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How to manage 12+ hours stopover in Chicago?

I am a student travelling from India to the US for my higher studies and am carrying two 23kg bags. I have two flight options from India, both of which terminate at Chicago (ORD). My university has ...
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Renting a flat in Lille for a few months - options beyond Air BnB?

I'm currently giving serious considering to spending a couple of months living in Lille in northern France, mostly to try to improve my French. I'm planning to be there too long for just a hostel or ...
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In which Nairobi suburb are there budget guest houses frequented by mainly non-tourists?

I am a Western tourist and I need to stay in Nairobi for one week. I'm looking for budget accommodation near-ish the center (max 12km radius from the Ethiopian Embassy). The room must be safe, i.e., ...
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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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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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What are my (unreserved) accommodation options when doing a road trip in the US with (small) children?

I see a lot of interesting fly-drive offers to different regions in the US. They all look very tempting. I would love to do such a road trip. The question is always, where are you going to stay with ...
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Airbnb housing gone electrifyingly bad

I am staying at a place booked via Airbnb. Something happened and there is no electricity from Friday! The house-owner has provided a super noisy generator, which is inconsistent, meaning that it "...
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Cheap accomodation close to Yantai international airport(China) with 24 hr checkin [closed]

I am going to Nagoya,Japan in May. I am travelling by China Eastern which has a change of planes at Yantai. Stoppage time is 9hr 30 min(0:55am to 10:35am). I need a cheap accommodation with 24hrs ...
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How should I choose the best option for a London apartment rental? [closed]

I am traveling with two coworkers after our London Dev Days event, and we are looking to rent a local apartment. Knowing very little about London and its various neighborhoods, I am wondering which of ...
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What Exactly is Self-Catering?

On several islands in the Seychelles I've been seeing a lot of Self-Catering signs: Self-Catering Guest House, Self-Catering Apartment, Self-Catering Hotel, Self-Catering Room, etc. What exactly does ...
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How big are Premier Inn Hub “Bigger” rooms?

What is the square footage of a Westminster (London) Premier Inn Hub "Bigger" room? None of the hotel's online information answers this question, and all of the references I can find online describe ...
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How to get accomodated in the Netherlands for a short trip?

I'm travelling to the Netherlands and I'm visiting 4 cities in the span of 8 days, so it's going to be quick. I'm travelling with just a hand luggage and I haven't considered booking an hotel, that ...
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Do hotels in Europe permit two adults and two kids to all stay in just one room?

My kids, 12 years old and 5 years old, will not sleep in a separate room if it is not our own home or their grandparents'. They insist on staying in the same room as my wife and me. I would like to ...
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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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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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Where can I find a house or apartment or any other residence in Chiclayo(Perú)? [closed]

Hi im trying to find an aparment or house in Chiclayo to rent but the Internet portals aren't too reliable. Anyone knows where I can found a reliable site to check house or aparments? Thank you.
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How to search for hotel rooms with suites (two or more rooms joined together) on Booking.com?

I tried to book two private (not dormitory beds) and independent (not twin or double rooms) rooms on booking.com. I am able to filter out the private room by clicking "Show private rooms only", as ...
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Cheap accommodation in Spain

I am traveling to Spain (especially Andalusia) next month by motorcycle and I am looking for a means of cheap accommodation for over-nights (one night at time). Of course there are the Youth Hostels, ...
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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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Hotel voucher for applying for a Schengen visa in New York City, USA (email confirmations not acceptable)

I realised that this might have been asked before from this Visa for France - showing actual hotel booking? I did that when I was in the UK as well. I showed them email confirmations from Booking.com ...
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Touring New York City, USA on a student's budget [closed]

I will be going to Manhattan for a presentation at Columbia and the flight (roundtrip Caltech/Burbank) will be reimbursed and accommodation will be paid for two days (duration of presentation). After ...
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Where is it expected to tip housekeeping?

Following on from Should I leave cash tips for housekeeping each day of a multi-day stay? about how it is appropriate to tip housekeeping where it is expected. In what countries/regions is it ...
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Spontaneous B&B in Ireland

I am going on a road trip to Ireland and Northern Ireland and I would like to know if it is realistic to expect to find affordable B&B accommodation in Ireland. Affordable for me would be 50-70€ ...
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Accommodation/lodging upon arrival at JFK?

We are having a family member fly into John F. Kennedy International Airport at roughly 23:00 on a Friday evening but due to a transportation/logistics mix-up we're forced to wait until roughly 16:00 ...
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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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Does a layover of more than 6 hours entitle me to accommodation by the airline?

I have a 23-hour-long layover in Toronto, Canada. Am I entitled to board and lodging from the airline?
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How to search for accommodation when traveling as a family with some company?

