Logistical information for various countries and regions around the world, including those who can help with accommodation and travel

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This section includes information on organisations and individuals who can help with logistical services on the field in specific regions or areas. If you are a mission, missionary or overseas worker or if you run a service for missions overseas and would like to offer your help to others who may be coming to or are already in your area, please use the Contact OSCAR or Suggest a Listing forms and we will add you to our information. For now, you can obtain information about UK logistical support by going to the section OSCAR - Service zone - Logistics.

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Guest house & Hospitality lists & networks

Mission Guest Houses Worldwide

OSCAR holds a list of mission guest houses around the world. The latest version was released in 2016. If you would like a copy of this list, please contact us explaining your mission credentials and we will email it to you.
Email:
Tel: 0300 121 0585

'A Candle in the Window' Hospitality Network

A growing network of Christian households worldwide offering hospitality. It's free for missionaries to join and enables you to offer hospitality as well as have access to others who open their homes.
Website: www.acandleinthewindow.com
Email:

Christian Hospitality Network

A money-saving alternative to conventional travel lodging arrangements (such as hotels, resorts, etc.) for Christian hospitality-minded families, couples and individuals. Has members in various countries.
Website: http://thechn.org

Christian House Sitters

Christian House Sitters is an internet based service for Christians who want to take a holiday and need someone to look after their home and or pets, and Christians who need a break. We will put the two halves together. This way we hope many Christians who could not afford a holiday will be enabled to take a break and see other countries. 100% of all income goes to support a Christian Children’s Home in rural Kenya.
Website: www.Christian-HouseSitters.com
Email:
Tel: 01460 419652

Hospitality Homes International

Makahiki Ministries has provided a rest and hospitality ministry for hundreds of Christian workers. Hospitality Homes International is our network of over 120 homes worldwide. These homes are privately owned by Christian hosts in the spirit of Romans 12:13 "Share with God's people in need . . practice hospitality." They are available to workers seeking spiritual and physical renewal at a nominal donation to the ministry.
Website: www.hospitalityhomes.org
Email:
Tel: ++00 1 209 966 2988 (USA)

La Dolce Vita Hospitality Network

A list of places along the Mediterranean for overnights and vacations that are comfy, affordable and accessible for ex-pat workers. Not necessarily Christian owned.
See www.oscar.org.uk/ldvhospitality.pdf

Life Impact Oases

Life Impact offers hosted Oases of rest and renewal for International Workers, Pastors, and other Christian leaders.
Website: http://www.lifeimpactministries.net

Pastoral Get-A-Ways

A list of places in the USA for relaxation, reflection or spiritual retreats. 
Website: 

ServantCARE Hospitality Homes in the USA

US based ministry ServantCARE have an established hospitality network. These are privately owned, smoke free Christian homes made available by those with a heart for hospitality, and a desire to serve those in ministry. Some are available only overnight, while others are available for longer periods of time. Some are small homes with a spare bedroom while others are large and have amenities like pools, game rooms, and libraries. Some are immaculate and some are well lived in. Some are remotely located for those who need quiet rest, but most are centrally located to interstates for convenience. All have hosts with open arms and open hearts
Web: www.servantcare.com/hospitality

ServantCARE International Retreat and Furlough Resources

A web page of places to stay around the world.
Website: http://servantcare.com/Links/RetreatFurl/internat.php
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StayMarta

StayMarta is a Christian hospitality marketplace connecting travelers with various type of accommodations and adventures anywhere in the world. more>>
Website: www.staymarta.com

VCH - Association of Christian Hotels in Germany

Association of Christian Hotels in Germany (Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Britain and Poland too). Website: www.vch.de
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Individual guest houses & other accommodation

Alliance Guest Home, Bangkok, Thailand

The Alliance Guest Home strives to nurture and support all visitors seeking family friendly accommodations at reasonable rates. We are within an approximate 45 minute drive from both Suvarnabhumi International and Don Muang International Airports (depending on traffic), near the heart of Bangkok, close to shopping centers and all major public transportation systems. ​We provide breakfast, Wi-Fi, fitness room, and parking at no additional cost for registered guests.
Website: www.allianceguesthome.com
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Am Felsen, Black Forest, Germany

