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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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). ...
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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 ...
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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,...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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):
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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Is there a booking app or site that lets you specify your gender for shared dormitories?

I've noticed that on booking sites and apps such as Agoda and Booking.com that let you book a bed in a shared room in a hostel, guesthouse, etc, have a kind of way to game the system that more ...
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How much can I expect to pay to sleep in a non-fancy jjimjilbang (Korean onsen/sento) in a non-touristy area?

You've probably heard of onsens and sentos in Japan, which are public bath houses. Korea has something similar and here they're called "jjimjilbangs". One major difference is that you usually don't ...
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Is the time around 4th July a period of high demand for motel accomodation in the USA? [closed]

I'm thinking of doing an unplanned roadtrip in the Pacific northwest next month from July 4-7th. I haven't decided exactly where. Normally in the US I'm happy doing this without booking places to ...
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Is it possible to pay to stay at a scouting campsite in the UK?

There are a lot of scouting campsites in the UK, some that list quite reasonable rates for an overnight stay while backpacking or cycle touring. However, are these only available to large groups, ...
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AbuDhabi US Preclearence

At AbuDhabi Preclearence, do they ask for proof of accommodation like hotel booking? what if i am staying with a US family as a PG, THEY DONT HAVE ANY PAPER TO PROVE THE BOOKING. HOW can i handle ...
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Are these red-flags or normal practice for accommodation in Georgia (country)?

First time visiting Georgia, I have had a few surprises at my first accommodation in Tbilisi, which I would consider red flags, but maybe they are just common practice here. This will help me in ...
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Is there any budget accommodation within walking distance from Whistler's skiing facilities?

So far my search has been futile. Hostelworld shows me a hostel called HI Whistler Backpackers, but it is around 30 minutes away by bus from the closest skiing gondola. There's also a place called ...
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How to find a reputable place for a meditation/health retreat? [closed]

I am looking for a meditation and/or health retreat in Europe, but have heard some "horror" stories from friends (horribly overpriced places, bad food, crappy teachers, etc.).I'd like to find a place ...
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Germany: Professional accommodation for one month?

I'm being temporarily located in Bochum, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany for one month, for a work project. My accommodation will be paid for by the company. I have the options of either booking a hotel ...
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When I do the “accommodation registration at local police station” after entering China or changing location in China, what does "local" mean?

When I do the “accommodation registration at local police station” after entering China or changing location in China, what does "local" mean? Same district? Same municipality? Same province? Within a ...
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How much time do I have to do the “accommodation registration at local police station” after changing location in China?

How much time do I have to do the “accommodation registration at local police station” after changing location in China? From the back of the departure card given by the Chinese immigration while ...
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Is it compusory for a family member of EU citizen to provide information of accomodation in Irish visa application?

I am applying for Irish short stay visa as a family member of EU citizen. Is it necessary to write the accommodation details in Irish application.According to Directive 2004/38/EC, it is not required ...
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Do I have to do the "accommodation registration at local police station" within 24 hours of entry when using Airbnb in China?

Do I have to do the "accommodation registration at local police station" within 24 hours of entry if I'm a non-Chinese resident/citizen visiting in China and hosted by some Airbnb host? From the back ...
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Will hotels let you stay a few hours at a discounted rate?

I know that I would need to contact the hotel, but generally speaking, if I'm staying at HotelX from 12/28-1/3, and my plane lands at 11:30PM on 12/27, is there any way HotelX can help us? Or will I ...
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How to avoid staying in hotels with cockroaches in Costa Rica? [closed]

I lived in various tropical cities. Some in developed countries, some not. In some cities, even some developed cities, it's almost impossible to find a place to stay that is cockroach free. I admit I ...
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