Renting and hiring anything from from bicycles and boats to villas. But for cars use the "car-rental" tag instead.

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How to avoid letting a rental business hold my passport in Thailand?

I'm considering renting a motorcycle in Thailand, and the terms on the rental company's website state they will hold my passport for the duration of the rental. While I do not intend to leave the ...
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Airbnb: will I be charged extra $1,500 if I check out just one day earlier?

I found a place on Airbnb that goes for $90 a day or $1,000 a month. Since I need it for a month, it is going to cost me $1,000. However, there is a possibility that I might have to leave little bit ...
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Roadtrip coast to coast in the USA, let someone else drive car back

Hiring a car for a one-way trip across the USA is a lot more expensive than hiring it for a round-trip, even for the same distance, car and number of days. Theoretically, if one found another group ...
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Where can I find short term apartment rental offers in Berlin?

I'm looking to rent an apartment in Berlin for three months starting in April. What websites / real estate agents / vacation rental companies exist for renting an apartment long term in Berlin? I've ...
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Are short-term rentals (Airbnb, etc.) legal in Singapore?

Are short-term rentals like those offered by Airbnb, Roomorama, etc legal in Singapore? There are obviously lots of listings, and Roomorama is actually headquartered in Singapore, but there's also a ...
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Where can I rent a suit for a wedding in Tehran, Iran?

I hope to attend a wedding in July there, and I will be travelling for a few weeks beforehand and don't want to lug a suit around, I'd like to rent one while in the city. However, my google skills ...
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Can I rent a camper in the US/Canada with a European B license?

We are considering a holiday in North America with a camper. I have a European driver's license (B) which allows me to drive personal cars up to 3500 kg, although I can imagine that an average camper ...
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What's the easiest way to find a vacation rental?

I've rented a few vacation homes and really liked it but it always takes hours and hours to find a good one. It seems like there are 100+ different sites that all list different homes (some with a ...
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Renting a portable 3G hotspot at Istanbul airport?

Since Turkey's mobile phone legislation is a pain in the ass, I'm considering renting a 3G hotspot on the two stopovers I will have there in February. Is there a company which could rent me one at ...
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Bicycle rental in Netherlands with drop-off in another city

I'm planning a Bicycle trip in Netherlands for this April. I'm searching for bike rentals. I saw a lot of information on renting bikes, but I have two specific questions. It is easy to find a bike ...
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Cycle / Bike Hire in Amsterdam

I am planning a short break in October/November to Amsterdam. During this time I want to spend a day leisurely cycling (nothing too intense) to see some countryside sights outside of Amsterdam. I ...
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Kayak options in Patagonia

We'll be traveling to Patagonia (Chilean side) and staying there for about a week. We're very interested in undertaking a kayak trip when down there. However, so far I only found offers from tour ...
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Can I rent a small plane (Cessna) in Europe?

A friend of mine has a commercial pilot license, he was able to rent small planes in the US and fly it from one state to another. He told me a lot of fun stories and I am kinda excited to do the same ...
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How do I rent canal boat in the UK?

Canal boating is one of the most famous tourist activities in the UK. However, usually the boat comes with a pilot, and it may be expensive to travel with many people. Is it as easy to rent a canal ...
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Home exchange sites?

I'm looking into a home exchange / house exchange deal where I can swap my place with someone else for a month. Does anyone know any good sites for locating other people in the same scenario? I've ...
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Motorbikes in Thailand and Laos

Does anyone know of a place to hire motorbikes in Thailand, say Bangkok or Chiang Mai, and ride them into Laos and back? The trip will be self-guided and should take no longer than two weeks.
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Airbnb-like sites for long term stay

I want to explore the whole sharing economy and I was wondering if there are sites similar to Airbnb, but primary for long time stay. I wanted to move somewhere in Taiwan, Thailand, Montenegro and ...
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How can I find short-term private room accommodations in London?

I've lived in London in flats for 4 years - but am travelling at the moment. When I return, I'll need some accommodation for 2-4 weeks - just short term. Hostels are one option, but they're per ...
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Is AirBNB legal and legit in Canada?

This answer mentions AirBNB technically being illegal in New York and that causing issues sometimes with unprompted withdrawal of rentals. Are they legal in Canada, and specifically Toronto?
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Where can you rent an RV like a car in the USA?

I'm not sure if this is possible, but I'm interested in any nationwide (USA) companies which allow you to rent an RV in one place, and turn it in at another place. I know you can do this with cars, ...
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Where to rent a non-city bike in Amsterdam for a reasonable price?

I'd like to rent a bike while in Amsterdam to do a little trip. Is there a bike rental, which rents decent sport bikes? It seems like most rentals are aimed at renting city bikes, which I do not ...
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Where is the cheapest punt hire in Cambridge?

I am interested in a self-driven punt - without a tour guide. I want to travel through the colleges. I imagine the trip will take an hour.
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Is it OK for someone to follow their family's rented moving truck into a weigh station?

My wife and I will be moving from Florida to Texas in a few weeks. I will be driving a 16ft Penske truck with a tow dolly carrying one of our cars, and my wife will be following me in our other car. ...
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Renting apartaments for less than month in Europe?

In the European countries which I have visit, renting apartments or room for short term, strongly increases its price. On the other hand, in many of the South Asian countries, price of all terms ...
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Where can we Rent/Ride ATVs and Off-Road Motorcycles near San José?

