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No, it is not safe but is common practice because most people have no other way to pay the deposit. The hotel wants to make sure it gets paid for at least the first night which is why they are asking for a deposit. Otherwise, some hotels overbook instead, just like airlines, expecting a certain number of cancellations. That they want a deposit is good news ...


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First of all these websites, backed up by the GDSes as Stephen said, do not have a very good coverage of hotels. There are still plenty of hotels to aggregate. And for hotels, getting aggregated usually means stricter conditions on their prices (little flexibility and high fee). And the main reason is that most hotels are not owned by large companies but ...


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I think the answer depends widely on where you are looking. The way I have done this before, is by checking google maps, and doing a simple Google search. Often a simple google search will reveal hotel web sites, reviews, and simple travel blogs which make mention of hotels not listed on aggregate web sites. Simply search for hotels in <target ...


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That's tricky! If you have more money than time, remember that you might spend a whole 2 days looking for better rates to only save $10/night. Sure, I hate over paying. But I could have earned the difference by doing something that makes me money. With that said, if you have more time than money: The major factor depends on if the hotel is integrated into a ...


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I think you have a "sheet sleeping bag". This used to be standard in european Youth Hostels, though I'm not sure they still use them. Basically it separates your body from the rest of the bedding, so that only the sleeping bag needs to be washed regularly. It's you that goes in the bag, not any other piece of bedding :-). The lack of blankets in the ...



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