The Pros & Cons of Couchsurfing

Reading Time: 4 minutesYou’re not the average traveler. More concerned with hitting the “locals only” spots with a local guide than a continental breakfast and a pool area for the kids, you often ask yourself: “why do I travel like normal travelers?”. Why should I stay in a hotel with no personality and […]

couchsurfing as a guy

Best Couchsurfing Cities for Guys?

Reading Time: 2 minutes← Back to ‘The Pros & Cons of Couchsurfing’ Being 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 […]

Hostel or couchsurfing
Backpacking & Hostels, Couchsurfing

Hostel or Couchsurfing?

Reading Time: 2 minutes← Back to ‘Everything You Need to Know About Backpacking & Hostels’ The 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 […]

Is Couchsurfing free?
Budget Travel, Couchsurfing

Is Couchsurfing Free?

Reading Time: 1 minute← Back to ‘How to Travel the World For Free’ If 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 […]

Is it common to hook up with couchsurfing hosts

Is it Common to Hook Up with Couchsurfing Hosts?

Reading Time: 2 minutes← Back to ‘The Pros & Cons of Couchsurfing’ Like 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 […]

Couchsurfing, Travel Safety

Is Couchsurfing Safe?

Reading Time: 2 minutes← Back to ‘Top Tips For Staying Safe When Traveling` A 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 […]


The Top 10 Cities for Couchsurfing

Reading Time: 3 minutes← Back to ‘The Pros & Cons of Couchsurfing’ In case you haven’t heard yet, we have Couchsurfing included in 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: […]