Read an article about couch surfing. I knew this before and visited their website once. But the one I have no interest, and secondly, I have no backpacking plan at all.
I know there are many advantages for backpackers. People can make friends with strangers and foreigners, share local visions and life styles, and mostly important, save money.
I am kind of conservative and cautious person. I don’t want to take risk to stay in a stranger’s room overseas. And I prefer live with relatively comfortable facilities.
If I had known himself or herself on the internet, typed or even chatted with and felt comfortable and made sure he or she is trustworthy, I can take a chance.
Otherwise, I’d rather go to a hotel.