Group homestays in Portsmouth


portsmouth-950990_960_720Portsmouth is the United Kingdom’s only island city. Portsmouth is situated 64 miles (103 km) south west of London and 19 miles (31 km) south east of Southampton.

Many of Portsmouth’s tourist attractions are related to its naval history. The main attractions are the D-Day Museum and HMS Victory, the remains of Henry VIII’s flagship, the Mary Rose, HMS Warrior (Britain’s first iron-hulled warship) and the Royal Naval Museum. The last weekend of November each year the Historic Dockyard host the Victorian Festival of Christmas. Most of the city’s former defences are now museums or host events. Several of the Victorian era forts on Portsdown Hill are now tourist attractions. Fort Nelson is home to the Royal Armouries museum. The Tudor Southsea Castle has a small museum, and many of the seafront defences are open to the public. The southern part of the Royal Marines Eastney Barracks is now the Royal Marines Museum. Portsmouth has a large number of war memorials around the city.

Other tourist attractions include the birthplace of Charles Dickens, the Blue Reef Aquarium and a natural history museum. Southsea’s seafront is also home to Clarence Pier Amusement Park and Canoe Lake.



The city has several mainline railway stations, on two different direct South West Trains routes to London Waterloo. There is also a South West Train service to Southampton Central which also provides connections to CrossCountry services to Birmingham and Manchester, and a service by Great Western Railway to Cardiff Central via Southampton, Salisbury, Bath and Bristol.

There are also services to Brighton, Gatwick Airport, Croydon and London Victoria.


Local bus services serve the city of Portsmouth and the surroundings of Havant, Leigh Park, Waterlooville, Fareham, Petersfield and long-distance service 700 to Chichester, Worthing and Brighton.

National Express services from Portsmouth run mainly from The Hard Interchange to London, Cornwall, Bradford, Birkenhead and Eastbourne.

Rates for Portsmouth

Prices are per night. Please note the below is a guide, please contact us for the full rates and list of supplements.

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High season is 1 February to 31 July and 1 September to 31 October.
Low season is 1 to 31 January, 1 to 31 August and 1 November to 31 December.

Supplements for Portsmouth

Supplement for leaders/drivers in twin room is £3.00 pppn on above prices.
Supplement for leaders in single room, subject to availability, is £6.00 pppn on above prices.
Supplement for drivers in single room is £10.00 pppn on above prices.
Extra packed lunch is £5.00 pppn.
A supplement of £2.00 per person per night will be added for 2 night stay bookings.

Booking fee

1-3 nights = £100.00
4-7 nights = £50.00
8 nights or more = £0.00

  • May include:
  • Gosport
  • Fareham
  • Southsea
  • Havant
  • Waterlooville
  • Portchester
  • Cosham
  • Lee-on-the-Solent
  • Hayling Island
  • Port Solent
  • Farlington
  • Hilsea


Please note that although we do cover the above areas we may not necessarily be recruiting new hosts in all areas at all times. If you are thinking of becoming a host, but would first like to confirm if we are currently recruiting in your area prior to completing the application form, please drop us a quick message on our contact us form and let us know your postcode. We will reply as quickly as possible.