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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 ...
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How big is a “semi-double” bed in Japan?

I'm looking at accommodation for an upcoming trip to Japan. A room I'm looking at quotes a "semi-double bed", a size I've never heard of. I found this question asking about "twin beds", but the ...
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17.5 hour overnight layover in Zurich [closed]

I'm looking at ordering a flight which has a a 17:30 hours overnight layover in Zurich. I will be arriving at the airport at 19:30 and my departure flight is the following day at 12:45. I have two ...
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Searching for Lodging Along Interstates

I would like to find accommodations along a stretch of interstate between Two Cities in Minnesota, USA Is there a website, or other accessible (phone or text) service that would allow me to search ...
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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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Do motels in US typically charge more for walk-ins as opposed to advance reservations?

I am planning a trip from Seattle to Glacier National Park. We will need to stay at a motel as the entire journey cannot be done in one day. Rather than make advance reservations at a motel, we are ...
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Accommodation close to Hong Kong International Airport

I'm flying into Hong Kong International Airport on a Saturday just before six pm, and flying out of the airport at 12:05 pm the following day with MIAT. MIAT's terms and conditions apparently say you ...
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Options for an inexpensive short stay near Tempe, AZ, USA [closed]

I am admitted to a university near Tempe, AZ and have booked my flight for July 31st. The problem is the apartments are available for lease only from August 8th. What are my options to have an ...
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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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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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Where to stay in Italy as a home base? [closed]

I plan on traveling to Italy next spring (end of March, beginning of April) and I was wondering if anyone had a good central city to stay in as a base for the major cities in wanted to visit? I want ...
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What differences are there between Minshukus or Doyas and youth hostels in Kyoto?

I'm attending a conference in Kyoto at the Kyoto International Conference Center. I'm looking for accommodation that has quick public transport to the ICC, is inexpensive (but probably not a monastery,...
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Traveling to London, UK in July, how to find cheap accommodation? [closed]

I'm planning a trip to London, UK during early July and haven't been able to find any type of cheap (~15€/night/person for three nights) accommodation, preferably not that far from, or connected to in ...
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Accommodation cost in UK visa application

If I'm traveling with someone, should the amount of accommodation in the visa application be my half or the full cost? For example, I'm traveling with my dad and he's funding the entire trip; should I ...
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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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What is the city center of Lyon in France so we don't book too far?

I am booking in Lyon, France, and I want to know the city center of the city so I don't book too far. I found some places in Monplaisir, which I don't know if it is close or not Update What about ...
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How do I find hostels where I can safely store my documents while leaving the room?

We are going to watch some games in Euro 2016 France, and we want to book some hostels. apparently it is expensive to have a room for two so we want to share a bed in a doorm but we don't know the ...
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What does “sleeps” mean in holiday cottage/appartment descriptions?

I am searching for accommodation. And I found many "sleeps" options. Does that mean the number of beds? This is another example:
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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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Do any hotel chains do something like a Europe Pass? Like the Eurail pass, but for hotels

I am doing a tour of Europe for 3 weeks, and thought it would be convenient if I could flexibly book all my accommodation with the same hotel brand, for one flat price? Like the Euro Rail pass. E.g....
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How do I find good motels on a trip from California to Alabama?

The total distance is around 2300 miles.I am thinking of the following: Drive probably 500 miles per day and stay at motel over night and then start next day for another 500 miles drive How should I ...
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What’s different when airbnb'ing in a boat?

I've recently discovered Airbnb, and I'd like to repeat the experience this summer. I've seen a quite special Airbnb: in a sailboat, docked in a small harbour in Malta, in the Mediterranean Sea. ...
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Why is self-catered accommodation in the United Kingdom apparently only per week?

When looking for vacation accommodation in the United Kingdom, it appears self-catering accommodation such as in cottages is typically available only per week. I have noticed this in the Isles of ...
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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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3 blocks away from a fraud? [closed]

I am going for an Internship in San Francisco this Summer and I am seeking a place to live. I was told by a local university there to contact Paramount Student Housing, which offers a place (herbert ...
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How to book accommodation in Japan when all websites are fully booked?

Japanese people tend to all take their holidays at the same time, so some periods (Golden Week, Obon, Silver Week) are extremely busy, with zero availability for most touristic cities on all booking ...
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Find short-term room in the U.S. from abroad

I will be in Baltimore, U.S.A. for a month and a half from late April. At the moment I live abroad and I would love to find a private room to be rented there. I will be coming from Italy and would ...
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What's the cheapest place I can get a high-rise view in New York City? [closed]

I'm spending a night in New York City on the way to DC this May. Growing up in the suburbs, I've always wanted to get a view like this from my hotel room (the church is irrelevant I just liked the ...
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Is a hotel reservation required for subsequent trips on a multi-entry Schengen visa?

A month ago I got a multiple entry Schengen visa from the embassy of Czech Republic. During my first stay in the Schengen Area I lived in a hotel, but during my next trips I would like to live at my ...
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Reserve hotel from Paris airport

I am travelling from NYC to Paris, and returning back. If I miss my return flight to NYC, and my next flight is a one day later, how can I reserver hotel from CDG airport? I do not speak French nor ...
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Am I entitled to overnight accommodations by Qatar Airways on a long layover?

I am travelling to Jeddah from Kolkata on the 15th of June via Doha. I have a layover in Doha of 18 hours, 15 min. Should I get accommodations in Doha by the airline since my next connecting flight is ...
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How does the new landlord duty affect visitors to the UK?

A "friend" wants to visit the UK for 6 months and stay along the south coast of Cornwall and Devon because of the photographic opportunities in this region. She contemplates renting a flat for the ...
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Legal status of voluntary homelessness among tourists/short term visitors

I was wondering if one got a passport and decided to take a trip and short term stay in another country, but voluntarily chose to be homeless after entry, would it be a crime or an infraction? Say I ...
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How to indicate the tip to cleaners in hotels and motels [duplicate]

Tipping overseas guide for Australians: 10 mistakes to avoid mentions tipping cleaners: Forgetting the cleaners It seems ridiculous to you and me, but in the US, and Canada, and many parts ...
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How can two people travel/survive cheaply for two months between housing contracts? [closed]

I currently live in single university approved housing but plan on getting married in the middle of March. I hope to buy a married on-campus housing contract that starts very soon after I get married ...

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