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    I've been thinking about couch surfing lately. It might be something cool to try next time I go overseas or somewhere I don't know anyone. Has anyone ever done it before? Have advice or stories?
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    I made an account but didn't pay the fee. I will give it a shot in the future though. Seems very legit.
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    Yeah, seems so to me too. I have a friend who hosts people regularly but I haven't gotten details from her.

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    "You Gonna _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _"
    EDIT: You beat me to the next post.
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    I've never done the official couchsurfing thing, but I do host a lot of random internet people from another messageboard I use. It's lead to many epic times with folks I don't have to worry too much about disgracing myself around.

    I dunno if that's at all relevant to the OP in retrospect, but I guess if I have any kind of point it's that personally I'd like to have at least some contact with the folks I'm going to crash with beforehand, to get a feel for them and figure out whether or not we've got any interests in common at all.

    I guess that misses the point, but for whatever it's worth, I've never had a bad experience with being the crasher or crashee.

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    I've surfed a few couches overseas, but never through an actual "organization." That's probably a better way to do it.

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    ^ Yes, I've been told www.couchsurfing.org is the one to use.....
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    ^ Yes, I've been told www.couchsurfing.org is the one to use.....
    Thats the one that I was just checking out. It looks legit & all. Its a great concept anyway.
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    yup when I go to germany all i'm gonna do is couch surf

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    I hosted my ex boyfriend's younger brother and his best friend here for a few weeks and they used that website for the other cities in America that they were visiting. They met awesome people and overall it was a good experience for them (and they are 18, so they were sort of nervous to use it).

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    I would actually like to host but who the fuck wants to come to Superior Wisconsin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neighborhood Creep View Post
    I would actually like to host but who the fuck wants to come to Superior Wisconsin

    Depends on what there is to do there. Any shows or conventions that go on there? Sporting events? You might be suprised at the number of folks that need a a couch to crash on. Many that may inquire just might simply be passing through.
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    some friends of mine used airbnb and had great things to say about it.

    that's about all I can offer. never tried one of these services myself. airbnb, incidentally, have no listings in superior, WI.
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    I have couched surfed in nyc and montreal a few yeats ago and both times were amazing experience just surf with someone with lots of feedback.

    In montreal I was handed a key to this womens place when I got there. I couldnt believe it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hendrixfan143 View Post
    yup when I go to germany all i'm gonna do is couch surf
    Report back here when you do!

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    some friends of mine used airbnb and had great things to say about it.
    Looks like a cool site. You can either rent rooms in peoples houses or entire houses. While those prices are really good, it still costs some money. Couch surfing doesn't. I guess the advantage would be you have an actual bedroom with a bed.


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    Yaaaaaay, couchsurfing! So much fun. There's little expectation on both sides so everyone usually ends up having ridiculous amounts of fun. Just be polite, offer to cook or do dishes or something, and it's golden. Especially if you can cook. Cooking together = good friends.
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    We're on couchsurfing.org in Las Vegas, which is pretty popular for hosting. As a host, everyone is looking for a good fit personality wise so be very descriptive and selective, and personal.

    Seems obvious but lots of surfers get turned down due to sending out mass requests just to get a free stay or by not being very forthcoming. Otherwise, great times had through couchsurfing and very much recommended.

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    ahahahahahahahahahahahaha but I still appreciate the info.
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    I have a friend who regularly hosts couch surfers from couchsurfing.com and he's had nothing but great experiences. he meets a ton of cool people, often many hot international girls, and has made lifelong friends from it. i would totally recommend it based on that.


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    A friend does it all the time. It normally works out, but he's had some issues when arriving in places and not being able to get in touch with the person he has planned to stay with (IE They don't answer phone or email). I think these are exceptions, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daxton View Post
    I've been thinking about couch surfing lately. It might be something cool to try next time I go overseas or somewhere I don't know anyone. Has anyone ever done it before? Have advice or stories?
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    Dax you inspired me to sign up. I'm gonna talk to the roomies and hopefully we can start hosting people in Santa Monica cause we have three couches and a good sized living room. And ideally one day I'd like to take advantage of the site as well.


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    Next time I go to America I'm definitely going to coach surf. Met so many great people at Coachella in 09 offering me a place to crash. If anyone wants to come to Sydney, Australia, hit me up. My couch is free. Live next to the beach and have a surfboard.

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    We should totally just make this into a Coachella board couch surfing thread.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tessalasset View Post
    We should totally just make this into a Coachella board couch surfing thread.
    We should. I won't have a couch to offer for a while, but when I do, I'll be sure to offer it up.
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    I'm a member, even paid to get verified. I've yet to have very much experience with it but I am greatly open to the idea. I was planing on Couchsurfing when I spent a few weeks in Spain last year, but decided to go with hostels instead. I made the right decision, but any sort of long term trip I would love to Couch Surf a bit.

    As I live with my parents I can't host anyone, but I do offer to show people around LA, which I would love to do. When I move out in March I'll likely offer to let people crash on my couch, if my roommate is down for it. My friend had a cute Russian girl on his couch for a week and now we have a place to crash in Moscow

    they also throw some great community meet ups/ hikes/ parties, etc. yet to hit one of those up but I'll get to it

    Here's my profile...add me as friend fools

    http://www.couchsurfing.org/people/whynotsmile/
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    Like snakes, huh?
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    Anyone have an account on couchsurfing.com? I just made a profile and it'd be cool to have some friends on there so people think I'm an actual human and not some kind of crazy scorpion person gathering the bladders of humans to feed my young (I'm really not).
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    I think I have a profile. Although I haven't ever really used it. Let me check.

    I DO! You can add me:
    http://www.couchsurfing.org/people/aloha_courtney/
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