GAFFL - Find A Travel Buddy

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About this app

Meet new people from over 170 countries and travel together using the best app for solo travelers. Find travel buddies, share costs, and experiences around the world.

Find a travel companion or meet locals to travel with. Search for destinations, connect with travelers and locals, plan trips, and travel together. Split rental car or hotel costs to save up to 80% on travel expenses.

Whether you are looking for road trip buddies to embark on a road trip in Australia, locals to travel with in Southeast Asia, or hiking buddies to explore the beautiful national parks in the US, you can use GAFFL.

A packaged multi-day road trip or a solo trip can cost you thousands of dollars. With GAFFL, you can save that money by finding a like-minded travel companion who has the same trip planned and is also looking for someone like you to explore the same cities, do the same road trips, or adventure in the same national parks together"


Start your own trip to find a like-minded travel buddy instantly and publish it within minutes.


Search for your desired destination and discover fellow travelers who have already created trips in that location, as well as locals who live there. When you find a trip that you like, simply tap 'Connect' and start chatting instantly. Additionally, you can connect with locals to explore with or to get the best recommendations and advice about the area.


Use our real-time messaging to plan detailed trips together, then meet up and travel together.


Users go through a multi-step verification process, which makes the network super safe and trustworthy.


“GAFFL connects people based on where and when they’re traveling, so travelers can link up and explore the world together” (Travel+Leisure)

“….. if you plan on renting a car in Scotland to drive up into the Highlands for a few days, now you have someone to split the cost of that $400 rental with, and perhaps a drinking buddy.” (Lifehacker)

“GAFFL is made for solo travelers who want to explore certain parts of their trips together—and split costs.” (Mind Body Green)

“GAFFL brings travelers of all shapes and sizes together to travel and turn that solo trip into a very social trip.” (Flair)


We have a really high standard when it comes to data protection. We do not sell data or monetize your data. We also have the ability to delete your data any time you ask for it.

GAFFL is free to download and use. You can start trips and local listings, add trips and local listings to your wish list, reply to messages, or get a verification badge for free. We also have a subscription package called ’GAFFL Unlimited’ that gives you access to unlimited connections, up to 60% off hotels, 24/7 trip assistance, and a lot more.

To learn more about how GAFFL works, feel free to visit our amazing help center:

For helpful travel tips and hacks, visit our blog:

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For our terms of use, visit:
Updated on
Apr 17, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info and App activity
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

576 reviews
Crystal Graham
October 15, 2023
Idea is great, execution is awful. You have to pay for a subscription to connect with other travelers, and even their in-app chat feature can be buggy. I receive notifications for various things despite turning off notifications; probably a marketing gimmick to attract paid subscribers. Seems to be quite a bit of catfishing occurring and others who use it as a dating app. User demographic seems like mostly middle aged men. Honestly better off traveling solo.
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Ajay Suresh
May 1, 2023
Concept is good and was able to connect with other solo travelers (only if you pay), otherwise they will only let you know someone viewed your trips. Also some catfish accounts will like your trip/profile same like some dating apps so they will make you pay premium to "view likes". Other than these ethics, UI is pretty friendly and trust factor is good to authenticate the other travellers. All the best in improving the app and hope it gets all the downs straightened out soon.
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September 26, 2023
Hi Ajay, thank you for your feedback! We appreciate your insights and are constantly working to improve the app. Best wishes!
Bhushan Hegde
May 19, 2020
Somewhat okay app. 1) The app says it gives a free 7 days trail which is possible only when you invite your friends to sign up and they have to verify their phone number!!! This is too much of marketing technique :/ 2) I can contact other travelers only with premium features. Also the app is quite slow and has minor bugs that has to be fixed. 3) Most important is that the search option is not working properly. I live in Lausanne, Switzerland and could not find this city in the search bar.
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May 20, 2020
Hi Bhushan, thank you so much for your review. You can start trips, create a local listing to help travelers, like trips, and even get a verification badge for free. Some features are premium. Premium subscribers love GAFFL. They help GAFFL sustain as a business and make GAFFL better. We also added Lausanne for you! You can find it now. : )

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