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No you don't all need an account. Only one (the one who makes the booking) is enough. Source: I have often stayed at Airbnbs together with other people (either as the one who made the booking or accompanying) and no multiple accounts were necessary. You only need to specify the number of guests, you wouldn't even need to give their emails. Since you get ...


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It's usually a number for how many people the place can accommodate. It's NOT always an indication of the number of beds. (Dictionary defintion - number 7 in this case): to accommodate for sleeping; have sleeping accommodations for For example, a 2 bedroom apartment I'm staying in during August sleeps arguably 8, but only has 4 beds - a double, a ...


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Many small hotels (self-described as minshuku or ryokan) are not bookable through the Internet. Such hotels often have availability even long after all of the Internet-bookable options have sold out. Booking is made by phone. Obviously, this require knowing some Japanese, as very few have English-speaking staff. The main difficulty is to find these small ...


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As so often, the answer is a combination of local tradition and economic reality. Most UK people who travel to the cottages are going for the whole week, the places which rent them out are geared to that and do not want to rent them out for shorter periods as that will result in the cottages standing empty, unpaid, for times that are too short for others to ...


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The answer to all three of your questions is "It depends". The only way you will get an answer is by asking the owner directly. If it's beoing offered on AirBNB, then my assumption is that it is being offered much the same as any holiday rental. In that sense, the answer to 1. can be inferred from if it is advertised as "whole property" or "private room". 2 ...


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This "feature" is called a "Security locker" or "In-room safe" (the latter usually being available in proper hotels, not hostels). You can filter based on that parameter on Hostelworld, for example: Usually the lockers will look something like this: They're divided into several types, ranging in their level of security: In-room safes, a metal box ...


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Why do they want item 3? Almost certaily so they can charge your card either now or in the future, and probably whether you show up or not. You should check what the cancellation terms etc are for this stay. You should also read this question, and note some of the risks involved in just emailing out your credit card details. As for ensuring the offer of ...


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You certainly have more than one option, when it comes to leaving your stuff so you can move around freely: You'd definitely want to ask to the personnel of your accomodation (hotel, hostel, apartment, etc.) if they can store your luggage until you are ready to leave. Most of the accomodations offer this kind of service and usually have a locked room, ...


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Houseboats and other liveaboard vessels are not uncommon on AirBnB, and they're as varied if not more so than every other type of accommodation. For all the questions listed, ask the owner, but here's a rough outline: Most liveaboards have basic cooking facilities. If you are self catering, expect everything to be smaller and more rudimentary than on dry ...


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There are actually two intertwingled questions here: First, virtually every country requires that (if requested) you demonstrate the ability to support yourself for the duration of your stay. For example, if you fly to the US and then declare at immigration that you only have $10 and intend to sleep on the streets for the next two months, you will ...


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As documented in the linked document: it excludes "those not renting the property as their main home", so as long as she can document an existing main home elsewhere, she should be fine whatever the case (and even more so for a short let). EU/EEA nationals have indefinite leave to remain, so can rent as long as they want by just showing their passport or ...


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Based on the sequence of events you posted, here's the problem. You seem to believe that there should have been a step #2.5: you write back and accept their offer. The problem, in my opinion, is that you can't have it both ways: had you shown up at the hotel at step #3 instead of getting ill, you would have rightly expected them to have a room ready for you....


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A host can incur significant penalties if they cancel on you. Because cancellations can have serious implications on a guest's trip, there are penalties that will be applied for host cancellations. A cancellation fee. If you cancel any reservation within 7 days of check-in, you'll be charged a $100 fee. Additionally, if you cancel more than one ...


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In general, you don't tip the owner of anything, let alone a landlord. I have a Airbnb unit. You want to be nice to me? don't damage the unit or the furnishings if you have any problem, bring it up with me immediately. I had a guest last week who left his bicycle chained up in the pouring rain overnight rather than ask me for the combination to the ...


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I found myself in the same situation: my girlfriend is away from me and we try to travel often. So I've built a tool to search for flights to a common destination: http://destination.smoogly.ru/


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I think much of this is due to the work involved. Whenever someone leaves the cottage, it has to be cleaned and prepared for the next guests. Then you have to arrange to meet the next guests, and pass on keys etc as required. Especially in rural areas, or on islands, many people will have several other jobs, eg working on the ferries, or on their croft. Or ...


