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EC Oxford: Standard/Comfort Homestay

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Photos show samples of available rooms. Fixtures, fittings and sizes may vary.

Accommodation Features

  • Communal Kitchen
  • Communal Lounge
  • Bed linen provided
  • Laundry Facilities


  • Towels provided
Type of Room
Standard : Single or Twin | Comfort : Single with Private Bathroom
Board Status
Half Board, Bed & Breakfast and Self-Catering

Description of Local Area

Our homestays are in residential areas, just a short bus ride from the school and the city centre where students can engage in a variety of cultural events.

Many students choose to stay in host family accommodation as it gives them the opportunity to become a member of the family and generally learn about the British way of life and most of all, a daily opportunity to practise their English.

Oxford is well known for its history and academic excellence, most notably one of the world's leading universities.

Description of Accommodation

Students can choose between twin and single room accommodation. Those choosing twin room accommodation must be travelling with a friend. 

Each room will provide storage space for clothes, a chair and desk (if not in the bedroom, students will be able to use a designated area for studying), as well as good lighting, mirror, and waste paper bin. Bed linen and towels are provided by the host family and they will also offer students one clothes wash per week and anything extra is at the discretion of the host family. Drying and ironing facilities will be made available to the student.

Students will have access to communal rooms such as the lounge, dining area and kitchen although most students will not be able to use the cooking facilities and each host will advise the student on what they have access to in the kitchen

Booking a superior homestay enables a student to have their own bathroom which will either be en-suite to the bedroom or located outside the bedroom and these facilities will be for the sole use of the student during their stay.

Emergency Number

+44 (0) 7544 738 160


Throughout the year

Arrival and departure

  • Arrival Day: Saturday

  • Departure Day: Saturday

Journey to school

Approx 40 minutes journey by bus. Please note there are no homestay providers within walking distance of school.


Cancellation prior to arrival

Students cancelling fewer than 14 days before arrival will be charged a one-week accommodation fee at the standard accommodation rate and accommodation placement fees.

Cancellation after arrival

Students leaving their accommodation must give notice in writing 4 weeks prior to termination. After deducting the price of accommodation used, including the required notice period, charged at standard accommodation rates, students will be refunded the remaining accommodation costs.

If the 4-week notice period is not provided, a cancellation fee equal to 4 weeks of the accommodation cost will apply. Please note: Certain accommodation options may be subject to special cancellation charges. Should these differ from above, students will be notified at the time of cancellation.

Airport Pickup

If you have booked an EC transfer, Please wait for your driver in the arrival lounge of the airport or train station you are arriving at. If the driver is not there, please call the EC Oxford emergency phone on +44 (0) 7544738160.

Other ways to get to your residence

There is generally good access to Oxford from most airports. Heathrow and Gatwick have regular buses called the airline and you can buy tickets for these buses with the driver. Many other airports have connections with National Express – however students need to be booked in advance. The buses terminate at Gloucester Green bus station, where there are taxis that you can take directly to your homestay.

House Rules

  • Special dietary may be accommodated subject to availability at a fee per week
  • Twin Rooms only available for two students booking together
  • Students will be given a house key
  • The homestay accommodation is mixed gender
  • No smoking
  • Families might have pets. Students should state whether they suffer from any allergies upon booking

 For more accommodation terms please refer here