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The world is a big place.

It’s not always perfect, but we hope to make your experience as safe as it can be, whether you’re opening your home to another traveler or staying with a Wanderful hostess.

What we do

Video verification

Every hostess and every traveler is vetted by a member of the Wanderful team through a five-minute orientation and video verification call.

Community Code of Conduct

Our Community Code of Conduct is our founding document to guide interactions during a Wanderful homestay.

Insurance for hostesses + travelers

Our partnership with World Nomads lets you book travel insurance for emergency transport, medical expenses, and more.

Are you a hostess? Check out Slice for comprehensive homeshare insurance for just $7 per night.

Homestay reviews

Our guest review process helps you know what to expect from your homestay with each of our hostesses.

What you can do

Whether you’re using the Wanderful network or traveling on your own, we hope you will be safe and use your best judgment. Here’s some tips on having the safest experience possible when traveling.

Plan smart

If traveling outside of your country, register with your local embassy so they can contact you in case of emergency. Get a data plan for your trip or load your Skype account in case you need it. Leave your valuables (whether financial or sentimental) at home. Get travel tips from the Wanderful Facebook group your destination’s local chapter.

Know your surroundings

Have the address of your homestay written down in the local language and mark your home on a map in case you get lost. Take time to explore your neighborhood during the day to get your bearings.


Make sure a loved one knows where you are and has a number to reach you. Your local hostess can be a great resource — use her to get insider tips about her home city and recommendations about your visit.

Resources + partners

Crisis Text Line

Free, 24/7 support for crisis in the US, UK and Canada.

In the US: Text HOME to 741741
In Canada: Text HOME to 686868
In the UK: Coming soon

Pathways to Safety

for victims of interpersonal & gender based violence abroad

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