Has anyone stayed in a Couchsurfing place? What is it like?

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    • #57228
      Anonymous
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      What’s it like? Share your experiences

    • #57229
      Anonymous
      Guest

      my friend had a sweet penthouse apartment in Saigon, he kept one bedroom open at all times for couchsurfing and would exclusively host beautiful girls. fun times.

      • #57230
        Anonymous
        Guest

        I wonder what the method of payment was.

        Did he actually get any poon?

      • #57231
        Anonymous
        Guest

        how much would a property like that cost in 3rd world countries?

        • #57232
          Anonymous
          Guest

          tree fiddy

    • #57233
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I gently caressed a bunch of euro girls off couch surfing. Once they are there you can take them to the club. They have no friends and they are staying at your place so win/win.

      • #57235
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Lmao, this has got to be one of the most creative ways to get easy punani that I’ve heard of.

        • #57236
          Anonymous
          Guest

          It wasn’t my plan. I just realized a pattern. I still let dudes hang at my place if they were cool but recently couch surfing has really died. I don’t know what happened (obviously I am talking about before the pandemic).

          • #57237
            Anonymous
            Guest

            Because its not instsgramable … People would rather go 5* to Asia once every year for the insta shots rather than spending a couple of months backpacking around Europe couch surfing.
            Zoomers are mostly gently caressing aids

            • #57238
              Anonymous
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              Is that what killed it? I just noticed a lot less people using it in recent years. I thought people were using it cause we poor as gently caress not cause of instramwhoring. Where my couchbros at?

              • #57239
                Anonymous
                Guest

                Its the only thing I can see that’s changed. Millennial were happy to "rough it" for longer travels, id always take a month couch surfing than a week in a hotel but zoomers are the opposite, its all about the gram and they just want to show the fantasy lifestyle that they’re temporarily living, very much black mentality.

                • #57246
                  Anonymous
                  Guest

                  fucking idiot this is not true at all, have you even met zoomers. They arent all the same, a lot of them dont even have social media.

                  • #57248
                    Anonymous
                    Guest

                    Of course they’re not all the same retard it’s a generalisation and one that’s pretty fair.
                    Starting with millennials kids have been getting softer and softer, not playing out as much, living at home longer, being more and more socially awkward, all this has lead to a change in the way people travel. Backpacking is now looked at something your dad did and the zoomers just want to go to 5* resorts and Instagram it.
                    Pathetic imo

                • #57268
                  Anonymous
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                  You’re talking about the vocal minority of travelers, the silent majority never liked couchsurfing to begin with. The people that don’t give a shit about showing off traveling to other people are also generally introverts/culturally opposed to staying in someone else’s house/scared of a possible bad host and would always rather spend $13 a day at a hotel in a tropical shithole than the people you’re talking about, who spend nothing on rent and $60 a day on expensive restaurants and travel in Europe

              • #57242
                Anonymous
                Guest

                I thought the actual couchsurfing website died, didn’t it?

                • #57258
                  Anonymous
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                  Beginning of this year, right when the pandemic hit, the company running Couchsurfing decided to paywall the website, at least for "rich" (i.e. Western) countries. Thus, even senior members who’ve built the community over many years had to pay a monthly fee just to access the website. And that right at the start of the lockdown when people where (1) not thinking of traveling and (2) often in a economically insecure position. The whole thing was the last of multiple poor decisions the company made rendering the platform less and less attractive. I believe that played a big role in the decline of CS.

                  • #57270
                    Anonymous
                    Guest

                    There are multiple alternatives, BeWelcome, Trustroots, Warmshowers, … None of them have the huge active userbase that CS used to have, though.

              • #57247
                Anonymous
                Guest

                What I think might have killed it is all the gay nudist creeps and guys trying to hit on female couchsurfers

      • #57250
        Anonymous
        Guest

        you gently caressed your palm making up that bullshit

    • #57240
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Couchsurfed in Turkey, Netherlands and Germany and hosted a guy from Russia
      Use the hangouts feature pretty often too
      The others in this thread are right though it is dying

    • #57241
      Anonymous
      Guest

      It’s dying because some investors bought it and they’re trying to squeeze every penny out of it.
      Back than it was for free, now its not even that anymore.

      Real bummer cause it really was a cool thing.

    • #57244
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Can you rent an Airbnb for 1 month, stay there, and then allow couch surfing guests provided max guests is 4-6?

    • #57245
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Yeah I did, OP. I backpacked through Europe when I was 20, so 10 years ago. Stayed at a few places in Amsterdam and Munich, I’m an Aussie, was pretty good.

    • #57249
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >Couchsurfing-party-Spain-©KettiWilhelm2019-1.jpg

      Was that pic really taken in 2019? It looks like it was taken in late 90’s early 2000’s

    • #57252
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I had a series of bad experiences.
      Would not recommend.

    • #57253
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I’ve used it to travel to different countries and always had positive experiences. Before Corona I’ve also hosted people a couple times a year which is also cool, but you need to vet people in order to not get guests who treat you like a free hostel.

      • #57254
        Anonymous
        Guest

        How did you vet people?
        What ddo you consider the red flags?

        • #57255
          Anonymous
          Guest

          A couple of positive references, esp. when the guests are also hosts at their home, are a good sign. I’ve usually only hosted people who already had good references (with one exception where the requesting person seemed really nice). Otherwise you can usually get a vibe from the people when you’re writing on the app. If someone only writes very short, minimal effort messages or obviously copy-pasted ones, that would usually be a red flag – if they don’t put effort into writing, then they’ll probably also won’t put effort into being good guests.
          Additionally, I’ve met my guests usually somewhere outside, e.g. I picked them up at a station. Thereby, if there’s something obviously wrong in the first face-to-face meeting, I could still bail and just tell them to get a bed in a hostel. Luckily, I’ve never had to do that.

          • #57257
            Anonymous
            Guest

            Thx I was considering signing up for that before corona came, I will try to remember this when i get my own place again

            >how to vet
            just avoid diverse folk

            But i wanna chill with BASED black travelers

        • #57256
          Anonymous
          Guest

          >how to vet
          just avoid diverse folk

    • #57259
      Anonymous
      Guest

      traveled all around in it, you gotta know how to pick hosts.

      70% is old or boring lonely people who want to talk your ears off
      20% is gays looking for hookups
      10% is cool people who just wanna meet other cultures, make parties more fun etc, pick them

    • #57260
      Anonymous
      Guest

      so the website got bought out, started charging and shut down.

      why doesnt someone just make a new Couchsurfing site?

      • #57261
        Anonymous
        Guest

        CS is not shut down. Its functional

        • #57263
          Anonymous
          Guest

          I heard it went tits up

      • #57269
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Check out Trustroots. Some interesting characters there, but I found it to be better than CS

    • #57262
      Anonymous
      Guest

      The main point to couchsurfing is having a local right off the bat to kind of show you around, right?

      I’ve never really couchsurfed with anyone I’ve randomly contacted on the internet, but I do like visiting the people/other tourists I meet on trips, this way you know them beforehand. Just stay in a hostel a handful of times and you’re set.

      You’ll also end up in the most random, sometimes obscure, places and cities, which is exactly what I’m into.

      • #57264
        Anonymous
        Guest

        No, the main point of couchsurfing is either gay hookups, scoring weed or poorfags/hippies too cheap to pay $15/night for a hostel.

    • #57271
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I’d rather just be the bitter old man alone tbh, nobody talks to me and I talk to no one

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