We have started traveling with our kids. Luckily they seem to have inherited the liking of travel. In our no-kids travel era finding accommodation was never an issue. Now it has become a major concern....
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Is there hostel-like accommodation in the Krabi-Phuket area?

In general, my girlfriend and I prefer to stay in a hostel rather than in a 5-star hotel. For this reason, we are a bit worried about the Krabi-Phuket area since all travel blogs we have read talk ...
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Is it possible to find “castaway” accommodation in the Alps?

After watching the last episodes of Breaking Bad, I've had the idea of finding a truly castaway house to stay in for a week or so. Preferably something with electricity, running water and Internet, ...
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Finding overnight accommodation in Northwest Europe [closed]

I'm going to visit Amsterdam next week for a couple of days and then I'd like to take a series of bus and/or sea trips ending up in Warsaw, or anywhere on the east shore of the Baltic Sea (from Gdansk ...
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Affordable and accessible accommodation options with car parking near Paris?

I am planning to visit Paris soon, but the hotel and parking costs are a major issue for me. For this reason, I am considering to stay in a hotel outside of Paris, with easy public transport ...
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Advice on taxis and accommodation for travel in Sri Lanka [closed]

My partner and I are going travelling in Sri Lanka in November for two weeks and I'm trying to plan a trip. I have a few specific questions about travel but would appreciate any tips or suggestions or ...
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How to find accommodation when what you reserved appears to be overbooked, or worse, non-existent?

I am leaving for a family holiday to a non-touristic region. Long ago I made reservations for self-catering accommodation. I paid the required 25% and was promised an extensive email describing the ...
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Is there any budget accommodation in Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil?

Lonely Planet lists two hotels, starting at around €30/night. HotelsCombined starts with hotels at around €90/night. Hostels don't appear to exist. Are there any budget ho(s)tels in Rio Branco, Acre, ...
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Suggestions for ways to find cheap accommodation in Turkey?

We're a couple and we'll land in Istanbul on the night of the 10th of August for five days. We'd like to find cheap accommodation (possibly around €30, meaning €15 each) either in the city or in a ...
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Fuerteventura surfing and quiet romantic accommodation [closed]

My partner and I are looking to go surfing in Fuerteventura in November and we're looking for recommendations for a surf school and accommodation. We'd like to be able to sit in the evenings, listen ...
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Accommodation for unaccompanied teenager in Tokyo

I'm a 16-year-old wanting to go alone to Tokyo for three to four weeks, around July. As to be expected, my parents are concerned about my safety while overseas. A standard hotel is not going to cut ...
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Cheap accommodation in London [closed]

I'm planning a two or three day stopover in London in early September. My main concern is accommodation for myself (young male adult) for two nights. Are there any cheap but safe hostels not too far ...
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What does the 'number of guests' mean in hostels?

I want to book an hostel, we are two (two friends) so we need two beds in a room I found this room: What does the number of guests mean? how many should I select? we just need the hostel to sleep, ...
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Which apps help to find unconventional accommodation?

I have heard of CouchSurfing and Airbnb and I know these services have apps. Does anyone know of any other apps (only for iPhone / Android phone) available for connecting and finding accommodation, ...
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Finding cheap apartments for a month in Japan and South Korea?

In these countries, if I decide on a whim that I would like a regular apartment for one month, what's the best method to find something cheap (less than 300 USD) no matter where I am? Craigslist or ...
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Where is Dublin's (Ireland) city center and most ideal location for nightlife/pubs?

Any suggestions in which are one should stay in Dublin, Ireland (accommodation) to be within walking distance of any major central areas, night clubs, pubs, etc?
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What is the difference between a condo and an apartment in Bangkok? [closed]

I've been looking for a place to stay for a longer period in Bangkok and am currently renting through Airbnb. I have a had a look at some property websites and contacted a few property companies. ...
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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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How do I book accommodation without knowing the check-out date?

I need to go to Madrid to obtain a visa, which may take anywhere from a day to two weeks. I need a place to stay, preferably with a kitchen, to save on expenses. This rules out hotels. So, hostels or ...
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Safest ways to pay for a vacation rental?

A friend and I want to book a house for Labor Day weekend and we found a place on Craigslist that looks pretty nice. I'm pretty well-traveled myself, but neither of us have rented out a house before. ...
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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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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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Why are flights with hotel bookings cheaper?

I booked a flight + 4 star hotel on Expedia on Thursday, arriving the following Sunday and checking out Monday. The total cost was about $820 CAD. Yet flights by themselves cost more, about $860. I ...
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How to find cheap accommodation in Sydney? [closed]

I am travelling to Sydney late this/early next year for two weeks. Looks like Sydney is a very expensive place to stay. Other than searching on Airbnb, how/where can I find the cheapest options to ...