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From my experience they show the price with fees included in search screen(so if it's 800 + 200 fees for 10 nights it will show 100/night and the total below it)
But then when you go to the individual place screen it shows the value of the price per night, that is to indicate how much you're paying per night at that specific property so if you were to change the dates it would not change by the fee adjusted value but by the per night price
I think it's good UX tbh
Because I can compare full prices between places at the search screen(since cleaning fees can vary) and on the place booking screen I can see the breakdown
In the US, the taxes are not included in the "total" on the search results page. The EU has a price transparency law that makes them bundle everything into the "nightly rate" on the search results page. Which makes for a vastly different experience, depending on where you are.
The two free structures don't have anything to do with it though. In the US, you won't see taxes included until you are looking at the listing (but the service fee and cleaning fee will be included in total). So it's confusing if some hosts are breaking out the taxes and some aren't.
Ah yeah, I forget this listing was in Canada. Good callout.
Montreal isn't EU so no laws against hidden fees
There's 2 issues, as far as I can tell (possibly more).
1. the taxes not being reflected in the total on the search results page (as is the case in the US)
2. All fees not being reflected in the nightly rate (which is definitely the case in the US, possibly elsewhere)
It looks like Montreal is showing a "better" version than the US with the actual total on the search results page, but not factoring those fees into the nightly rate (which is only required in markets like the EU)
Do you have a place you usually go back if you want to save some extra $$? Heading back home seems like the first good option but probably doesn't work for everyone and I'm curious about what other do.
Bali and Madeira for me.
I avoid going back to my parents
u can live cheap in many parts of the world, Georgia and Bulgaria come to mind
Iโ€™m sure u can find a nice beach town in Mexico with a few bars and restaurants to spend a couple of months
Kaohsiung, Taiwan. For a clean modern apartment, city life, good food, affordable fun, was able to live a single off of about 1000USD/month, could go cheaper if you're frugal.
Taiwan is not open now, right?
Nope, don't think so, but just in general when I needed to save money in the past, would head to Kaohsiung for a year.
for a year?
wow, never been anywhere for a year ๐Ÿ˜‚
Thailand is dirt cheap now
You could go for less, I just stayed for a year cause I have friends there.
ARC contract also that long, but plenty of nomads hanging around Taiwan, outside of the extraordinary times we're all dealing with.
Thai is another option yeah, and โ€œopenโ€ now
Thailand is also great, I just have people in Taiwan I've connected with through college and stuff so it's their home and I enjoy visiting their families and such.
Iโ€™m doing that now in Barcelona, got a cheap flat from a friend that went on vacation.
but Barcelona IS NOT CHEAP
Thailand would be nice but getting there seems like a hassle for now. My passport also needs a visa and they're probably not issuing tourist visas for now.
Barcelona or madrid are the last place that comes to mind when thinking about saving money ๐Ÿ˜…
I haven't been there, but Colombia also seems like a good option for this.
passport index
i'm looking at it for now...as there are still restrictions for someplace to go for the winter and save money...looks like only options for me would be caribbean, really hoping Argentina's whole situation improves, not just covid. I love Buenos Aires, but still closed.
Canarias is cheap-ish
Bulgaria if u like skiing
havenโ€™t heard about Colombia in a while, howโ€™s the env there?
phn17d
something like Barranquilla in Colombia ๐Ÿ‘€
> Bulgaria if u like skiing
<@U02SYJFDZ> how much do you reckon a month in Bulgaria would cost? Cause that sounds hella appealing
Less than 1k all included
U01CCV6SPS6?
You're looking around 250โ‚ฌ per month for rent at the high end (cheaper options available)
Season pass for the ski lift is 750โ‚ฌ and you can get 4 good months out of it, but most people only 90 days for visa reasons
Meals are Bali prices, if you eat local you're looking only a few euro per meal otherwise up to european prices at the fancy joints
went back to stay with my parents not to save but for other reasons, while I did save a truckload of money(Brazil is cheap af if you earn in EUR/USD atm, outside of major cities) I did not enjoy being there at all ๐Ÿ˜›
I both donโ€™t enjoy and donโ€™t save (buy shit to fight depression), so makes no sense to me to go back
Going back to parents house is a nice way to go mentally insane
I love my parents but I can't deal with it after 3 days
They start treating me like a 6 year old again
I could deal with it for 2-3 weeks
but I was there 5 months, almost went insane
treated either like a child or tech support
My relationship with my family has always been better when we donโ€™t live together, visiting is perfectly fine but moving in has proven to be a bad idea most of the time.
visiting is fun, you're treated like a guest, mom cooks all the favorite dishes, after two weeks its no longer a novelty and no more special treatment
Exactly
I reach that stage within 3 days
+1 for Bansko. If you really want to go frugal you can probably get by on โ‚ฌ500 a month, but something like โ‚ฌ800 is probably better.
Look at www.banskonomadapartments.com/ to get an idea of apartment rentals by the month
Serbia, stayed in a really nice central airbnb in Belgrade for 500 eur / month, eating out almost every day at around 5-7 eur per meal. Groceries and ridesharing is dirt cheap too. Serbia/Belgrade is highly underrated imo
I wouldn't say underrated.
It's nice for what you'd expect but not amazing.
Seriously racist and cold AF and literally nothing to do in terms of sports outside (no ocean, no mountains to sky).