"Am Felsen", Black Forest Farmhouse Holiday Home. 30 minutes by to Basel, Switzerland or Mullhouse, France, 8 hours from Calais. A cosy holiday home in a peaceful village on the forest edge. From £210 (€250) per week. more>>
Email:
Tel: 01777719840

Angel's Rest Bed and Breakfast, Alberton, South Africa

Our rooms are not en-suite but there are three toilets and three showers between the four rooms. The dorm rooms have 2 showers and 1 toilet. There is a common lounge/TV room, dining room, kitchen and a laundry room. Gospel Resource Centre runs the Angel's Rest B&B and includes a chapel, conference room and internet access.
Website: www.gospelresource.za.org
Email:
Tel: ++27 11 907 1533 (SOUTH AFRICA)

Bethany, Hong Kong

Bethany is a member care organisation for Christians and their families serving the Lord. Committed to providing rest, encouragement and restoration through appropriate physical, emotional, spiritual and counselling care.
Website: www.bethanyhk.org
Email: or for reservations
Tel: ++ 852 2981 7114 (HONG KONG)

Blue Hummingbirds, Kampala, Uganda

Blue Hummingbirds is a mission accomodation for budget christian travellers located in Muyenga. We have 7 self contained rooms ( can be single or doubles) and 2 dormitory rooms that can host 16 persons. We provide a quiet environment, a fireplace, great breakfast & WIFI with a resident service team. Our rates are 35USD for single and 20 USD for shared rooms. We also provide long term negotiable rates for missionaries here for more than a month. Our huge garden, clean rooms and solar powered facility will be a great retreat for you.
Website: www.facebook.com/Blue-HummingBirds-711750662259475
Email:
Tel: ++414698318/0752527493 (UGANDA)

The Bridge Guesthouse, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Come and feel welcome in a cozy apartment that you rest your body and mind. You will never be
short of leisure activities. You will have a furnished single bed and wardrobe but you will share the
bathroom and kitchen with me. As I'm mostly out, feel free to use the kitchen or enjoy relaxing at
the balcony with a cuppa..
Email:
Tel: ++6010 5324268 (MALAYSIA)

Christian Bed & Breakfast, Bujumbura, Burundi

Christian Bed & Breakfast in Kinindo, Bujumbura, Burundi. Beautiful missionary home offering 1 double and 1 twin room, hot shower in guest shower room, wifi, lovely veranda and excellent rates. Suitable for Christian workers visiting Burundi. (NB can host married couples, ladies and men in a group but it is not possible to host men travelling alone.) 5 mins' walk to quality local Christian Conference Centre for meetings etc, 12 mins' drive to Bujumbura town centre, 20 mins' to airport. Very popular so book early by email to avoid disappointment!
Email:
Tel: ++257 76357065 (BURUNDI)

cleftRock Retreat Center, Kentucky, USA

cleftRock Retreat Center is a unique place nestled in the woods, set apart to God, where people can take a break from their world and draw near to Him. cleftRock offers 3 days/2 nights free lodging for missionaries, pastors and their immediate family in one of our 4 fully furnished cabins.
Website: www.cleftRock.org
Email:
Tel: ++1 800 719 0600 (USA)

Costa Blanca Holiday Apartment, Spain

Beachfront apartment in Torrevieja, near Alicante. 2 bedrooms but can sleep 6, balcony, air-con/heating, lift, communal swimming pool. Fabulous restaurants on doorstep. Spanish family resort. Available all year round. Good discount for people in Christian ministry.
Email:
Tel: 01422 250125

