Not a mobility experience as such, but a must-know tip if you don’t have friends all over Europe yet. All over Europe and the world, people are opening their doors and will let you stay at their place for free. The idea is not to benefit of free accommodation but to live a true intercultural experience in sharing unforgettable moments with kind hosts. Maybe the most flexible way to be mobile!
I can benefit of it if
A perfect opportunity if I don’t have a huge budget and I want to get to know people from the place I want to go. I am flexible, want to meet a lot of new people and experience the local culture.
I can leave for
As long as I want.
I can go
I will receive
A free accommodation, a lot of good tips and insider knowledge on where to go, what to see and to do.
I will gain
organisational skills and flexibility
a very active and interpersonal mobility experience
new friends and a new perspective on the countries I’m visiting
I need to prepare
It is a very flexible possibility to travel, you can contact your potential host two weeks in advance or on the day of your arrival.
For help I should contact
The platform itself or exchange with people who already had some experience with CouchSurfing.
Your host will accommodate you for free, so bring a small gift as “thank you”, like a little souvenir or some special treat from your region or your city! Offering to cook for your host and exchanging recipes is a great way to make CouchSurfing a true learning intercultural experience.
- Mis à jour : 22 novembre 2014