A hospitality network is an organization designed to allow cheap and culturally rich travel. The central idea is that of connecting people who are traveling to some place with locals who want to help them. Most of these networks are centered around hosting, that is, giving someone a place to crash. They are meant to be a more interesting alternative to hostels and hotels. Some also focus on culture exchange and have features similar to online social networks. Use these when traveling to meet local people and get shown around and also to reduce accomodation costs. Most have some sort of reputation system to establish trust in people.

The ones I am aware of are:

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