Skip to main content

Questions tagged [accommodation]

For questions covering various or special accommodation types. Prefer a more specific tag or tags where relevant (for details see `tag info`).

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
6 votes
4 answers
863 views

What short-term accommodation options are available in Singapore for a foreign middle-school student group?

What are some suitable accommodation options for a group of twelve 10- to 13-year-old foreign children visiting Singapore for a week during a school trip? Ideally, it would be in or within reasonable ...
Chalcosoma's user avatar
3 votes
0 answers
78 views

How to find cheap accommodation with prices in random towns in Vietnam?

I had this problem in Laos too but it seems to be bigger in Vietnam. Very few accommodations are listed in Booking.com which I mostly use in other countries. I'm sure they do in bigger tourist ...
hippietrail's user avatar
  • 79.5k
0 votes
0 answers
41 views

Tourist visa vs Visit visa in Romania

I am from Egypt. I traveled to Romania once via a visit visa to my girlfriend, the visa required an invitation approved by the IGI. I would like to travel again but this time, via a tourist visa (as ...
cazanova's user avatar
  • 229
7 votes
2 answers
2k views

Filter Airbnb rooms for Eiffel tower view

I am looking for a room with Eiffel tower view. I can't seem to find any relevant filter (which I understand is too specific, but on the other hand too iconic to ignore). Any ideas how to approach ...
gsamaras's user avatar
  • 6,716
0 votes
2 answers
2k views

Where can I find a room for day use in Manila, Philippines?

One of the flights I am considering taking next month has a rather long layover in Manila Airport (MNL) during the day: it arrives early in the morning and leaves in the evening. I may want to sleep ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
7 votes
3 answers
3k views

AirBnB in Bhutan?

According to What are the visa (or any other crucial) requirements of Bhutan for tourists? and a dozen other web pages, tourists are only allowed in Bhutan as part of a US$200 (or more) organized tour,...
WGroleau's user avatar
  • 9,582
4 votes
1 answer
382 views

How can I hide all studios from the search results in Airbnb?

Definitions: Studio apartment = An apartment with a single room space containing bed/kitchen/living room. 1-bedroom apartment = An apartment where the bed is in a different room than the kitchen/...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
5 votes
1 answer
245 views

Travelling during Diwali in India, good idea to book ahead?

We will be in Northern India in November 2023. We will travel by train/bus and don't plan to book hotels ahead as we like to be very flexible with our travels. The Diwali holiday is on November 12th ...
Peter Hahndorf's user avatar
3 votes
0 answers
159 views

What kind of accommodation does "homestay" actually refer to in Malaysia?

Anywhere else in the world as far as I know, "homestay" means a kind of accommodation where you live with a local family in their home, so maybe a bit like a guesthouse but more personal and ...
hippietrail's user avatar
  • 79.5k
6 votes
1 answer
277 views

Southwest Kosovo vs Northern Albania: culture, hospitality toward foreigners, and scenery

[enter image description here[I am walking from Sarajevo to Skopje as part of a larger walk. I have to potential routes: north-south route through Montenegro through Podgorica and northern Albania ...
novice's user avatar
  • 1,147
7 votes
2 answers
4k views

My Booking.com accommodation in Portugal is asking for information via a Google Sheet

So, I’m travelling to Portugal in a few days and the woman that owns the apartment we‘re staying in is asking for our personal information via a Google Sheet. The info includes Passport number, full ...
Jessica's user avatar
  • 179
5 votes
1 answer
233 views

Where in Japan can I stay in a renovated 空き家 abandoned house?

Apparently Japan has up to eight million abandoned houses. In Japanese they're called "akyia" (空き家). Until very recently they were rarely renovated. But a couple of foreigners living in ...
hippietrail's user avatar
  • 79.5k
8 votes
4 answers
5k views

Will any Oxford College accommodate a family including children?

I would like to visit Oxford (UK) and stay in a college. Many (most?) Oxford colleges offer B&B accommodation out of term-time, sometimes in rooms with twin beds, but the ones I have looked at ...
user13190's user avatar
  • 4,624
7 votes
1 answer
1k views

Do the terms "booking" and "reservation" mean different things in the hotel industry?

On online travel agencies (OTAs) such as booking.com, the term "booking" can refer to multiple rooms. On property management systems (PMSs) such as Opera, the term "reservation" ...
joethep's user avatar
  • 71
23 votes
2 answers
6k views

How should a traveller report that his/her (reserved) accommodation is refused by the proprietor on booking.com?

Soon after my booking, a person posing as the accommodation provider contacted me and prompted to cancel my reservation on the basis that the reserved room (allegedly) became unavailable. Obviously I ...
Incnis Mrsi's user avatar
8 votes
1 answer
330 views

Do I need to renew my address registration card in Serbia when changing hotels?

I entered Serbia a few days ago, and my first hotel registered me with police within 24 hours of my arrival as required by law. The hotel owner gave me a completed address registration card signed and ...
Coala's user avatar
  • 181
7 votes
2 answers
635 views

Where have people gone after CouchSurfing became subscriber-only?

