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1. Posted by BillyPyro (Budding Member 22 posts) 9y

Has anyone participated in any of these sites?

www.globalfreeloaders.com
www.couchsurfing.com

If anyone could provide a brief run down on their experiences and whether they were good or bad and if there were any security issues?

It sounds like a really great idea! Can you use these features and jump from one place to another etc?

Thanks.

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 7, 2007, at 5:31 AM by BillyPyro ]

2. Posted by carosterns (Respected Member 159 posts) 9y

I'm not exactly couch surfing but after getting stuck in Eastern Europe and deprived of my access to cash I have had to seek out cheap and/or free accommodation. have managed to find a place in Bulgaria with a family of a friends friends friend. Intesting but last night I found myself in the middle of their domestic dispute. Kind of an uncomfortable situation but would choice do you have when you are desperate.

3. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 9y

Yes, i'm a memeber - and big fan - of Couchgsurfing, and also use hospitalityclub as well.

Have stayed with maybe 40+ hosts in 15+countries, and met another 40or so for a drink or to be shown around etc, and only had one slightly dodgy experience (and that was after the fact anyway). Have heard of very, very few issues/problems, much less than you would expect even using basic law of averages.

If you have any specific questions etc, feel free to ask me, eiterh here or PM.

Rich [also in CS/HC as Gelli if you want to search for me there as an idea]