Has anyone participated in any of these sites?
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?
[ Edit: Edited on Jan 7, 2007, at 5:31 AM by BillyPyro ]
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.
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]