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We're not cyclists, but interested to host....Are we welcome to do so, or do we stick with CouchSurfing?

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We're not cyclists, but interested to host....Are we welcome to do so, or do we stick with CouchSurfing?

We have had the best experiences by hosting quite a few people on CouchSurfing and have been able to be a guest two times with equally great experiences. A couple of our CouchSurfers told us about WarmShowers. Since we love to help travelers and provide a comfortable place as well as meeting new people and hearing of their adventures, we are wondering if many others on this website do this?

Do most cyclists need to stay more than one night? Any other tips or hints for newbie hosts is more than appreciated!

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Welcome to warmshowers

I probably will never tour again and host on WS - I don't see any problem there at all. I know many of my guests have told me they prefer looking for hosts on WS before CS because they know they will be staying with people who have toured and so will not have to explain their choice of transport nor answer the same half a dozen questions they've been receiving from curious onlookers for the entirety of their trip - but I'm sure you'll get the hang of things once you start hosting.

Touring cyclists are not complex beasts, offer them a cold drink and a shower when they walk in the door as these are usually priorities then there's not much more to it other than making sure you cook big if you are offering a meal or you might find yourselves staring at an empty pot when going for seconds.

The community is pretty keen to retain its identity as a hospex site specifically for touring cyclists though so it goes without saying that you should only look to use the site as a guest if you are travelling by bicycle.


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Thousands of great non-cycling hosts

There are thousands of great hosts here who do not cycle-tour. It's just fun to host cycle-travelers. They have great stories and are generally quite well behaved. It's an unusual thing, and we all think they're fun :-)

As far as how long people need to stay: You get to set your own rules. We generally invite people for one night, then if we like them we'll invite them for another night if they seem like they need it.

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Thanks for your replies,

Thanks for your replies, Randy & Paul. I think we'll give it a try and who knows....maybe we'll be inspired to try some sort of bike trip of our own in the future!

Appreciate your help!

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Feeling welcome!

Thanks everyone for your welcoming answers and information on just being a host. We'll look forward to this summer and see what happens! Sounds like WS is just as friendly a group as CS - YAY!!! :-)