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Does Airbnb censor reviews?

An airbnb reservation fell through when I showed up and the apartment I rented was occupied. I got a refund immediately. I wrote a review describing what happened and saying the airbnb rental was in ...
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How to spend a night in an unknown city without a hotel? Is there a guide or resource online?

I had a late flight recently and due to a delay on the flight I was not able to get my transport to the city where I had my accommodation. Staying in the airport was not an option either since it's a ...
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Booking accommodation for long term (few months)

Airbnb Sublets let you search for long stay accommodation. But it seems that rents are quite high, and not so many options are offered. Is there an online service that is focusing on accommodation ...
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Is there a hotel booking site which allows to filter for refundable rates?

I have a trip coming up at rather short notice and while I should be covered I would like to book some backup accommodation within my price range just in case. While searching for rooms on the usual ...
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Renting a flat or rooms in the Alps area for winter season [closed]

I'm looking for resources to rent a flat or rooms in the Alps area for a season (4 to 5 months). By resources I mean: Renting websites Travel agencies Mobile apps Forums Chat rooms Bulletin boards ...
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Is there somewhere a glossary or introduction to the different kinds of accommodation in Taiwan including the Chinese characters?

I've travelled in both mainland China and Taiwan before, but this time in Taiwan I've noticed a lot more Chinese words and characters than I was aware of are used for different types or accommodation, ...
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Searching for Lodging Along Interstates

I would like to find accommodations along a stretch of interstate between Two Cities in Minnesota, USA Is there a website, or other accessible (phone or text) service that would allow me to search ...
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Cuba casas particulares reliable sources

I am travelling to Cuba at the end of this year. I would like to stay in casas particulares but it seems it is not that easy to book them. I am looking for reliable and safe websites where I can book. ...
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Airbnb alternative that doesn't require ID verification

Since Airbnb needs its users to verify their ID by uploading a photo of their driver's license or passport, I'm in search for another service quite like Airbnb, but without this way of approving one's ...
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Are there accommodation embargoes for booking in Iran?

I've had trouble in the past looking for flights to Cuba since the US seems to restrict sales of flights there. I'm likely going to Iran later this year, but while flights seem readily accessible, my ...
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Private lodging rental search engine

There are a lot of websites where people can rent out lodging (peer to peer rental): Airbnb, 9flats, roomorama, Wimdu ... Trying to find the best place is difficult because you have to access every ...
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Finding convents and monasteries to stay in while travelling?

I'm listening to a Rick Steves podcast where they're talking about staying in convents and monasteries, especially in Europe, but what I'm wondering is - is there a website / search tool for finding ...
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Is there a list of hiking shelters in Quebec?

I am looking for possible multi-days hikes in Quebec (Canada) (and beyond but that would be too broad). I keep discovering new places to stay overnight, as there does not seem to be a central list of ...
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Getting into a fully booked hotel?

Perchance where I'm travelling to has really crappy availability in terms of vacancies for when I'm going. All of the hotels near the area are fully booked for the weekend. I called the front desk for ...
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Where to find out more about “ライダーハウス” / “riders' houses” in Japan?

I just learned of a very interesting kind of minimal budget accommodation in Japan principally for people on bicycle and perhaps motorbike tours called "ライダーハウス" - "riders' houses". There is an ...
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How to spot fake reviews on TripAdvisor?

I know that review sites like TripAdvisor have fake reviews (some hotels more than others) - how can I make sure I am looking at the 'real' reviews as using TripAdvisor can be very tricky to filter ...
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Can I integrate Airbnb listings with a routeplanner?

I am preparing a road trip this summer. I often use Airbnb to find accommodation. However when on the road finding potential listings in Airbnb can become quite tedious. Is it possible to integrate a ...
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Renting an apartment for 2-3 months in Italy

I've used the Habitaclia for renting apartments in Spain short/medium term (2-3 months). I am looking to do the same in Italy. I've tried Airbnb but it seems to be geared for even shorter durations (1-...
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Apartment in Berlin for long stay (Two months) [duplicate]

I am looking for a good apartment in Berlin for a family of two, can anyone provide site where I can find such options(I would prefer direct contacts rather than some booking sites).
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How can I find the cheapest private hotel room (as opposed to a bed in a dorm) using online tools?

I tried the standard tools like Kayak or Momondo, but there the cheapest option is always a bed in a dormitory. In particular I was searching for Amsterdam and the first few pages of results (sorted ...
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Why do travel sites always show per-person accommodation price on the basis of two sharing the same room?

Most travel websites, especially those presenting deals and allowing comparison of different packages, show the price per traveler. Same case for advertisements on Internet and billboards in cities. ...
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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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How to find neighboring apartments/self-catering accommodation?

We will be traveling to Budapest soon, with a group of 10+ people. Trying to find accommodation for a group seems to result in rather expensive apartments or the options are already booked. We are ...
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Where can I find a New Orleans rental property for a guys weekend?

We're looking to balance a proximity to the French Quarter and Bourbon street with a reasonable price and comfortable accommodations. I've been searching VRBO, but the listings seem to emphasize the ...
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Recommendation for web-site aggregating accommodation in New York

I am traveling to the US east coast and I am just looking for accommodation in New York. I know that it is quite expensive in New York, but I am surprised that booking.com has only something about 400 ...
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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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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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Accommodation for a large group in Cairns in November 2012

I'm organising a largish group (around 10, hopefully) to go to Cairns in November for the total solar eclipse on the 14th. With a group that size, it'd be nice if we could have a place to ourselves - ...
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Is there a specific flatshare site covering Scotland?

I move around often enough while still needing to find regular accommodation as I travel. I've found that different countries focus on different flatshare sites, mostly because the multilingual ones ...
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Is there a feasible way to combine hitchhiking and CouchSurfing?

On my previous trip I tried hitchhiking for the first time and became addicted so this year I'm spending six to twelve months traveling in East Asia and Eastern Europe. I also tried CouchSurfing for ...
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Cheap short-term accommodation in downtown Vancouver

I'm trying to get a working holiday visa for Canada, but it's proving problematic for a variety of reasons. However whether I end up staying for a year or not, I'll likely be heading to Vancouver for ...
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Accommodation search engine that allows setting an approximate price range without a date?

While looking for accommodation for my vacation, I have become rather frustrated with sites like booking.com where you have to set the check-in and check-out dates before you see any prices. ...
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Is there a list of free accommodation resources?

I want to travel abroad cheaply and I would prefer to find some place to stay through a person or website, rather than book a hotel or hostel. There is couchsurfing.com, which I know about. Can you ...