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11. Posted by madpoet (Respected Member, 410 posts) 6 Dec '11 23:15

Starbucks or just about any cafe has wireless, these days.

Most couchsurfing hosts won't mind you using the internet for an hour or two, either. At least, when I was hosting couchsurfers, I didn't mind them using my internet/laptop.

12. Posted by aboo10 (Respected Member, 118 posts) 7 Dec '11 00:23

Paris - the hotel we stayed in had free wireless and many cafes did too. The hotel was called something like Hotel Alhambra, and was reasonably priced and in a handy spot in 2eme.

Cardiff - loads of pubs, cafes and restaurants have free wifi - often have to ask for password from staff, but they'll freely give it to you with a coffee or pint!! Also many down near the Mermaid Quays, and free wifi in Technoquest - although might be a bit conspicuous working there, and probably don't want to pay the entrance fee.

Cheers,
Abby

13. Posted by mxmlln (Budding Member, 11 posts) 20 Jan '12 04:51

I will post my experience so far. Sadly, couchSurfing was not possible during the winter holiday, so I have been in hostels. However, yesterday I went to an Amsterdam library (Netherlands).

15 Euros / year or
1 Euro / :30 minutes

Feels sort of weird, but that is what I understood. Maybe 15 should be 50?

Will be couchSurfing moving forward and will have a better idea.

14. Posted by Sander (Moderator, 4392 posts) 20 Jan '12 05:09

Quoting mxmlln

15 Euros / year or
1 Euro / :30 minutes

Feels sort of weird, but that is what I understood. Maybe 15 should be 50?

No, 15 euro for a year is correct. A regular membership of the library, with the ability to borrow books, costs 30 euro per year, and the wifi is also included in that. Do note that wifi usage at the library is always limited to 3 hours per day.

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16. Posted by mxmlln (Budding Member, 11 posts) 26 Jan '12 01:28

CouchSurfing has finally started and now finding a place to work is essential.
Many people have recommended cafes and such for using the wifi. I should have mentioned before that I would prefer not to have to spend the money in a store to use the internet, especially since staying there for 3 hours would still upset the management.

Now I am in Bruges (Brugge) where the internet at the public library (openbare bibliotheek) in the city center is completely free and unlimited. This is definitely a general good sign for wireless in Belgium.

@Sander, really appreciate the rule clarification for Amsterdam library.

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