We're in Costa Rica in the San José area (Santa Ana), and we are looking for a place to rent and ride ATVs and off-road motorcycles, perhaps in the mountains. Are there any businesses in the area ...
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London cycle hire without chip-and-pin

To hire (rent) a bicycle in London at one of the Santander Cycle docks, is it necessary to have a chip-and-pin credit or debit card? Or will an old fashioned magnetic stripe card suffice? How about a ...
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Can I rent a mobile WiFi hotspot during my five-week trip to the UK?

I will be visiting the UK for a five week period in the near future, travelling to several different cities, and I wish to ensure I have internet access at all times. Here in Japan, at the airport you ...
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Electric wheelchairs hire in Cologne

I plan to visit Germany, Cologne particularly, from Moscow this fall. Unfortunately, I'm disabled, so I need to temporary hire an electric wheelchair. If anybody knows organizations, please help to ...
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How should I choose the best option for a London apartment rental?

I am traveling with two coworkers after our London Dev Days event, and we are looking to rent a local apartment. Knowing very little about London and its various neighborhoods, I am wondering which of ...
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Getting married in Madrid, looking for affordable group housing for friends & family

I'm an American getting married to a Spanish woman in Madrid, Spain. I'd like to find some affordable housing for my guests who will be visiting (friends and family) to try and cut down their costs. ...
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How to calculate the damage to a rental car?

Let's say you have damage to a rental car for which you are liable. Other scratches clearly show that earlier damage was never fixed. How do you calculate the reasonable damage the rental agency can ...
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Where can one report bad experience with a landlord/place to stay?

Is there an online web service where people can report other people of bad landlords/places to stay? It might not be directly connected to fast traveling (in my case at least), but rather something ...
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Self-service options in Amsterdam

I'm considering a trip to Amsterdam with some friends (3-4 people) for around a week in the late spring/summer. Looking at hotel prices seems a little bit steep, and I've had success in the past in ...
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Renting a flat in Lille for a few months - options beyond Air BnB?

I'm currently giving serious considering to spending a couple of months living in Lille in northern France, mostly to try to improve my French. I'm planning to be there too long for just a hostel or ...
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Checking a hire bike is properly docked

I docked a Boris bike (Santander Cycle (used to be called Barclays Cycle)), part of the London scheme of bikes offered to hire for a short time. But I'm not sure if I checked for the green light ...
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Travel to Australia buy or rent surfboard

I'm going to travel to Australia in April and I'm traveling the east coast (from Melbourne to Cairns) with a campervan. I'm very keen on surfing and have some experience. I was wondering if it's ...
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What is the most effective way to post a review for a vacation rental property that lacks a name?

Some vacation rentals lack a name, so they can't be searched on trip advisor or yelp. How do you publish reviews for such properties? I recently stayed in a vacation rental listed on VRBO. There ...
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Where can I rent a mountain bike in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico?

I'm traveling to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico soon and I'd like to do some mountain biking while I'm there. I've heard the country side is quite beautiful there. I would like to avoid being alone so if ...
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Precautions to take for travelers when doing short-term apartment rental

I'm considering short term apartment rental (about 2 months) while travelling to Canada and Australia, probably with roommates. What precautions should I take not to get scammed, as well as making ...
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Buying and insuring a car in the US for a roadtrip

I'm a 19 year old UK resident, I'd like to buy a car in America and roadtrip for 6 months, would I be able to get insured on a van and for under $2000 ? I'm travelling through America from California ...
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Web resources or other resources for villa rentals in Europe? (Spain, France, Italy etc.)

Im looking for resources ala hotels.com but only for villa rentals. Does anyone know of any good sites like this?
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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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Do you need driving license when renting scooter in Malaysia/Thailand?

I'm aware of IDP, but I've read that I don't need one as some companies rent the scooters just on the passport. If it's so, what risk do I have renting a scooter when having non-IDP EU driving ...
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Driving 12 passenger van in UK

We are wanting to take a family vacation in the U.K. and want to hire a 12-14 passenger vehicle. I understand a special license is required. We have U.S. License, but don't know if it is possible to ...
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Car hire - do they have a “fair usage policy” for miles/kms driven?

Recently, whilst on a long hire car journey it dawned on me, is there a fair usage allowance on my policy? ie: a limit on how many miles or kms I was allowed to do without extra charge in one day? I ...
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Ski rental for Mount Gassan

I'm visiting Japan in late May, early June, and I hope to go skiing. Mount Gassan (月山, literally "moon mountain") in Yamagata prefecture seems to be my best bet - it has a ski season of April to July, ...
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How safe are vacation rentals by owners in Hawaii (Big Island)?

I am going to be traveling to Hawaii (Big Island) and I plan to stay for about a week. I will be going with a group of between 4-8 people and I was looking to find a cheaper way to figure out lodging ...
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Motorcycle rentals in Spain, licence restrictions

I'm planning a 3 day motorcycling trip around Seville, Spain. I'm from EU, and have had a full motorcycle licence for less than a year. The rentals I've found on internet so far seem to require that ...
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Renting a manual transmission motorbike in Ubud

I'd like to rent a motorbike in Ubud, Indonesia. EVERYBODY has automatics available for rent, but nobody seems to be renting manuals ): I suppose I could use an automatic if I absolutely had to, but ...
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Renting bicycles in Leipzig

I'm new to town and I want to rent a bicycle for a day each weekend or something and I found the most famous bicycle renting system (next bike) is a little bit complicated to me, because I don't have ...