Couchsurfing.com

What it is.

Couchsurfing.com is a service that connects members to a global community of travelers. You can use the site to find a place to stay or share your home and hometown with travelers.

How it works.

  1. Create a profile
  2. Choose to travel or host
  3. Search destinations to compare hosts
  4. Rely on photos and verified reviews to choose a place
  5. Review and get reviewed
  6. Travel on

Benefits.

Spend nothing, and pay it forward. Couch-surfers organize regular events in 200,000 cities around the world. There’s always something to do and new friends to meet.

Caution.

Always use caution. Practice common sense and use your judgment to determine whether or not you should stay on someone’s couch. I am NOT saying you should not couch surf at all by any means because it is definitely a great tool to use. I am saying however, that you should do your due diligence and choose a host that has pictures, experience, and reviews that prove their credibility as a reliable host.

Summary.

Overall, Couchsurfing is a great resource for any traveler needing a place to stay. This is especially great for the backpacking community. The experience is worthwhile.

For more information about what it means to be a couch surfer and the expectations the company has laid out for the couch surfing community visit couchsurfing.com.