List Your Space and make money renting it out!

Accommodation for students 
Gomfy offer family, residence, student house and apartment owners a platform to showcase and rent their accommodation effortlessly to international students. It's free to sign up and with a built in community, your listing will be seen by a worldwide student audience.

Gomfy is a community marketplace that lets users discover, book, and list language courses and accommodation around the world. 

We provide our hosts a full array of value-added services such as multi-lingual customer services, control over seasonal rates and availability, quick turn around on promotional activities, to name but a few. Once you sign up and complete the relevant information, your accommodation will be published on the Gomfy website, featuring its own web page and including description, photos, map and details on services offered.


LIST A ROOM

 

Free to listFree to list.

No registration fee, no fixed costs GUARANTEED! A deposit, equivalent to our commission, will be charged to the guest at the time of booking.

 

Your place your rulesYour place your rules.

You are the only one who decides who will rent out your place. You can make contact with your guest beforehand, and check out profiles, reviews and recommendations to determine who your next guest will be. You are totally independent and free to fix your own conditions, prices, and rules of your place.

 

Online host information management toolOnline host information management tool.

Our user friendly host login allows you to maintain and update your accommodation information, seasonal price and communicate with potential guests.

 

Broad Marketing exposureBroad marketing exposure.

Our service is made available through more than 500 distribution partner websites and 652 language schools worldwide. We also invest in Search Engine Optimization and Pay-Per-Click advertisement so your accommodation can be found by customers anywhere in the world.

 

Dedicated ‘microsite’ to showcase your accommodationDedicated ‘microsite’ to showcase your accommodation.

Your accommodation will be published on the Gomfy website, featuring its own web page and including description, photos, map and details on services offered.

 

Multi-lingual Accommodation contentMulti-lingual accommodation content.

Thanks to our multilingual interface, you will be able to increase and optimise your exposure to an international audience of students.

 

Multiple listingsMultiple listings.

Manage multiple accommodation listings around the world with one account.

 

Click now on the link below to start enjoying the benefits of partnering with us.

 

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Host frequently asked questions

 In order to maintain a high quality of listings on Gomfy, we review each offer before they are approved and made available for search. Uploading good quality photos and providing complete information about your property help speed up the review process. If your listing still doesn't appear in the search results within one week, please contact our customer support team for further advice.


No. The guest data is not screened or verified by Gomfy.com. The best advice is to directly contact the guest through our messaging system and get an impression yourself, whether or not you are prepared to trust this person. We are proud to say that not a single scam or faked guest profile has been reported yet to us.


Yes, you can at any time. After you have created and verified your account you will be able to log onto your account administration. Go to "Overview" tab. Click on Edit Profile.


No. By accepting a booking from a guest through Gomfy you have agreed to provide the accommodation. If for some reason you have agreed with your guest mutually to cancel a booking, please contact our customer service department or email us at info@gomfy.com.


If you have set up your profile on the booking on request mode, you will be able to screen each guest profile first before confirming a booking request. However, it’s not advisable for you to express certain preferences on your host profile. You should be open-minded. There might be guests appealing to you who you never thought of. But you have the freedom to choose what gender do you want on your accommodation, you can write it on the title discription of your accommodation listing.


 Yes. If you would like to block bookings on a certain date, you can access the calendar in each of your rooms of the Your Offers page. You can select the view dates option to update each date manually of use the bulk update by selecting the range of dates and enteriong the availability for those dates.

Once you have created and verified your account you can either temporarily unpublish or permanently delete it in your account administration at any time. If you temporarily unpublish your host profile, you will be able to reactivate it at any time. This also includes the option to modify any information of your profile. If you permanently delete your account, all the profile information will be lost.


No. Please use the upload function of your profile in order to share pictures.


To cancel an accepted booking, the guest will have to contact the host directly, the deposit already paid by the guest is non refundable.


Yes. It is extremely important that the availability of your accommodation is accurate, otherwise you will have to refuse bookings made for unavailable dates, which could affect your listing's position in the search results.

