By CouchSurfing International Inc.
You have friends around the world, you just haven’t met them yet. Couchsurfing is the best way to stay with amazing locals, make lifelong travel friends, or host travelers coming to your hometown. Over 12 million travel enthusiasts use Couchsurfing in more than 230,000 cities around the world. Use the Couchsurfing app to plan and manage your trip itinerary. Find hosts in your next destination • Browse the millions of local hosts offering a place to stay in thousands of cities and towns • Stay with and meet locals and have an authentic travel experience • Explore accommodations options near where you are right now, or near your future destination Make New Friends • Discover thousands of fun events planned by other Couchsurfers in your hometown or in your next travel destination • Use Couchsurfing Hangouts to show you who’s nearby your current location and available to meet up right now Meet Travellers Without Traveling • Host or meet up with incoming travellers coming to your city • Can’t travel right now? Let new cultures and friends come to you And More • Easily create and manage a Couchsurfing profile • Manage your incoming or outgoing requests, messages, and more • Add pictures to document your travel adventures • See which of your Facebook friends also have a Couchsurfing account
I have used the app many years ago and decided to check it out again. However management decision to charge money to use the app or website is just awful and not planning to support it when offering my place for free to people.
Don’t know if the app is good because right away you have to pay to continue. It’s just $1.99 a month but just not that into it to want to pay anything
What I will say is that I used this app maybe 8 years ago and had a couple interesting experiences. After that, I did not have much of a need or desire to use the app. Recently thought I would check it out since hotels in Anaheim want $300 a night (what?). But as people note, they want money to access the app. I would gladly pay $15 for the year if I had a guaranteed place to stay, but am not interested in paying for a hope that I might find something. Sorry!
Incredibly glitchy app. Freezes constantly, bad UI, bad UX overall, has problems with text sitting in top of other text. Very poorly designed- they need new developers.
I have been on CS for 6 years already and have found it to be the best travel app I have. Support is quick to respond when emailed, they truly care about the community. There are lots of safety measures taken to ensure everyone is safe abroad and while meeting new people. I’ve had very positive experiences with my 25 people I’ve met, been hosted by and hosted myself. I think here’s where you need to use your own judgment of someone if they have zero references, be smart about it— make sure they understand CS well. I personally have met amazing people on this app and even friends that I’ve had for a couple of years now. Lifelong type of friendship. I highly encourage this app, paying to be verified is worth it by the way and also the yearly fee too. It’s a beautiful community.
I’ve had a lot of great experiences meeting people through the hangouts feature, and I’ve stayed at a couple places for free with some really nice hosts. Def worth however much the app costs these days (used to be free)
Really good idea to get a good friend ship from all the different countries.
I was made to pay the 1.99 for a “monthly contribution” and there is NOBODY in my area hosting (that’s active). I tried this so I could find a place for a few days while I wait for approval for an apartment but all I did was waste my money and I can’t get it back. So much for google recommending this for a free place to stay for a little bit. What a waste
I’ve tried to pay, you took my money, but then I got the error message, to use a different account. I can’t get details about my account, because the app won’t let me in. Yes, I contacted you via your support email, even got a ticket number, but your support is the worst, it’s been about 2 weeks, and I’m still waiting for a response. I am getting email requests from couchsurfers to stay with me, but I can’t reply, because the app won’t let me in. What is going on? I feel scammed.