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Travel, accommodation and transport: Hotels and accommodation


Types of accommodation according to its category and type of services

  • Hostels also known as Youth Hostels, are accommodations for the people on a low budget. Guests can rent a bed, usually a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share a bathroom, lounge, and sometimes a kitchen. Rooms can be mixed or single-sex, although private rooms may also be available for a higher price. Usually, breakfast is also served.
  • hotel is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis. Facilities provided by the hotel may range from a basic bed and storage for clothing, to luxury features like en-suite bathrooms.
  • Self-catering are places that provide a cooking place in addition to sleeping place. Most of them are rented by the week. They can come as flats, houses, cottages or apartments.
  • B&Bs and Guesthouses offer rooms in a private home, often with a cooked breakfast included in the price.

Hotel Facilities

  • Hotels facilities may vary between different hotels.
  • Facilities that can be found in hotels range from basic ones like the reception to restaurants, cafés, swimming pools, spas and even hairdressers.
  • Hotels often offer conference rooms for business meetings or ballrooms that can be rented.

Services Offered by Hotels

  • Hotels usually offer room service, a wake-up call, a minibar and a television in the room.
  • Services can change depending on hotel status. A 5-star hotel will offer more services than hotels with lower numbers of stars.
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