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What's roughly the lowest price range for accommodation in Nakhchivan?

It turns out that Azerbaijan has an exclave called Nakhchivan which shares a border with Turkey. Haven't heard of it? Well it seems neither have most of the websites I use to get an idea how much it ...
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Is there student dorm accommodation in Leipzig (Germany) for non-students?

I'm intending to spend this summer in Leipzig, Germany and I'm searching for an accommodation. My friends were in Stuttgart and they managed to find a good place in Kolping House in Stuttgart, which ...
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Can I invite a friend to visit me in the UK?

How long I need to live and work in the UK to be able to send an invitation to my friend from Algeria to visit me? Do I need any qualifications to send an invitation? Right now, I have only been in ...
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Accomodation for UK Visit Visa?

I will be visiting my friend in Glasgow come August. I will be staying with her in residence in Glasgow until the 28th after which we will move out and spend a couple of days in Brighton and some ...
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Proof of accommodation in UK for Schengen visa

I have got the visitor visa for UK and wish to apply for Schengen visa. I will first enter UK and then Europe. I understand that it is mandatory to show the proof of accommodation in Europe for ...
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Moved from room after bad insect bite, but what about the next guy? [closed]

I am staying in a hotel in Genova for three more nights. The hotel is prepaid by my grant, and leaving is something I don't want. Last night an insect bit me, and for the first time in my life I got ...
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In which places in China can travellers not stay at just any random local hotel?

I have now heard a couple of times from different sources that in some parts of China you can't just stay wherever you feel like as a tourist. I hitchhiked from the Lao border to the Mongolian border ...
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Public huts to stay overnight around UK

While traveling around NZ, I've stayed in many public huts around different ranges like the Tararuas and Ruahines. Are there any public huts around the UK (England, Wales, Scotland, etc.) where anyone ...
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Yorkshire Dales: Towns to stay in [closed]

We would like to stay in the Yorkshire Dales for 2 nights (3 days) and as a quick glance at a map will show, it's a rather large area. We will have a car but would like to minimize driving. So if ...
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Where to stay in York, UK (general guidelines, NOT specific hotels!)?

I realize the guidelines of travel.stackexchange.com forbid specific recommendations of places to stay. Luckily that's not what I'm asking for! One can stay within York, UK itself, but I'm told ...
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What are good alternative hotel locations in Yosemite National Park area?

We're planning a Bay Area trip in May-June and our route takes us near Yosemite, which is some place I've always wanted to visit, and so we want to stay about three to four nights in the area, ideally ...
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Patagonia by bike: where to find accommodations info?

As a mid-term plan, I am preparing for a bike trip in Patagonia (Bariloche to Ushuaia). Given the length of the trip I expect it will take about 3 weeks (I am planning for ~100Km/day). This means ...
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Does the booking service usually save your credit card information and share it with the hotel?

From this post on Facebook, Agoda (and its sister site Booking.com) saved his credit card information and shared it with the hotel he had chosen. My friend also shared the same experience when she ...
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London Heathrow Airport accommodation for an overnight layover

I have a layover of 15 hours at LHR. Arriving at 6 pm in the evening by BA from Mumbai and departing next day at 9 am to LAX. Does BA provide overnight hotel accommodation and what is the rate if to ...
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Finding a cheap houseboat accommodation in Alleppey [closed]

We are heading to Alleppey (Kerala, India) in two days and we are looking for cheap accommodation in houseboats through Internet. Our budget is very reduced and we would like to stay overnight in a ...
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Airbnb long term cancelation - no refund never ever?

I don't understand how Airbnb cancellation policies work. I tried to rent the same apartment for almost the same dates: If I rent 01.07 - 28.07 then I have "Flexible Cancellation Policies" and "Full ...
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Hostel accommodation in China [closed]

I am from Pakistan and I am travelling with my 8-year-old son to China to study for a year in Chongqing technology and business university. Could anyone tell me how to look for family accommodation in ...
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Good place to sleep in (or near) Miami's airport? [closed]

I will soon have a series of flights including a 13 hour nightly stop in Miami and I'm willing to pay a little more if it means a comfortable bed to sleep in. Is there any commendable place near (or ...
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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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Do children stay free in hotels/accommodation in South Africa?

In general, in South Africa, do children under a certain age limit stay for free in accommodation? Specifically, would I have to pay for accommodation for a three year old if I bring a portable cot ...
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Hourly hotels/capsules near Haneda Airport that allow late morning stays?

I will soon have the dubious pleasure of landing in HND at 5 AM, after an overnight flight that I know from experience won't let me get much sleep. I have a hotel for the night, but check-in time isn'...
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Spouse visa- Do I need a home surveyor?

I am legally married to my wife from the states- we will be doing the spouse visa in April. I was wondering if I need a home surveyors report or can I just write down the location I am living, the ...
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Proof of accommodation for Thailand visa on arrival

I am travelling to Thailand with some of my friends next week. I am an Indian national. I have two questions based on the checklist here All our accommodation is booked in the name of one person. My ...
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Why are Spanish “casa rurales” priced per person?

When searching for a Casa Rural in Spain, I've noticed most properties are priced per person. That seems odd, because guests do not share the properties with others. For example, consider this ...
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Are there any restrictions for accommodation in New York?

