These are the original OneNightStay pages, which we will keep here for eternity...:-) OneNightStay is now integrated in The Hospitality Club.

For Whom

Are you still dreaming of seeing the world? You don't want to wait until you make enough money yet are permanantly short of time? Do you like experiencing different cultures and enjoying meet people?

We are just like you. That's why we came up with the idea of building up this OneNightStay Community for backpack travellers, through which you can meet people, get to learn cultures first- hand and get free acommodations on the give-and-take basis. .

This community is for you, if you:

a) love travelling, even with a tight budget;
b) enjoy meeting people;
c) you have at least one couch or one clean floor big enough for a sleeping bag;
d) smart enough to know that we help ourselves by helping others;

How It Works

It works very simple:

1) You join this community and become a member of OneNightStay. That declares yourself ready to accept other members to stay with you for at least one night.

2) As a member, you will have access to a databank which contains general information about all members including his/her name, location, E-mail address, and his/her preferences for OneNightStay-guests.

3) You contact the member(s) at the location you are travelling to. If you get "YES", you can hit the road knowing there will be new friends welcoming you!


>> OneNightStay is a mutual beneficial community based on the idea of "give and take". So try to give as often as you intend to take.

>> When contacting a member and requesting accommodation, keep in mind that no member is obliged to host you. When they do, be thankful and polite.

>> If, out of some reason, you cannot pay visit to the host that is kind enough ready to accommodate you, please make sure to inform him/her as soon as possible.


It doesn't cost anything
. After all that's why we started this project and that's why it could work so simple. We hope we will find a sponsor to cover the administration fee. You can help us either by telling more people about this website, suggesting us potential sponsors, or sending us donations.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I change my password?

It sounds cruel, but: no, for the time being you have to live with this inhumanly complicated password. We sugguest that you save it somewhere. But in case you can't find it or remember it, we will always be there to help. This inconvienience is only temprorary.

2. How do I change my profile?
It sounds silly, but for the time being, you have to send us per e-mail the information you want to update. We will then change it for you in our databank. We promise that we will add the "edit" function soon.

3. Is this great idea already working?

4. Can we stay longer than one night?
There is no rule for that. It all depends on your host.

5. What happens when a guest arrives and we feel uncomfortable having them stay in our house?
Most backpackers are open, polite and friendly. If you are a very careful person, you can get to know more about (potential) guest by exchanging e-mails or talk on the phone before agreeing to host him/her.

6. What happens if the guest does not want to leave?
If you don't see it as a compliment to how cosy your home is, you have to do what you think is necessary. But again that will be a very extreme case.

7. Have you ever had any bad feedback at all from any members?
Fortunately, not yet.

8. Do you ever cancel someone's membership if someone were to complain about them?
Depends on how bad this bad boy or bad girl is. Soon we will add a "reference" function where members can comment on their hosts and guests which cannot be deleted or changed. But please have a little bit patience. Our programmer is extremely busy lately. Don't forget we are all volunteers and have to earn our bread somewhere else:-)

9. How do you communicate with a host that doesn't speak your language?
Normally all OneNightStay members speak English (The level varies of course.) Therefore there won't be big language barrier between members.

10. How do I remove myself from the databank?
We would hate to say good-bye to you. But if you insist doing that, we will wish you all the best. Send us an e-mail so that we can say farewell to you. In the near future you will be able to just disappear if you prefer not to disturb anybody.


OneNightStay has now 875 members in 86 countries.
Login for member-only database.

Country Number of Members
Albania 1
Argentina 7
Australia 52
Austria 6
Azerbaijan 1
Bahamas 1
Basque Country 1
Belarus 1
Belgium 15
Brazil 7
Bulgaria 5
Canada 45
China 10
Colombia 3
Costa Rica 1
Czech Republic 7
Danmark 1
Denmark 17
Deutschland 1
England 1
Eritrea 1
Estonia 2
Finland 20
France 13
Germany 76
Ghana 1
Gibraltar 1
Greece 2
Hungary 10
Iceland 1
India 7
india 1
India 12
Indonesia 1
Ireland 17
Island 1
Isle of Man 1
Israel 9
Italy 14
Japan 5
Jordan 2
Kuwait 1
Lebanon 1
Lithuania 2
Luxembourg 1
Macedonia 1
Malawi 1
Malaysia 15
Mexico 13
Netherlands 22
New Zealand 10
Norway 9
Pakistan 4
Panama 1
Paraguay 1
Peru 6
Philippines 4
Poland 10
Portugal 3
République démocratique du Con 1
Romania 5
Russia 4
San Marino 1
Saudi Arabia 1
Scotland 7
Serbia and Montenegro 3
Singapore 9
Slovakia 1
Slovenia 3
South Africa 8
South Korea 5
south korea 1
Spain 22
St.Vincent and the Grenadines 1
Sweden 10
Switzerland 18
Taiwan, Republic of China 1
Thailand 4
Tunisia 1
Turkey 7
UK 122
Ukraine 1
United Arab Emriates 2
USA 150
Venezuela 1

Contact Us

Questions? Comments?
We would like to hear from you!


Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

1. In no event shall OneNightStay be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages including but not limited to damages for expenses, inconveniences, loss of use, data or profits, goodwill or other intangible losses arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of this service, provision of or failure to provide services, or from information available from this service, unauthorized access to our amendment of your transmissions of data statements or conduct of any third party on the service or any other matter relating to the service.

2. You expressly understand and agree that your use of this service is at your sole risk and makes no warranty that the service will meet your requirements or your expectations or that the same will be secure, without error, timely or uninterrupted.

3. OneNightStay does not verify or endorse any information on, and we are not responsible for any loss or inconvenience suffered in connection with use of the OneNightStay or its content.

Accept - Decline

Form - Not Working Anymore!! Just for History :-)

Please fill in the following registration form. As a member of Onenightstay, you will have the access to our member database right away.

First Name
User Name
male female
Telephone No.
E-mail address

(incl.,country, zipcode)

* Addresses are only for OneNightStay administrators and will not be seen by other members..

House number

(accommodation condition, distance from the city, public transportation, cultural environment, etc.,)
Your preference for guests
e.g. I don't host anybody who snores...

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