This page lists profitable hospitality services which somehow confuses the idea of hospitality exchange.
- lghei.org - worldwide network of the LGBT community who offer each other the gift of short term hospitality during their travels (25€ per year)
- hospex.net - 20€ per year
- Airbnb – The largest network with the most members and home-stay options to offer, Airbnb has over 100 million users. Guests must pay in advance for their home-stay via credit card and Airbnb earns a fee on each transaction.
- CouchSurfing (or CS) is the most popular and well known of these particular 'free accomodation' community sites. It connects surfers with hosts all over the world. With 15 million users it is still the biggest hospitality service, but it is in decline since it was sold to the private for-profit corporation Better World Through Travel in 2011. Many interactions cost money now, like vouching people.
- Mennonite Your Way – A hospitality service with over 1,600 religious hosts in more than 69 countries. Guests are expected to contribute financially to the host.
- 9flats – A network offering home-stay accommodation primarily in Europe. Guests must pay in advance for their home-stay via credit card.
- ThirdHome – a worldwide luxury second house sharing service of vacation homes.
- Wimdu – A hospitality service focused renting homes for vacation purposes.
- http://www.racespace.org - for athletes