Staying in a homestay is a great way to practise and improve your English as well as make new friends and meet new people. You will be treated as a member of the household, eating together and sharing common living areas.
Most of our Homestay accommodation is provided on a room-sharing (twin room) basis. Friends and families can share by request. Single rooms and private bathrooms are also available on request.
Homestay may be on a half-board basis (two meals per day) or full-board basis (three meals per day). If you have special dietary requirements, we can normally cater for these. There may be an additional weekly charge depending on the dietary requirement, please see our Fees page.
Students will normally travel to and from their homesty accommodation using public transport (local buses), unless the house is within walking distance. Please note that bus passes are not included within your course unless it is part of a package.
The following will be provided for all students:
- A clean tidy room with a desk or table (or a room providing same), adequate storage for clothes and a comfortable bed with a weekly change of bed linen.
- The host takes care of the student's light laundry once per week, or the student should have reasonable access to the washing machine.
- Facility to have a shower every day with adequate hot water and towels available.
- Sufficient light and heat.
All our homestay accommodation is organised by our own Accommodation Team. Homestays are regularly inspected by our team and have specific criteria that they must satisfy.
Our hostel accommodation is provided by Bath YMCA. Situated in the centre of the city, it is just a couple of minutes' walk from Walcot Street.
Both single and shared rooms are available, with a range of meal options.
Hostel accommodation is available to individuals aged 18 and over, and to junior groups accompanied by a group leader.
We can help you find other accommdation to suit your requirements, including family accommodation, Bed & Breakfast, hotels, and serviced private apartments.
If you wish, you can make your own arrangements to live in private rented accommodation. You may be responsible for signing a tenancy agreement, your laundry and cooking, and paying bills such as internet and other utilities. If you would like to discuss this before making your own arrangements, please speak to a member of our Welfare and Accommodation Team.