For a good decade, CouchSurfing was an extremely popular hospitality exchange website, with 100x the membership of alternatives like bewelcome.org. However, CS commercialized, and gradually started ...
einpoklum's user avatar
  • 4,602
0 votes
1 answer
132 views

Finding (and booking) accomodation in ireland

I am planning a road trip in Ireland (mostly in the republic) and I wonder how to find (and book) accommodations. I am looking for B&B, since hotels looks quite expensive there Booking.com, seems ...
corentin's user avatar
  • 1,048
-1 votes
1 answer
387 views

Renting a private room monthly in NYC at an affordable price without getting Scam or Spam

Original question I am planning to flight from Italy to NYC for three months with a Visa category B-2 that I already own. I do not have an exact budget to spend but it’s not going to be high. And so ...
Ax_'s user avatar
  • 107
2 votes
1 answer
262 views

Mount Triglav in June: accommodation opportunities

Calling all Slovenia experts. I will climb the Triglav mountain from Krma on june 15th: https://www.summitpost.org/krma-valley-via-kredarica/809427 However, it seems that all the huts on the way are ...
Avrgjooee's user avatar
5 votes
3 answers
256 views

Short-term renting in Germany

I am looking at spending some extended time (up to 6 months) in Germany while continuing to work remotely for a UK company. I am seeking short-term rentals that are reasonably priced (max €800/month). ...
fortunia88's user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
1k views

Hotel reservation cancelled after submitting my France visa application

I just applied for the Shenghen visa via France Consulate, After putting in my application, the hotel reservation I made was cancelled due to an issue with my card (So they said). But I have already ...
Alexis's user avatar
  • 21
16 votes
7 answers
6k views

What is the name of this kind of accommodation?

(Not sure if this should be on the English SE) The specific accommodation model I'm thinking of looks very much like student housing: The tenant rents a room Room comes with basic furniture (e.g. bed,...
Allure's user avatar
  • 739
3 votes
1 answer
153 views

Are temporary accommodations where non-resident foreigners carry out their Obligatory Preventive Isolation designated by the Ecuador authorities?

I read on https://www.aviacioncivil.gob.ec/que-debemos-saber-antes-durante-y-despues-de-un-viaje-en-tiempos-de-covid-19/ (mirror) (translated to English by Google): Travelers will be asked for a ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
259 views

What is "Resort-style living", "No Mello Roos" and "direct access garage"? [closed]

I read this description of a (rather expensive) house for sale in California, USA: Resort-style living in Baker Ranch community with No Mello Roos. This turnkey The Rowe Plan 1X townhome was built in ...
J. Frinzi's user avatar
2 votes
2 answers
212 views

Are luxury hotel rooms in the Sydney area available at a discount during the lockdown?

During the current lockdown, there's a major reduction in international and inter-state travel in Australia. Is it possible to book rooms in luxury hotels, such as Shangri-La, in the Sydney area at a ...
Golden Cuy's user avatar
4 votes
2 answers
637 views

Is a screenshot of booking.com acceptable for proof of accomodation?

I am planning to stay in the UK for 4 months after virus; I will need to show proof of accommodation to the immigration officer. What are accepted methods to provide proof of accommodation? Can I use ...
Never Exisbut's user avatar
8 votes
2 answers
1k views

How can I convince Booking.com I should not pay for a cancelled trip? [closed]

I booked a Holiday with booking.com to start 10th June. Now there are no flights, and no English people allowed in Marmaris at that time. So both the airline and the hotel will be unable tp provide me ...
John Carling's user avatar
2 votes
2 answers
289 views

Italian consumer law regarding refunds of accommodation due to corona virus travel ban

I had planned to be in Northern Italy next week and had prepaid the accommodation (apartment rather than hotel, paid by bank transfer rather than CC in full). With the travel ban in force I asked for ...
atlaz's user avatar
  • 121
1 vote
1 answer
149 views

Cancellation of one flight of my journey

I have a round-trip flight Budapest (HU) - Lisbon (PT) - Natal (BR) scheduled to June/July of this year with tap-portugal. I was informed by tap that my flight Budapest - Lisbon was cancelled. The ...
Denis Dantas's user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
149 views

Where in Almaty can I live cheaply for 5 days?

I travel from my organization for 5 days into Kazakhstan, Almaty! And i need cheaply place of residence and city trip! Who can help me with this information?
Sherzod's user avatar
  • 119
1 vote
1 answer
167 views

Is it typical for windows in Lima to let some air go through even when the windows are closed?

Is it typical for windows in apartments in Lima to let some air go through even when the windows are "as closed as possible"? Examples (red rectangle indicates air going through):
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
3 votes
2 answers
1k views

How do door locks work in South America?

Coming from the United States down to South America, in Peru, Argentina, and Chile, I have run into a number of home door locks that I don't understand how they're intended to work. If the door is ...
Travis's user avatar
  • 664
5 votes
1 answer
167 views

Is there an accommodation search engine for Poland?

