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

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How can a tourist register for the Bicing bicycle sharing in Barcelona?

When I was in Barcelona I saw many bike sharing stations in the city, belonging to a program called Bicing. Remembering how convenient it was to use the service in London, I decided to try and ...
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Where can I find short term apartment rental offers in Berlin?

I'm looking to rent an apartment in Berlin for three months starting in April. What websites / real estate agents / vacation rental companies exist for renting an apartment long term in Berlin? I've ...
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Can a 19-year-old drive a New York rental car in Ontario?

I need a cheap way to move out from college in Toronto and go home to Connecticut, and the minimum age to rent a car there is 20. However, the minimum age in New York is 18, and most companies permit ...
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Renting Airbnb. One set of keys Bucharest [duplicate]

We are 3 adults. We were given only one set of keys. The owner wants to keep the second set of keys. Are there Airbnb rules regardingthis situation? Our schedules are different. The time we leave the ...
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How to fight being charged for a full tank at Enterprise Zurich?

I rented a car 2 months ago from Enterprise in Zurich airport and got tricked. The sum isn't big but I don't like it since I chose them to avoid this over other cheaper options. When fetching the car, ...
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Have you ever successfully negotiated rent in London? If yes, how? [closed]

I am new to London and just moved here from NYC. I am on the hunt for a 1-bed apartment and I noticed that when I ask landlords/agents if the rent is negotiable, they stop responding. I had a couple ...
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Scam or not? Booking does rents?

So I want to rent an apartment in the Netherlands but the price for such an apartment is quite low and I am proceeding with caution. Do you think that this is a scam or does booking.com really do this?...
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Renting a laptop for personal use 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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Rent a surf board for one month in Bali

I want to rent a surf board for 1 month in Bali. What kind of price should I expect? The daily price is usually 100'000 IDR in Canggu. So I expect a discount when renting for 1 month, I just don't ...
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One way bike rental Amsterdam to Paris

Is there a company that rents bicycles in Amsterdam (or anywhere in The Netherlands) for a one way trip to Paris? In other words, pick up the bike in Amsterdam, and drop off in Paris 2 weeks later.
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How to calculate the damage to a rental car?

Let's say you have damage to a rental car for which you are liable. Other scratches clearly show that earlier damage was never fixed. How do you calculate the reasonable damage the rental agency can ...
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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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Bike rental 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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Renting a private room monthly in NYC at an affordable price without getting Scam or Spam

Original question I am planning to flight from Italy to NYC for three months with a Visa category B-2 that I already own. I do not have an exact budget to spend but it’s not going to be high. And so ...
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Renting a road or mountainbike in Pescara region

I would like to rent a proper road or mountain bike in August when travelling to Pescar, Italy. All I have found online are either "normal" bike rentals, i.e. trekking or utility bikes, or ...
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Car rental: why don't US drivers' licenses show first issue date? [closed]

It's a common issue I came across mostly in Europe. I've been driving for 15 years and every time I rent a car, they are looking at the date I renewed my driver's license. Naturally, I renew my ...
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Kayaking with orcas around Vancouver Island, BC: Finding places and kayak rentals

I will be travelling to Vancouver Island, BC in June and would like, if possible, to kayak in the presence of orcas. How can I find out if there are any good spots with a high chance to see orcas ...
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Short-term renting in Germany

I am looking at spending some extended time (up to 6 months) in Germany while continuing to work remotely for a UK company. I am seeking short-term rentals that are reasonably priced (max €800/month). ...
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Car hire - do they have a "fair usage policy" for miles/kms driven?

Recently, whilst on a long hire car journey it dawned on me, is there a fair usage allowance on my policy? ie: a limit on how many miles or kms I was allowed to do without extra charge in one day? I ...
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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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Search for information about Yamanobe-no-michi trail

We have plans to make a trip via Yamanobe-no-michi trail, Nara, Japan. But I can't get how to reach one of the endpoints of the path from center of Nara. Any guideline will be helpful. And also we ...
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Bicycle rental in Netherlands with drop-off in another city

I'm planning a Bicycle trip in Netherlands for this April. I'm searching for bike rentals. I saw a lot of information on renting bikes, but I have two specific questions. It is easy to find a bike ...
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Driving 12 passenger van in UK

We are wanting to take a family vacation in the U.K. and want to hire a 12-14 passenger vehicle. I understand a special license is required. We have U.S. License, but don't know if it is possible to ...
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pick up rental car from Amtrak station in Schenectady NY?

I've only travelled by Amtrak a couple of times. A big catch seems to be that few stations have rental car places. I'm planning a trip to Schenectady NY. Amtrak's web site talks about discounts they ...
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Renting an apartment for 2-3 months in Italy

I've used the Habitaclia for renting apartments in Spain short/medium term (2-3 months). I am looking to do the same in Italy. I've tried Airbnb but it seems to be geared for even shorter durations (1-...
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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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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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Airbnb guests meaning

I am trying to book an Airbnb, the listings have a x guests. Does that mean I am only booking a room of the property, and the property can have extra x foreign guests hosted by the host plus me? Or I ...
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Where can I rent a decent mountain bike in Zürich?

I am going for a 4 day trip in Zürich and I would like to bike quite a lot. Though biking is quite advertised, I failed to find a decent bike rental shop in the city. Would highly appreciate some tips!...
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Where can I rent a decent mountain bike in Zürich? [duplicate]

I am going for a 4 day trip in Zürich and I would like to bike quite a lot. Though biking is quite advertised, I failed to find a decent bike rental shop in the city. Would highly appreciate some tips!...
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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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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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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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Electric wheelchairs hire in Cologne

I plan to visit Germany, Cologne particularly, from Moscow this fall. Unfortunately, I'm disabled, so I need to temporary hire an electric wheelchair. If anybody knows organizations, please help to ...
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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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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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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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Are short-term rentals (Airbnb, etc.) legal in Singapore?

Are short-term rentals like those offered by Airbnb, Roomorama, etc legal in Singapore? There are obviously lots of listings, and Roomorama is actually headquartered in Singapore, but there's also a ...
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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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Where can I find a New Orleans rental property for a guys weekend?

We're looking to balance a proximity to the French Quarter and Bourbon street with a reasonable price and comfortable accommodations. I've been searching VRBO, but the listings seem to emphasize the ...
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Airbnb-like sites for long term stay

I want to explore the whole sharing economy and I was wondering if there are sites similar to Airbnb, but primary for long time stay. I wanted to move somewhere in Taiwan, Thailand, Montenegro and ...
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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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Renting an apartment in Bergamo, Italy

What are good places on the web to research the apartment situation in Bergamo, Italy (and its surroundings) and are there any recommendations you can give to someone who is coming from another ...
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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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Is it worthwhile to rent a phone in Buenos Aires?

I'm taking a quick trip to Buenos Aires and while I know I can buy a SIM card for my phone, what I am curious about is the options of renting a cheap voice only phone while I am there. Various ...
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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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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'...