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"Couchsurfing has given me the opportunity to live very valuable and beautiful experiences. It's filled my journey with stories, people, and friends. It's given life to the places I visited, and I know that anywhere in the world I visit, I'll possibly have a good friend waiting for me!"

- Andrea
(Traveling in South America)
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"We can't recommend Couchsurfing highly enough. It's a great way to experience places from a unique insider perspective, and you'll undoubtedly make great friends along the way. Travel is more about the people you meet than the places you see, and Couchsurfing reinforced the fact that people are inherently good."

- Matt and Sara
(Traveling In Asia)
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On Hosting

"We wanted to show our children that people from all over the world are good, no matter what culture, skin color, or language. We had no money to travel the world with our four kids, and decided to let the world come to us. We opened our house, our hearts, and our lives to strangers. A lot of them became friends for life!"

- Lieke, Peter, and Kids
(Hosting in Belgium)

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in Barcelona, Spain

When I was traveling solo around Europe this summer, I used Couchsurfing to meet new people. Zack was at the weekly Couchsurfing event in Barcelona and I feel so lucky to have met him! I enjoyed our conversations about life, and he showed me the best shop to grab an authentic batido milkshake. After just a few short days of hanging in the city, I felt as though I had known him for years.

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in San Francisco, CA, USA

Caitlyn is amazing! I loved spending time with her, and her openness and caring nature was so genuine and refreshing. When my suitcase didn't arrive until my second day, she was kind enough to loan me the comfiest pajamas to wear to sleep that first night, thank you again! A highlight of my trip includes celebrating her birthday with a dance party in the living room. Hope to see you again soon!

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