Welcome to Couchsurfing! Thanks for joining our community.
1. Complete Your Profile
- Create an account.
- Confirm your email address
- Fill out your profile
- Upload photos
- Verify Your Account (Optional)
- Connect your account to Facebook (Optional)
2. Review Safety Tips
- How can I have a safer Couchsurfing Experience?
- How can I help keep Couchsurfing safe?
- What do I do if I am feeling unsafe with another member?
- How do I report a problem with another member?
- How can I avoid scams on Couchsurfing?
3. Find a Host
- Search for hosts or create a Public Trip
- Review potential hosts’ profiles - do they seem like a good match? Do you meet their hosting criteria? Do they seem friendly and welcoming?
- Read References
- Write a Couchrequest
- Enjoy your trip!
- Update your Hosting Availability
- Invite travelers or respond to Couch requests
- Review potential surfer's profiles - remember to read their references
- Have fun!
5. Leave a Reference
6. Always Remember our Community Guidelines:
- Respect Others
- Make Informed Decisions
- Don’t Spam
- Don’t Go Looking For a Date
- Don’t Charge for Your Couch or use Couchsurfing for Commercial Purposes
- Don’t Let Anyone Under 18 Use the Website
- Don’t Create more than One Profile
- Surfing is a Privilege, Not a Right