Couchsurfing is pretty popular with people traveling on a budget trying to score free accommodation, but it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. If you’re struggling to find the perfect host on this platform, give these three alternative options a try.
It takes a bit of time and energy to build trust with a potential host, and it’s not possible to always do it on Couchsurfing. Some people prefer looking for free accommodation in travel-themed Facebook groups, such as Host a Sister, which is extremely popular with female solo travelers.
If you’re willing to volunteer in exchange for free accommodation and food, Workaway is your best bet. Not only will you get to explore a new country and meet new people, but you’ll also get a lot of work experience you can put in your resume.
If Couchsurfing makes you uncomfortable because you feel like you owe something to someone, how about giving home swaps a try instead? You can find free accommodation in the next city you’re visiting, as long as you’re willing to trade your home for someone else’s.