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Messenger or Whatsapp for Hotels?

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1. Posted by magkir (First Time Poster 1 posts) 1y

Hi! Recently I booked an inaccessible hotel in Thailand (Just need something cheap but still have a room to myself). The front desk promised that he will arrange transport from the airport since I will reach in the wee hours. Upon reaching the airport, I couldn't find the hotel's staff nor contact them since I don't have a SIM card. Just wondering if anyone have similar experience where you hope to contact the hotel staff through Messenger or Whatsapp since you don't have a phone line? Or have you guys contacted a hotel through such chat apps before?

2. Posted by backpackblogger (Budding Member 58 posts) 1y

I use google voice for this - can call any number in the world for either free or pretty reasonable rates.

Hope that helps!

3. Posted by Unboundly (Budding Member 57 posts) 1y

We've used Viber in times of need to get in touch with our agents. Solved all our issues in under 10 minutes, saved the conversations for future references and the calling rates were no problem :)

4. Posted by Andyf (Travel Guru 640 posts) 1y

Very often an airport information desk has a courtesy phone which they allow people to use to call for courtesy bus pickups.