Homestay - Communicate School


This is a chance to practise your English and experience British life.

Homestay accommodation is provided by Communicate School. All homestay hosts are inspected by our Student Support Team in line with British Council requirements.

It can take up to 4 weeks to organise it for you. If you book your accommodation with less than 4 weeks notice and your preferred option is not available, we will book alternative accommodation and if possible, move you to your preferred accommodation during your stay.

This accommodation is suitable for both 16-17 year old students and Over 18 students.

Stay with a local homestay host. Breakfast and dinner are included. All accommodation has been inspected for safety and suitability.


Price per week

£210 – Single Half Board 18+ standard diet shared bathroom
£180 – Single Bed and Breakfast 18+ shared bathroom
£170 – Single Self Catering 18+ shared bathroom
£190 – Twin* Half Board 18+ standard diet shared bathroom

*Twin room only available to students travelling together

Booking fee


Extra night supplement

Extra night – pro rata per night up to 3 nights

Accommodation extras

  • £35.00 per week – Special diet supplement
  • £35.00 per week – Under-18s supplement
  • £35.00 per week – Summer supplement (9/6/24 to 1/9/24)
  • £60 – Christmas supplement (22/12/24 to 29/12/24)
  • £60.00 per week -Private bathroom
  • £55 – Late check in or check out (11pm to 7am )
  • Accommodation change fee – £75 per change

Minimum stay

1 week

Travel time

Bus / tram / train journey – between 25 and 60 minutes.

Cost of a monthtly pass: bus – £80 / tram – £60-£100 / train – £80-£120


Included in price

  • Single room
  • Breakfast and Dinner (not included in B&B or Self-catering packages).
  • Bed linen, towels
  • Internet
  • Shared bathroom
  • Access to washing machine

When to book

Please book at least 4 weeks in advance.


Access to kitchen may be limited

More information

  • The homestay host will clean the house. However, the student is responsible for keeping their room tidy so it can be cleaned by the host, as well as keeping any shared areas tidy after use (including bathroom and kitchen).

Interview with a host
Transport in Manchester

General rules

Homestay photos





“I have been a host with Communicate for over 5 years. During that time I have hosted dozens of international students and I have now made some lifelong connections. Communicate have always been there for help and support if needed. I would highly recommend becoming a host family.”



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How to find our Manchester English School

Our Address

Communicate School
Murray House
85 Piccadilly
M1 2DA


+44 (0)161 2358 480