If you are hoping for an exciting holiday this summer, and don’t want to break the bank, then read on.

Homestay offers you the opportunity to discover great towns, cities and villages around the world, for an affordable price. What’s more, you get to experience the place like a local, meet fantastic new people who can introduce you to the local culture, and feel like you are at home, away from home!

Homestay holiday homes and apartments are available in countries around the world, but we have decided to focus on the best 5 star Homestays in Europe.


Dublin – £40 per night


Mairead’s family home is based in the trendy neighbourhood of Ranelagh in Dublin. Her home is only a short walk to the city centre so you will save on transport costs. Ranelagh has a more local vibe too and it’s full of great quality cafés, bars and restaurants where you can dine at a fraction of the price of places in Temple Bar.

Barcelona – £33 per night


Stefania’s comfortable home in the centre of Barcelona’s ancient Gothic Quarter is an art lovers dream. Stay in creative surroundings while spending time in this wonderful city.

Rome – £38 per night


Linda’s home in the historic village of Castelnuovo di Porto just outside Rome is perfect for a relaxing Italian summer getaway. Enjoy some morning swims in the pool before exploring the romantic city of Rome. Transport into the city is very convenient and the train takes only 25 mins into central Rome (Piazza del Popolo)

Florence – £69 per night


Stay right in the centre of Florence and learn about this amazing ancient city from your host Teresa. Her home has a beautiful terrace with orange and lemon trees where you can enjoy breakfast or upon request typical Italian & Tuscan dishes.

London – £26 per night


Helen’s home in is perfectly located in a quiet South London street and is close to tube and bus stops within easy access from London’s major airports.

There are many more deals available, and you can check out the references of your host to ensure you are compatible. It couldn’t be simpler.

Visit homestay.com for further deals and information.