How can Hosts earn access to Verification?


Couchsurfing Hosts are the backbone of the community, and to recognize it every time you host, you will earn 3 months of access to our Verification feature. 

What counts as a stay? 

For our system to correctly recognize your guest's stay and award you with 3 months of Verified membership: 

1. You must have a Couch Request or Couch Offer that has been "Confirmed". This means that after a host has accepted the request or has sent an offer to host, the surfer must confirm the stay via the "Confirm" button in the active Couch Request. 

2. Both you and your guests must have written references for the stay. These references must be "Host/Guest" and not "Personal" references. 

3. It must be the first time you have hosted this member. 

How much free Verified Membership can I earn? 

You can accrue up to 12 months of free membership at a time. 


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