We have automatic and manual screening processes in place, which allow us to validate your data to a certain extent. However, currently only for certified host profiles we check official documents such as ID and criminal record.


 At Gomfy we want to provide our users with the highest level of security and professionalism we possibly can. Therefore all our hosts listed have the chance to become certified and validate their identity. Host certification means that the hosts send us copies of their IDs, an utility bill and (optional) their Criminal Record Certificates electronically. We compare the documents received with the personal data which the host provided to us for their registration. If the information matches we mark those hosts as certified on our website giving details of whether we have checked the ID only or additionally the criminal record document. The documents themselves will not be shown on the website.

Become a Certified Host! Visit the Trust and Verification section within your profile. 

- You have the option to receive 20% deposit for your bookings.
- Your ad will be displayed at top positions in our listings.
- You create trust and attract more guests.
- You will receive VIP priority in our customer service.
For certification you need to upload the digital copy of a Current (valid) official photo ID, any uitility bill and you must pay a fee of 19.90 Euro ( nosubscription / auto renewal).This is not refundable in case you don't provide the required documents. 


Once a guest has stayed at your property, we send them an email encouraging them to leave a review at their own discretion. Only guests who have stayed in your property through Gomfy can add reviews.
While reviews are the cornerstone of the Gomfy reputation system, references help people new to Gomfy get started building their reputation. Formerly known as recommendations, references are a complete enhancement to this feature. Everyone is now required to add profile photos before they can leave references. Finding your acquaintances and asking them to write you a reference only takes a single click once you are connected to Facebook.


The guest has agreed to pay the remaining 90% of the total booking value directly to you upon arrival (10% had been paid online to secure the booking and cover the commission). You are free to set up individual payment methods (cash, money transfer or paypal ) depends on what you and the guest agreed upon.



1. Create your profile.

- Sign up with Gomfy, create a great profile, and upload a profile photo (with your face, noone will rent from your cat!). Build your reputation by getting verified, and hit up your friends for some references.

2. Add your student accommodation.

- Click the blue button to list your accommodation, set your address, and upload photos. Accurately describe your space and select the appropriate amenities to give potential guests a good idea of what your listing has to offer.  

- Add different rooms to a property and set different prices per room per person. Don’t forget to set your calendar availability to make sure guests don’t contact you when the rooms are not available!

- Add a additional services to make sure all your guest needs are met. 

- Check out our tips for creating a good listing.

3. Book your student accommodation.

- Answer messages and reservation requests from prospective guests in a timely manner using the messaging system on the site. Your response rate and search rank depend on it, so don't keep your potential guests waiting! 

- Review your guest once they have checked out. Voicing your experience is an essential part of building our trusted community.

Tips & tricks!

- Check that your listing is visible in the search results.

- Make sure that our emails reach you by setting up your email account to accept messages from info@gomfy.com.

- In your main photo think about including something distinctive in the image. A visual hook in your photo may help them remember your particular property.

- Think carefully about the written description of your property. After the photographs, it the next thing that people see. You only get one chance to impress, so make what your write as descriptive as possible!



Signing up and creating a Gomfy account is free! The easiest way to sign up is by connecting with your Facebook account. This will automatically fill out some of your profile, and you’ll get an additional verification.

If you don’t have or don’t want to use Facebook, you can also sign up with your email address to create an account.

After signing up, make sure to finish completing your listing and as well your profile so that the community knows how awesome you are.

Sign up today at http://www.gomfy.com/backend/add/accomms/?step=1. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to our community!
 



Gomfy is a community marketplace built on Trust that facilitates the meeting of people in real life.

List itList it



Register in just three easy steps
Advertise your property for free.
Reply to visitors from all over the world asking for details about your place. 


