scotland August 2014
Homestay.com has pioneered the concept of pop-up homestay networks at large events to solve acute accommodation shortages and alleviate inflated prices.
an entity that opens in a specific location and intended to operate for only a short period of time
a private home where the host is present offering accommodation to paying guests
How It Works
Build a network of local hosts solely for your event with marketing support from our team
Offer event attendees a co-branded marketplace to book homestays
Organisers of the 2015 World Meeting of Families event in Philadelphia attended by Pope Francis have selected Homestay.com as the alternative accommodation solution.
10,000 conference delegates • 150 Nationalities • 2 million visitors
“As the Commonwealth Games happens at the peak tourism season, we are doing everything we can to signpost visitors to a range of accommodation options that will make the Games experience available to everyone who wants to come. For that reason, we've created a dedicated page on VisitScotland.com providing advice to visitors on finding accommodation including home-stay providers.”
“Homestays align with the mission of the World Meeting event and with the philosophy of Pope Francis, encouraging community and promoting family. Homestays will enhance and enrich the cultural experience for Congress attendees, and allow visitors to get a truly local feel for Philadelphia.”