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EC Brighton: Standard/Comfort Homestay

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Accommodation Features

  • Communal Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi facilities


  • Bed linen and 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

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

Students can enjoy the funky mix of traditional seaside shops and artists’ studios while the Fishing Quarter offers its very own museum, modern art trail and Artists’ Quarter. There are numerous trendy bars, and whether you are after an award-winning cuisine, veggie treats, a tasty beachfront brunch, or simply a delicious cheap meal out, Brighton is bursting at the seams with every type of international cuisine on the menu.

Description of Accommodation

Brighton homestays consist of mixed gender twin and single room accommodation. Students choosing twin room accommodation can expect to be placed with a student of a different nationality, or they can choose to share with a friend. Each room will provide the student with 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, a mirror, and a waste paper bin. Bed linen and towels are provided by the homestay and they will also offer students one clothes wash per week; anything extra is at the discretion of the homestay. Drying and ironing facilities will be made available to the student.

Whilst staying in a homestay 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 homestay host will advise the student on what a student has access to in the kitchen. Bathrooms will be shared with the homestay.

Booking a comfort homestay enables a student to have their own bathroom which will either be ensuite to the bedroom or located outside the bedroom, however these facilities will be for the sole use of the student during their stay.

Meal Description

Students can choose between half board and bed and breakfast. If a student has chosen half board they can expect to have breakfast and evening meal with the homestay host every day. Breakfast can vary from one homestay to another and is usually provided on a self-service basis and will include cereals, toast, coffee and tea. Evening meals for most of the time will be with the host family and students will eat what the family eats.

For those students requesting bed and breakfast, their homestay will provide breakfast only and students will at most be able to use the kettle and microwave in the kitchen and should not expect to be able to use the cooking facilities.

Some students may have allergies to food or prefer a vegetarian diet or in some cases simply not like a particular food, therefore it important that this information is shared and the information made available on the booking form so that the best match can be found when allocating a student to a homestay. Homestay providers will also prepare their meals to accommodate any specific requirements relating to religious beliefs, therefore it is important to mention this at the time of your booking.

Emergency Number

+44 (0) 7714 459 205


Throughout the year

Arrival and departure

  • Arrival Day: Saturday

  • Departure Day: Saturday

Journey to school

EC Brighton is based at Dolphin House in Manchester Street which is situated in the centre of Brighton. Students should be prepared to travel by bus to school with the average journey taking between 30 and 40 minutes.


Cancellation prior to arrival

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

Cancellation after arrival

Students leaving their accommodation must give notice in writing four (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 four-week notice period is not provided, a cancellation fee equal to four (4) weeks of the accommodation cost will apply.

House Rules

  • Special dietary may be accommodated subject to availability at a fee per week
  • Twin Rooms only available for two students booking together
  • Families might have pets. Students should state whether they suffer from any allergies upon booking.
  • Some homestays can take more than one student, however, please note that we will make sure that all the students speak different native languages.
  • Due to health and safety regulations, most homestay bedrooms do not have locking doors.
  • The homestay accommodates both male and female students.
  • No smoking.
  • Students will be given a house key.

 For more accommodation terms please refer here