You have friends around the world, you just haven’t met them yet.

Couchsurfing is the best way to stay with amazing locals, make lifelong travel friends, or host travelers coming to your hometown. Over 12 million travel enthusiasts use Couchsurfing in more than 230,000 cities around the world.

Use the Couchsurfing app to plan and manage your trip itinerary.

Find hosts in your next destination
• Browse the millions of local hosts offering a place to stay in thousands of cities and towns
• Stay with and meet locals and have an authentic travel experience
• Explore accommodations options near where you are right now, or near your future destination

Make New Friends
• Discover thousands of fun events planned by other Couchsurfers in your hometown or in your next travel destination
• Use Couchsurfing Hangouts to show you who’s nearby your current location and available to meet up right now

Meet Travellers Without Traveling
• Host or meet up with incoming travellers coming to your city
• Can’t travel right now? Let new cultures and friends come to you

And More
• Easily create and manage a Couchsurfing profile
• Manage your incoming or outgoing requests, messages, and more
• Add pictures to document your travel adventures
• See which of your Facebook friends also have a Couchsurfing account

What's New

Version 5.21

Hey Couchsurfers! In this release, you’ll find a few bug fixes and usability improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

Awesome concept, needs some improvements


I looooove couchsurfing. It's changed my life and I'm so grateful for this app and what the connections it assists in creating. Howevvvveerrr... Technically some things need work. For example, sometimes I get notifications and sometimes I don't, making it difficult to correspond with surfers/hosts. Also, unless I accept/decline a couchsurfing request, I cannot send a message back to a person, even if the request has expired and I didn't have a chance to accept or decline.. I cannot send any messages at all!! Very stressful, as I would wish to reach out to some people I didn't have a chance to respond to in time. I also do not understand the point of paying for "verification," but luckily not being verified has not negatively impacted me yet. Also through the app the age range when looking for hosts is a very weird gap, it would be great to be able to put in ages yourself.

Developer Response

Thank you for your detailed feedback! We are very happy to hear that you enjoying using Couchsurfing and completely understand your frustrations with some of the issues that you have been experiencing. I have passed your review along to the rest of the team, we are working on fixing a lot of these bugs. Regarding the notifications- we have fixed that in the last release and I hope that you are enjoying the latest version. If you have anything else that you would like to report, please contact or Support team here:

Love it!

Chasen Martinsen

I love Couchsurf! I really like the idea of it and it is a perfect tool for travelers to find a place to stay, and people to hang out with. It's also fun hosting people, helping out where you can, and learning from people all across the world. My one complaint is, please bring back verification via hosting. I really enjoy helping out travelers, but not for $60. I'm not going to pay that much money for people to come stay with me. I think you should be able to earn "verified" status through other ways, such as staying active and actually hosting people. It's makes it difficult for us generous hosters. Please fix this Couchsurf, it's not fair. Thank you,



What can I say other than Thank You? Couchsurfing you are an absolute joy to use. I have been with you for a few years now and have met some amazing people through you. It is refreshing to know that you are dedicated to providing a quality service based on trust and kindness of strangers. You started revolution. You have made travel possible for some who would other wise not have been afforded the luxury of travel. Hotels being so expensive and uninviting. To travel and have a safe haven that is not only affordable but a hub for good times, great friends and grand memories. Bravo! Couchsurfing you are stellar. Thanks for all you have done.


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Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
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