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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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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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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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How to meet my Persian girlfriend in Iran and have privacy while not being married?

I plan to visit my girlfriend in Iran. She's Persian (from Tabriz), I'm French and we’re not married. We're planning to see each other for a week. We don't know yet where but Tehran would be nice ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Query regarding type of room while booking

So I was planning to book a room for a night at La Colle Sur Loup, France. While in conversation with the hotel authorities, they said something like this: we have a room without restauration at 83 ...
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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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Does the Black Forest (Germany) have French style refuges (free, no-reservation)?

In the French Alps, there are many refuges which are free to use: you can turn up in most places with no reservation and stay the night. I can't seem to find any mention of these free refuges in ...
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Is there accommodation at or near Tuzla airport in Bosnia?

In April, a friend and I will have a layover at Tuzla airport in Bosnia, arriving on 15 April at 22:55, and departing on 16 April at 06:30. Is there any hotel/hostel/other accommodation at or near ...
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What are the options for booking short-stay accommodation between London and Newcastle at very short notice?

I am planning a month-long trip to the UK this June and am going to need places to stay. The trip will consist of myself and my girlfriend walking from London to Newcastle, so we will not be staying ...
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Hotel early arrival for another guest

I made a hotel reservation through Expedia under my name for two people but my friend will arrive one day before me. The duration is 8-14. I'm arriving on the 9th, my friend is arriving on the 8th. ...
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May a South African access the Zurich Airport Transit Hotel without a Swiss visa?

I am a South African citizen with an eight hour layover in Zurich on my way home from Ireland/UK. Is it possible to make use of the Transit Hotel without a Swiss visa? I did try to access the ...
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Are there any hostels or similar accommodation in the highlands along route 175 from Oaxaca City to Pochutla?

I'm about to travel from Mexico City to the beaches on the Oaxaca coast. Having done this trip many times but not for at least 8 years I have some idea but know few details. There is a winding route ...
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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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Hotel Price Check Guarantee - Heyitscheaper.com? [closed]

I often use booking.com to book hotels with free cancellation, sometimes I cancel and rebook at a cheaper price because the price gets lower closer to the date. I found the site http://heyitscheaper....
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Flat renting in Berlin for medium-term period

Next summer I will be attending a two-month course in Berlin with my friend. We are looking for a small flat (studio/one bedroom) at a reasonable price (ideally in the Mitte district). Where can I ...
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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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How to handle a 12 hour layover in Miami

I'll be traveling Europe-South America with a 12 hour layover in Miami. I'm trying to figure out how to make the best of it, but the logistics are tricky. The inbound flight arrives around 5 am, the ...
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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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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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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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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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Alternative hotel locations for Bern?

When looking for a cheap place to stay in Geneva I found quite a few places close to the French-Swiss border especially in Gaillard which are a few steps from the Geneva tram. Is there a similar trick ...
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Suitable cities to stay in for one night between KIX and Kanazawa

When I arrive in in Japan at KIX it'll be just after five pm, and I'll be travelling to Kanazawa the following day. Theoretically, I could try to go from KIX to Kanazawa that night, but I'd be ...