How to get free accommodation in London?

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London is a beautiful city and if you’ve not visited it, you should! But since it’s one of the biggest and most successful cities in the world, it can also be a bit pricy and you may not want to spend money on hostels or hotels. There are some ways to get free accommodation in this multicultural city. There are many sites where lonely traveler can find kind and hospitable people who will offer a place to stay the night. Here are some examples.

1Check out hospitalityclub.org. It’s a site aimed to bring people together - hosts and guests, travelers and locals. Its purpose is simple: thousands of Hospitality Club members around the world help each other when they’re travelling. Joining is free, just register, make your profile and find club members in London who will take you in for the night. Membership is free, you don’t have an obligation to host anyone at your home (though it would be a nice touch) and you’ll meet new and interesting people around the globe.

2There’s similar site called couchsurfing.org. It’s a worldwide network for making connections between travelers and the local communities they visit. CouchSurfing members share hospitality with one another. Hosts have the opportunity to meet people from all over the world without leaving home. 'Surfers,' or travelers, are able to participate in the local life of the places they visit. They also give more people the chance to become travelers, because 'surfing' lowers the financial cost of exploration. Since 2004, 1.25 million successful CouchSurfing stays have been recorded. You just have to sign up and look for people who offer hospitality in London.

3 Site called place2stay.net offers similar service as do two previous ones. They provide the place for people who are looking for free accommodation to make contact with people who are offering their guest rooms or couches for travelers to stay the night. Just as two previous sites they don’t require you to give anything back, though it would be nice if you could return the favor to someone else in the same situation as you. You also have to register but after that it’s up to you to make contact, find a suitable place in London to stay and talk things trough.

4There’s also an option to put an ad to Graigslist (London.craigslist.co.uk) saying you’re looking for a place to stay for some period of time. Though it might also work, we recommend using sites where people are required to log in and you can see on their profiles if they’re trustworthy and you can read how other people have enjoyed their stay with this person.

5You can also put a word out in other social networks, like on Twitter or Facebook. If you don’t know any people living in London who would be willing to take you in, then maybe some of your friends or friend’s friends do! You can also talk about your plans in trustworthy forums and who knows; maybe your cyber friends will become your real life friends!

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chouiti abdelaziz
hi.that nice me look ur adress in site internet because really very need who can help me for accommandation make me can visited uk for few day my holiday been in 20 december .i want accommandation proved it for embassy uk in algeria let them know where me been saty in uk for can take my visa travel visite uk thenks
added 2011-10-08 23:54:10
Rose
Hey,

I really need a free acomodation for 2 weeks in London.
Please if you have any free room let me know to this contact direct number 07955352052.
Thank you and I will wait for response via only phone contact as
I do not carry on with me my computer.
Thanks so much

Regards,
Rose
added 2012-08-12 03:27:38
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