D&D Missionary Homes, St Petersburg, Florida, USA

Our primary purpose is to provide housing and a "home away from home" to full-time Bible-believing missionary families serving in foreign countries, that need a temporary home during their times of transition - which include: * Deputation or pre-field time while working to gain prayer and financial support * Times of furlough or leave for rest & restoration, medical or family emergencies or evacuations * The first year of retirement after a life-time of service on a foreign mission field. We have 52 homes that are fully furnished, equipped and maintained, located on a 7-acre campus, in a quiet residential area of sunny St. Petersburg, FL. We are conveniently close to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country.
Website: www.ddmissionaryhomes.com
Email:
Tel: ++ 1 727 522 0522 (USA)

Doane Rest - Missionary Retreat Center, Philippines

Since 1932, Doane Rest has been an oasis for spiritual and physical refreshment where God's servants can retreat in the beautiful Cordillera Mountain Range of Central Luzon. As a ministry of ABWE-Philippines, Doane Rest exists to provide a peaceful setting enveloped in the natural beauty of Baguio City where missionaries, Christian workers and church members can rest and renew themselves to more effectively fulfill their ministry calling.
Website: www.doanerest.com
Email:

Family Home, Kampala, Uganda

Our property is a three bedroom furnished house located in Bunga suburb, Kampala City in Uganda. It sits on approximately 1 acre of land with two bathrooms, living, dining and kitchen with pantry leading into 2-car garage; the front porch faces a large garden and L. Victoria can be sighted in the distance. Bunga is 10km from city centre, 40km from Entebbe International Airport and the nearest beach is approximately 10km away. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, while the two other rooms share a full bathroom. Each room has a double bed, that can be shared by two people, and at full occupancy the house can take six people. The rates are per room per night or for the house per night if at full occupancy. Breakfast is provided as part of the applicable per night rate, while other meals are provided at an additional cost. Alternatively, the guests can opt for self catering, as basic appliances are provided i.e. stove, kettle, fridge, sandwich maker, and other utensils. Other services e.g. laundry can be provided on request at an additional fee. Airport pick/drop also available at a fee. A caretaker is resident on the property in separate quarters. Bookings can be made via email.
Email:
Tel: ++256 776 752462 (UGANDA)

First Love International Ministries, Philippines

Mission Guest Condominums available daily or weekly next to Faith Academy, Manila Philippines.  Faith is the hub of the missionary community in the Philippines. Suggested donation rates are very reasonable for one condo at 750-1000 pesos per night.  We have one condo that can accomodate a group up to 9 persons.
Email:
Tel: ++ 632 658 0462

Fisherman's Rest, Malawi

Fishermans Rest is beautiful accommodation on the edge of the Great Rift Valley. It is 20 minutes south of Blantyre. Linked to Fisherman’s Rest is Tilitonse, the community trust which teams and groups support, it is run by the local village. Fisherman’s Rest has been working in Malawi for the past twenty years, we have rich and healthy relationships with local schools, teachers, prisons, orphanages and churches. Our vision is to give people who visit Malawi the opportunity to teach and preach as well as having a deep understanding and experience of Africa.
Website: www.fishermansrest.net
Email:
Tel: 01437 711038

Flat for Missionaries, Geelong, Victoria, Australia

Spacious, furnished, self-contained 2 bed flat. Available to missionaries/Christian workers on furlough or home leave for medium term lettings (1 month minimum). AUD220 / £120 per week.
Website: http://furlough.webs.com
Email:
Tel: ++49 2736 298 303 (GERMANY)

Haus Barnabas, Black Forest, Germany

Christian guesthouse accommodation and more in the Black Forest.
Website: http://haus-barnabas.com

Hephzibah House, New York City, USA

Hephzibah House NYC is a Christian worker ministry Guest House offering simple accommodations for those who serve, lead or work in Christian ministry.
Website: www.nychhouse.org

Holiday Apartments, Westfjords, Iceland

Peaceful mountain hideaway nestled on Iceland's breathtaking Westfjords, this holiday apartment is perfect for restful relaxation or adventurous exploration. Ideal in winter for the northern lights or for a wide range of summer pursuits.  Also suitable for retreats, with reduced rates available for Christian workers/missionaries (please email for special rates).
Website: www.icelandapartment.co.uk
Email:

