Accommodation in Vancouver

While you study and learn English in Canada, it is very important to live in a nice place. Our language school, inlingua Vancouver, offers several options for international students: Homestays, Suites and a Student House. All of them are good, safe and convenient.

inlingua Vancouver seems like a second home to many of our students. Still, after a long day of studying English at inlingua Vancouver and going on activities with your new friends around Vancouver, you'll need some real accommodation to take a rest.

It is a very good idea to stay in accommodation with a Canadian family for all or part of your stay in Vancouver, Canada. Homestays or Suites will allow you to see the city, make friends, learn how to get around and do things by yourself. Homestay and Suite accommodation are possible for couples, in a shared room, or for 2 students who want to share a room.

In addition to Homestay, we can also offer accommodation in our inlingua Student House, a good alternative for independent students, 19 years old and over.

Some students may prefer to rent or share an Apartment with one or more students of the same nationality or cultural background. They will have less intense contact with Canadians, Canadian culture and an English-immersion environment. This may be an option for students who are concerned about culture shock. However, inlingua does not recommend this type of accommodation for students who wish to improve their language skills and get the most advantage from their stay in Vancouver, Canada.

Vancouver hotels in downtown Vancouver may be a good option for students who want to a great location and the convenience of a wide range of amenities. Dormitories or hostels are also good accommodation for travelers and tourists staying in Vancouver on a budget.

HOMESTAY

At a Homestay, students live, eat, and socialize with Canadians in a comfortable environment.

We work with professional companies dedicated to arranging the best accommodation for students in Vancouver. These companies have a large selection of families available in Vancouver, North Vancouver, West Vancouver and Burnaby. All municipalities are located within 45 minutes of downtown Vancouver.

Homestay Fees (2018)

HOMESTAY SINGLE ROOM 17 years and older under 17 years
Homestay Placement fee
registration and placement (non refundable)
220 220
Homestay Fees Full Board
3 meals, single room, per week
230 245
Extra night Full Board
3 meals, single room, per night
35 37
Homestay Fees Half Board
2 meals, single room, per week
215 230
Extra night Half Board
2 meals, single room, per night
33 35
High season supplement
June, July, August - per week (supplement per night 3)
20 20
Optional - Private Bathroomper week 25
Optional - Closer to Schoolper week 12.5
* Homestay Special Requests are not guaranteed, subject to availability
Internet Access is FREE and available in most homestays
Notarized Custodianship (for students under 19, if required / non refundable) 100
Note: You can pay every 4 weeks. Book for all the duration of your course. A 2-week move-out notice is required
Deposit: A 2-week deposit will be charged and retained until the end of the accommodation period, if the period of accommodation is longer than 4 weeks, and the payment will be periodic and not in advance for the entire period.
SHARED HOMESTAY 17 years and older under 17 years
Shared Homestay Placement fee
registration and placement (non refundable), per person
220 220
Shared Homestay Fees Full Board
3 meals, shared room, per week, per person
205 220
Extra night Full Board
3 meals, shared room, per night, per person
32 34
Shared Homestay Fees Half Board
2 meals, shared room, per week, per person
190 205
Extra night Half Board
2 meals, shared room, per night, per person
30 32
High season supplement
June, July, August - per week (supplement per night 3)
20 20
Notarized Custodianship (for students under 19, if required / non refundable) 100
Note: You can pay every 4 weeks. Book for all the duration of your course. A 2-week move-out notice is required
Deposit: A 2-week deposit will be charged and retained until the end of the accommodation period, if the period of accommodation is longer than 4 weeks, and the payment will be periodic and not in advance for the entire period
Shared homestay for students under 19 is only possible if parents request it and for special cases.

NOTES:

  • If you plan to stay for more than 4 weeks in Vancouver and you are NOT sure if you want to stay in the homestay  for more than the first 4 weeks, please book until the end date of your course.
  • We will book your homestay for this period.
  • Failure to do so may result in additional homestay placement fees.
  • Students will pay the placement fee, the first 4 weeks of homestay, and the 2-week deposit.
  • Additional 4-week periods will be paid at inlingua, in advance.
  • A 2-week move-out notice is required.
Airport Transportation Price
(CAD)
Airport reception / pick up
Transportation to accommodation on day of arrival
90
Transportation to airport / drop off
on day of departure
80
Airport Pick Up + Drop Off 160

Our Homestay Coordinators

They will assign you a Canadian family to make your experience in Canada complete, fulfilling and safe. Remember that your Homestay Coordinator is always available for you to talk to, to get advice from, and to answer all your Homestay concerns.

Our Homestay Families

Our families are very good. inlingua Vancouver and our homestay coordinators use families who take a genuine joy and interest in doing Homestay and are happy to have students in their homes. We will place you in a house with a Canadian family, no more than 45 minutes from inlingua Vancouver campuses, and who speak English as their main language at home. We can guarantee that there will be no more students who speak your same language. You can enjoy meals at home because you will be one of the family members.

