What are the disadvantages of Couchsurfing?
- It isn’t always safe. Couchsurfers have been victims to terrible crimes.
- Sometimes, privacy is at stake. There are some hosts who love to help their surfer a bit too much, which isn’t enjoyable if you love solo traveling.
- Beds aren’t always comfortable.
- You could hate your host.
Does verifying on Couchsurfing cost money?
Couchsurfing account verification is now available free. You have to host a Couchsurfing member to get the verified account for free. A verified member can enjoy all the benefits available on Couchsurfing.com. However, the free verified account status will not be permanent.
Do people still use Couchsurfing?
Yes, Couchsurfing is generally safe and totally legal and yes, it still exists – although the community is not as active as it was in its heyday (around the late 2000s).