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I am not a lawyer but... When you book a room, and the booking is accepted, you have entered a contract. If you don't follow through on that contract the hotel is entitled to cancellation fees according to the contract. The hotel sent you a confirmation of booking. If you had not meant to book you should have corrected them at that stage. But by your own ...


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As I UK landlord, I would not to choose to rent a flat to someone that was only planning to stay in the UK for 6 months. There are a few issues. It costs me about half a month’s rent just to list a property on RightMove etc A property is normally empty for a few weeks after a tenant has left. This costs me lots in lost rent. The “right to rent” checks ...


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The historical city center is Saint Jean. Other parts still considered the center are Bellecour, la Croix Rousse, la Part Dieu. Villeurbanne is very close too.I went to college there and it's safe. To walk to the historic town from there take 40mn or so. Although there is a city limit and a sign between the two, you cannot "see" it. Streets just continue on ...


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Based on your sequence of events: Yes, from step 2 onwards you have undergone a contract with the hotel. Your step 1 was ‘please book a room’. Their step 2 was ‘we confirm your booking’. In my economy and law classes back in high school, step one would have been termed offer and step 2 acceptance of offer. As per the BGB (Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch, German ...


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The other answers (to whom +1) have cast light on the moral aspect of your question and I agree with them, you can not expect service (even if not used) at no risk/cost for you. I mean, you got one of the last rooms in town because of the conference and they likely lost on big cash because of your no-show. During big events cancellation terms often are more ...


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Can confirm from my personal experience today, there is a No. 1 lounge in Terminal 3 where you can stay overnight in Heathrow for £60 that includes sleeping pod, shower and some food. Not the best option, but decent if you have visa issues or really early morning flight


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I stayed in Cuba last summer. Accidentally, I found a reliable, safe and at the same time cheap casas particulares network. I wrote about it in my Spanish blog (sorry for the SPAM, but I thing it could be interesting to read it in Spanish or using a translator). To sum up: The 'head' of the network is in the Hamel Hostel (La Habana). It will cost 5 USD per ...


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If you have a car and camping gear, you can travel around southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, southern Utah for quite a while exploring all the parks and sites. For very little money. And spring is not bad time to explore the desert southwest. If you work your way further east to the southern states, spring is when the azaleas and dogwoods ...


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You can never eliminate all risk of a foreign rental, of course, other than by staying home. You can reduce risk by dealing with a large and trusted middleman (such as Airbnb) and with a provider that has a lot of positive feedback (whether literally internet-style feedback or reputation with a traditional rental agency). You see where I'm going here- ...


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If you want to go the homestay route (which I think would be by far the best in your situation), I have had luck on this site (but maybe that was just luck, I have used it only once). There is a small fee to be able to send e-mails to potential hosts (probably to cover the website costs), but you only need to do it for the first e-mail, after that they ...


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How 'good' do you need it to be? A room at any of the major hotel chains will be a clean, comfortable sleeping spot. Smaller mom & pop places can be nice as well, I usually check their outside appearance first... clean parking lot, hanging plants, a bit of outside furniture. Most small motels will let you see the room before paying.


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The options for inexpensive short stays near Tempe, AZ include: airbnb Budget hotel chains like Red Roof Inns or Best Western Couch Surfing Hostels There may be alternative academic housing if you contact the university. Also see this site for a few more esoteric ideas like farmstays and monesteries. Safest will most likely be a hotel.


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According to JFK Airport Guide: JFK’s terminals, parking lots and hotels operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and cover more than 880 acres. This helpful guide provides maps and other helpful information about our terminals, airlines, stores, restaurants, parking lots and more. I would imagine your relative would have no trouble checking into an ...


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To answer the question of accommodation accessible by public transportation, I found three hostels: - The international hostel of Forillon is located near the entrance of the Forillon park, i.e. near the intersection of road 132 and the Bd de Grande Grève. I did not try it but it is accessible with the ReGIM line 21 - The hostel La Merluche is located ...



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