We consider it very important that you feel ‘at home’ while attending a course at CELT. We carefully select homestay providers for both our adult and teenage students and do everything possible to ensure that our students enjoy their stay with us.

Many of our families have been hosting for several years and are experienced in helping students from different countries and cultures feel comfortable. Living with the family and taking part in their daily life provides students with the opportunity to constantly practise their new English language skills and learn more about British culture.

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  • Live with local people and experience British culture
  • One student per nationality in each homestay (unless otherwise requested)
  • Support of our experienced Accommodation and Welfare Officer
  • For adult students we offer a single room on a half-board basis (see table)
  • For young learners we offer a shared room on a full-board basis (see table)

CELT Student Residence (CSR)

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CELT has our own student residence as an alternative to staying with a host family. This is perfect for adult students who would like to be more independent. Conveniently located just a short walk from the city centre, CELT Student Residence (CSR) is a modernised double Edwardian period building set in a conservation area in the centre of Cardiff. It overlooks the magnificent Bute Park behind Cardiff Castle.

We now also have a new residence next door to the Adult Centre which can accommodate a maximum of four people. It has one double room, two large singles and a modern shared bathroom, kitchen and living area. It enjoys a great location next to the school and close to the city centre.

The minimum booking period for the CSR is 4 weeks.
Please note that CSR is only available for adult students (aged 21+) who are studying at CELT.


  • Clean, secure, and well-maintained environment
  • Single room accommodation
  • 10 minutes walk to our Adult Centre
  • Located in the academic quarter of the city
  • Owned and managed by CELT
  • Shared facilities include bathrooms (1 bathroom for every 2 residents), kitchen, and living room
  • Secure access to each bedroom
  • Entrance security system
  • Minimum age 21

Other Options

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University Residence

During the summer period (July & August), our adult students have the option to rent self-catering rooms in Cardiff University Halls of Residence (Senghenydd Court) next to our adult teaching centre. Please contact us for further information.

Hotels and Guest Houses

For adult students who do not wish to choose homestay accommodation or our own residence, we also have a list of recommended hotels/guest houses in Cardiff. Please contact us for further details.

Become a Homestay Provider

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CELT takes adult students and young learners throughout the year and we are especially busy in the summer months. Many of our students choose a homestay as a way of learning more about British culture, integrating with local people, and improving their linguistic skills. If you have a comfortable home with one or more spare bedrooms, enjoy being with people from other cultures, and are interested in becoming a homestay provider for CELT, then please contact us or check our FAQs for further information.