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Top 3 Things Our Homestay Hosts Do To Make You Feel Welcome

StayDunedin Homestays are a great alternative to the bland starkness of hotels and motels. With a focus on real people with a genuine interest in providing a fantastic personal experience. You can tell a StayDunedin Homestay host apart by the thoughtful little things they do for their guests.

StayDunedin Homestays are a great alternative to the bland starkness of hotels and motels. With a focus on real people with a genuine interest in providing a fantastic personal experience. You can tell a StayDunedin Homestay host apart by the thoughtful little things they do for their guests.

We asked some of our hosts to share some of the 'little things' that make all the difference to their guests. We'd go so far as to say, we've got some of the best Homestay hosts in New Zealand! Here are three of their best hosting tips:

1. Spare cell phone chargers

Chargers are some of the most commonly left behind items for hotels, motels and accommodation providers across the world. So when a guest has come from another homestay and left theirs behind, or simply forgot to pack one, our Homestay Hosts can quickly and simply solve the problem.

2. Homely touches

Many guests choose StayDunedin Homestays because they're disillusioned with soulless motel rooms. Those little white cups and a biscuit in a bag are not anywhere near as inviting as quality china with freshly plunged coffee or a perfectly brewed leaf tea.  Many of our hosts will welcome you personally, or leave you to savour their home-baked scones or biscuits and fresh fruit while you settle in.

3. Tourism information and local knowledge

No matter what you're interested in, there are sure to be plenty of places and attractions nearby in Dunedin. You can guarantee our hosts will have insider tips about how to make the best of your time based on your interests with consideration for your travel budget.

Whether that's a museum, a hiking trail, a shopping area or a particularly great cafe, our homestay hosts make sure they're stocked up on brochures, business cards, menus and knowledge about the best places near their homestay.

We encourage our homestay hosts to be open to suggestions from our guests about ways to improve our service and keep thinking about things that really make a difference when you travel.