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1. Posted by V Rose (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

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Hello there. Two of us are planning a trip around Malaysia from end of April and the first half of May. We are happy to stay in everything from quaint beach huts to (the odd) luxury resort and wondered if it is necessary to book in advance or if we can just wing it when we are there - we're both pretty easy going.
Cheers

2. Posted by synclx (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y

ya...i have the same enquiry as well,i am going to cambodia in june, and would get some basic info prior to that.

1. is that possible for 4 ppl to squeeze in a twin sharing room and pay for 2 ppl only in a hotel?

2. is it cheaper to book in advace or walk in? can we bargain for walk in registration? ( both hotel and guesthouse)

3. normally how much is the surchage aside from the net rate?

thanks.

p.s. sorry V Rose for parasite in ur thread, it just happen to be the same title. Enjoy ur malaysia trip, it's a great country, dun miss the island on east coase penisula.

3. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 10y

Quoting synclx

ya...i have the same enquiry as well,i am going to cambodia in june, and would get some basic info prior to that.

1. is that possible for 4 ppl to squeeze in a twin sharing room and pay for 2 ppl only in a hotel?

2. is it cheaper to book in advace or walk in? can we bargain for walk in registration? ( both hotel and guesthouse)

3. normally how much is the surchage aside from the net rate?

thanks.

p.s. sorry V Rose for parasite in ur thread, it just happen to be the same title. Enjoy ur malaysia trip, it's a great country, dun miss the island on east coase penisula.

You will be staying in the low end accommodations and I think they will notice 4 people using the room rather than 2. Book a room with two beds and pay for 4 people. It will not be much extra, $1-2 each. Do not book in advance at low end places. You will get the same or better rate by just walking up that day. In Cambodia, esp. Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, there are heaps of guesthouses and seldom are they booked solid.

4. Posted by drixo (Full Member 48 posts) 10y

Hello,

I've done a fair bit of travelling in Malaysia and have always been able to turn up and find somewhere to stay. I suppose it depends where you're planning to go: if you're heading to a big city or even somewhere small with lots of cheap accomodation then there's no need to book in advance. If, however, you're going somewhere where there's only one decent place to stay, it might be worth your while booking a couple of days before hand.

I have to say, I never have had any problems turning up and finding somehwere.

Enjoy! Where are you planning on going? Don't miss out Malaysian Borneo...

5. Posted by Degolasse (Travel Guru 823 posts) 10y

For budget accomdidations, just turn up, as other have already pointed out. I've never had a problem finding a place in South East Asia at that time of year. There is always something available. As well, if you book in advance, you never know what you are going to get. Always show up and see the room before you take it. In many cases, especially if you get touted for a hotel, you can bargain on a price. Others have set prices and they won't budge on them. On budget accomdiation, there is no surcharge or extras. The price you agree on is the price you pay.
For luxury accomidation however, I really have no idea. My assumption would be that if you have a place in mind, it would be wise to book it.

As for synclx's question about fitting four people into one room - not to be insulting, but don't be so cheap. A budget room for two in Cambodia costs about $3-5. I think you can afford two rooms.