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Where do I find short-term house share offers in Auckland?

I'd like to rent a room in Auckland for two months starting in mid-January. I have generally liked having house mates, so I'd like to look for something like that. What websites or other sources ...
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How to make sure rental apartment is legitimate if I'm in a different city?

If I'm in one location, and I want to rent a place in another country/city for a few months, but I have to get the apartment remotely, and I do not have the ability to actually visit the place before ...
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Airbnb long term cancellation by host?

I'm a college student looking for 6 week housing in NYC this coming winter and have found a private bedroom on Airbnb. While I understand the cancellation policy for guests, I am nervous that my host ...
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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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Options for cheap, private month-long stay in Munich

I would like to travel to Munich for a month and am considering accommodation. I realize that hostels are very cheap, but I would be willing to pay more for a private room. Renting an apartment for a ...
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Suitable accommodation for alzheimers sufferer

Where in the UK would be suitable for an elderly couple to stay when one has alzheimers? The person who has alzheimers wants to go away for a few days but a few times through the day she has ...
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How can you more deeply research B&Bs and resorts in Canada?

This question generalises this, where I already stated concerns about the corruptibility of websites like Tripadvisor. I narrow this question by focusing on Canada and assume the following: The ...
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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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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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How to find affordable extended-stay accommodation in Latin America

I'm asking this in general, but specifically I am planning to travel to Colombia. The maximum period I can stay there is 6 months, and I will probably stay for the most of it. I'm looking at this ...
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Accommodation in Rancagua, Chile for less than 30 USD/night?

I'm looking for conventional (not Airbnb, couch surfing, etc) accommodation in the Chilean town of Rancagua, for one person, for under 30 USD per night. Who knows any?
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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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What is the general availability of rooms in Malta during the low season?

I used to go to Greece in the preseason and rooms to let was normally very easy (just go to the harbor or walk through some city and plenty of options available). I wonder if this is true also for ...
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Hotel Bills not settled by the company [closed]

My company provided an allowance for accommodation; and the company's manager had booked the room on his card for two occupants. After few days my friend vacated the room as the event work was over ...
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Retreat center for meditation near Frankfurt

I am looking for retreat centers for meditation in Germany and it should be a place that can be reached by train from Frankfurt. I would just like to go there for a few days without any special ...
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Occupancy rate and late reservations

Is it reasonable to assume that because you're travelling off season, occupancy rates will necessarily be lower thus saving the need to reserve accommodation ahead of time? What I'm trying to do is ...
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10% government tourist tax in Indonesia, what's going on with that?

While traveling in Sumatra & Java, I never seen (or noticed) a 10% government tourist tax. When arriving in Bali, many restaurant (& even homestays) display an additional 10% government ...
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Does staying in a windowless room have any effect on altitude sickness?

I'm planning to stay in a windowless room in La Paz, Bolivia for around 5 days. It's significantly cheaper than the comparable room with windows, and to be honest, the lack of windows for a short ...
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Accommodation on Tailana island, is there any now in 2015?

Tailana island is a tiny island, part of the Banyak islands in Sumatra, Indonesia. See Banyak islands map further down. I found information on accommodation on Tailana island (Sumatra, Indonesia) on a ...
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Accommodation in Probolinggo, anything cheap? [closed]

I want to stay in Probolinggo (Indonesia), but I could only find quite expensive accommodation online and in guide books. That is, everything seems to be 300'000 minimum, which is expensive for ...
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How uncomfortable are old Paris apartments with no AC in July heat?

I have never lived without an AC and I get quite ill if I get hot. I'm curious how hot old Paris spaces get in July with no AC? Thinking of renting a space on the fifth floor of an old building in the ...
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Is there any accommodation under CAD 50 accessible by bus on Gaspé Peninsula end?

I would like to visit the Gaspésie peninsula, but accessing it sounds pretty hard. The only two public transportation services I found so far are the intercity service by Orléans Express and the ReGIM ...
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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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Rent a villa with pool in Istria, Croatia

We would want to spend the autumn in Istria along with my family, ca 3 months altogether. Any ideas where I can find a rental villa for a period like this? I tried Airbnb, but they seem mostly to work ...
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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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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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Non-commercial long 7 day retreats in Japan?