Holiday Cottage, Duras, Dordogne, France

Gem of a cottage, short or long lets, two bedrooms, roof terrace in the sun. In DURAS, a medieval market town. Photos sent by email, contact Ken at the email address below - you're in for a treat!
Email:
Tel: 01803 521743

The Juniper Tree, Thailand

Since 1977, The Juniper Tree has been offering rest and refreshment for Christian workers in Asia, working in situations outside of their own culture. They are an evangelical, non-denominational, charitable foundation, set up to provide places where individuals, couples or families can come to find physical and spiritual refreshment to enable them to return to their sphere of service.
We are not a guest house or hotel, but rather our aim is to provide a home away from home, for Christian workers on a low budget to come and enjoy the peaceful environment.
The Juniper Tree has 2 different locations, one at Hua Hin, on the Gulf of Thailand, south-west of Bangkok and the other in Chiang Mai, Thailand’s bustling second city, in the north of the country.
Website: http://juniper-tree.org
Email:
Tel: ++ 66 53 140914 (THAILAND)

Katafiyio Anglican Retreat House, Cyprus

The Katafiyio Retreat House is in the small village of Kapedes, 30 km south of Nicosia, on the edge of Machairas Forest. It is ideally situated to provide a place of relaxation for anyone, from any denomination, to take timeout for rest, quiet reflection and prayer. Individuals and small groups (up to 20 people) are welcome for retreats and quiet days.
Website: http://cypgulf.org/retreats
Email:
Tel: ++ 357 2267 1220 (CYPRUS)

Kingdom Gardens Guest House, Nairobi, Kenya

Situated in the exclusive but quietly vibrant Muthaiga suburb of Nairobi. Consists of 17 luxurious en-suite double rooms. Common amenities include a cosy dining room. Telephones and access to the internet and e-mail are provided in every room. Special rates for missionaries (request rate before you book).
Website: www.kingdomgardens.co.ke
Email:
Tel: ++ 254 722 370833 (KENYA)

Kisima Safaris, East Africa

African wildlife Lodge Safaris, Kenya Camping Tours Tanzania, African Holidays Safari, Uganda Gorilla Treks, budget camping kenya, Kenya beach holidays, mount Kenya climbing, gorilla safaris uganda, masai mara camping safaris, Sweetwaters tented Camps, Sweetwaters Safaris. We have special offers for missionaries.
Website: www.kisimasafaris.com
Email: kisima_safaris@yahoo.com
Tel: ++ 254 733 778343 (KENYA)

Lauterbrunnen Apartment, Eyhus, Switzerland

Self-catering, well-equipped cosy 1BR flat overlooking famous waterfalls in the Swiss Alps. Suitable for small families. Double bed, single bed, floor mattress. We offer reduced price of 100Euro per night minimum 5 nights, maximum 4 people, let us know which organisation you work with (School holidays not included).
Website: www.lovelauterbrunnen.com

Tel: ++49 176 421 34018 (SWITZERLAND)

Lighthouse Guest House, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Located close to the famous Night bazaar of Chiangmai and close to Chiangmai Gate (south side of the ancient city), 15 minutes from Chiangmai International Airport and Airport Plaza by taxi. Room price 300 - 350 baht for 2 people (100 baht for extra mattress on the floor). Each room has a bathroom with western toilet and hot shower. Wireless Internet access available.
Website: http://khanthana.blogspot.co.uk/2008/07/lighthouse-gh.html

Lydia Retreat, Western Algarve, Portugal

Casa Lydia is a cosy cottage which was once a small holding and has 5 acres which includes agricultural land and Eucalyptus woods. An invitation is offered to those who work within the Christian Church in cross cultural situations and away from their own country to come and stay in a lovely place.
Website: www.lydiaretreat.com

'Mamre' Christian Guest House, Kumasi, Ghana

Air-conditioning, en-suite. Beautiful setting. Pick-up at airport. £20 per night B&B.
Email: lukey@willowhouse5.freeserve.co.uk
Tel: 01226 763827 (UK)

