5 Perks Of Staying In Homestays Over Luxury Hotels

by Suchismita Pal
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Homestays offer travellers an affordable way to stay while living like a local and exploring the lesser-travelled destinations. Homestays are typically more private than hotels, which can be alluring for travellers who want a location away from tourist sites yet close to communal spaces. There are several perks of staying in homestays while on a vacation. Here are 5 of them:

1. Homestays Are Mostly Run By Locals

Homestays are usually owned by local families. Thus, by putting up in a homestay, visitors might have the chance to get a taste of the authentic local culture, interacting with locals and witnessing a different lifestyle. Homestays offer more personalised experiences and you’ll feel like living in a home away from home.

2. They Are Cheaper Than Luxury Hotels

Rooms in luxury hotels come with heavy price tags. These hotels offer amenities like lavish rooms, pools and contemporary washrooms that you can easily find in metropolitan cities. On the other hand, homestays offer unique stay experiences in offbeat locations at pocket-friendly prices.

 

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3. You Can Relish Local Cuisine

When you’re staying in a locally run homestay, you can relish the local cuisine too. In places like Himachal and Sikkim, you can even enjoy the dishes with the locals, while listening to engaging stories about the destination, its history and culture.

 

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4. You Can Help In The Growth Of Local Economy

Most luxury hotels are operated by business tycoons and big international companies. Homestays, on the other hand, are operated by locals. Thus, by staying in these homestays, you can give a boost to the local economy.

Also Read: This Locally Run Homestay In Sikkim Offers Best Views Of Kanchenjunga At Just ₹900

5. You Can Get To Know About Hidden Gems

No one would tell you about the hidden attractions of a travel destination better than a local. Thus, by staying in these properties, you can get to know about many untouched locations nearby that are worth visiting.

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  • The best trendsetters are the ones who find it first! Suchismita loves to roam around the nooks and crannies of the world through her laptop and present every beautiful picture in the form of words. With due respect to her Bengali roots, she is a die-hard foodie and has a special love for all things sweet. When in doubt, she prefers to escape to the mountains. Suchi loves to follow her heart and live every moment to the fullest.