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Why host with Homadorma?

Homadorma is the largest online homestay booking platform in Canada. Our mission is to bring safety, reliability and transparency to the market, and make living in the homestay a worry free experience for international students. Our vision is that homestay will become the major choice of affordable student housing for students seeking accommodation near campuses.

Homadorma is officially recommended by over 30 education institutions in Canada, over 100 recruitment agencies, and used by students from 111 countries throughout the world.

Welcome your students

Earn extra income with empty rooms

Meet interesting students from all over the world

Learn a new culture and even a new language

Host a student in 3 steps


List your room for free

Sign up as a host to create free homestay listing


Find and invite students

Find all students matching your profile. Invite interested students to book online


Reserve with Confidence

Homadorma handles booking payment and make sure your rooms are reserved with security deposits

Where are the students?

Most asked host questions

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How do I apply as a host?

Apply here: Become a Host

Once you have registered, an email will be sent to your registered email address within 1 business day. You will need to click the link in the email to verify the email address. This way we are able to let you know by email when there is a new student interested in your homestay.

Log on to with your email and password. Fill in the application form step by step. After the application form is submitted, your homestay profile is live at

What's the homestay market price?

At Homadorma, we believe every homestay family is different. Setting the same rate for everyone is not a true reflection of the difference among homestays. Instead, you have the rights to set the price. The price could also be updated. A general rule of thumb is to stay competitive in the marketplace.

What's Homadorma payment method?

We pay our hosts by direct deposit. We will ask hosts to provide us with bank account information (e.g., void cheque or direct deposit form issued by the bank) of the host or the spouse after a booking is confirmed.

How to find students near me?

Finding students near you is easy! Here's how:

  1. Log in on Homadorma
  2. Go to Find Students page
  3. You will find all students are looking for homestays near you. Check the student profile and click PROMOTE MY HOMESTAY (Note in some cities, you need to get staff interview before getting this function to work). The student will then be notified that your homestay is available.
  4. If the student is also interested in your homestay, you will receive a booking request at My Booking.

Can students visit my homestay before reservation?

Of course! Students like to meet the host in person before making the final decision. We believe you'd like to meet the student too.

After inviting the student at My Booking page. The student can choose either Visit or Book.

What is the Trial Week?

At Homadorma, we provide a 7-day trial week for student and host to mingle, to see if they are fit for each other. The first week of stay is the trial week.

In the rare case of misfit, we will help the students in finding new homestay placement.

The homestay fee is prorated based on the number of nights the student spends in your homestay.