Guide to Couch Surfing in 2011

Couch Surfing Couch Surfing in 2011 is great news for travelers on a shoestring budget. In this quick guide to Couch Surfing I’ll demonstrate how you can use this advanced network to make the most of your travel budget when you’re jaunting around the world.

What is Couch Surfing?

Couch Surfing is a modern travel network for budget explorers. By visiting official couch surfing websites, you can meet likeminded globetrotters. Sign up for Couch Surfing and find free accommodation in the destinations you travel to. To reciprocate, offer up space on your couch/spare room/caravan to other global nomads when they visit you.

Couch Surfing Tips

  • Register with an official Couch Surfing Website
  • Plan well in advance and let your hosts know your travel plans as soon as you can
  • Although you’ll never have to pay to Couch Surf, a small gift goes a long way in thanking your hosts and gaining credibility in the Couch Surfing community
  • Be a good guest. That means clean up after yourself and practice good manners

Official Couch Surfing Website

The official couch surfing website can be found at Remember to practice Couch Surfing safety by signing up with official Couch Surfing portals on the Internet as you can get reviews, tips and up-to-the-minute couch surfing safety tips.

Hot Couch Surfing Tip: Remember that Couch Surfing isn’t just for budget travellers. It’s a great way to expand your social network and make lifelong friends. In addition to this, you don’t have to commit to being a host if you don’t feel comfortable with it.

Find out more about the New York Couch Surfing experience.

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Our Readers Comments

  1. My sons hosted a couple of Columbians and some Germans during the World Cup through And now they have contacts in Germany, Columbia and New York! It seems to me a great way to find cheap accommodation and to make friends all over the world.

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