Couchsurfing Whether you just want to meet with locals or score a free accommodation for the night during one of your travels, Couchsurfing is the site to go. This community runs on a 'gifting economy', meaning you get to snag a free night at a new friend's couch or spare room. Try to get your new friend a small gift from your hometown as well - after all, Couchsurfing's goal is to share stories and cultures from all over the world.

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