I've been in Poland, from the Lithuanian border to Gdansk to Wroclaw passing through various smaller towns and villages, for about ten days. When I arrived very early on New Years Day with Lithuanian ...
hippietrail's user avatar
  • 79.5k
2 votes
2 answers
829 views

How hard is it to find hotels / accommodation in Vietnam on arrival?

I will be travelling to Vietnam in around 9 months with my girlfriend and we are trying to figure out if we should book hotel rooms in advance or if it's a better idea to find accommodation when we ...
li x's user avatar
  • 161
0 votes
0 answers
114 views

Accommodation arrangements when you only have one key

My friend and I have been traveling in the past and will be traveling soon again. For economy reasons we will be sharing accommodations. We usually go for AirBnB. The problem with renting a private ...
mike3996's user avatar
  • 207
0 votes
2 answers
213 views

How to find cheap accommodation in Europe

I'm touring Europe (Germany(Berlin and Munich),Austria(Salzburgh) and France(Paris)) for 11 days during Christmas and New year ( 24th Dec to 3rd January ) I would like to book the accommodation for ...
Durai Amuthan.H's user avatar
-2 votes
1 answer
135 views

How do I plan a trip on europe effeciently [closed]

I have 11 days to tour Europe. My entry point is Berlin 24th Dec 2019 and my exit point from Europe is Paris 3rd January 2019 and I haven't booked anything else including other travel tickets and ...
Durai Amuthan.H's user avatar
3 votes
2 answers
89 views

Amsterdam: Good places to stay with small children? [closed]

I plan on going to Amsterdam on January 2020 for 4 days and I'll be bringing children (5 and 10 yo, so lots of walking is best avoided.) What are good price/quality ratio zones to look for places to ...
Vinko Vrsalovic's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
117 views

Is it typical for residential buildings in Lima to require an ID card for visitors that enter the building even if accompanied by a building resident?

I read in my building regulation document for my apartment in Miraflores, Lima Province in Peru: By building regulations, if you are planning to receive a visitor into the apartment, please consider ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
37 votes
6 answers
11k views

What can I do at Hong Kong Airport for 13 hours?

Problem: I have a layover of 13 hours on the 15th of December 2019. I arrive 7 am in the morning, depart 8 pm Hong Kong time. I had earlier planned to go out but now I don't think I should risk it. ...
Nigel Fds's user avatar
  • 1,113
1 vote
0 answers
55 views

Seeking a place to stay in Miami Beach, Florida near or with a heated, outside pool

Are there any outdoor, heated public pools in or near Miami Beach, Florida, either open to the public or at a hotel or private rental? (I think I found one such rental but it was many hundreds of ...
Yehuda_NYC's user avatar
  • 1,974
4 votes
2 answers
161 views

Maldives: Water villas tours

Is it allowed to visit resorts with water villas in Maldives without booking them just for viewing them and taking pictures? Also any good strategy out there for this with low budget?
Imran Bughio's user avatar
2 votes
2 answers
194 views

How to use a hotel voucher on a charter trip?

I and a friend decided to book a charter/package trip with flight, hotel and transfer included. I've only booked the cheap flight seats from these company for like 20€/return and this is my first ...
Mikael Dúi Bolinder's user avatar
61 votes
4 answers
10k views

What action is recommended if your accommodation refuses to let you leave without paying additional fees?

There has been reports in the news that following the financial trouble Thomas Cook is in, some hotels have been refusing to let guests leave unless they pay additional fees. This isn't just a verbal ...
RyanfaeScotland's user avatar
4 votes
0 answers
191 views

Schengen Visa delivered by France and Proof of Accommodation, but difficulties traveling within Schengen area

My Thai girlfriend has a Schengen Visa with multiple entries delivered by France, with a Proof of Accommodation (Attestation d'Accueil) with my family in France. We made a side trip to Portugal and ...
geojos's user avatar
  • 41
8 votes
2 answers
6k views

Understanding Portugal addresses

Next week I'll have to visit someone in Porto and hand him an iPhone 11 which is a gift from his father. He is a visitor to Portugal himself. He provided me with a very unusual address. Rua Justino ...
Ulkoma's user avatar
  • 9,228
16 votes
1 answer
5k views

Check in to 2 hotels at same location

I am planning to check into 2 hotels at the same time and I am wondering if it is allowed or hotel can raise concerns if they find out. Situation is like this, I want to stay in a dormitory as I am a ...
Travelling Juggernaut's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
128 views

Room for a month in Vienna

The usual sites are for longer term rents in Austria - I need a room for a month. Obviusly, a hotel would be too expensive. What site or social media group could help me finding a room for a month, ...
Gergely's user avatar
  • 407
3 votes
1 answer
139 views

Is it practical to travel to Iceland without booking accommodation in advance in late September?

I was wondering if it would be feasible to do Iceland's route 1 but only booking accommodation one or two nights in advance? Specially looking at late September, and only requirement of accommodation ...
Martin's user avatar
  • 264

1
2 3 4 5
9