Affiliate Disclosure: By buying the products we recommend, you help keep the lights on at MakeUseOf. Read more.
Would it not be cool if you could stay with locals in every city or town that you plan to visit; someone would provide you with a place to stay for a couple of days and also show you around the city. Well, now you can meet such friends with CouchSurfing. It is a popular online social network that connects travelers and locals in more than 56,000 cities in over 231 countries around the world.
In many cases staying with locals is much better than staying at a hotel because the locals know better which places to visit and can tell you more about the history and local customs of their city or town.
Site members (called CouchSurfers) share their travel experiences on the site, are open to meeting people from different cultures and usually speak multiple languages, including English.
Currently site has more than 1 million members, with 2000 new members signing up daily. Register to message members in host cities, join and create groups, meet fellow travelers, find out about events and more.
- Stay with locals almost anywhere worldwide.
- Connects travelers and locals in 56, 858 cities in 231 countries.
- More than 1 million registered members.
- Meet people in cities you are planning to visit.
- Find a place to stay or someone to show you around the city.
- Register to browse members by countries, send messages, view photos, join groups, events and more.
- Site available in all major European languages and also in Chinese and Japanese.
Check out CouchSurfing @ www.couchsurfing.com