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When your guest and you agree on conditions and price of the stay.
You need to ask your guest to proceed to his booking online by paying a deposit which is part of the total fees.
Confirm the reservation request
You will receive guest's complete contact details.


get paidGet paid for it



When the reservation has been made effective, means that the agreed commission has been paid
Finally, when the guest arrivies to your accommodation, he or her will pay the remaining balance.
Host your guest and Enjoy!


 
Most of our guest are students who travel to learn a language abroad. The minimun is ussually a week and the average stay are 4 weeks.

  Hosts need to upload a front face photographs in their profile, photographs for their property and for each of their rooms. We ask hosts to upload a minimum of three photos for each listing, and most of our hosts upload more. If you would like to see more photos of a listing, we suggest sending a message to a host expressing your interest.


Listing your space on Gomfy is free, and the benefits to you can be priceless! Not only can you make money, but you are also rewarded with the experiences you gain meeting students from all over the world.

While it doesn’t cost to list your space on Gomfy, we do collect a commission by the allocation of the nonrefundable deposit (usually between 10% to 45%) of the total service value each reservation you are paid for to cover the cost of processing guest payments and marketing campaigns. For example, if you have listed your property for $100 a week and a guest books one week, the guest will pay $10 to us as prepayment / deposit to secure his place after you accepted the reservacion and you'll get $90 in your pocket for the reservation upon the students' arrival.

Here are our top 9 tips for enticing visitors to stay in your Gomfy property.

1 -  Photographs. In your main photo think about including something distinctive in the image. For example: a painting, or a bright cushion, or a flowing plant and so on. Why? Many unregistered users browse through the site who will only register weeks later. A visual hook in your photo may help them remember your particular property. They can then add it to their favourites once they join the Gomfy website.
Also make sure that you upload clear, good quality photos for your property and for each room.

2 - Think carefully about the written description of your property. After the photographs, it the next thing that people see. You only get one chance to impress, so make what your write as descriptive as possible!
Are there sports activities nearby? Golf, sailing, horse riding, hiking etc. What about restaurants, shopping, night-life, beaches? If yes, tell people about it!
If your property is far away from the nearest town, this doesn’t have to be a disadvantage. Inform people of driving times or public transport. Staying in an isolated and quiet property is some people’s idea of heaven. For those who want to get away from it all, point out the benefits of the tranquillity and privacy that you offer.

3 - Become a Certified Host!
- You have the option to receive 20% deposit for your bookings.
- Your ad will be displayed at top positions in our listings.
- You create trust and attract more guests.
- You will receive VIP priority in our customer service.
For certification you need to upload the digital copy of a Current (valid) official photo ID, any uitility bill and you must pay a fee of 19.90 Euro ( nosubscription / auto renewal).This is not refundable in case you don't provide the required documents.


4 - Upon arrival provide to guest  your house rules, fliers for activities, sights and events in your local area or anything else of interest. A simple map of the surrounding area marked with where to buy food, petrol, restaurants will help orientate your guests on their first day.

5 - Do you have contacts in your local area who you could form a mutually beneficial arrangement with? What about providing guests the opportunity for discounts for local activities, or services? You keep your guests happy while simultaneously generating new customers for local businesses, who will then refer people back to you.

6 - Think about what kind of guests you would ideally want? For example: Are you happy to attract guests who are families with children? Or perhaps you only want young international students. What things are on offer in your property or surroundings would attract your ideal guests to you? Once you’ve found the answer to this, include some tantalising text in your description.

7 - The Gomfy website is not just a platform to advertise your apartments or home. By making friends with others registered on the site, you have boundless possibilities to make new contacts, with other hosts and with potential guests. Share your tips about being a successful host with other hosts on the site. Get feedback from guests or potential guests as to why they didn’t or did rent your place. Use this information to implement some changes to help bring more guests to your home.

8 - If you haven’t done so yet, get going and register as a host here. Get familiar with our website, browse around and see how it works and make sure to update your calendar regularly so potential guests are always up to date.

9 - The apartment or house should be spotlessly clean for new guests. It should smell nice too. Fresh flowers always smell nicer than chemical room fragrance and apart from the scent, are a nice personal touch.

