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couch surfing

Postby punk_sk on Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:56 pm

anyone try it? http://www.couchsurfing.com
i need a place to stay next week, one night, in chicago, i was hoping somebody had done this
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Re: couch surfing

Postby bruiseviolet on Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:33 am

so...its kinda like hostels?
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Re: couch surfing

Postby Brutus on Sun Aug 31, 2008 7:18 am

bruiseviolet wrote:so...its kinda like hostels?



negative. Its sleeping on peoples couches as you travel. I believe that website was set up for people to find a place to couch surf. It takes expenses off of your travel budget, and you meet interesting people.
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Re: couch surfing

Postby poorandweird on Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:11 am

wow that sounds like a cool scheme. Unless the people whose couch it is are serious oddens.
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Re: couch surfing

Postby punk_sk on Tue Sep 02, 2008 4:46 pm

that's why you get verified and vouched for.
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Re: couch surfing

Postby poorandweird on Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:01 am

ahh i see. Good scheme then (Y) and a load cheaper, accomodation in places in England (e.g. Travelodge) can get EXPENSIVE!
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Re: couch surfing

Postby LilyBathory on Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:28 am

I know a couple of people who do this and only heard good things about it...me, I hate being the guest in someone's house, so I stay in hostels. plus I just love 8-bed-dorms.

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Re: couch surfing

Postby Pop Culture Whore on Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:35 pm

I'd be worried they'd turn out to be axe murderers, plus how do they know you're not one? Sounds kinda risky, but fun at the same time b/c you'd probably meet some cool people.
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Re: couch surfing

Postby Brutus on Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:05 pm

Usually... without the use of the site, people sleep on friends couches or friends of friends..... ya know.. That kinda thing.

Not just some random dudes/gals place ya never met, or know anything about.
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Re: couch surfing

Postby SubculturalGrrl on Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:39 pm

I'm doing this next summer.
Well, some will be with Couschsurfing. I'll be squatting and staying at hostels and camping too.
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Re: couch surfing

Postby luckylucy on Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:06 pm

that sounds rad, I would want to do something like that, but I don't know any connections, so how would I get in?
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Re: couch surfing

Postby SubculturalGrrl on Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:50 pm

luckylucy wrote:that sounds rad, I would want to do something like that, but I don't know any connections, so how would I get in?


Just sign up for the website and search for couches in a city you want to go to! It's pretty easy... they'll give you options like "how many people," "how many nights," "age range," etc. Then they'll match up hosts with your criteria.
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Re: couch surfing

Postby lemon dropkick on Thu Sep 18, 2008 3:52 am

I've been on that site for about 2 years or so, i don't really live in a city or where people actually go to travel, so I've never had anyone stay with me yet. It doesn't really scare me, I mean touring bands that I'd met hours before have stayed at my house, so I don't see that as anything different.
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Re: couch surfing

Postby Brutus on Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:27 pm

lemon dropkick wrote:I've been on that site for about 2 years or so, i don't really live in a city or where people actually go to travel, so I've never had anyone stay with me yet. It doesn't really scare me, I mean touring bands that I'd met hours before have stayed at my house, so I don't see that as anything different.



This is true. Ive had so many different bands stay with us, and Ive stayed at so many houses playing around. Its great.
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Re: couch surfing

Postby lemon dropkick on Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:30 am

Well guys, Tonight I got a request for somebody to stay at my house next month. THIS THREAD MADE THIS HAPPEN! This is too creepy.



Brutus wrote:
lemon dropkick wrote:I've been on that site for about 2 years or so, i don't really live in a city or where people actually go to travel, so I've never had anyone stay with me yet. It doesn't really scare me, I mean touring bands that I'd met hours before have stayed at my house, so I don't see that as anything different.



This is true. Ive had so many different bands stay with us, and Ive stayed at so many houses playing around. Its great.


I think it's really fun when touring bands stay over.
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