Couchsurfing may have sold out and lost its soul but couchsurfing camps remain a fun way to hang out with a bnnch of new people in nature. Not so much a festival as a fun gathering generally involving plenty of alcohol.
CS Minsk Weekend 2017 25 – 28 of May 2017 Minsk/Мiнск, Belarus
Nature Surfing 2017 09 – 11 of June 2017 Rīga/Daugavas loki, Latvia
Amalfi Coast International Summer Camp 2 Costiera amalfitana, Italy 29 of June 02 of July 2017
Hamburg Invasion 2017 27 – 30 of July 2017 Hamburg, Germany
The 11th Big Franconian Meeting 04 – 06 of August 2017 Nürnberg, Germany
Riga Good Times X 31 of August 03 of Semptember 2017 Rīga, Latvia
Sorrento/Islands of Napoli Sorrento, Italy 21-09-2017 till 24-09-2017
Milano Wintercamp (t.b.c.) Milano, Italy t.b.a
10th Edition of the F…..g New Year’s Eve Party (with giant jaccuzzi) 29 of December 2017 02 of January 2018 Les Haudères, Switzerland
Alternatives to Couchsurfing
If you’d like to find some of the original traveller spirit now so missing from Couchsurfing then you can try:
Bewelcome – smaller, groovier.
Trustroots – the newest hospitality alternative with a back to basics feel.
Hospitality Club – yes, it’s an oldie and should have been redesigned 10 years ago but it’s still going.
And more hardcore travellers meet up every year at the Hitch Gathering.