10 - Furnishing and decorating your property in an aesthetically pleasing manner will encourage people to want to stay there. However, if the property is too individually decorated it may be off-putting to some guests. Try to maintain the fine balance between having mass-appeal but also standing out. 

Best of luck!


Please copy the link and paste it into the address/URL line of your web browser. The link might run over several lines in your e-mail layout. Please make sure, that you copy and paste the entire link. If it still doesn’t work. Please send us a message at info@gomfy.com.


There's no need to restart the process. You can continue with the registration process anytime you just need to log in with your email address and the password you registered.


 We display a basic indication of where an accommodation is located, limited to the street name and a map of the surrounding area. We withhold its exact street address in order to protect a host's privacy. Guests will only receive it once their booking has been confirmed.

We use sophisticated detection and editing software making sure that we will recognize any bypassing attempts, no matter if they were made intentionally or by accident. If a bypassing attempt is detected, the message delivery to the recipient will be delayed and the message itself will be edited.


A homestay is an accommodation at the residence of a local homestay host / host family who will integrate the guest into their daily life. This way the guest has the opportunity to learn more about the culture of the travel destination and can more easily practice a foreign language in everyday situations. Furthermore, both sides can experience cultural exchanges. This makes a homestay the best choice for students living abroad as well as for culturally inspired travelers. Some homestay accommodations are available also for short stays. These are also an excellent option during popular events such as concerts, trade fairs or championships when hotels are extremely expensive or fully booked.

 

Gomfy as a company only mediates the bookings between Gomfy hosts and guests. The guest closes a contract directly with the host. Gomfy is never a contracting party for a booking. Therefore our company does not intervene in discussions and negotiations between hosts and guests. If there is a disagreement please solve the issue directly with your host. For more information please see our terms and conditions.


Your photos should clearly show the rooms in your accommodation that your guests would have access to, such as the bedroom, bathroom, kitchen etc. The better your photos are, the more interested potential guests will be in booking your property.

You should present your accommodation in an interesting and informative manner. You will need to upload photos, create a nice title and enter a description of your property. You should also make sure you accurately include details such as price, location, amenities, property type, minimum stay, maximum number of guests etc. Contact details (email, phone, street address etc.) are not permitted in the title, description or house rules.

If you are temporarily unable to respond to enquiries / messages from potential guests, you should temporarily unpublish your host profile. If you temporarily unpublish your host profile, you will be able to reactivate it at any time. This also includes the option to modify any information of your profile. If you permanently delete your account, all the profile information will be lost.


 We welcome an extensive range of accommodation types, not only apartments and houses. If your property type is not listed on the List Your Accommodation page, please contact our customer support team who will be happy to advise you.



Almost anyone can be a host! It's free to sign up and to list your accommodation. The listings available on the site are as diverse as the hosts who list them, so you can post students residences, apartments, entire houses, student hourses, a room in a family homes, rooms in bed-and-breakfasts, hotel rooms, hostels dorms or campign sites. The list goes on and on!


Gomfy wants to provide an environment that is free of fraud and scam to our host and guest alike. Specially when money transfer is involved. We have a secure payment platform that will verified payment data (credit card info.) that can be trace back their identity thus avoiding fraud and scam. Also we want to protect your privacy.


 Some listings may be new on Gomfy or previous guests may not yet have left a review. Listings will gradually acquire reviews over time.

The commission varies according to the local standard commission for each country and the accommodation type. The accommodation has the possibility to influence its own ranking by changing the commission percentage and availability for certain periods, and continuously improving the other factors.

Yes, with registration you are automatically signed up for our free matching service, sending you guest profiles fitting to your offer. Also the student or guest can send you a message in our messaging system where you can also reply.


Contact Details

Email:
info@gomfy.com
Address:
Suit 332, The Capel Building
Mary's Abbey
Dublin 7, Ireland
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