Homestays in Spiti Valley are a great choice of accommodation for two kinds of travelers. The first are the ones that are traveling on a limited budget and the second is people who want to learn more about the local life in the valley. In some places, homestays are in fact the only kind of accommodation you can get. If you want to add a new kind of experience to your trip, staying as a paying guest with a local will really serve the purpose. Mentioned below is a list of some of the best homestays in Spiti Valley. Before we get into the list, there are a few things I would like to mention. The actual definition of homestay in the last few years has actually gotten restricted to only a few villages now. In most of the places in Spiti, what now are available are just guest houses. They have Homestay added to their names just to attract tourist but in all reality, they are just small hotels or guest houses. You can also not entirely plan your trip thinking of staying at homestays only. You will have to do a mix and match of hotels, guest houses, and homestays. In some places, there are no, in fact, ho homestays available. Thus an ideal way of the journey would be to mostly opt for hotels and guest houses and limit Homestays to just around Kaza, in the remote villages of Spiti like Kibber, Komik, Langza, Hikkim, etc. If you wish to, you can also stay at monasteries at places like Tabo and Kye. That too is a great and different kind of experience which is also budget-friendly. At Key Monastery, you will only pay Rs. 200 – Rs. 300 for both food and lodging. Mentioned below is a list of a few recommended homestays in Spiti Valley. Please note that it only covers villages and towns of Spiti and not that of Kinnaur Valley. I will provide a list of homestays in Kinnaur in a different article. I have not stayed at all of these homestays. Some I am recommending out of my own experience while others are based on feedback received from friends and reviews over the web.