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Homestays in Russia and Ukraine

homestay in RussiaEver consider a homestay with a Russian or Ukrainian family? Russian homestays not only provide an affordable alternative to expensive accommodations like hotels and apartments, they also provide a unique insight into the lives and culture of local people.

Where does one find a suitable homestay and what are the costs?

There are two Russian homestay options. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages.

  1. Free accommodations on a hospitality homestay network
  2. The second is the more traditional pay for stay homestay

Where do the two differ and which is better? In many ways they are quite similar. Option one is cheaper (obviously), but it's also short term. Option two requires you to pay, but often comes with meals provided by the host family, gives you more privacy (your own room) and allows you to stay long term if you are overseas for study or work.


Hospitality Exchange Homestay Networks

We've listed three of the most popular hospitality exchange sites below. Just by browsing these three sites, you'll be able to find free homestay accommodations in thousands of welcoming homes throughout Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Latvia, etc.

Couchsurfing homestays


A worldwide network for making connections between travelers and the local communities they visit. When we last checked, there were almost 4000 Russians and roughly 700 Ukrainians who were offering their homes to foreign visitors.


The Hospitality Club homestays

The Hospitality Club

Their aim is to bring people together - hosts and guests, travelers and locals. Nice feature about the site is the breakdown into regions and cities within Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, etc., so you can quickly find a homestay in the area you will be traveling to.


GlobalFreeloaders homestays

GlobalFreeloaders is an online community, bringing people together to offer free lodging all over the world. Although they have a smaller membership than the first two sites, there is still a significant database of members from Russia, Ukraine and across Eastern Europe.


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