Couchsurfing is a site that connects travelers to local hosts in a city. As long as both the traveler and host agree, the traveler stays with the host free of charge. Although the traveler stays for free, experienced couchsurfers don’t view the site as a way to find free lodging but instead as an opportunity to spend time with a local.
I usually try to Couchsurf when I travel, though it’s not always possible depending on the popularity of the destination. At the time of writing, I’ve stayed with about ten hosts through my travels.
This post is targeted towards people who are curious about using Couchsurfing as a guest but unsure what to expect from the experience.Read more