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About Couchsurfing

Couchsurfing, a global community of 10 million people in more than 200,000 cities, connects travelers with a global network of people willing to share in profound and meaningful ways, making travel a truly social experience.

With Couchsurfing, travelers can stay in someone's home and experience the world in a way money can't buy.

Things to Know About Couchsurfing:

  • It is free to join Couchsurfing. There is no cost to join the community or to stay with community members.
  • Arrangements to stay with a host is consensual between the host and guest.
  • Couchsurfing encourages you to rediscover your city and meet new people. Many cities even have weekly activities, which range from dinners to dance classes, for community members.
  • Community members who are positively engaged in their local community and elsewhere can apply to become a Couchsurfing Ambassador.

Couchsurfing's History:

Couchsurfing was founded in 2004. An email exchange with a group of students in Iceland gave birth to the idea that people anywhere in the world would want to share their homes with strangers, or friends you haven't met yet, as Couchsurfing suggests.

According to CrunchBase, Couchsurfing has received $22.6 Million in funding.

What People are saying about Couchsurfing:

In November of 2014, Couchsurfing announced that they had updated their site's technology to make it faster and more reliable.

" is almost certain that if you can locate a hostel, you can find a couchsurfer host nearby, eager to host you for free" Rose Courteau, Huffington Post Blog

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