Hospitality Club is managed in a very unhospitable way.
- There is no official organization. Instead, the "Club" is tightly controlled by Veit Kuehne.
- There are nasty Google Ads
- Messages are censored on the presence of terms such as "BeWelcome" and "CouchSurfing"
- Members have been removed for merely mentioning the word "BeWelcome" in their profile summary
(Former) HC volunteers have tried to open up Hospitality Club before, which has led to the creation of BeWelcome.
CouchSurfing is slightly better but there are also many issues with that organization, though slightly less problematic.
Some interesting threads in the CouchSurfing group about Hospitality Club: