Through the couchsurfing experience, you can stay with locals who are also registered couchsurfers around the world. The app has a background check system and you can also see someone's reviews before committing to stay. It's an incredible community where you can share authentic travel experiences while potentially developing life-long friendships.
These individuals offering up their place don't always have a guest bedroom, hence "couch" surfing, but if you're flexible and simply content with a roof over your head, couchsurfing just might be perfect for you! I personally think that staying with a local is the best way to experience places to get that unique insider perspective!
Check out the Couchsurfing website and download their app to start connecting with other adventurous members across the globe!