Matoke Inn Guesthouse, Kampala, Uganda

Neat little Guesthouse consisting of 5 rooms. Named after a food that is cooked from green bananas and considered the staple food of Uganda. It is situated 35 km from Entebbe airport on the way to Kampala. Kampala city centre is situated 10km from the guesthouse. Mainly for AIM missionaries but special rates are given to other missionaries. Full board with free internet.
Email:
Tel: ++256 772 474 591 (UGANDA)

Mengo Accommodation, Kampala, Uganda

A retired Christian Dr and his wife are offering an en-suite double room with TV and internet access for Christians travelling to Kampala in Uganda for short term work or visit. Home is near Mengo and within easy reach of provincial church office. Competitive rates, Christian environment and within easy reach of Kampala city center. For more details contact their daughter in London using the following.
Email:
Tel: 07770 751109

Namirembi Guest House, Kampala, Uganda

Namirembi guest house is a home away from home. It offers a clean, neat and quiet atmosphere for accommodation, food and conference hall.
Website: www.namirembe-guesthouse.com
Email: mail@namirembe-guesthouse.com
Tel: ++ 256 41 273778 (UGANDA)

NESCA, Southern Spain

This is a small informal home, for rest, retreat and holidays. B/B or self catering cottage. Large garden with private pool. Peaceful, yet close to town, sea and mountains. Free transport from Malaga airport. Reduction for missionaries and Christian workers.
Website: http://nescaretreatspain.org
Email:
Tel: ++ 34 952 371380 (SPAIN)

Njewa Safaris, Kenya

They are currently giving special offers for holidays to Kenya for all categories of groups ranging from missionaries to students.
Website: www.njewasafaris.com
Email: info@njewasafaris.com
Tel: ++ 254 2 210531 (KENYA)

Oasis Eco Camp, Lake Elementaita, Kenya

Oasis Eco Camp is an exclusive family friendly, alcohol free getaway on the shores of Lake Elementaita Kenya. The camp provides a serene, quiet and peaceful natural environment, for friends, church and family retreats, birding enthusiasts, bush and nature lovers, ecologists, bikers and hikers. Missionaries on safari or just taking a few days off would find our facility very appropriate.
Website: www.oasis.co.ke/eco.html
Email:
Tel: ++ 254 3189 00100 (KENYA)

Peace Guest House, Cyangugu, Rwanda

Peace Guest House is situated by Lake Kivu in the town of Cyangugu in the South-West of Rwanda. It has 16 bedrooms in one block and five "rondavels" each with two bedrooms, bathroom and sitting room. There is a restaurant and lounge, both with satellite TV and all rooms have hot and cold showers or baths and flush toilets. The lake is safe for swimming and boating and the guest house has adequate security for a peaceful holiday or business stay. Full board for £20.00 a day. While providing the most peaceful accommodation in the town, it is designed to generate income to run the Anglican Diocese of Cyangugu. 
Email: 

Poets House, Selfoss, Iceland

Riverside house in downtown Selfoss. Our house is a two-storey modern family home. Surrounded by trees and just a stone's throw from the magnificent Ölfusá river, we are also just minutes away from the town centre which is buzzing with cafes, stores and all the local amenities. There is a newly refurbished swimming pool which boasts a sauna, steam room, multiple indoor and outdoor pools, hot tubs and cold tubs.
Website: https://guesthouseiniceland.wordpress.com
Email:
Telephone: ++354 8490237 (ICELAND)

PromisedLand Complex, Stokite, Bulgaria

A quiet and peaceful place at 403 meters above sea level, PromisedLand Complex provides its guests unforgettable experiences all year round. The Complex is 200 km from Sofia, 25 km from Sevlievo and 35 km from Gabrovo. If you as a Pastor, Missionary or a Christian worker need to disengage from normal ministry and leadership involvement to allow for serious evaluation of life and ministry, we welcome you to spend an extended time in the PromisedLand Complex. We will offer you a cozy room, quite atmosphere, mountainous view, Christian library, ministry coaching and other services, according to your needs.
Website: http://promisedlandbg.net/en

