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1. Posted by Antonis_GR (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 27 Aug '06 09:16

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Hello to everyone.
My name is Antonis and i come from Athens,Greece.Since i am an olympic fan,i check the possibility to visit China,Beijing in particular for the games of 2008.I have to admit,though,that the problems of such a long trip will be many.
First of all i would like to ask you if anyone knows about the prices of hotels during that time.I am afraid that they will be extremely expensive(and i mean the budget ones).For instance if i have to pay for a night the price of 100 euros,then for a whole of 20 nights that means 2000 euros.
Of course i know that there is a possibility to find dorms and rooms with shared facilities,but i would prefer a room with its own clean bathroom...Is it so much that i ask?
I have to know as early as possible,because the tickets for the games will be on sale from the beginning of the year 2007.
Does anyone know if this site (the travellerspoint),will give us the possibility to book a variety of rooms for 2008?
Last but not least,i just hope that there is a chance for me to book rooms with my debit card(electron Visa that is) and i won't:( have to use a credit card(which i do not have).
On the whole i personally do not believe that i will overcome these problems.
Sorry for my english...
Antonis.

2. Posted by jennycao (Budding Member, 8 posts) 27 Aug '06 20:58

Hi Antonis,
I'm from Beijing.And I think it's enough and get very good hotel to spent 100 EUR for a night in Beijing. If you have any problem on the information of Beijing, you can ask via the below websites like the Travellerspoint, I believe many people would love to help you:
http://www.ukbbs.cn/index.asp?boardid=37
or:
http://www.sanfo.com/bbs/list.asp?boardid=72

3. Posted by florachan2 (Budding Member, 12 posts) 30 Aug '06 09:55

Hi Antonis,

I'd suggest having a look at asiarooms.com, asiatravel.com. Some places start from £10 (circa €15) per night accommodation in Beijing and allow you to pay on check-out. It's probably a bit too early to book hotels now but give it 3 months, I'm sure hotels will start taking bookings.

In regards to Electron card, I am not too sure.

Best regards
Natalie