I'm looking for long and serious meditation retreats in Japan, at least 7 days (to 15/30 days). I know about Shukubo's but they appear more like a holiday with 2-3 hours of meditation, and most I ...
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Are there any hostels in Iran?

Throughout Europe and the major cities in the Caucasus it is pretty easy to find Hostels/Backpackers. These are great places to relax and meet other travellers, a home away from home, to use the ...
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Renting a flat in Montenegro [closed]

I want to rent a flat in Montenegro for 2 persons for about one month. Is there any problem I should be aware of (I heard in some countries you need to have a job or local bank account to rent a flat)....
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Accommodation options in London for three months in summer

I am interning at a company in central London in summer 2015, and I am responsible for handling my accommodation. What are my housing options for 14 weeks, with a total budget of 2000GBP (i.e. ∼...
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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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Covering Letter for Europe stay

I am travelling to Europe for two months and I have a covering letter from my uncle from Czech Republic which states that he will bear all my expenses and accommodation during the two month stay. My ...
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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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Proof of Accommodation for summer festivals

What should the proof of accommodation be while applying for visa in Europe (Schengen visa) as I will be attending summer festivals (camp facility)?
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Private lodging rental search engine

There are a lot of websites where people can rent out lodging (peer to peer rental): Airbnb, 9flats, roomorama, Wimdu ... Trying to find the best place is difficult because you have to access every ...
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Are there actually accommodation options in Cần Thơ, Vietnam for less than USD $10? [closed]

Here in Cần Thơ in Southern Vietnam all the usual ways I use to find cheap accommodation fail to turn up anything less than USD $10 - and that one, where I am now, is quite a bit cheaper than anything ...
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Cancelling hotel after getting a visa?

I am a doctoral student in Germany and am inviting my parents from India for a short visit. I sent them an official invitation letter from the Ausländerbehörde which is called Verpflichtungserklärung. ...
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How to rent a flat in France for about a month

My knowledge is that you cannot rent a flat in France if you don't have job there, tax bill and other weird stuff which indicates that you are more french than Charles de Gaulle. Is it true? I'm ...
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Ireland castle hotel options

We are going to Ireland for 2 weeks in early June for our honeymoon and would like to spend at least one night in a castle. So far in planning our itinerary we had decided to stay for about 3 nights ...
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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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What is the highest altitude town or village with accommodation in Cambodia?

After boiling and baking myself for a month and a half all around Cambodia, I'm wondering about places I could go up in the mountains in the country. Specifically I'm wondering what the highest ...
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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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Should I tip my Airbnb host?

I am about to embark on my first Airbnb experience for a little over a week. I was wondering if it is customary or expected to tip the host upon departure or perhaps along the way, as it seems like ...
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Will all accommodation be full (or at inflated prices) if arriving in Vietnam right in the middle of Tết?

I arrived overland in Cambodia from Laos on the 19th of January and the Immigration guy put 19th of February on my visa (a bonus extra day!) so that's the day I'll cross the land border from Cambodia ...
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Cooking my own meals in Fajardo Puerto Rico

I'm planning for a trip to Puerto Rico for about 6 days. I will probably stay in Fajardo most of the time. What is the best accommodation that has a kitchen so that I can cook my meals? Also are the ...
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Finding convents and monasteries to stay in while travelling?

I'm listening to a Rick Steves podcast where they're talking about staying in convents and monasteries, especially in Europe, but what I'm wondering is - is there a website / search tool for finding ...
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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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Does AirCanada provide long layover (24+ hr) accommodation?

Once I flew from Milano Malpensa, Italy, to Entebbe, Uganda, with Turkish Airlines. After booking the flight (yes, I was young and stupid) I realized I had a 24+ layover in Istanbul so I called ...
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Japanese style or themed accommodation in Melbourne

What Japanese-style or Japanese-themed accommodation is available in Melbourne? I tried doing a search for ryokans in Melbourne, and while I've found a number of ryokans in countryside Victoria, ...
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Where should I stay in Lisbon? [closed]

We are going to Lisbon in April and I have been doing research on where to stay there. The books I have been reading say that Bairro Alto is fun but loud. We like fun but to a certain extent (we don't ...

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