Safina Hostel, Wema Centre, Mombasa, Kenya

Karibu! We invite you to come and enjoy an authentic taste of Kenya in our comfortable, self contained women's hostel. Single and twin rooms with shared cooking, dining and leisure facilities. Our long term rates are perfect for women, working, volunteering or studying in the Mombasa area. We are located in a secure compound along-side the Wema Centre, a christian social enterprise supporting rescued street children meaning that you not only get a great deal on your accommodation but can feel happy knowing you are helping the children too!
Website: www.wemacentre.org
Email:
Tel: ++ 254 202041379/66 (KENYA)

Shalom House, Butare, Rwanda

A small 8-room guesthouse at the EAR Butare (Anglican Church) Centre, to be found just beyond the University Rectory, on the tarmac road to Burundi. All rooms are en-suite with flush toilets and hot showers. We don’t serve meals other than a simple breakfast. There are two hotels very near for food. Cost:  20,000 francs a night (approx. US$37 or £18) or 23,000 francs for two people.
Email: 

Shelter Youth Hostel Ministry, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Two unique Christian hostels located in the heart of Amsterdam! One called Shelter City and the other called Shelter Jordan. These Christian hostels in Amsterdam become a safe haven and a place of rest to many backpackers travelling through this busy city.
Web: www.youthhostelministry.org
Email:
Tel: ++31(0)20-6244717 (NETHERLANDS)

St Martin Farmhouse, Normandy, France

Beautiful Normandy farmhouse, available year round. Special rates for clergy/missionaries.
Web: www.normandyholidaylet.co.uk
Email:
Tel: 07411405138

The Dwelling Place, Wisconsin, USA

ServantCARE Respite for God’s servants, The Dwelling Place, is located three blocks from the beautiful Mississippi River in the quiet little village of Cassville, Wisconsin. Their goal is to see Christian workers rested, healthy, and growing so that they will be effective in life and ministry. Cost effective at $35 nightly for singles and $45 for couples. 10 a.m. brunch and 5 p.m. dinner are included.
Web: http://www.servantcare.com/theDwelling.php
Email:

The Oaks Oasis, Porano, Italy

The Oaks Oasis in Italy provides a peaceful setting where you can be refreshed spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically. They welcome all Christian workers to come for up to ten days to experience the Lord’s peace. For reservations or inquiries please email Celeste at the address below.
Website: http://www.lifeimpactministries.net/project/italy
Email:

The Team House, South Africa

The Team House is located on Noordhoek Beach in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa. We are a one-stop shop for a mission teams travel needs and are well prepared to receive you, providing full service with all the usual amenities. Whether it be mission teams, university/school groups or sports teams, The Team House is the perfect location to host your team. We are able to provide full logistical support to groups and teams by providing not only the accommodation and meals, but transport, guides and great sight-seeing opportunities. The house sleeps 36 people in 10 rooms ranging from en-suite to dorm style rooms.
Website: www.theteamhouse.co.za
Email:
Tel: ++27 21 789 1250 (SOUTH AFRICA)

Vine Homes Bed & Breakfast

Vine Homes is a Christian Bed & Breakfast in Nairobi, next to Yaya Centre. It has 5 spacious bedrooms with a 10-bed capacity. It enjoys the privacy of a residential gated compound with a 24 hour security service. We have unlimited 24hr Internet connectivity, hot showers, flat screen TV and ample safe parking. The rates are Bed & Breakfast. It is a definite gem in a strategic location, for anyone looking for a Haven of Rest.
Website: www.vine-homes.com
Email:
Tel: ++254 708 143804 (KENYA)

West Brittany Properties, France

We have two holiday gites in Dournenez for 4 or 6 persons or linked to take 10 persons. We also have a house in Audierne with one big bedroom sleeps 2+1 and one small single person bedroom. We will offer a good discount to anyone who mentions Oscar when sending us an enquiry.
Email:
Tel: 01484 680331
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