Welcome to Couchsurfing! Here's the place to learn all about our community and how you can make the most of it.
Read These First
These how-to guides will take you step-by-step through your first Couchsurfing experiences.
How to Make a Profile.
First thing's first. Your profile is the face you present to other members, so read up on how to use it well.
How to Read a Profile.
A Couchsurfing profile has lots of information to help you decide who you'd like to meet.
CS at Home
CS on the Road
Finding and Requesting a Couch.
Choosing a potential host is a big decision! Learn how to make it well, and how to increase your chances of a positive response.
Tips for Surfing.
From the moment your Couch Request is accepted to the time you say good-bye, here are some pointers for being a good guest.
Going it alone? Not to worry! Here's some advice for feeling comfortable as a solo host or surfer.
Whether you're bringing the kids or your guest is, here's some advice for enjoying CS together.
Taking it to the Next Level.
In honor of International Couchsurfing Day, June 12, 2009, we released some ideas for trying something new and different.
These simple tips go a long way in improving your experience of hosting and surfing in rural areas. Check them out.