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1. Posted by simon13 (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hi,

I'm Simon and next summer I want to go to France (Nice) with some friends. Now I saw you could book a private room and a mixed room, but if I book the mixed room, will I sleep together with my friends on one room or will that be in a large room with other people?

Bye 'nd thx!

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5055 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

A private room will always be exclusively for the people you book with. In a shared room (whether male-only, female-only, or mixed), you book beds, and so the owners of the hostel might shuffle those bookings around individually if that works out better for not needing to have other people have to switch rooms in the middle of their stay. Most of the time they won't, and they'll put bookings made together in the same room, but there's no guarantee of this, and it'd be not entirely inconceivable that you'd each end up in a different room (although that'd barely ever happen). Other beds in a dorm room have a good chance of having other people in them. (The description of the dorm room should say how many beds total there are in that type of room.)

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 3, 2008, at 10:50 AM by Sander ]

3. Posted by simon13 (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Thank you very much!

4. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Quoting simon13

Now I saw you could book a private room and a mixed room, but if I book the mixed room, will I sleep together with my friends on one room or will that be in a large room with other people?

Just one thing to clarify that if you are travelling with say 4 persons and there are 4 beds in a 4-person mixed (dorm) room available, then normally speaking when you book you would get the whole room and not have any strangers in the room with you. I figure this kind of speaks for itself, but just thought I'd clarify anyway

5. Posted by Ulvova (Budding Member 39 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Quoting simon13

but if I book the mixed room, will I sleep together with my friends on one room or will that be in a large room with other people?

That's impossible to say unless we know what hotel you're booking and have been there ourselves... Some big hotels have rooms with more than 10 beds and some smaller ones that only 2. You should phone them if you want to know that kind of detail.

6. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Ulvova

Quoting simon13

but if I book the mixed room, will I sleep together with my friends on one room or will that be in a large room with other people?

That's impossible to say unless we know what hotel you're booking and have been there ourselves... Some big hotels have rooms with more than 10 beds and some smaller ones that only 2. You should phone them if you want to know that kind of detail.

I think the question was based on looking at a booking form on the Nice (France) accommodation page here on Travellerspoint. When you do an availability search, there's an option to select a private room or beds in a mixed/dorm room. So Sander's answer probably already covered the real question. Like you both say, it's never guaranteed that you sleep with all your friends in one room, although in 99% of the cases I guess the hostel owner would ensure this happens as they know the booking came in as one.

7. Posted by simon13 (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Well, I should go with five person 'nd there are 5 beds in the mixed room so I already tought it wouldn't be a problem, thank you for the information!