Hey Couchsurfers! In this release, you'll find a few bug fixes and usability improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
Life changing App
This has been by far the best App I have downloaded. It has enhanced my life and taught me things about the world and life itself. The people I meet seem to have very little expectations of a host and their travels other than experiencing someone and something new. I can’t tell you how refreshing that is or how it has helped me shift my consciousness to be grateful and just be in the moment. I’ve learned a lot from my guests and am just so thankful for all the experiences I have been lucky to share. I also love that I’ve been able to expose my children to a world and perspective outside of our own.
The ONLY downside (and I caution all single women who host or travel) is hosting single men for safety reasons and or just plain overt sexual attempts. Please read reviews of single male guests and make sure they have at least 5. I had a couple of very uncomfortable experiences and now know to only accept men with at least 5 reviews. Other than that this App is amazing and my life is better for it.
One of the most valuable apps you can use, daily
I don’t understand why some of reviews are less than 5 stars just to communicate feature requests or enhancements. It is all about —value— here. This app is a life changer. There is no better way to meet people and develop a close personal connection quickly, with people you want to meet and stay connected to forever. You don’t have to be an active traveler, host’er or surfer to to do this. Just correspond with people who grab your interest that are close by and invite them for coffee or use the “Hang Out” feature. Totally rewarding. Hosting and surfing are priceless means to expand a limited understanding of cultures around the world. How cool is that??
App needs minor work
Despite being relatively new to CouchSurfing, I love it & am wholly invested! It is a great experience as a host and as a traveler. The CouchSurfing app is essentially a good one. It works well most of the time. I appreciate how we can personalize information about our homes, add CS pictures to add credence to our profiles, give honest reviews of our guests & respond to feedback we have received. My primary complaint about the app is the size of the font is so small & the color of the font is so faint that it is difficult to see. Also, I wish there was a way to edit/add to a reference I’d written for someone. (I had written it before traveling with a girl I knew from work & learned quite a lot about her while CouchSurfing together. I would have written a more revealing review for others who plan to host/travel with her.) My final complaint is that I will often receive notifications for emails that do not appear in my inbox. I’m not sure whether I am ever able to recover those. Other than those small issues, I find the app very functional & it fully compliments/supports the CS website.
Developer Response ,
Thank you so much for your detailed feedback! We're always looking to improve our user experience and providing updates in the interest of speed and functionality.
- CouchSurfing International Inc.
- 205.6 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 17+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 1999-2017 CouchSurfing International, Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.