How do we coordinate your Homestay?

We will assign you only to families who enjoy doing homestay and have enough time for each one of their students.

You will receive three (or two) meals a day, a private room with a desk and a closet, towels, and linens.

Our families use English as their main language. Canada is a country of immigrants where you will find families of all origins, races and religions. We respect and pride ourselves of the cultural diversity of our families. In all of them, the main language is English.

All families have passed a rigorous selection process and we often visit them to guarantee their quality.

NP Homestay & Students - Contact Information in Vancouver

Homestay Coordinators:
Angela Consiglio
Tel: 604 317 2251
Rosanna Cacic
Tel: 604 418 4444
Fax: +1 (604) 484-2424
Email: Click here to send an email to our Homestay Coordinators
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Please click here to download the Accommodation Feedback Form. Let us know what you think about your Homestay or Suite.

Potential families, please download our Homestay Family Application Form for new Families. Fill it out and email it to our homestay coordinators directly. Only after you are visited and pass our coordinators' inspection, you will be able to receive our students. Please understand the normal cycles of the ESL industry. There are more students coming in the summer than in any other season.

Suites

Private rooms or Shared rooms in houses are also available. Our suites are carefully selected by our accommodation co-ordinators to ensure a good proximity to the school and a clean and safe living environment. 

This option is ideal for the student who would like to prepare their own meals and have minimal contact with their host family. This option gives you more privacy and freedom than homestay. Students live in a separate suite, independent from the host family. Students share the suite with other students. Students have minimal contact with the host family. Students have a separate entrance to their suite. Students have their own kitchen, bathroom and common area (shared among students).

Student Suites are for students 19 years or older.  There will be some basic house rules and policies in the student suite. In general you must be considerate, respectful and know that you are sharing a space with other people. Host family has a set of “house rules” in place for students.

Students are responsible for buying and preparing their own food. Students must make a budget for food preparation and eating out in restaurants. Students share laundry facilities with host family. Students need to purchase their own laundry detergent, toilet paper, shampoo, etc.

Shared or private rooms available. Shared rooms only are possible for couples or for 2 students travelling together.

Suites Fees (2018)

SUITE
(single room / shared rooms for couples or friends)
19 years and older
Suite Placement Fee (single or shared)
registration and placement (non refundable), per person
200
Suite Fees / single
no meals, single room, per week
175
Extra night
no meals, single room, per night
26
Suite Fees / shared
no meals, shared room, per week, per person
165
Extra night
no meals, shared room, per night, per person
25
High season supplement
June, July, August - per week (supplement per night 3)
20
Deposit: A 2-week deposit will be charged and retained until the end of the accommodation period, if the period of accommodation is longer than 4 weeks, and the payment will be periodic and not in advance for the entire period. A 30 cleaning fee will be deducted from deposit.

NOTES:

  • If you plan to stay for more than 4 weeks in Vancouver and you are NOT sure if you want to stay in the suite for more than the first 4 weeks, please book until the end date of your course.
  • We will book your suite for this period.
  • Failure to do so may result in additional suite placement fees.
  • Students will pay the placement fee, the first 4 weeks of suite, and the 2-week deposit.
  • Additional 4-week periods will be paid at inlingua, in advance.
  • A 2-week move-out notice is required.

Accommodation Policies and Refund Policy for Homestay and Suites

  1. ON THE FIRST INVOICE: inlingua Vancouver will charge to Students only the First 4 weeks of Accommodation plus the following fees: Accommodation Placement Fee, Airport Pickup if applicable, and Airport Drop-off if applicable. Any additional days or periods of 4-weeks will be paid to inlingua Vancouver, in advance. We make exceptions to this policy if requested by the agent or the student.
  2. PLACEMENT FEE: The Placement fee is non-refundable after the application has been received and the student has received a placement. Only if the student has visa problems and can prove them, the placement fee will be refunded.
  3. DEPOSIT: A 2-week deposit will be charged and retained until the end of the accommodation period, if the period of accommodation is longer than 4 weeks, and the payment will be periodic and not in advance for the entire period.
  4. REFUNDS: The Accommodation Fees paid in advance will be refunded according to this table.

    Refund Policy Before Arrival After Arrival
    2 weeks Notice 100% Refund No Penalty
    Less than 2 weeks