I am looking to go to New York next year and a friend told me that there are restrictions on how long you can stay or where you can stay. Something to do with their laws. I live in Greece by the way. ...
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How to enforce receipt or contract for renting the holiday's apartment in Israel? [closed]

Initially, I got the apartment for few nights in Tel Aviv via AirBnB, however, the service blocked the user for unknown reasons and my reservation has been cancelled. Since I couldn't find similar ...
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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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Is Airbnb legal and legit in Canada?

This answer mentions Airbnb technically being illegal in New York and that causing issues sometimes with unprompted withdrawal of rentals. Are they legal in Canada, and specifically Toronto?
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Flight schedules [closed]

I booked a return flight from Mumbai to Melbourne by Malaysia Airlines using a travel agency 'Budget Air' in September 2017. The return travel date is 17 April 2018. After confirming the travel ...
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Why do some Indian hotels request more than the room rate as advance payment?

I've been travelling in India for about 2 months now and about half the places I've stayed have asked for an advance payment way over the room rate at the time of check in. Often asking for 1000 ...
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Transit hotel and visa at Istanbul

We have a 9:30 hour layover at Istanbul airport, traveling from SFA to Dhaka. Will we get a free hotel provided by Turkish Airlines? Do we need transit visa?
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Cape Verde: accommodation to expect?

What are the usual accommodations in Cape Verde (Cabo Verde in Portuguese)? We are backpacking, hence looking for cheap but clean options. Is there anything available for travellers on a budget?
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German hotel: Is a booking confirmation following a request binding? Charges and legal action mails.

I booked a small hotel (small due to non-availability of regular hotels) in Mannhiem, Germany and I could not go to the conference because I was physically not fit and had to go to the emergency for ...
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Is there a service that would notify me whenever a hotel room becomes available for booking in a given city?

I want to travel to a city (Arnhem, NL) at time when all hotels and hostels, which meet my standards, are booked. I wonder if there is some service which can notify me when something convenient ...
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How can I stay in the center of Paris cheaper than AirBnB? [closed]

I am considering staying in Paris for a relatively long period (10 to 12 weeks) next year. Since hotels are expensive, I usually use AirBnB, but even AirBnB costs about €45 per night, which is still ...
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How to survive a timeshare promotional trip?

Earlier this week my fiancé called Hilton to change an existing reservation and in the process was roped into booking a 3-night stay in Orlando for $99, as long as he agrees to sit through a 2-hour ...
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Where could I stay for a single night stopover in Singapore to visit the botanical gardens? [closed]

I arrive with my family in Singapore at 3pm one day and fly out 1pm the next. Where would make sense to stay overnight if our main goal is to see the Botanical Gardens? Considerations I'm trying to ...
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Does adding another bed count as adding another guest on Booking.com?

I'm wondering if adding another bed counts as adding another guest? I've booked a hotel for myself, but due to circumstances, another person will be joining me. Since the ticket is non-refundable I ...
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What do I do if I'm falsely accused of smoking in a rented apartment?

I was travelling in Germany and rented an apartment for a few days. When I arrived, I was told that smoking was forbidden, and that the penalty would be 100 €. I've never smoked and so I had no ...
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Is this area safe and good for tourists in Paris? [closed]

We are going for some days to Paris. We have a hostel in this area: 45 rue du Docteur Babinski, 75018 Paris, France Do you think it is safe? And is it an area where tourists normal book? Moreover,...
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What to do if alone in B&B and the doorbell rings? [closed]

I am currently staying in a Bed and Breakfast hosted by a family. The doorbell has been ringing intermittently for the past five minutes. The owners are currently attending other business and are ...
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Accommodation that accepts foreigners in Dandong, China

Here in my hostel in Beijing there's a European couple who want to travel to Dandong, which is a city right on the North Korean border. So Wikivoyage lists some suggested places to stay but, along ...
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Are there some places I can stay for free in South Korea besides couch surfing?

I'm thinking of going home to Australia from Europe/Turkey via Korea because... well Korea is awesome and it's on the way home (-: But I'm almost out of money. Then again I was just talking to ...
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Cuba: How to find “higher class” apartments, not just hotel rooms. AirBnB? Internet?

We (as two German tourists, with limited spanish language skills) are planing a vacation in Cuba for October. We want to cook for ourselves, so we are looking for flats with kitchen, not just hotel ...
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How do I minimize total cost of separate flights to the same destination plus optionally accommodation?

My girlfriend and I are currently living in different countries, and meet occasionally for a few days every month or so. We don't really care all that much where we are going, as long as we don't need ...
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How to find budget accommodation in Iran?

I usually stay in hostels or guest houses when travelling, it is much easier to meet people than in hotels and usually cheaper too. Coming up is a trip through Iran and the usual suspects like ...
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Sleeping options when under 18 and travelling solo

I'm a 16 year old citizen of Ukraine, living in Poland, and I want to travel to Lofoten, northern Norway, by hitchhiking from Warsaw. One of the adventure's goals is to spend as little money as ...
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Is it good courtesy to leave the bed made when checking out of accomodation? [closed]

I was always taught to leave the room in a clean condition when checking out of an accomodation. When staying somewhere with my parents, we gave the room a look-over and tidy it up into the condition ...
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Can you rely on local tourist information centres to find accommodation in the summer in the Czech republic?

I have asked a related question on finding accommodation during road-trip in the Czech Republic. One of the given answers suggests to inquire at the local tourist information centres. Given that I ...
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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 ...