Questions tagged [rental]

Renting and hiring anything from bicycles and boats to villas. But for cars use the "car-rental" tag instead.

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Are all AirBnb listings public?

Are AirBnb listings public, or can a listing be private and only be accessible with the direct link? Someone sent me a direct listing on https://fr.airbnb.ca/ (with the property ID) next door to me,...
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Is long-term renting through booking.com a scam?

I am planning to rent an apartment for a year in Cambridge, UK. We liked a property, but the owner wants to rent it through booking.com, and he is physically located in Switzerland. He sent us the ...
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Minimizing currency exchange fees for a deposit on a rental

I'm travelling to Marrakesh next week for a motorcycle trip. The rental does not accept credit card and ask me for a deposit of a 1000 Euros. Since I'm Canadian, withdrawing 1000 Euros temporarily and ...
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Renting a motorcycle in Bangkok for one day up to 500 Baht in first quarter of 2020

I need to rent a motorcycle (a simple automatic scooter, the simplest you can think of), in Bangkok for no more than 500 Baht, in first quarter of 2020. I think about this and it feels to me unlikely ...
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Where can one rent rain boots in Uyuni?

I have heard/read that renting/purchasing rain boots for Uyuni salt tours might be a good idea. Where can one rent rain boots in Uyuni?
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Place for long stay in North India

I am male and I need to stay with a women for long time approx 10-20 days in North India. Oyo, MMT, StayUncle etc., are generally recommended for unmarried couple for one or couple of days. Since I ...
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Renting a mobility scooter in Bergamo, Italy

Does anyone know of a way to rent a mobility scooter in Bergamo, Italy? The answer can be a company that rents them out or a site which will help me to find such a company.
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Rent a car for a day and leave it in another city in Italy

I want to rent a car in Italy, is it possible to take it in one city and leave it in another one? In this case, from Bari to Naples. Also, is there a minimum number of days for a rental? Probably one ...
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Probationary Australian licence - U.S car rental

Based on this previous post 5 years ago (Can I use my probationary Australian driver's license to rent a car in the United States?) it sounds like I shouldn't have an issue - however I just ...
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Do I need an IDP in Sweden?

I'm a 23 old guy from Saudi Arabia, I will be in Sweden this August, I'm looking to rent a car from Malmo to go to Denmark, anyhow my friend says that since my Saudi license is in English I won't need ...
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Cheapest option to get a bike for a week Amsterdam

Amsterdam is bike city. Almost every local has a bike, and I remember there are quite a few places where you can rent one. But - rentals are probably expensive (this answer says 15 EUR / 24h); and I ...
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Rock Climbing in Peru: Should I bring my stuff?

My girlfriend and I are travelling to Peru for a month and we'd like to do some rock climbing there, as it looks marvellously great. Although I have all the required stuff at home, I'm wondering if it'...
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Rent a racing bicycle in the Eifel, Germany

Is it possible to rent a racing bicycle in the Eifel, Germany? I seem to find only mountainbikes when I search for 'fahrradverleih'. Anywhere near Stadtkyll would be awesome.
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Payment instructions allegedly from HomeAway look fishy to me

I'm in the process of setting up a long-term lease agreement for an apartment in my hometown with a landlord which lives abroad. The landlord suggested to use a middleman called HomeAway so that the ...
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Bike location multi-destination California

Is it possible to rent a bike in California (SF ideally) and drop it off up north somewhere (Eureka ideally)?
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Motorcycle insurance when renting in the US

I am travelling to SanFran in march for a conference (from the UK). I would like to rent a motorcycle while I'm there but I don't know how insurance works. I assume I need 3rd party insurance in case ...
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Booking a rent-a-car through VPN (different location) [closed]

I got an idea the other day and wonder if it would be cheaper to make a booking for a rental car using a different IP location through a VPN service. I am located in Denmark and would rent a car in ...
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Where can I rent a computer monitor for two weeks in Hong Kong?

Where can I rent a computer monitor for two weeks in Hong Kong? I'm looking for average sized computer monitors, i.e. around 24 to 27 inches. I found http://www.argo-tech.hk/ but the prices I was ...
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Where can I rent a computer monitor for two weeks in Hyderabad (Telangana, India)?

Where can I rent a computer monitor for around two weeks in Hyderabad (Telangana, India)? The computer monitors on http://www.amazon.in/ and http://www.olx.in/ are more expensive than I'm used to, so ...
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Renting a house on a tourist visa in the UK

I need to provide proof of address. So the best way is to hire a house or a flat. I have a UK tourist visa. Am I eligible to rent a house while I am in UK, so that I can get a proof of address? I ...
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Transportation in more remote areas of Eastern Europe. Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, [closed]

This summer I will be traveling through a couple of East European countries from Romania to Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia and on and I would like to visit some of the natural sights that these countries ...
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Renting camping equipment in Nambia [closed]

I am planning a 3 week road trip in August in Namibia for 2 people. At first, I wanted to book a van or a 4x4 with a rooftop tent but it's quite expensive in August (more than 100$ a day). As I saw ...
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Renting a car in Canada, non-US resident with US-issued driver's license

I am on F1 visa in the US (Russian passport). Can I rent a car in Canada if I have a valid US-issued driver's license? Can I be listed on the car's insurance as a driver? I do not have international ...
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How can I tell if this Polish villa for rent is a scam?

