FAQs

What is the best set up to run Homevilas.com?

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What is a Homevilas?

A Homevilas is the biggest platform that provides an opportunity to stay with a local family for a fee.It's an affordable accommodation, ideal for independent and leisure travellers of all ages, interns, students, students living abroad or anyone seeking a real and genuine travel experience. It allows them to have the knowledge of local community and culture of the place they’re visiting.Our hosts have their own unique interests and hobbies that guests often find a host with similar interests which extra complements the Homevilas experience.Hosts can help their visitors find their feet in a new place, whether it’s help with local direction or places to eat. It’s also a suitable, value-for-money way to book accommodation when attending an event or conference.

What is Homevilas.com & how does it work?

Homevilas.com is a universal accommodation booking website for people who are seeking a real and genuine travel experience. It allows you to book a room in another person’s house.What makes a Homevilas so different form others is the people. Each Homevilas has a host there to welcome the visitors into their home and offer guidance and assistance during the stay. At the core of the Homevilas experience is a host being present there to welcome the guest into their home. Our guests meet the people from the communal they’re visiting and enjoy a genuinely local experience.

• Bookings on Homevilas.com can be made after sending a message to the host to check their accessibility for specific dates, and once the host confirms that they are available.

• A host lives in every Homevilas listed on Homevilas.com – none of our Homevilas are empty properties.

Homevilas.com offers guests the chance to live like a local and experience what the life is really like in that place. They can involve themselves in the local customs and traditions, practice speaking a foreign language and spend time with the people that will really make the place what it is. With their host’s local knowledge they will see beyond the usual tourist trail.
A Homevilas is an affordable accommodation alternative. It is ideal for independent leisure travelers or tourists who want to have experience the local community and culture of the place they’re visiting, people who are on a short city break and want affordable accommodation, and others who are travelling to an event.

Can anyone signup as a host?

Homevilas.com greets people from anywhere in the world to sign up as a host on Homevilas.com.However, you must be 18 or older to host. If you are renting your property, we suggest you to always check your rental agreement and secure your landlord’s permission if required. You need to assure your home insurance policy covers accommodating short-term guests within your house.

Who are the hosts on Homevilas.com

Hosts are that make a Homevilas experience so unique. They welcome guests/visitors into their house and offers guidance and help during their stay. With a host’s local knowledge, guests/visitors see beyond the usual tourist trail. Hosts can also help their guests find their feet in a new place, whether it’s help with local alignment or places to eat.Other Homevilas are listed directly on Homevilas.com with no Local Partner connection.Our hosts include young couples, retired couples, families (mother-father-children), single parent families and also hosts who live alone.

Our hosts all have their own unique interests, hobbies and guests often find a host with same interests which further complements the Homevilas experience.Homevilas.com hosts will do whatever they can do to make your Homevilas as enjoyable as possible and will provide you with a local authentic experience beyond the usual tourist trail.

Who are the guests on Homevilas.com?

Homevilas are popular among tourists, gap year travellers, university students, interns, volunteers and any other students. Homevilas are a relatively new but a very fast growing concept for tourists and anyone who want to experience the local community and culture of the place they’re visiting, people who visit on a short city break and want affordable accommodation, and others who are travelling to an event.
Guests who book on Homevilas.com are people from all around the world. Homevilas are ideal for the independent leisure traveller and tourists who want to experience the local community and culture when they travelFor leisure travellers, it opens up a world of local travel experiences, where they get to meet the people in the place they’re visiting.

What does ‘visited and verified’ mean?

Any Homevilas which is tagged “visited and verified” on Homevilas.com means that it has been visited and inspected by any one of our approved Local Partners. The Local Partner will be verified that the Homevilas.com exists and that the profile listed is as described very well. They will also have the verified host’s identification.