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Homestay in Eastbourne

Living in homestay accommodation provides you with the perfect opportunity to experience English life and to practise using your English in everyday situations. All our homestays are carefully selected by our Accommodation Department who understand the needs of students from other countries.

  • carefully selected homestay accommodation
  • maximum travelling time to school 30 minutes
  • nearly all homestays are in walking distance
  • friendly, safe environment
  • single 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

ESOE 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 ESOE but these homestays will be a short (10-20 minute) journey on public transport. In 2016 a weekly bus pass will cost approximately £12.50 and a 4-weekly bus pass will cost £44.   

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).


My host family are like my real family. My host mum always takes care of me like her own daughter. My room is big and she always cleans it!
Soyoen Lim - Korea, General English

I am more than satisfied with my host family. Food is very important to me and there are lots of things I don't eat. They understand and it is good. I feel at home.

Vera Konovalova - Russia Summer Plus