Homestay is a great option to get to know local families and enjoy life in the city in an authentic way. You can experience different parts of Manchester with warm, friendly locals.

Why Choose Homestay

  • Meet and get to know local families
  • Share home-cooked food together
  • Improve your language skills, in and out of class!
  • Learn about local cultures and customs
  • Make memories you’ll never forget!
  • Enjoy the convenience! All of our homestay locations are within 50 minutes of EEC by bus.


We take great care in choosing our host families to ensure they are conveniently located for our students, with commute times to the school typically ranging from 25 to 50 minutes by public transport.


Since our host families live outside the busy city centre of Manchester, it’s not always possible for students to be within walking distance of the school. Nevertheless, Manchester boasts excellent transport connections to the city centre, and a weekly travel pass costs around £20. Opting for homestay accommodation allows students to commute alongside Manchester’s daily commuters, offering a genuine experience of city life. For further information about transport in Manchester see the Transport for Greater Manchester website.


With every family, you can be assured of:

  • Laundry access
  • Use of the family home as a real ‘family member’
  • English being the main language spoken in the family home
  • Easy enrolment: you can join the course any Monday, apart from Bank holiday Mondays.

Unless arranged differently with the school:

Check in: Sundays at 15:00 pm

Check out: Saturday at 12:00 pm

Please inform Express English College of any specific dietary/allergies/other concerns we should be aware of when you apply.


Please note, these prices are subject to availability. For any special requests or different arrangements, we encourage you to contact us via email.

How to Be a Good Guest:

  • Be Nice and Respectful: Remember, you’re staying in someone else’s home. Treat all areas of the house well, especially spaces you share like the bathroom and kitchen.
  • Smoking: Don’t smoke inside unless your host family says it’s okay. Many people in the UK prefer to smoke outside.
  • Noise: Try to be quiet if you come home late, especially after 10:30 pm. Others might be sleeping.
  • Safety: Always lock the front door when you go out or come back. If you open windows, close and lock them too.
  • Save Energy: Turn off lights, heaters, and other things when you’re not using them.
  • Clean Up: Keep shared spaces and your room tidy. Clean up after yourself.
  • Tell Your Hosts: Let your host family know if your plans change, like if you’re not going to be home for dinner.
  • Talk with Your Hosts: Your hosts are friendly and want to help you with your English. Don’t be shy, talk to them!

Extra Advice for Students Under 18:

If you’re between 16 and 18 years old, you need to be home by 11:00 pm. This is for your safety and to make sure your hosts don’t worry.

What You Can Expect From Your Host Family:

  • Your Room: They will give you the room you booked, like a single or shared room. It will be comfortable.
  • A Warm Welcome: Your host family will be friendly and make you feel at home.
  • Help Around the House: They’ll show you how to use things in the house and share any important rules.
  • Support: If you have a problem, they’ll help you.
  • Laundry: They’ll show you where to wash your clothes, or they might do it for you.
  • A Place to Study: You’ll have a desk or table, a chair, and good light for studying.
  • Clothes Storage: You’ll have somewhere to keep your clothes, and they’ll wash your sheets and towels once a week.
  • Meals: If your booking includes meals:
    • If you choose a homestay with breakfast, you’ll get breakfast.
    • If you choose a homestay with half board, you’ll get breakfast and dinner.
    • If you choose a homestay with a full board, you’ll get breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Meal times can be different from one host to another. Your host will tell you when meals are served on your first day.
  • Keys: They’ll give you a key to the house. Please be careful not to lose it.

 Please read carefully and refer to EEC’s terms and conditions when applying.

Frequently Asked Questions About Accommodation in Manchester

What is included in my rent?

Your rent will include utilities like internet, gas, and electricity. It is important to confirm what’s included before proceeding.

Will I live with people of different nationalities?

If your main goal is to improve your English, living with people of various nationalities can be beneficial to avoid speaking your native language. Always inquire about the nationalities of your potential roommates.

For more information about our accommodation terms and conditions, Please refer to EEC’s terms and conditions.