Coachsurfing is a global community of travellers and hosts, boasting over 400,000 homes and more than four million surfers every year. Not only is it free, but its platform offers a unique way to meet new people and discover places through the eyes of a local.

 

It’s easy to join, using its simple website or mobile app to create a profile, and once this is done you’ll have access to hosts located in 200,000 cities across the world. There are two options for membership, either free or verified, with the latter costing $60 USD for Lifetime Verification that includes benefits such as ad-free website and being highlighted in search results.

 

Once you have created your profile, including uploading a photo and writing a short bio, you can search for hosts by city and view their profile pages, featuring verified user reviews. This gives a good idea of what to expect from each host, helping you decide on the right place for you.

 

One the features that I think makes Couchsurfing unique is the ability to discover events in the area you’re staying. Much like Facebook events, you can read details of the proceedings, see who will be attending and even leave comments or ask questions. For me, this has been a great resource when travelling to a city alone as it has given me the chance to get involved in events that I would never have normally known about.

 

A drawback to the platform is the question of trust, with regards to both guests and hosts. Both can easily make profiles and start surfing or hosting immediately, with little verification, meaning it is difficult to know exactly what the other person will be like. Although user reviews help to minimise this, when first starting out there is the risk of someone abusing the system for their own gain.

Pros
  • Over 400,000 hosts available to stay with for free
  • Option of Lifetime Verification for $60 USD
  • List of local events
Cons
  • Issue of people abusing the system
  • Sleeping arrangement not to same standard as hotel or hostel

TravelSites.com is the best travel site list in the world.🏆💯🥇🌟

TravelSites.com is the go to place online to find information on the best websites, smartphone apps, books, YouTube channels and documentaries for travelers. Written with my years of experience trotting the globe, TravelSites.com gives budding young backpackers the chance to discover the top resources available for getting the most out of their trip, be it renting a car, learning the local dialect, finding a photographer or even just knowing what the weather will be like for the week. I have researched the internet to bring you a list of the top items in each category, while every single one has been meticulously reviewed, highlighting unique features, comparison to similar products, and all the pros and cons.

 

Why did you make TravelSites.com?💖🔥🚀

Well, I found that although there is naturally lots of information online concerning travel-related products and services, they seem to be scattered about, leaving the user to laboriously search for each individual item. If you wanted, for example, to discover an inspiring travel documentary while booking accommodation and flights to Rome, you would have to have at least three different tabs open at once. TravelSites.com puts all the information you need in one place, meaning you will not have to search far and wide to simply find out the best website for reserving a room in a hotel. With more than 40 different categories, travelers can stay on the same website to gather all the information they need, not only saving them time but also saving them money, by reading through the reviews to find the cheapest option.

 

What can you find on My lists and how did I rank them?🕵️‍♂️🧠🔗

My lists feature more than 40 different travel-related categories containing every resource a backpacker could ever need. Need help planning a trip? Want to keep up to date with the latest travel news? Looking for an inspiring book or blog? Desperate to find a restaurant away from the crowds? I’ve got you covered. My lists have been carefully put together by me and combined by quality, efficiency, value and functionalism to rank the items in descending order, with number one considered the item offering the best of all four factors. The criteria was constant throughout each category, whether it was for a cruise booking website or an Instagram account, in order to bring travelers the resources that would be the most useful for travelers.

 

How do I contact you, if I have a question?💡📞📧

Hmm, if you think that any best travel site is really missing in my travel directory, I can be reached by 📧email, Skype, Facebook Messenger, Twitter or Linkedin.