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Occupancy rate and late reservations

Is it reasonable to assume that because you're travelling off season, occupancy rates will necessarily be lower thus saving the need to reserve accommodation ahead of time? What I'm trying to do is ...
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10% government tourist tax in Indonesia, what's going on with that?

While traveling in Sumatra & Java, I never seen (or noticed) a 10% government tourist tax. When arriving in Bali, many restaurant (& even homestays) display an additional 10% government ...
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Does staying in a windowless room have any effect on altitude sickness?

I'm planning to stay in a windowless room in La Paz, Bolivia for around 5 days. It's significantly cheaper than the comparable room with windows, and to be honest, the lack of windows for a short ...
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Accommodation on Tailana island, is there any now in 2015?

Tailana island is a tiny island, part of the Banyak islands in Sumatra, Indonesia. See Banyak islands map further down. I found information on accommodation on Tailana island (Sumatra, Indonesia) on ...
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Accommodation in Probolinggo, anything cheap?

I want to stay in Probolinggo (Indonesia), but I could only find quite expensive accommodation online and in guide books. That is, everything seems to be 300'000 minimum, which is expensive for ...
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How uncomfortable are old Paris apartments with no AC in July heat?

I have never lived without an AC and I get quite ill if I get hot. I'm curious how hot old Paris spaces get in July with no AC? Thinking of renting a space on the fifth floor of an old building in the ...
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Renting residence from abroad background and credit check issues [migrated]

I will be traveling to Washington DC as a student for my MS degree this fall (Fall 2015), and I want to reserve residence online before I land in USA. I am from Pakistan, and I have not traveled ...
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Is there any accommodation under CAD 50 accessible by bus on Gaspé Peninsula end?

I would like to visit the Gaspésie peninsula, but accessing it sounds pretty hard. The only two public transportation services I found so far are the intercity service by Orléans Express and the ReGIM ...
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How to find cheap apartments when traveling abroad? [closed]

Every trip I take, I prefer to find cheap apartments. I need normal conditions and good wi-fi. Can you give me some advice about how to look for such apartments?
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Where is it expected to tip housekeeping?

Following on from this question about how it is appropriate to tip housekeeping where it is expected. In what countries/regions is it expected to tip housekeeping? Does this expectation vary depending ...
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Rent a villa with pool in Istria, Croatia

We would want to spend the autumn in Istria along with my family, ca 3 months altogether. Any ideas where I can find a rental villa for a period like this? I tried Airbnb, but they seem mostly to work ...
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Best b&b in Normandy (close to Sainte Mère l'Eglise) [closed]

I'm going to Normandy in July, to spend some good time there. I'm looking for some good B and B, hospitable and not too expensive , around 100 Euros a night for 2 persons. Can anyone recommend some ...
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How to manage 12+ hours stopover in Chicago?

I am a student travelling from India to the US for my higher studies and am carrying two 23kg bags. I have two flight options from India, both of which terminate at Chicago (ORD). My university has ...
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Affordable and accessible accomodation options with car parking near Paris?

I am planning to visit Paris soon, but the hotel and parking costs are a major issue for me. For this reason, I am considering to stay in a hotel outside of Paris, with easy public transport ...
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Are there any hostels in Iran?

Throughout Europe and the major cities in the Caucasus it is pretty easy to find Hostels/Backpackers. These are great places to relax and meet other travellers, a home away from home, to use the ...
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Renting a flat in Montenegro

I want to rent a flat in Montenegro for 2 persons for about one month. Is there any problem I should be aware of (I heard in some countries you need to have a job or local bank account to rent a ...
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Accommodation options in London for three months in summer

I am interning at a company in central London in summer 2015, and I am responsible for handling my accommodation. What are my housing options for 14 weeks, with a total budget of 2000GBP (i.e. ...
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Hotel voucher for applying for a Schengen Visa in NYC (email confirmations not acceptable)

I realised that this might have been asked before from this Visa for France - showing actual hotel booking? I did that when I was in the UK as well. I showed them email confirmations from Booking.com ...
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Covering Letter for Europe stay

I am travelling to Europe for two months and I have a covering letter from my uncle from Czech Republic which states that he will bear all my expenses and accommodation during the two month stay. My ...
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Are there accommodation embargoes for booking in Iran?

I've had trouble in the past looking for flights to Cuba since the US seems to restrict sales of flights there. I'm likely going to Iran later this year, but while flights seem readily accessible, my ...
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Proof of Accommodation for summer festivals

What should the proof of accommodation be while applying for visa in Europe (Schengen visa) as I will be attending summer festivals (camp facility)?
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Private lodging rental search engine

There are a lot of website where people can rent out lodging (peer to peer rental): AirBnB, 9flats, roomorama, Wimdu... Try to find the best place is difficult because you have to access to every ...
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Are there actually accommodation options in Cần Thơ, Vietnam for less than USD $10?

Here in Cần Thơ in Southern Vietnam all the usual ways I use to find cheap accommodation fail to turn up anything less than USD $10 - and that one, where I am now, is quite a bit cheaper than anything ...
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Cancelling hotel after getting a visa?

I am a doctoral student in Germany and am inviting my parents from India for a short visit. I sent them an official invitation letter from the Ausländerbehörde which is called Verpflichtungserklärung. ...
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How to rent a flat in France for about a month

My knowledge is that you cannot rent a flat in France if you don't have job there, tax bill and other weird stuff which indicates that you are more french than Charles de Gaulle. Is it true? I'm ...
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Ireland castle hotel options

We are going to Ireland for 2 weeks in early June for our honeymoon and would like to spend at least one night in a castle. So far in planning our itinerary we had decided to stay for about 3 nights ...
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Cheap accommodation in Spain

I am traveling to Spain (especially Andalusia) next month by motorcycle and I am looking for a means of cheap accommodation for over-nights (one night at time). Of course there are the Youth Hostels, ...
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What is the highest altitude town or village with accommodation in Cambodia?

