(Closed) Has anyone been couchsurfing?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Have you been couchsurfing or hosted someone?
    Yes, many times : (0 votes)
    Once or twice : (1 votes)
    4 %
    I've thought of it but haven't had the chance yet : (2 votes)
    8 %
    Heard of it but don't like/nervous about the idea : (11 votes)
    46 %
    Never heard of it but I woudn't do it : (2 votes)
    8 %
    Never heard of it but it sounds interesting : (8 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 4
    Member
    2867 posts
    Sugar bee

    I’ve heard about it, there’s a website for it, I think.  I wouldn’t be comfortable with it if they are strangers to me.  I think I might be okay if it was a friend of a family member but that’s where I draw the line.

    Here’s the url for anyone who’s interested: http://www.couchsurfing.org/

    Post # 5
    Member
    235 posts
    Helper bee

    I’ve never heard of it, only in “The Holiday”!

    Post # 6
    Member
    3125 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    Our wedding photographer does this. He’s really chatty and when he was in Jamaica found a bunch of ex-pat Americans that offered their lounge (they own an internet cafe) to him if he ever goes back. He has had much success! I would consider it, but my husband would balk at the idea. So, i’ve considered, but probably will never do. I could probably convince him though, if I had a detailed back up plan.

    Post # 8
    Member
    5496 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I don’t think that would work for me. I would feel uncomfortable and be leery to have anybody stay at my house or vice versa. Too crazy of a world for me!!

    In theory, however, it sounds great! Your trip to Costa Rica and the guy you stayed with sounds wonderful…with my luck, I’d get a crazy person. LOL No thanks!

    Post # 10
    Member
    2077 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’m a huge wuss and have watched way too many scary movies involving staying at a strangers house to ever feel comfortable doing it, but my FI has been talking about it for a few years now.  He tried to convince me, but after 40 gazillion “no”s, he turned to his best friend instead.  They’re both for it, but I’m not sure if they’ll ever make a trip.

    Post # 11
    Member
    516 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I don’t think I could let someone sleep in my home without me being there.

    Post # 12
    Member
    478 posts
    Helper bee

    I have always wanted to do this! I would totally do it because I’ve done something similar in the past. When I was 20 years old back in 2004 I went to NYC by myself and stayed at the house of some girl I met in an internet chat room when I was 12. When I went back in 2008 I stayed with a guy I met briefly when I was there in 2004. No hanky panky, no expectations, just a guy letting me crash on his floor. He’s actually someone I consider a really good friend now.

     

    I would totally let someone crash on my couch, but the BF is less trusting than I am. He doesn’t even want cleaning ladies in the house! hahaha. Me however, I’m more adventurous and I think it’s a wonderful idea. People just need a place to crash, and with how expensive traveling is these days, it’s a great way to save some cash and see the world. A great way to meet some awesome people too.

    Post # 13
    Member
    2829 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    “Couchsurfing” is more commonly known as when you or someone YOU know is out of a home and needs a safe place to crash. The fact that someone invented a website out of it does not necessarily define its meaning. I was expecting something completely different when I clicked on this thread.

    Would I ever host an entirely random person? No.

    Would I host a stranger that a friend knew/ could vouch for? Yes.

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