Do you miss the sense of living in a house in hotels? Have you started to think that living in hotels has become too conventional? Well then, family houses are the best option for you. With the feeling of living at home in a new city that you travel to, homestays are a very good option to consider.
What is Homestay?
Homestay is basically a form of accommodation where travelers can live in the home of a person who lives in the town they are traveling to. Sometimes they can be free or they can be something like a home exchange which is close in meaning to student exchanges.
Why is it better than Hotels?
Today living in a hotel is what everyone does. But does it give you the satisfaction of actually going to the place and enjoying it to the fullest? Not precisely. That is why now people are shifting attention to other options like Family’s houses.
They give you the comfort of home in a tourist place.
– You have the opportunity to experience the local lifestyle.
– What better place to enjoy local gastronomy than at the home of a person who has lived in that area for years.
– Gives you an insight into the local culture.
– They save on hotel costs at times.
– You get to make connections with local people of different class/culture within that stay.
– Living in a pleasant and familiar environment.
Although the farm stays they are cheaper and give you a feeling of home, last minute cancellations by the host or some other minor issues can be troublesome and difficult to deal with during your tour.
When looking for homestays, the main goal should not just be to find accommodation to live in, but more of an experience that you get when you stay in a local person’s home. It is an experience worth having in your life. You get to know the people, their lifestyle as mentioned above, but most of all you get to know the kind of people that live in that area. Whether the place is surrounded by trees, situated near a forest, or near places where you can see the natural beauty of the locality, all these make your stay more magical and amazing.
The tourist always finds it difficult to first find an accommodation and then find the places to visit in the locality once they do. Then they end up spending money on guidebooks, maps and such. But if you find accommodation with a homestay, then you can have the first-hand experience of traveling to local tourist spots from your host. Your host can tell you all about the best place to eat, shop, see, etc.
You can enjoy all of this if you choose not to stay in hotels that don’t give you the benefits of homestay living and prefer property stays.
Happy traveling with Homestay.