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Reviews would be nice on Accommodations Site

Travel Forums System Talk Reviews would be nice on Accommodations Site

1. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1993 posts) 7y

I realize that the Accommodation section is operated by a third party, but it would be so much more useful if we could see reviews on that site such as appear on the Hostelworld or Travelfish sites. Personally, I refuse to book blind without at least reading a review or two from other travelers.

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4810 posts) 7y

They're here already! Click on the link next to the big green "beta" button at the top of any country/city page of the accommodation section, and go reviewing to your heart's content.

There's not that many reviews in the system yet from members, since it's still beta and not offered by default, but hopefully this should change swiftly once it's taken out of beta; and meanwhile you can help speed up the process by looking up ho(s)tels you've stayed at in the past and adding reviews for them.

I should also add that the ratings which are currently there are shared with hostelworld; so even when there's no reviews from travellerspoint members, the rating is probably based on dozens or hundreds of reviews. And likewise, when people review a hostel here on travellerspoint, that'll be reflected on the hostelworld site.

You can also go into the profile of any member, and see the last three reviews they've written, and even click through to see the complete list.

edit: *frowns* Actually, I see you have already reviewed a ton of places here on the site. So you're aware of all of the above. So, erm, I'm confused. What are you asking? Do you maybe want to see the reviews on which those current ratings are based? (Unfortunately the API doesn't make those available, so that's just not possible...) ...or something else?

[ Edit: Edited on Oct 19, 2008, at 11:31 AM by Sander ]

3. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 7y

Quoting Sander

I should also add that the ratings which are currently there are shared with hostelworld; so even when there's no reviews from travellerspoint members, the rating is probably based on dozens or hundreds of reviews. And likewise, when people review a hostel here on travellerspoint, that'll be reflected on the hostelworld site.

Actually, this isn't quite accurate. The reviews posted on Travellerspoint only contribute to the Travellerspoint rating of that property. But do indeed use a base of HW ratings to help ensure the ratings we show are based on a more sizeable sample.

We're planning to get the revamped accommodation section out of beta quite soon and as Sander says, we would expect quite a few more reviews to be entered once that happens.

4. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1993 posts) 7y

Thanks, glad to see you guys are on the ball. I had actually forgotten that I had written a few reviews (I have a rather good excuse, the memory fades as one ages, and I recently turned 65!)

[ Edit: Edited on Oct 19, 2008, at 9:40 PM by Daawgon ]