I enjoyed my 3 day stay there though, but wouldn't stay much longer
Agree with U02SYJFDZ. Just spent 2 weeks there in June and I was happy to leave ๐Ÿ˜…
I think those kind of places work for more solo libertarian single ppl with an adventure streak
Rekt
ieqhnu will have that in mind ๐Ÿ’ซ
exrohlvlqpfjnz as far as I saw, the lowest will be -2 degrees (in Celsius). I am staying about 40 days in Norway, but only 14 days up North and that will be in mid-late October
I've been in Tbilisi for a week and loving it. Airbnb was $660/month for a modern 1br in a very central location but you can definitely find cheaper. Food is excellent and cheap. 5-8โ‚ฌ in restaurants, but if you cook or eat in, groceries are insanely cheap (0.25โ‚ฌ for a baguette). Good mix of older people just living their regular lives, and modern areas with hip cafes and colourful street art. The weather currently is perfect, though not sure how it is in the winter. There's plenty to discover with every turn, not everything is on Google maps, which makes it more fun in my opinion!
Tbilisi is definitely a good one to save money, a little bit too much on the conservative side on some matters for my taste but people is quite nice and the place is fairly open, but not eager to go back in the near future, feels like is going in the wrong direction with all the stuff that happened with the pride parade and the murder of the australian girl. Still a very safe place but my personal feelings about the country probably make it look a little less than it actually is.
Many people switched to Bewelcome (org). It was created +- 10 years ago, by former volunteers from Couchsurfing and hospitality club. They still have less members than couchsurfing, but they are fully transparent (NGO), and growing. Many members on Couchsurfing are now inactive, as they were required to pay overnight to access their account, and many didn't like the surprise.
zlat11d
Yeap, Iโ€˜m aware of that. But I must note that Iโ€˜m not competing with them, as Tribevibe is not into the hospitality niche.
I find it more difficult to find accommodation going from 2 to 3. There are far less accommodation options with three separate beds in a central and walkable part of town
zlat10d
Hey guys. You might already know, but just wanted to tell you that I launched Tribevibe. If you want to be included in the community, let me know.
zlat10d
wwgovmdgwduh your might find value in announcing your travel itinerary at the Tribevibe community. There is a channel for each country, and you might find cool people that you can meet along your journey. Iโ€˜m the Tribevibe founder by the way. So, if you want an invite, just let me know.
Search for Airbnb price per night corrector, it's a browser extension that corrects the price to include all fees
qgfulm definitely interested in checking it out
would be nice to stop receiving notifications at every weather update when you keep them active for a channel ๐Ÿ™‚
VisaList is good
Can disable Slack notifs for title changes in settings
yfirft thatโ€™s a wonderful idea. Please DM me with an invite
I will.
Do you own your towels or just use the ones at the hotel/airbnb? ๐Ÿค”
Just the ones at the hotel/AirBnB. Carrying towels is too heavy/voluminous
I carry a small microfiber towel 38cm x 38cm. It does the trick for if I find myself somewhere without access to a real towel and doesn't take up a lot of space. Most places I've stayed at have towels
Yep I carry a microfiber one as well. Works great at the beach and elsewhere.
Taken a mini microfibre towel with me for the past 2 years and have never used it
I had to use mine a lot when I was hostel hopping through central and south america a few years, but generally no.. it's definitely not a high use item
I need a bigger one because this one soaks quickly and takes a while to dry. I'd carry 2 if I were travelling.
The feeling of microfibre cloths make my skin crawl up
Weird static charged fuzzy feeling
Yeah I hate microfibre towels, canโ€™t do it. When I used to be a cheaper backpacker I used to take a proper towel - tbh mainly because of the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy. That was grim too
Same and they never take up moisture either unless they brand new?
> A towel is just about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can carry. Partly because it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a miniraft down the slow heavy River Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand combat; wrap it around your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mind-bogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you โ€” daft as a brush, but very very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course you can dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.
I used a microfiber that typically gets used for car washes ๐Ÿ˜… The ones marketed for travel are especially awful. Never take up moisture and too thin, falling apart immediately
Microfiber products also enter the oceanic water supply and food chain similar to other microplastics.[14] Synthetic clothing made of microfibers that are washed release materials and travel to local wastewater treatment plants, contributing to plastic pollution in water. A study by the clothing brand Patagonia and University of California, Santa Barbara, found that when synthetic jackets made of microfibers are washed, on average 1.7 grams (0.060 oz) of microfibers are released from the washing machine. These microfibers then travel to local wastewater treatment plants, where up to 40% of them enter into rivers, lakes, and oceans where they contribute to the overall plastic pollution.[15][16] Microfibers account for 85% of man-made debris found on shorelines worldwide.[17][14] Fibers retained in wastewater treatment sludge (biosolids) that are land-applied can persist in soils.[18]
Nice reason to avoid them and get real towels
I got one of those cotton turkish towels. They are good for beaches, picnics, big yet donโ€™t take up much space in my suitcase. I also use it as a scarf/blanket when flying because I always freeze in airplanes smiling_face_with_tear
yeah i just use the ones at the hotel/airbnb because of luggage space reasons
I donโ€™t think so, I think topic changes are treated like regular messages in slack, so if you notify on messages, you get the weather updates too
Don't enable notif on ALL MESSAGES
Iโ€™d rather have less clothes in my pack than no personal towel. Super handy for many reasons, and sometimes the least grody towel around ๐Ÿ˜†
cd6d
I use linen towels, they pack super small but donโ€™t feel weird on the skin like microfibres haha. But Iโ€™ll use what the hotel/Airbnb provides if they have them
I carry three towels. Iโ€™m an insane person.
Liberland v2
One of my kidโ€™s said the other day that she wants to create a country. We also talked about magic mushrooms and if you can live without a soul. Sheโ€™s 8. Iโ€™m blaming the Harry Potter books
Same crqdgmphhhltrm in DC too. That's cheaper if not the same as renting furniture.
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