I already paid, why is my account not Verified?


First of all, let us tell you how grateful we are that you have previously supported us. Couchsurfing wouldn’t exist without you. Thank you!

We are asking for contributions from hosts and guests alike so that others may safely experience the joy of travel and Couchsurfing’s unique, global community. You will be able to travel the world by surfing with hosts, rediscover your city via local events/hangouts and share your home/city by becoming a host.


Your Couchsurfing contribution is a way to financially support the Couchsurfing community and Couchsurfing’s global mission. You can choose between a monthly or an annual contribution.


You can upgrade your profile and become a Verified member which will unlock features like Mobile Phone Verification, and Government ID Verification. Learn more about the benefits of Verification here. This will increase your profile’s trust level which can make your interactions on our platform more meaningful and rewarding.


Here are some articles that may help as well:

Why is Couchsurfing no longer free?

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