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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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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 ...
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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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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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