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Couchsurfing describes itself as “A volunteer-based worldwide network connecting travelers with members of local communities, who offer free accommodation and/or advice” – but how free is it?
Dave offers some advice on how to get the most out of your credit cards.
In an earlier post I addressed the best websites for booking hostels. Now I want to do something similar with apartment shares.
Finding a place to stay abroad as a budget traveler can be a very frustrating process. While Vicky and I plan to turn to couch surfers as our main source, you can’t guarantee that someone will be available, no matter how many people you mail or how much notice you give. In most cases, the next step will be to turn to a hostel or an apartment share. Where then, are the best websites to go about this, and how do they stack up against each other?
Couchsurfing is a website where people voluntarily host travelers. Here I explain some best practices for requesting to be hosted.