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Gay Homestays was established in 2010 to provide safe and welcoming travel accommodation to the LGBTQ community (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer).   We are a gay-owned and operated company that offers an online community marketplace for people to list, browse, discover and book gay accommodation around the world.  Our commitment is to provide a service that caters for the needs of the whole LGBTQ community.

Most of our hosts are gay or lesbian and offer anything from a couch, a private guest room, a short-let apartment or entire holiday home.  In addition hosts offer a wide variety of facilities and services ranging from inexpensive no-frill rooms to lavish, boutique, hotel-style accommodation. Unlike many hotels, most of our properties are located close to city centres, in and around gay scenes and close to areas of interest.

We match travellers, in need of affordable accommodation, with LGBTQ property owners with spare rooms to rent and this makes for a unique travelling experience, based on cross cultural exchange, learning and friendship. Our hosts are enriched by opportunities of meeting people from all over the world and our customers benefit from being able to participate in the local life of the places they visit, in an authentic gay-friendly environment.  

Though our focus is on the LGBTQ community we have a straight-friendly policy and welcome all that are open-minded and supportive.