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The responsible guest guide

Sharing the natural spaces we love with an ever-growing and diverse community requires responsibility.
Campanyon wants to take that responsibility with you. After all, we’re all about companionship and protecting the nature we love and rely on. To help you be responsible towards both the environment and others, we’ve set some guidelines to follow along the four stages of your journey.

Planning your adventure

Travelling responsibly starts while planning your trip. Prepare and do research before heading off to your adventure.

Learn about the destination

Find out about the regulations in force in the area you are going to, especially concerning fires and wild camping. What natural areas are protected and which ecosystems are fragile?

Research local lifestyle

Learn about the locals and their way of life – culture, traditions, habits, their economy. Respecting local practices shows respect and makes mingling easier.

Travel outside of high season

If possible, plan your travels outside of busy periods so as not to overload the sites. Plan to travel solo, duo, or in small groups of 4 to 6 people maximum.

Mind the carbon footprint

Favor emission-free means of transport – walking, biking, canoeing. Opt for (shared) low-emission transport: train, bus, carpooling. Refrain from air travel as much as possible.

Come equipped

Bring what you need, but don’t overpack. Consider reusing, borrowing, or buying second-hand before buying new items. Try buying from eco-friendly and socially conscious brands.

Before your stay

Campanyon is fostering a welcoming and inclusive community of hosts and guests. Here’s how you can already build good host-guest relations before your arrival.

Get in touch with your host

Whether for booking adjustments or additional info, you can easily chat with your host via your inbox. It’s best to share your estimated arrival time so the host can prepare.

Review rules and welcome info

Don’t forget to read through the information provided before asking questions. You can find all rules on the listing details page and share them with your travel party.

Check group size and equipment

Follow your host’s occupancy limits and verify your group size with them before you arrive. Double-check your luggage before heading out.

Adapt your expectations of the place

Be aware of what you have booked and make sure you understand the specificity of the place and its conditions. Campsites can get muddy and wooden interiors creaky.

During your stay

Most of the rules to remember during the trip are common sense. We’re sharing some of the most important (and obvious) guidelines.

Show your best smile

Greet your host upon arrival and say goodbye when leaving. Stay respectful of other visitors to help have the best experience. Smiles open doors and hearts.

Don’t disturb flora and fauna

Part of protecting nature is leaving her be. Your presence can disturb wildlife up to a km away, so be mindful. Look, don’t touch. Keep distance. Don’t feed wildlife human food and always ask the host before feeding their animals.

Be fire-safe

Wildfires are increasingly common. We have to do our part to prevent them. Ask your host before starting bonfires onsite and don’t throw cigarette butts on the forest floor.

Campfire safety

If your host allows campfires onsite they will have made the necessary precautions. Only light campfires in designated areas and with dead wood. Don’t harvest live wood from trees.

Follow rules of the place

Stay respectful of your host and their land by taking the time to review any rules or restrictions they may have. Make sure everyone in your group is aware of these rules.

Limit your noise

Respect quiet hours so others and neighbours remain undisturbed. If the host did not set quiet hours, use your best judgement based on privacy and space to avoid being disruptive to others.

Adhere to safety warnings

Your host may point out potential hazards or share relevant emergency info like phone numbers or the location of the nearest hospital. Be aware of emergency procedures.

Dispose garbage, recycle, compost

Hosts indicate where and how to dispose of trash or will tell you to take your trash when leaving. Bring (compostable) trash bags in that case. Most importantly – do your best to reduce waste!

Dispose of human waste responsibly

Hosts set rules for disposing of human waste to ensure it’s done in a way that’s good for the environment and compliant with local laws. Be sure to use any onsite facilities if available.

Respect the locals

Be mindful of neighbours, adhere to speed limits, and remember that rural communities are home to others.

Keep your pet in check

You must keep your pets in control, keep them from causing harm, and ensure they’re reasonably quiet at night. Be sure to follow your host’s leash policies.

Play your part

Playing your part is more than respecting your host’s land and rules at all times. It’s doing your best to ensure you leave the place and community as you found it or—ideally—even better.

After your stay

The journey doesn't have to end after your stay. Your responsibility towards others and the environment certainly doesn’t. This is how you can continue to care.

Leave a review

Help our nature-loving community to make the right choice and highlight one of the best stays you had with the rest of the community.

Offset your emissions

Calculate the carbon footprint of your trip. You can offset these emissions by making environmentally conscious decisions in your daily life and donating to a local organisation.

Social Media

Social media makes up the world we show each other. It affects how we behave as communities. Use this superpower for the benefit of the environment.
Don't geotag precisely the places you visit. Content yourself with a vague area (a region, a city, a massif) rather than revealing the name of a beach or a tiny refuge. Before sharing a specific address, check with the host to see if the place can accommodate more people.
Educate your followers. Take care to mention the sensitive aspect of the places you share, like their ecosystems and biodiversity.

Be inclusive, always and everywhere

We expect that everyone works to foster a sense of safety and inclusivity while using Campanyon, regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, political views, religion, national origin, or culture. We do not tolerate any type of discrimination.
This includes hosts and guests. Using Campanyon is an agreement to uphold our shared commitment to building resilient communities by fostering a hate-free environment.
If you discover discriminatory language, symbolism, or any type of disrespectful behaviour on Campanyon or you have been victim or assist to a discriminatory experience with a host, please report it at This will help us address discriminative behaviours and keep a tolerant community.
We carefully review cases of ill conduct and discriminatory behaviour and can choose to restrict access to the platform for both guests and hosts that show unacceptable behaviour.