If you are on a budget, or want to experience a destination like a local you can stay with locals for free in their home. It may be a spare room, couch or a sleeping surface (floor, hammock..) but it a totally free exchange. You can stay for free a day or even for weeks.
I host travellers at my home. I host up to 4 people at a time; solo travellers, families, couples, friends.. I’ve hosted monks from Tibet, backpackers from Brazil, glampackers from Texas, musicians from Estonia and the list goes on. I LOVE hosting. My guests receive a comfy bed or sofa, my spare keys, freedom to cook whenever, come and go as they please. I show them around my city, we eat together, explore and hang out. It is an amazing way to share cultures and welcome travellers to your city.
Travel like a local, stay in someone’s home and experience the world in a way money can’t buy. View Site
70k members as of 2015, completely based on free software and backed by a democratic non-profit organization registered in France. View Site
It is mainly meant for touring bicyclists to stay for free in a locals home while travelling. View Site
A social travel network for budget travellers. Host, travel and stay with locals from all over the world – for work, for money or for free. View Website
An online community, bringing people together to offer you free accommodation all over the world. View Site
Free network of people around the world who offer free accommodation, advice and help when they are traveling. View Site