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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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Which kind of accommodation allows guests to stay overnight?

The problem: I would like to be able to have sex / bring people over to my room while travelling. I know this is not a problem in bigger hotels, but it often is in smaller, more "personal" ...
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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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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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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 cheap are the cheapest accommodations in Saudi Arabia?

So I know Saudi Arabia is know for being rich and for not issuing tourist visas. But if somebody were to go there on some other type of visa, such as a business visa, and then attempt some ...
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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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Where to stay for London nightlife?

For those looking to travel to London and enjoy the nightlife, where would be the best area to stay? Requirements are nearby bars, alcohol and 20-something crowd all preferably within walking distance....
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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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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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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 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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Are there US-oriented travel planning sites which split a route into daily chunks?

I am planning a trip next year to the South-West of the US (starting and ending in SF, with a road tour across the major attractions). There are several sites to help with the planning (notably ...
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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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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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Where can we store our luggage after checking out so we don't have to book an extra hotel night?

We often travel by plane, and book most of the flights very early in the morning, so we can sleep in the airport waiting for check-in. However, we have bags (just carry-on bags that low-cost ...
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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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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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Renting a flat in Montenegro [closed]

I want to rent a flat in Montenegro for 2 persons for about one month. Is there any problem I should be aware of (I heard in some countries you need to have a job or local bank account to rent a flat)....
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Will all accommodation be full (or at inflated prices) if arriving in Vietnam right in the middle of Tết?

I arrived overland in Cambodia from Laos on the 19th of January and the Immigration guy put 19th of February on my visa (a bonus extra day!) so that's the day I'll cross the land border from Cambodia ...
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How many accommodation types are recognized in German?

Next to the usual hotel aggregators like booking.com, expedia, etc I am using Google Maps to search for accommodation. It really works well if you search for accommodation in the local language. 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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Apartment vs Hotel - Dubai downtown?

I am planning to visit Dubai in december for 3 days on my way to India. We are a family of 5 and I am looking for a best accommodation option in Dubai. I am confused whether to stay in apartment or ...
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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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Turkey sea-side cottages [closed]

We’d like to go to Turkey next summer to have two weeks holiday. There will be relatively big number of us – 6-8 adults and 3-4 kids. People will be coming from different places – mostly UK, Russia ...
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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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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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Day use/hourly rooms convenient to SFO or Sunnyvale?

In a few weeks I'll be travelling to Silicon Valley with a very early morning arrival at SFO and a room booked for the night at a hotel in Sunnyvale, which may not allow me to check in until 3 PM. ...
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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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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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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 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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Beach huts closest to London

Where is the closest place from London (in terms of travel time, assuming flight and public transport further on) that has beach huts like these? I am after cheap and simple huts, rather than an ...
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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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Should I wash dishes before leaving a serviced apartment?

I have been staying in a serviced apartment for 3 weeks and will leave soon. The service was once a week. They didn't wash dishes so far, I did myself. I wonder if they expect me to wash dishes ...
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Are there actually accommodation options in Cần Thơ, Vietnam for less than USD $10? [closed]

Here in Cần Thơ in Southern Vietnam all the usual ways I use to find cheap accommodation fail to turn up anything less than USD $10 - and that one, where I am now, is quite a bit cheaper than anything ...
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Most inexpensive Jewish neighborhood in Jerusalem [closed]

Is there any inexpensive, decent Jewish neighborhood in Jerusalem? I've learned that the east side tends to be Arabic and the west Jewish. We are trying to stay in a Jewish neighborhood to learn the ...
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How long can I travel for with 30k? [closed]

I am a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu lover. I have travelled to a couple of places in Europe to train this year during my holidays from work and have really enjoyed the experience. Anyway, I would like to ...
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Accommodation options in London for three months in summer

I am interning at a company in central London in summer 2015, and I am responsible for handling my accommodation. What are my housing options for 14 weeks, with a total budget of 2000GBP (i.e. ∼...
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Where do I find short-term house share offers in Auckland?

I'd like to rent a room in Auckland for two months starting in mid-January. I have generally liked having house mates, so I'd like to look for something like that. What websites or other sources ...
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Do you need to book casas particulares when traveling in Havana during winter?

I'm planning a trip to Havana this January and as far as I can see all the online booking services are heavily overpriced - rooms which are supposed to cost $30CUC/USD are at least $60 on Airbnb. ...
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Two day stay in Hong Kong but need help regarding accomodation with suitable check-in times

I am travelling to India via Hong Kong in December with wife and two children (aged 2 and 5). It's a nine hour flight which reaches HK at 7.00 in the morning. I am having trouble finding a place to ...
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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 ...
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Do all guests need an Airbnb account?

I'm renting an Airbnb appartment with my friends this summer. Do we all need an account or is one account for the person who will be paying sufficient? One of the steps in the booking process is ...
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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 ...