Before we set off on our last trip, we'd never even heard about couch surfing, but as it turns out, it's pretty bloody popular.

For those that travel alone, having a ready-made friend in the place you're planning on visiting could be a huge positive - just make sure that you check references and always let someone know where you're going to be, especially if you're a female.

We haven't actually tried out couch surfing ourselves, mainly because we prefer our own privacy, but for those that would like a little more info, check out what some well-travelled bloggers have to say!

what the our friends have to say about couch surfing