Host Payments & Pricing

The homestay payment process

A standard homestay booking has a length of 4 weeks with payments being made to hosts every 2 weeks. Payments are usually processed within 2-7 business days from the start of each 2 week period.
1. Student arrives at your homestay

When the student arrives, the host is required to notify Study Vision via their online host portal.

2. Payment is processed

Once confirmation of arrival is received, Study Vision's payments team will process your homestay payment

3. Payment is received

A host should expect to receive their payment within 2-7 business days after a student's arrival.

Homestay pricing guidelines for hosts

The below fees are the 2019 weekly host fees collected based on country, city and type of room offered. Please note, the amounts stated below are net of Study Vision's management fee which we collect to help run our service and offer 24/7 support for our hosts.

Australia

All fees include utilities including electricity, water, gas and internet. You should not charge guests extra for these services and should contact Study Vision if you have any concerns.

Sydney

Room TypeOver 18 (per week)U18 (per week)
Standard Single$320$345
VIP Single*$395$420
Twin share$290$315

 

*VIP rooms are those with an ensuite or private bathroom for your guests. Our inspection team will check if your room meets our criteria during their inspection.

Melbourne

Room TypeOver 18 (per week)U18 (per week)
Standard Single$315$340
VIP Single*$390$415
Twin share$285$310

 

*VIP rooms are those with an ensuite or private bathroom for your guests. Our inspection team will check if your room meets our criteria during their inspection.

Brisbane

Room TypeOver 18 (per week)U18 (per week)
Standard Single$275Price available upon request
Twin share$245Price available upon request

Newcastle

Room TypeOver 18 (per week)U18 (per week)
Standard Single$275Price available upon request
Twin share$245Price available upon request

Wollongong

Room TypeOver 18 (per week)U18 (per week)
Standard Single$275Price available upon request
Twin share$245Price available upon request

Canberra

Room TypeOver 18 (per week)U18 (per week)
Standard Single$305Price available upon request
Twin share$275Price available upon request

Adelaide

Room TypeOver 18 (per week)U18 (per week)
Standard Single$285Price available upon request
Twin share$255Price available upon request

Perth

Room TypeOver 18 (per week)U18 (per week)
Standard Single$285Price available upon request
Twin share$255Price available upon request

Gold Coast

Room TypeOver 18 (per week)U18 (per week)
Standard Single$275Price available upon request
Twin share$245Price available upon request

New Zealand

All fees include utilities including electricity, water, gas and internet. You should not charge guests extra for these services and should contact Study Vision if you have any concerns.

Auckland

Room TypeOver 18 (per week)U18 (per week)
Standard Single$295 NZDPrice available upon request
Twin share$265 NZDPrice available upon request

Hamilton

Room TypeOver 18 (per week)U18 (per week)
Standard Single$275Price available upon request
Twin share$245Price available upon request

Wellington

Room TypeOver 18 (per week)U18 (per week)
Standard Single$275Price available upon request
Twin share$245Price available upon request

Christchurch

Room TypeOver 18 (per week)U18 (per week)
Standard Single$275Price available upon request
Twin share$245Price available upon request

Dunedin

Room TypeOver 18 (per week)U18 (per week)
Standard Single$265Price available upon request
Twin share$235Price available upon request

Palmerston North

Room TypeOver 18 (per week)U18 (per week)
Standard Single$255Price available upon request
Twin share$225Price available upon request

Invercargill

Room TypeOver 18 (per week)U18 (per week)
Standard Single$245Price available upon request
Twin share$215Price available upon request
Notes for Homestay Rental
  1. Homestay Rental includes 2 meals (Breakfast & Dinner) on Monday to Friday and 3 meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) on Saturday & Sunday. If lunches are required on Monday to Friday, additional fees will be payable (typically $8 per day).
  2. Homestay Rental also includes all Electricity, Water & Gas costs, as well as linen, furniture and laundry use. It does not include phone calls, internet access, air conditioning or heating. Guests should use their own mobile phone or international calling card for making phone calls.
  3. The Homestay Rental rate is determined by the student’s age at the start of the Homestay Agreement. If a student turns 18 and wishes to change to the Over 18 Rental Rate, a new Homestay Agreement will need to be arranged, and is subject to the host family’s approval.
Payment Policy
  1. If a student goes on holidays or away from the homestay for less than 2 weeks, they will need to pay the full Rental & Internet for all the nights that they will be away. This needs to be paid before the student leaves.
  2. If a student goes on holidays or away from the homestay for 2 weeks or more, they will need to pay a Holding Fee (50% of their normal Rental & Internet for all the nights they will be away). This needs to be paid before the student leaves.
  3. If a student decides to move out of a homestay, they must give the hosts 2 weeks notice before the date they are moving out. Rent (homestay fees) covering these 2 weeks of notice period must be paid to the hosts. If the student does not give 2 weeks notice to the host, they will still need to pay for the 2 weeks notice period.

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