Ben Brandrett

San Francisco, CA, United States

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  • 13 References 7
  • Fluent in English; learning Finnish, German, Norwegian
  • 26, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Researcher
  • MSc
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me


I've recently graduated university and have been given an awesome opportunity to work for the University of California, San Francisco as a research assistant - I'm originally from Brighton, England, and probably couldn't be happier to be out of England. I'm pretty easy going and love meeting new people and forming connections with people all over the world!

In short, I love photography, travelling, movies, bottleneck blues guitar, flea markets, coffee houses, long train rides and reading lots, old cameras, and my work.

Anybody who doesn't start their message with a "*" I will not accept. I'd like to know that you've taken some time to read through my profile.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Like I said, I'm living in San Francisco, and we've managed to score a pretty awesome apartment - so my flatmate and I are happy to offer the kitchen/lounge area as a place to host couch surfers.

As annoying as it is to have to scroll and read through all the profile your request, it is something you should do. I will not just accept a cut and pasted response.


I haven't actually been hosted, but I have hosted whilst living in Helsinki - it was definitely a great experience all around!

Music, Movies, and Books

Drive, Igby Goes Down, Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Half Nelson,

Best Coast, Youth Lagoon, Yellow Ostrich, Beach House, Grizzly Bear, Department of Eagles, Explosions in the Sky, This Will Destroy You, Mogwai, Minutemen, fIREHOSE, Whitest Boy Alive, Yo La Tengo

Oliver Sacks, Jack Kerouac, Douglas Coupland,

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

The Northern Lights. Hands down.

Teach, Learn, Share

I'll give you a guitar lesson or teach you a funny dance.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Norway, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Finland, United Kingdom, United States

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