there are 3 of us going rtw next year and we were wondering- if we book into a room with 2 beds (or a double room) would it be ok if the 3rd person stayed in the same room and used their sleeping bag?? in your experience, do hostels/hotels mind when you do this?
Welcome back, Manjit
Not at all. In fact, some places have fold-out beds available. Often dorms have 4 bunks, so your group would dominate a room anyhow.
thanks... although i haven't left- this place has sooo much useful info!!
I know a lot of hotels will charge a bit extra for an extra person, but i'm not sure about hostels. Of course, what they dont know, can't hurt them.
[quote=moutallica]I know a lot of hotels will charge a bit extra for an extra person, [quote]
A triple share usually works out cheaper per person than a twin share for two (per person)
Yes of course it does. But what I'm saying is that it's even cheaper if the hotel doesnt know about the third person.
aha, i like your thinking moutallica!
anyone ever done this though...? how does the extra person get past reception etc... i imagine they keep an extra close eye on activities like this!
Depends on the place. Generally, the smaller the place, or anywhere wthat reception buzzes you in/out etc, won't work, but for larger places, anywhere you don't have to pass reception to get in or places, or where they aren't desperately watching your every move/paranoid (some places are really paranoid about things like this) you'll be ok. Hotels or guest houses tend to be better (especially if they don't ever see the 3rd person), or larger hostels with a high turn around and regular staff changes. But it's sheer luck.
Have done it a few times, and our record so far is 7 in a double room in Poland which cost us 15euros total. It was very cozy