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How do I get a hotel room in the centre when everything is sold out (and more expensive) because of a big event?

It sounds like you're not going to find an inexpensive private room in the city center. Hotels don't have any reason to conceal their availability; if you're not seeing things on the normal booking ...
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Scam or not? Booking does rents?

This looks very much like a scam. Apart from a very strange payment procedure, which is a huge red flag in itself, I see at least three more red flags. Firstly, the price is quite low, as you mention. ...
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Scam or not? Booking does rents?

This is a scam. I learnt about this particular kind of fraud on a newspaper years ago. For your future safety, let me say that whenever I have a doubt, I google to confirm. I google the sender, any ...
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Is it safe to provide CVV number by property message in booking.com

No, it is definitely a scam Since you're not paying at the property and through Booking, Booking has all the information (because you gave them at booking) to do it. Provided you used the proper way ...
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How do I get a hotel room in the centre when everything is sold out (and more expensive) because of a big event?

While the chances of success are low, you can sometimes get impossible-seeming bookings by knowing when the cancellation periods are for people with bookings to cancel without penalty. If the hotel ...
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My Booking.com accommodation in Portugal is asking for information via a Google Sheet

IT professional here. As noted in the other answer, the request is legitimate, so let's break down whether this is a "secure" way to do it. The first question is security of transit: is ...
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Scam or not? Booking does rents?

It is a known scam within Germany, see (e.g.) here or here. Relevant points "landlord" claims he is living abroad "landlord" claims he had trouble with potential tenant before &...
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How do I get a hotel room in the centre when everything is sold out (and more expensive) because of a big event?

You can search on hotels and check their own sites, but I fear you left it too late. Usually I would advise to go to one of the other Dutch cities but this event is country wide and all cheap hotel ...
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How do I get a hotel room in the centre when everything is sold out (and more expensive) because of a big event?

When looking for cheap accomodation when I am slightly flexible with regard to the location (that might unfortunately be necessary), I often find it helpful to use booking.com's map view. If you zoom ...
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My Booking.com accommodation in Portugal is asking for information via a Google Sheet

In order to let property in Portugal to paying guests, all premises must be licensed under the terms of an ‘Alojamento Local’. Property owners and licence holders are required to comply with the ...
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Is there anything wrong with booking a partner offer?

Against my better judgment, I decided to try booking a "partner booking" on Booking.com in Germany. I am well aware of how hotel bookings work in general from being in the industry, but I ...
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How to find out what is shared and what isn't on booking.com?

When I run a search on Booking.com I don't see any “Private” or “Shared” kitchen but only “Kitchen” (as a filter or heading) so I am not sure you should expect this to be singled out in the list of ...
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Booking scam messages, cannot trust the hotel IT security

As long as you don't trust the hotel, here are some things you can do to minimize the risks: Make a copy of your passport, strike out all information except name, number and photo. Additionally, you ...
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Scam or not? Booking does rents?

Definitely a scam. And one I have encountered myself before. (in germany) I would assume this to be common in every bigger city all around the globe by now. How I knew for certain it was a scam even ...
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How do I get a hotel room in the centre when everything is sold out (and more expensive) because of a big event?

I was in a similar situation recently. I decided last minute to go to the ProWein exhibition in Düsseldorf, and of course hotels were either fully booked or very expensive. 200+ euros for a room at ...
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Scam or not? Booking does rents?

This is a scam. The "Booking" doing the alleged service will be the same scammer under the guise of being Booking.com They will say everything is ok and you should trust both them and the ...
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Is there anything wrong with booking a partner offer?

To answer this part of my question: How can I tell if a listing on Booking.com is a partner offer? One of the room types for a hotel I'm looking at on Booking.com is a partner offer, as indicated ...
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Booking.com told me Air China canceled my flight

This is tricky situation. It's hard to tell without knowing what exactly happened at the airport, but the clock is ticking, so here is a "quick and dirty" answer. You need to find out what ...
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Phishing attempt through Booking.com

I think the answer here is to treat all communications from a property (directly or through booking companies) with some suspicion, as it is up to the individual property as to how securely they ...
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Booking.com told me Air China canceled my flight

As your flight departs from the UK, you are covered by the so-called UK261 rules, which are for now the same as the EU’s EC261. When a flight is cancelled or substantially modified, you must be given ...
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Is it possible to extend Booking.com Free Cancellation timeline to buy time for visa decision?

If you need a hotel reservation to get a visa best book with the hotel and make sure they agree that you can cancel till after the date you are sure you have your visa, (or do not get it,) which might ...
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