couchsurfing as a guy

Best Couchsurfing Cities for Guys?

Reading Time: 2 minutesBeing a guy searching for a Couchsurfing host is rough business. It just is. Pick whatever cultural explanation you want — people feel more comfortable with women, male hosts are looking for sex, solo male travelers scare people. The list goes on. The trend isn’t going to change anytime soon, […]

Hostel or couchsurfing
Backpacking & Hostels, Couchsurfing

Hostel or Couchsurfing?

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe hostel or Couchsurfing debate is one that’s easily settled. While both are options preferred by lower budget travelers, they meet different needs. Hostels are for travelers looking to meet other travelers who might be up for exploring the city or going out at night. Couchsurfing is for travelers who […]

Is Couchsurfing free?
Budget Travel, Couchsurfing

Is Couchsurfing Free?

Reading Time: 1 minuteIf the idea of a free place to stay seems too good to be true, then you’re smart. Yes, Couchsurfing is free monetarily speaking. No money changes hands. But proper “surfing” etiquette calls for some form of reciprocation. Whether it’s cooking a meal for the host, buying drinks if you […]

Is it common to hook up with couchsurfing hosts

Is it Common to Hook Up with Couchsurfing Hosts?

Reading Time: 2 minutesLike something out of some college spring break flick, you arrive at your Couchsurfing destination and your host is drop dead gorgeous. Her photos didn’t do her justice, maybe you didn’t bother to look, but you’re certainly looking now. So what do you do if your Couchsurfing host is hot? […]

Couchsurfing, Traveling Safely

Is Couchsurfing Safe?

Reading Time: 2 minutesA quick Internet scan of Couchsurfing experiences will tell you that “surfing” is hit or miss, and when the misses come, they miss hard. Stories of sexual advances by both hosts and guests are not uncommon and host/surfer communication lapses are fairly standard. On the other hand, many hosts and […]


The Top 10 Cities for Couchsurfing

Reading Time: 3 minutesIn case you haven’t heard yet, we’ve just added Couchsurfing to our search engine — making it the only accommodations search engine in the world to offer listings for free right alongside traditional hotel and homestay listings. If you’re unfamiliar with Couchsurfing, here’s the lowdown: Couchsurfing is a service that connects members […]