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Why is self-catered accommodation in the United Kingdom apparently only per week?

When looking for vacation accommodation in the United Kingdom, it appears self-catering accommodation such as in cottages is typically available only per week. I have noticed this in the Isles of ...
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What’s different when airbnb'ing in a boat?

I've recently discovered Airbnb, and I'd like to repeat the experience this summer. I've seen a quite special Airbnb: in a sailboat, docked in a small harbour in Malta, in the Mediterranean Sea. ...
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How do I find good motels on a trip from California to Alabama?

The total distance is around 2300 miles.I am thinking of the following: Drive probably 500 miles per day and stay at motel over night and then start next day for another 500 miles drive How should I ...
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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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Is there a list of free accomodation resources?

I want to travel abroad cheap, and I would prefer to find some place to stay through a person or website, rather than book a hotel or hostel. There is couchsurfing.com, which I know about. Can you ...
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In which places in China can travellers not stay at just any random local hotel?

I have now heard a couple of times from different sources that in some parts of China you can't just stay wherever you feel like as a tourist. I hitchhiked from the Lao border to the Mongolian border ...
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Accomodation for unaccompanied teenager in Tokyo

I'm a 16 year old teenager wanting to go alone to Tokyo for 3 to 4 weeks, around July. Expectedly, my parents are concerned about my safety while overseas. A standard hotel is not going to cut it, ...
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Is this temporary housing rate reasonable for washington DC? [closed]

I am planning to stay in a shared dorm room (studio style), 2 students in a room, 4 students in the apartment for 8 weeks. Is 2520 USD a reasonable price (+150 additional fee / processing fee)? I've ...
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How to book accommodation in Japan when all websites are fully booked?

Japanese people tend to all take their holidays at the same time, so some periods (Golden Week, Obon, Silver Week) are extremely busy, with zero availability for most touristic cities on all booking ...
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Is there a specific flatshare site covering Scotland?

I move around often enough while still needing to find regular accommodation as I travel. I've found that different countries focus on different flatshare sites, mostly because the multilingual ones ...
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3 blocks away from a fraud? [closed]

I am going for an Internship in San Francisco this Summer and I am seeking a place to live. I was told by a local university there to contact Paramount Student Housing, which offers a place (herbert ...
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What do hotels (in the US) do to control and erradicate bed bugs? How good are they?

Related to this question. I've moved into a telecommuting position that requires me to travel to the worksite once or twice a month and stay in a hotel. One of the things I'm paranoid about is staying ...
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Should I tip my Airbnb host?

I am about to embark on my first Airbnb experience for a little over a week. I was wondering if it is customary or expected to tip the host upon departure or perhaps along the way, as it seems like ...
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Where do I find short-term house share offers in Auckland?

I'd like to rent a room in Auckland for two months starting in mid-January. I have generally liked having house mates, so I'd like to look for something like that. What websites or other sources ...
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Find short-term room in the U.S. from abroad

I will be in the U.S. (Baltimore) for a month and half from late April. At the moment I live abroad and I would love to find a private room to be rented there. I will be coming from Italy and would ...
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How to find budget accommodation in Iran?

I usually stay in hostels or guest houses when travelling, it is much easier to meet people than in hotels and usually cheaper too. Coming up is a trip through Iran and the usual suspects like ...
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What's the cheapest place I can get a high-rise view in New York City? [closed]

I'm spending a night in New York City on the way to DC this May. Growing up in the suburbs, I've always wanted to get a view like this from my hotel room (the church is irrelevant I just liked the ...
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Montenegro accommodations in August

I'll stay 10 days in Montenegro in August and I was wondering if I should book accommodations in advance? I'll be around Kotor, Žabljak and Ulcinj. Is there a risk to find all places full? I'm not ...
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Is a hotel reservation required for subsequent trips on a multi-entry Schengen visa?

A month ago I got a multiple entry Schengen visa from the embassy of Czech Republic. During my first stay in the Schengen Area I lived in a hotel, but during my next trips I would like to live at my ...
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Reserve hotel from Paris airport

I am travelling from NYC to Paris, and returning back. If I miss my return flight to NYC, and my next flight is a one day later, how can I reserver hotel from CDG airport? I do not speak French nor ...
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How does the new landlord duty affect visitors to the UK?

A "friend" wants to visit the UK for 6 months and stay along the south coast of Cornwall and Devon because of the photographic opportunities in this region. She contemplates renting a flat for the ...
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Am I entitled to overnight accommodations by Qatar Airways on a long layover?

I am travelling to Jeddah from Kolkata on the 15th of June via Doha. I have a layover in Doha of 18 hours, 15 min. Should I get accommodations in Doha by the airline since my next connecting flight is ...
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Airbnb long term cancelation - no refund never ever?

