You have friends all over the world, you just haven’t met them yet.
Couch surfing is a service that connects members to a global community of travellers. Use Couch surfing to find a place to stay or share your home and hometown with travellers.
Couch surfers organise regular events in 200,000 cities around the world. there is always something to do and new friends to meet.
Create a profile
First step? completely fill out your Couch surfing profile! this will be your home base and is a reflection of you: your lifestyle, your mission and what is important to you. Having a complete profile is the best way to connect with people – whether it’s going to your city’s weekly event or hosting a guest. Here you can tell people if you are traveling or would like to host. be sure to include photos.
Explore your city
Next up, explore your city! getting in touch with experienced Couch surfers in your area is the best way to get a feel for how Couch surfing works. Most cities have a weekly event that’s usually held at a bar or coffee shop. simply head to your city’s Place Page and look at the Events happening near you. Click “Join,” show up and you are on your way!
Surf the world
If you’re ready to commence an adventure, search for the city (or cities!) you plan to go to and browse locals with couches available. look through profiles and references to find people you might want to stay with. when you find a few interesting potential hosts, carefully review their profile and send a Couch request for the dates you’ll be there. we usually recommend sending about 5 Couch requests. make sure to personalise your messages and tell your host why you want to meet!