    100% Refund minus 2 weeks Penalty,

    unless you have visa problems and can prove them

    2 weeks Penalty
  5. PERIODS OF 4 WEEKS: One 4-week period is to be understood as 28 nights, inclusive.
  6. NIGHTS: Students are charged according to a per night basis (not per day) or per week basis.
  7. ABOUT PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF: Airport Reception (pick up) and drop off fee is non-refundable after students arrival in Canada, even if the service is later declined.
  8. FLIGHT INFORMATION: Arrival information including airline, flight, date and time must be received at least 72 hours before arrival. Otherwise Airport Reception fee will be charged.
  9. NOTICE TO MOVE OUT IS REQUIRED: Students need to give a minimum of 2 weeks notice to their families.
  10. 2 WEEKS CHARGE: Students who decide to leave the Homestay or Suite early, before finishing their reserved period of accommodation, and don't give the 2 week notice will have to pay 2 weeks of accommodation.
  11. NO DROP-OFF: Students who decide to leave the Homestay or Suite before finishing their reserved period of accommodation, will not receive the service of airport drop-off.
  12. SHORT EXTENSION: Homestay extensions of less than one week beyond the period reserved on their application are not subject to an extension fee.
  13. LONG EXTENSION: Homestay extensions of more than one week beyond the period reserved on their application are subject to an extension fee (50% Homestay Placement Fee, 110).This fee will not apply if students extend within 2 weeks of their arrival date in Canada and as long as the same family is still available. If the current family is not available and the student decides to extend, a 50% Homestay Placement Fee, 110, will be charged, and the student will move to a new family. The student will cover the costs of transportation to the new family.
  14. POSTPONEMENT: Postponements or delays of arrival greater than one week, with less than 10 days notice before scheduled arrival, will result in the loss of the original placement fee (i.e. students must pay a second placement fee), and loss of guarantee of the original family reservation.
  15. CHANGE IN ARRIVAL TIME: In the event of changed or delayed flight time on the day of arrival, the student is responsible to contact their Accommodation Coordinator directly, inlingua Vancouver as well as their family, to inform them of the change. Failure to do so may result in no pick-up, as well as the loss of the reception fee.
  16. FAMILY IS NOT AVAILABLE: If under exceptional circumstances the initial Homestay family or Room becomes unavailable, an alternate family meeting the same criteria will be arranged.
  17. MINOR STUDENTS: Students or students' relatives aged 16 and under will pay extra Homestay fees. If special documents are necessary to be issued in Canada, additional charges will apply.
  18. SHARED ROOMS: Shared rooms are possible in Homestays and in Suites. They are not available in the student house. Each students will pay 100% regular Homestay or Suite Placement Fee.
  19. CHANGES OF HOMESTAY / SUITE: Changes in Accommodation are addressed on an individual basis. We always try to please students and at the same time help them to understand cultural differences and house rules that can be logically accepted without the need for a change. We follow our dispute resolution policy and will direct communication between student and the family. If this does not solve the issue, we will talk to the family and the student and try to reach an agreement. If this does not solve the issue, we will initiate a change of homestay / suite.

STUDENT HOUSE
(dormitory)

Shared Rooms in a student house / dormitory located 30-40 minutes from downtown Vancouver. This is a good option for independent students who want to live with other international students, know how to cook, understand the rules and limitations of sharing a space with others and are over 19 years old. 

  • Our student houses accommodate 10 to 20 international students, and is a good alternative if you are independent.
  • Please note that there are rules and limitations you will need to understand, accept and respect.
  • This type of accommodation is not available for couples.
  • All the guests in the houses are international students. Some study at inlingua Vancouver school, others do not.
  • This option does not include meals/board.
  • Students must make a budget for food preparation in the house and eating out in restaurants.
  • Availability is limited.

Visit the website of our student house coordinator Casa Vancouver.

Student House Fees (2018)

Description 19 years and older
Student House Placement Fee
registration and placement, shared room
150
Student House Fees
no meals, shared room, per week
170
Booking Deposit
A deposit of 300 paid by credit card is required when booking. It will be retained until the end of the accommodation period. A 30 admin fee deducted from deposit. Refund will be subject to the student house rules
300
Extra night
no meals, shared room, per night
40
High season supplement
June, July, August, September - per week (supplement per night 5)
10
Note: Please book and pay in advance for the total duration of your stay. Subject to availability.

APARTMENTS IN DOWNTOWN  

Some students prefer to live in apartments in downtown Vancouver. They usually rent a furnished place with 2 or 3 students who are staying in Vancouver around the same time and dates. They share all expenses and responsibility for the furniture, appliances and bills. Students themselves find these apartments. inlingua does not get involved in any arrangement and can not guarantee anything.

Staying at a Homestay, Suite or inlingua Student House will provide you with a nice and convenient place to temporarily live if you plan to share an apartment in downtown with other students. So for 1 month or two while you look for your independent apartment, you can learn about the Canadian culture and practice your English by living in a Homestay, Suite or inlingua Student House.

DORMITORIES IN VANCOUVER  

There are several dormitories or hostels close to our school. Hostels are informal and cheap hotels for young tourists, usually younger than 25 years old and for a limited time. Prices range from 25 to 50 dollars per night, without meals. Please visit their websites to explore this type of accommodation.

VANCOUVER HOTELS  

There are many hotels close to our school. The price per night ranges from 90 to 500 dollars per night, depending on the time of the year, location, amenities, etc. Please visit Tourism Vancouver official website or contact them directly to book your accommodation.

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