Osh hotels/hostels expelling tourists

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Christian77
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Osh hotels/hostels expelling tourists

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One example:

Other complaints online. Tourists are having their reservations cancelled or shortened so that their rooms can be given at a much higher rate to Russians.

Solution: use Osh for transit only. Very inconvenient for some, I know...
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Artan
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We had a similar experience in Tashkent today. Price went up 50% upon arrival compared to the agreed booking.com price.
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Artan wrote:
Fri Sep 30, 2022 5:10 am
We had a similar experience in Tashkent today.
If possible, could you please name the place so others can prepare?
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Well, I hope you give them a one-star review and say why in the review. For hotels with few reviews, a very negative review does hurt them.
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Artan wrote:
Fri Sep 30, 2022 5:10 am
We had a similar experience in Tashkent today. Price went up 50% upon arrival compared to the agreed booking.com price.
With booking.com it's far more secure, you contact call center and they will have a talk with the manager there. If they still refuse to accept you according to the original reservation, they will receive a strike on their account. Three strikes and they are blacklisted. And then Booking.com will offer you an alternative option for the same price as the original reservation.
I had one such experience and they were really helpful and swift.
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I arrived in Kyrgyzstan on 22/09 and stayed in a hostel in Osh for three nights at £6/night. I believe this was 24 hours, maybe under, after Putin made his mobilisation speech. I wanted to book a couple more nights in Osh but couldn't as all the accommodation got flooded by the fleeeing Ruskis so had to move on against my wishes. The day after I checked out I had a little nosey and saw the same hostel charging £19/night.

That's a 216% increase overnight.

Even a 5 star hotel in Osh charging over $100+/night on Booking said 'this has been booked 26 times for your dates in the last xxx hours.
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I am waiting with baited breath for this to happen to me. I arrive in TAS at 1am and i dont fancy traipsing through the night in search of accommodation... I booked with Booking. com and so far so good but its left me a little uneasy.
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Post by DemaLoher »

Nothing strange to me, actually. Russians are so scared because of mobilization, that thy're ready to spend all money possible to not die on a field. If you study the situation in Ukraine and the losses they have, it is obvious they'd want to escape it
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