My in-laws booked a villa in Poland for the family vacation, and I found out too late they already paid half of the price by a bank transfer. Apart from the bank transfer itself I didn't find any red ...
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One way car hire US

I was wondering if someone can tell me whether I can do a one-way car hire in the US. My plan is to hire it in Los Angeles and drop it off in Palm Springs. And possibly again, from Palm Springs to ...
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Can you rent a bicycle in a city and return it in another one in France?

I'm planning a bicycle trip from the city of Selestat to Mulhouse. Is there a place where you can rent a bike in one of the cities and return it in the other one? This question is apparently very ...
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Renting Flevo (bendy) bikes?

Can you rent a Flevo recumbent bike, the kind that bends in the middle, in the Europe? If so, where? While the question is about the two wheeler, a Flevo trike for rent would be an alternative. ...
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Renting personal laptop in Las Vegas?

I need to stay in Las Vegas for a month, but I won't be able to take a personal laptop with me. I will be attending a trade conference, so I will be flying with a company laptop and tablet device. ...
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Renting room in Madrid [closed]

I'm helping someone organize a study trip to Madrid January-June 2018. We were looking at rooms to rent, and the offer is plenty. The question is, Is it important to rent something in advance, or ...
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Are there alternatives to AirBnb for London, UK?

I love using AirBnb to rent a house from a real person, but often come across properties which are listed on AirBnb by a professional rental agency. In this case you're charged whatever fee the agency ...
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Are there bikes for rent in Stockholm?

Is is possible to rent bikes when visiting Stockholm? Is there for example a City Bikes company operating in the city? Would prefer being able to rent a bike for a few hours, leave it basically ...
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Is it possible to rent an apartment monthly in EU, non-EU citizen [closed]

I am a Russian citizen who has a 3 years EU multi visa category C. I would like to legally rent an apartment in EU with a monthly payment for a long term, 2+ months. The idea is that I will be ...
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Can air conditioning units be rented in France?

We are going to spend a few weeks in a caravan in a French campsite over the summer, but our accommodation does not have air conditioning. Does anyone know if is it possible to rent an air conditioner ...
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Can I rent a motorized boat on Koh Phi Phi Don without a license?

Can I rent a small motorized boat that will accommodate three people to drive around the island for a few hours? All I have is a european driving license. I know that I can hire a longboat but this ...
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What is the cultural centre of Budapest?

I'm going to plan a short visit to Budapest (maybe a weekend). I always use a well known site to rent an apartment with cheap price, and I have to choose the apartment seeing a map. So which is the ...
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Temporary lock for rented accommodation [closed]

I'm considering moving into a rented premises for a month or so. But the landlord's agent would keep a duplicate key of the door. The landlord suggests that I should keep all valuables in the ...
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Where in Kyoto can I rent a road/touring bicycle?

I plan to go on a 2+ weeks cycling trip in Japan. Coming by plane with my own bike will cost me 200€, plus the inconveniences and the risk of my bike being damaged. So I wonder if it's not easier to ...
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Car rental USA Seattle -> Las Vegas [closed]

I would like to ask, what is the best option for renting car in USA. I am 25 years old. My friends are 24 and 23 years old. We wanted to take care from Seattle to return it back in Las Vegas. There ...
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Car rental in foreign country question

I am renting a car for a trip to England. The car rental agency offers insurance for damage to their car. My personal auto insurance company doesn't cover me in England and doesn't offer any ...
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Car Rental Insurance

We are U.S. expats visiting the U.S. for a few months. What is the most reasonable way to obtain car rental insurance other than buying the insurance through the car rental company?
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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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How can I rent a car one way from the US to Mexico?

I am moving from Asheville, North Carolina, to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico later this year. We have two dogs that are too large for an airplane. We need to rent a car to drive to Puerto Vallarta and ...
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Rent clothing in Frankfurt / Being warm without cold weather clothing

I'm travelling to Thailand on the 12th January (in a few days). I'll have a connecting flight at Frankfurt and I'll stay there for eight hours. I was planning on going out to the city to visit a ...
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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 any motorbike rental in Kuala Lumpur? [closed]

I would like to know if there's any motorbike rental service in Kuala Lumpur? How much would be daily and what are the documents needed to rent the bike? How much deposit do you have to pay up front? ...
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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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Alaska car hire [closed]

I want to do a 1 way car hire from Anchorage, Alaska and drop off in Skagway, Alaska but am having trouble finding a company that offers this.
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What are the non-hotel options for a 3-month stay in the Greater Toronto Area?

I need to stay in Toronto / GTA region for 3 months(during this winter season). What are the options apart from Hotels because it could be costly and apartments usually have a lease for 12 months. ...
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Legality of cameras in vacation/holiday home?

I'm currently staying in a property in Portugal (Almancil) that has several Verisure cameras inside and outside of the house. I have seen the panel light up red on a few random occasions which led to ...
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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. ...