Homestays are consensual between the host and guest, and the duration, nature, and terms of the guest's stay are generally worked out in advance.
Hosts are not allowed to charge guests for their stay.
As everything in life, Couchsurfing definitely has a catch.
Couchsurfing is all about getting connected and getting closer to that new culture you are experiencing.
In case you are a host, is about blending in with the culture to give your guest the best experience.
Couchsurfing is about breaking distances and make people feel comfortable with that process.
When you are using Couch Surfing to stay at someone’s house, I think it is very important to remember that you are staying at someone’s house.
(I’m still not sure whether he was complaining or bragging).I am reading more and more about this “sexual element” to couchsurfing and it is portraying a very negative image on the whole concept. But if people purposefully use this concept purely for sexual perks then the whole system needs monitoring. Reply Elaine – I don’t think it’s the vast majority at this point; more of a niche group that is getting some attention.When I read articles like this (there are more and more talking of couchsurfing v sexsurfing) you get 2 very distinct level of replies. No one should be put in an uncomfortable position and stalkers should effectively be banned from the whole couchsurfing community. The fact that it begs its own definition, indicates there are people out there doing it. I also think it’s easy enough to stay away from those experiences…they say, it takes two to tango! I never couch-surfed, and I hadnt even stayed at a hostel since my college days a decade ago, but just reading about that whole ‘cultural exchange’ universe it really seems like lots of young folks would be using it as an opportunity to hook up.Have you had any dodgy or bizarre couch surfing experiences? Tagged as: couch surfing, financial travel tip I’ve never tried couchsurfing and to be honest it does not really appeal to me.This is partly due to my age and the level of comfort I have become accustomed to when I travel and I travel a lot.Ladies, before you go and get all up in arms about Riccardo and his sleazy approach, remember it’s not just guys who do this.