Difference between contributions and Verification?



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

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.


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

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