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Our 2021/22 Booking Commitments for you
Nervous about booking your student home this year?
Preparing for university can be daunting enough under normal circumstances. But now more than ever students may be unsure what the right decision is this year with attending university and where they will be living during that time.
There’s no need to be. Our booking commitments are here to provide that extra bit of help for the 2021/22 academic year. Please note, not all of our booking commitments will apply to all of our locations, to learn more about a specific Host home click here.
Secure your room for £100.
If you know which university you want to attend. And if you see a room you’d like to call home this September, you can secure it for just £100. You can learn more by visiting your chosen room type’s pricing page for more information.
No Place. No Pay.
If you book your room with us today, and when you get your A-level results, you don’t get the grades you need to attend your chosen university. And therefore no longer require the accommodation you have booked, you can cancel your room for free and your initial payment will be refunded to you.
If you’re an international student…
No Visa. No Pay.
In the process of acquiring a visa to study in the UK? Our No Visa. No Pay booking commitment gives you a little extra peace of mind. If you aren’t successful in gaining the visa by the 7th September. And no longer require your room, you won’t be charged a penny. This commitment is only open to prospective first year international students. Proof of rejection is required within 48 hours of being notified.
Revised payment plans.
If you choose to pay by instalments when you book with Host, the 2nd payment may be split into two; 50% to be paid on the original due date of the 2nd payment and the remaining 50% to be paid within 7 days of the tenancy start date.
Free quarantine period.
If you travel to the UK from an amber listed country. And are required to quarantine on arrival, Host will provide free accommodation for the quarantine period of up to 10 days immediately prior to the start of your tenancy, subject to availability. However, this does not include red list countries as students will be required to use a government approved hotel to quarantine for 10 days.
If you’re unable to travel to the UK due to Government travel restrictions. And no longer require your room, you will be able to defer your room until the time you are able to travel or cancel and receive a full refund. Please note that this is only available to international students booking to study for 2021/22.
T&Cs apply. Booking Commitments not available at all properties. Please check with your chosen accommodation which of the above booking commitments are available with them. For more updates from Host, follow us on our Facebook and Instagram!
Getting serious about the environment we live in.
To become more ‘environmentally friendly’, Host is launching the #HostEnvironmentalPledge campaign to encourage responsible behaviour and drive sustainability across our sites throughout the UK and Ireland.
It’s a simple campaign! If we can reduce our overall utilities (electric, water and gas) consumption by 1% then we will donate £10,000, 2% reduction means £20,000, 3% is £30,000 and so on, to 3 charities; BulliesOut, Planet Patrol and World Land Trust.Show me all news
Moving in weekends have started across all our Host properties in the UK and Ireland. And we get it can be an anxious time so to help you settle in here are our top tips
Move in day can feel stressful, but the main thing is that once it’s over and you’re in your new room – the fun can begin. We have a look at what the day will be like for thousands of students across the UK and Ireland.