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I am a Kenyan student studying in the UK. I have a Tier 4 visa. I am applying for a visa to Spain, and one of the requirements is a hotel confirmation.

Do I have to make the full payment for the hotel, or can a deposit from e.g. Hostelworld etc suffice?

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After you book via Hostelworld and pay the deposit, you do have a confirmed booking, so I'd imagine it suffices. No first hand experience though. – Jonik Nov 28 '12 at 19:45
Thanks a lot. I have read that somewhere too. But I'm hoping for a confirmation from someone who's done it recently, really dont want to end up wasting a lot of money – mohamed Nov 28 '12 at 19:51
I'm with Jonik. If your requirement is a confirmation, obviously, you need a confirmation, not a paid booking. – MastaBaba Nov 28 '12 at 21:32
Your question is related to… – R-traveler Nov 29 '12 at 0:52
Thank you all. I have sent in my application with a booking and deposit. Will update once i hear back from them to help anyone in the future. – mohamed Dec 1 '12 at 19:32

Spain's tourist visa falls under the common European Schengen visa. As with other countries, you do not need to pay for the full hotel booking - just a confirmation email showing a deposit paid on any travel booking site (including Hostelworld) will do just fine.

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