Couchsurfing is a social media in which tourists can communicate with the hosts of every country. At this time, the Couchsurfing has 3 million members from all over the world. The very first idea was about hosting tourists, a kindly behavior which is going on for about thousands years. It developed and provides a cheap and interesting way for tourists.
It introduced the idea of staying at every country’s host’s home for tourists and it became really popular in the world.it paved the way of traveling for little cost. Couchsurfing hosts are former tourists and emigrants who are interested in communicating with today’s tourists. They invite tourists to their home by registering in this site and sending pictures of their house.
In this site not also you’re going to see free houses, but you can meet a lot of kind hosts who can help you visit attractions. It surprisingly decreases the costs of traveling to countries such as Hong Kong, South Korea, and Singapore.
The hosts are mainly interested in different cultures, learning English and sometimes business meetings. It became available to the public in 2004 for the possibility of communicating between tourists and hosts.
Couchsurfing.com is something more than introducing a place for staying. Actually, you can find real (not virtual) friends in this social media, meet other tourists and gain more information about tourism attractions and destinations.
Your hosts are the best leaders because he/she can show you some places which are ignored by guidebooks. Even they can help you with optimizing your cost. Experience has shown that friendships formed in Couchsurfing are much more intimated than being forgotten after the end of the trip.
The other benefit is that you don’t need to buy foods from restaurants; you can prepare food as you live in your home and make a healthy and cheaper meal in the host’s kitchen.