After boiling and baking myself for a month and a half all around Cambodia, I'm wondering about places I could go up in the mountains in the country. Specifically I'm wondering what the highest ...
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Patagonia by bike: where to find accommodations info?

As a mid-term plan, I am preparing for a bike trip in Patagonia (Bariloche to Ushuaia). Given the length of the trip I expect it will take about 3 weeks (I am planning for ~100Km/day). This means ...
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Arriving in Vietnam right in the middle of Tết - will all accommodation be full (or inflated prices)?

I arrived overland in Cambodia from Laos on the 19th of January and the immigration guy put 19th of February on my visa (a bonus extra day!) so that's the day I'll cross the land border from Cambodia ...
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Cooking my own meals in Fajardo Puerto Rico

I'm planning for a trip to Puerto Rico for about 6 days. I will probably stay in Fajardo most of the time. What is the best accommodation that has a kitchen so that I can cook my meals? Also are the ...
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Finding convents and monasteries to stay in while travelling?

I'm listening to a Rick Steves podcast where they're talking about staying in convents and monasteries, especially in Europe, but what I'm wondering is - is there a website / search tool for finding ...
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Cape Verde: accommodation to expect?

What are the usual accommodations in Cape Verde (Cabo Verde in Portuguese)? We are backpacking, hence looking for cheap but clean options. Is there anything available for travellers on a budget?
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Does AirCanada provide long layover (24+ hr) accommodation?

Once I flew from Milano Malpensa, Italy, to Entebbe, Uganda, with Turkish Airlines. After booking the flight (yes, I was young and stupid) I realized I had a 24+ layover in Istanbul so I called ...
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Japanese style or themed accommodation in Melbourne

What Japanese-style or Japanese-themed accommodation is available in Melbourne? I tried doing a search for ryokans in Melbourne, and while I've found a number of ryokans in countryside Victoria, ...
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Where should I stay in Lisbon? [closed]

We are going to Lisbon in April and I have been doing research on where to stay there. The books I have been reading say that Bairro Alto is fun but loud. We like fun but to a certain extent (we don't ...
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Is it possible to stay in a palace in Jaipur?

I have been told that it is possible in some parts of India to stay in a former palace. Is it possible in or near Jaipur, Rajasthan, India? How can I reliably book a stay before arriving in India?
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Is there a budget accommodation in Vientiane, Laos with kitchen?

I'm travelling with two chef friends and we'll be in Laos for Christmas and New Year. They'd like to stay in a cheap place (low end of Vientiane price range) which has a kitchen they can use. It ...
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What kind of things can you take from a hotel?

Hotels normally provide a big amount of sets (well, depending on the quality, but however, many!) that can help you feel more comfortable there. So for example you can get towels, slippers, candies, ...
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Winter trekking in High Tatra, what about accommodation?

We're going to go for a hike to High Tatras in January. Should I be prepared for snow slides/avalanches in winter (and carry tools like shovel, emitter, ...)? Are there any huts or shelters where we ...
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How do I book accomodation without knowing the check out date?

I need to go to Madrid to do something (getting a visa) which may take anywhere from a day to two weeks. I need a place to stay, preferably with a kitchen, to save on expenses. This rules out hotels. ...
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booking.com: Can multiple people manage one booking?

Well, what the title says. I have a booking but none of my payment cards works for the pre-payment. I asked a relative if I could use their card, but they are hundreds of kilometres away from me. So ...
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Is It safe around Old Market area in Bristol? [closed]

I am a newly UK resident/worker and looking for a place (for me and my wife-but no kids) in Bristol and found some flats at a Saints Court. I did not read bad words about Old Market, St Jude or St ...
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Any (dis)advantages to homestay in Ealing as opposed to a Zone 2 area in London?

I looked at Google maps and searched around in forums but I still haven't found an answer to that. There are two options of homestay in London, one staying in the Ealing area and another in "Zone 2" ...
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Is there any roofed accommodation in Boquillas del Carmen, Mexico?

Is there any roofed accommodation in Boquillas del Carmen, Coahuila, Mexico? Background: We're planning a winter trip to Big Bend National Park but we're not too sure about camping with the cold ...
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Why do some hotels etc and other accommodation have rules against washing clothes in your room or in the sink?

In some hotels and other kinds of accommodation including hostels and I believe even campgrounds there is a rule against hand washing your laundry in the sink or handbasin, or in your room. I'm sure ...
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How can I search specifically for cottages/cabins with kitchen(ettes)?

When searching for cabin/cottages on sites such as HomeAway or TripAdvisor, one can select many amenities, such as the presence of a sauna, hot tub, or air conditioning. However, there does not ...
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DNT cabins near the Trondheim-Bergen bus road

I am planning to do some hiking in West Norway where I've never been before. The car rental being a bit too expensive for my budget, I was planning on taking the bus from Trondheim to Bergen (bus #431 ...
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Budget accomodation in Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil?

The Lonely Planet lists two hotels, starting at around 30 euros per night. Hotelscombined.com starts with hotels at around 90 euros per night. Hostels don't appear to exist. Are there any budget ...
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Why are flights with hotel bookings cheaper?

I booked a flight + 4 star hotel on Expedia on Thursday, arriving the following Sunday and checking out Monday, and the total cost was about $820 CAD. Yet flights by themselves cost more, about $860. ...