Couchsurfing verification is now free. You have to host a Couchsurfing member to get the verified status for free. A ‘verified’ member enjoys all the benefits available on Couchsurfing.com. However, the free ‘verified’ status will not last forever. To get ‘verified’ status on Couchsurfing, I paid around 45 Euro. They call it subscription fees.
Couchsurfing: How to be a verified member for free
Recently Couchsurfing has done changes in its policies.
- Now a member can get a verified status for three months after hosting a Couchsurfing member.
- The host should ‘confirm’ the couch request after ‘accepting’ it.
- After the stay, the guest and the host are supposed to write references for each other as ‘Host’ & ‘Guest’ and not as ‘Personal’ reference.
- Also, this offer can be availed only once per guest. That means hosting the same guest more than once will not yield you more benefit.
- Getting the ‘verified’ membership status in this way allows accrual up to 12 months of free membership.
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Benefits of getting verified on Couchsurfing
According to Couchsurfing.com, there are many benefits of becoming a Verified member. I have shared the screenshot from the website. But as per my Couchsurfing experiences the most significant benefits which you get after getting a verified status are –
- Unlimited requests from a verified Couchsurfing profile, whereas you can send only ten requests/messages from an unverified profile
- Your profile will be highlighted in search results so that you have more chances of getting a guest to your place.
Here is the screenshot from Couchsurfing.com