In order to provide only the ultimate travel experience, we are following standards to help keep our guests safe and satisfied. We personally pick Tours and Activities displayed on our website, and we closely cooperate with operators providing them.
A Secure Platform
Our platform is secured by certificates which provide encrypted connection for all our guests. All information processed by Homelikestay is first encrypted, and only after sent to our secure servers or payment gateway providers.
Homelikestay offers a range of tools and resources that protect the privacy and safety of travelers and owners. We support owners by educating them about best practices for creating safe and private spaces for travelers, and we use technology to verify the identities of owners and travelers whenever possible. We advise our community to follow state and local laws that may apply.
Homelikestay is an inclusive marketplace committed to accessibility, tolerance and respect, ensuring that everyone has equal protections and equal opportunities. We believe that every member of our community should feel welcome and respected, no matter their background.
Trust is essential to a marketplace that works. With secure payments, fraud protection and authentic reviews for both owners and travelers, we make sure all members of our community can stay and rent with confidence.
Keeping your account safe and secure is a top priority. From payment protection to fraud prevention, we have tools in place to reduce risks in financial transactions and maintain trust between parties that may not know each other.
While no screening system is perfect, we run hosts and guests against regulatory, terrorist, and sanctions watchlists. For hosts and guests in the India, we also conduct background checks.
Every Homelikestay reservation is scored for risk before it’s confirmed. We use predictive analytics and machine learning to instantly evaluate hundreds of signals that help us flag and investigate suspicious activity before it happens.
Every Homestay and Activity at Homelikestay is unique.
Here are a few ways you can help make sure your trip goes as smoothly as possible
- Search & Book with Faith
Get exactly what you’re looking for by taking advantage of our many search filters, like price, home type, and activities. Found a listing you like? Be sure to read the itinerary listing or experience description thoroughly paying special attention to the trip requirements, and the cancellation policy.
- Read the ratings & reviews
Look through feedback from past guests to help find the right fit for you. You’ll see ratings on several quality dimensions, like cleanliness and accuracy, and detailed reviews with authentic feedback about the experience. Guests can only leave a review after they’ve stayed with that specific host or travelled the itinerary, so you know the feedback you’re seeing is based on actual experiences.
- Get your questions answered
Our secure reservation tool is a safe and easy way for you to ask us any questions you have about the homestay, itinerary or experience before you book. After booking, you can also message us to coordinate check-in and stay in touch throughout your trip.
- Always communicate & pay on Homelikestay
Keep yourself, your payment, and your personal information protected by staying on our secure platform throughout the entire process—from communication, to booking and payment. You should never be asked to pay a host directly. If you are, please report it to us immediately.
- Do a safety check
Once you’ve arrived at your home or experience, make sure you know where all relevant emergency equipment and safety information is located. If you’re not sure where something like the first aid kit or fire extinguisher is, don’t hesitate to ask your host or your guide. It’s always better to be prepared.
- Research local travel alerts & warnings
Whether you’re traveling with Homelikestay or not, it’s always a good idea to research your destination ahead of time, and check with your local embassy in case there are any travel warnings or special requirements. For example, travelers from the United States should check with the State Department for visa information and travel warnings.