I don't understand how airbnb cancellation policies work. I try to rent the same appartment for almost same dates. If I rent 01.07 - 28.07 then I have "Flexible Cancellation Policies" and "Full ...
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Legal status of voluntary homelessness among tourists/short term visitors

I was wondering if one got a passport and decided to take a trip and short term stay in another country, but voluntarily chose to be homeless after entry, would it be a crime or an infraction? Say I ...
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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 indicate the tip to cleaners in hotels and motels [duplicate]

Tipping overseas guide for Australians: 10 mistakes to avoid mentions tipping cleaners: Forgetting the cleaners It seems ridiculous to you and me, but in the US, and Canada, and many parts ...
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How can two people travel/survive cheaply for two months between housing contracts? [closed]

I currently live in single university approved housing but plan on getting married in the middle of March. I hope to buy a married on-campus housing contract that starts very soon after I get married ...
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Can an ESTA Country Tourist carry (Rent/ Borrow) a gun in say Florida

Looking to find out if it is legal to borrow or rent a gun from an individual(s) or company to use to either visit the various gun ranges or wildlife hunting in Florida. I have a shotgun licence in ...
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How to make sure rental apartment is legitimate if I'm in a different city?

If I'm in one location, and I want to rent a place in another country/city for a few months, but I have to get the apartment remotely, and I do not have the ability to actually visit the place before ...
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Accommodation in Rancagua, Chile for less than 30 USD/night?

I'm looking for conventional (not Airbnb, couch surfing, etc) accommodation in the Chilean town of Rancagua, for one person, for under 30 USD per night. Who knows any?
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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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Cuba casas particulares reliable sources

I am travelling to Cuba at the end of this year. I would like to stay in casas particulares but it seems it is not that easy to book them. I am looking for reliable and safe websites where I can book. ...
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Airbnb long term cancellation by host?

I'm a college student looking for 6 week housing in NYC this coming winter and have found a private bedroom on Airbnb. While I understand the cancellation policy for guests, I am nervous that my host ...
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Options for cheap, private month-long stay in Munich

I would like to travel to Munich for a month and am considering accommodation. I realize that hostels are very cheap, but I would be willing to pay more for a private room. Renting an apartment for a ...
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Spontaneous B&B in Ireland

I am going on a road trip to Ireland and Northern Ireland and I would like to know if it is realistically to find afforable B&B accomodations in Ireland. Affordable for me would be 50-70€ for a ...
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Fuerteventura surfing and quiet romantic accomodation [closed]

My partner and I are looking to go surfing in Fuerteventura in November and we're looking for recommendations for a surf school and accommodation. We'd like to be able to sit in the evenings, listen ...
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How cheap are the cheapest accommodations in Saudi Arabia?

So I know Saudi Arabia is know for being rich and for not issuing tourist visas. But if somebody were to go there on some other type of visa, such as a business visa, and then attempt some ...
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Suitable accommodation for alzheimers sufferer

Where in the UK would be suitable for an elderly couple to stay when one has alzheimers? The person who has alzheimers wants to go away for a few days but a few times through the day she has ...
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How can you more deeply research B&Bs and resorts in Canada?

This question generalises this, where I already stated concerns about the corruptibility of websites like Tripadvisor. I narrow this question by focusing on Canada and assume the following: The ...
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Accomodations/lodging upon arrival at JFK?

We are having a family member fly into JFK at roughly 23:00 on a Friday evening, but due to a transportation/logistics mix-up we're forced to wait until roughly 16:00 the next day to actually pick ...
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Cheap hotel or B&B in Zürich

Looking for this summer to spend a couple of days in Zürich. I am looking for a basic hotel, with a double room. The prices on for hotels / apartments on booking.com seem kind of high for me ...
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Getting into a fully booked hotel?

Perchance where I'm travelling to has really crappy availability in terms of vacancies for when I'm going. All of the hotels near the area are fully booked for the weekend. I called the front desk for ...
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Student dorms in Stuttgart (Germany)

I'm intending to spend 6 months in Stuttgart in Germany starting from June 2014, and I'm searching for student dorms to stay in for one month until I find a room in a shared apartment. I'm willing to ...
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Airbnb alternative that doesn't require ID verification

Since Airbnb needs its users to verify their ID by uploading a photo of their driver's license or passport, I'm in search for another service quite like Airbnb, but without this way of approving one's ...
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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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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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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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Long term vacation on Falkland islands?

Has anyone ever been there? I was wondering if anyone knows any "local" classifieds site there for a somewhat mid-long term accommodation (3 months?) without staying in a hotel. Also, does anyone know ...
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What is the general availability of rooms in Malta during the low season?

I used to go to Greece in the preseason and rooms to let was normally very easy (just go to the harbor or walk through some city and plenty of options available). I wonder if this is true also for ...
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How to find affordable extended-stay accommodation in Latin America

I'm asking this in general, but specifically I am planning to travel to Colombia. The maximum period I can stay there is 6 months, and I will probably stay for the most of it. I'm looking at this ...