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Homestay in Eastbourne

Homestay in Eastbourne

One of the best ways to improve your English is by living in England, speaking to local people and experiencing UK life and culture by living in homestay accommodation. We understand how important it is to feel comfortable where you live so our dedicated Accommodation Department carefully selects our homestays, choosing hosts who understand the needs of students from other countries.

The majority of students stay in single rooms on a half-board basis. The host provides breakfast and dinner every day with a light lunch/packed lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Other meal options may be possible - please contact us. The normal day for arrival with the host is the Sunday before the course starts (before 22.00) and the day of departure is normally the Saturday after the course ends.  


  • maximum travelling time to school 30 minutes
  • nearly all homestays are in walking distance
  • bedrooms with study facilities
  • breakfast and evening meal served every day, with lunch on Saturday and Sunday
  • only one person of the same nationality per home unless you ask to stay in the same home as a friend
  • sole use of bathroom homestays available on request
  • shared rooms available on request
  • single room (standard) - £122 per week; single room (sole use of bathroom) - £183; Fifty Plus single* - £132 per week; twin room (standard) - £108 per week

ELC Eastbourne is conveniently located right in the centre of Eastbourne. You will normally be placed in a homestay within walking distance of school so you will not need to pay for transportation. On occasion, we may offer you a homestay that suits your needs that is further than 30 minutes' walk from school but these homestays will be a short (10-20 minute) journey on public transport. In 2017 a weekly bus pass will cost £13 and a 4-weekly bus pass will cost £50.   

*Fifty Plus homestay - students booking our Fifty Plus course should choose Fifty Plus homestay (or sole use of bathroom homestays). Fifty Plus homestays are usually older hosts who are used to hosting mature students and have more time to interact and socialise with their students. 

Students aged 16 and 17 booked on adult courses

Unaccompanied students aged under 18 must normally choose homestay accommodation (half-board).

Unless otherwise requested, and subject to availability, we will normally place a student aged under 18 in a twin room with another student of the same sex and a similar age. (For students aged 18 and over shared homestay is only available for two students travelling together).

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