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    Macedonia (A) - accommodation

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    Where are people staying?
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    Have a couple of places on hold. VIP Hotel and Hotel Ani.

    From what I was reading on ybig it looks like hotels are a little more difficult to come by now due to a conference also being held at the same time. I will be releasing one or other of these hotels nearer the time, if you are struggling just PM me.

    EDIT: I used booking.com if you are looking. Can reserve without paying in advance.
    Last edited by Junior; 14/02/2011 at 11:00 AM.
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    Ah ok thanks junior. What prices were you looking at?

    naively i left it a little longer, as prices seemed to be ok at the holiday inn but are now over £100 a night. Im going on my own by the looks of it too, so I don't want to paying too much for a room on my own.
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    working out at £23 pp pn.
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    I booked through the hotel ani's website myself and got email confirmation of the stay. No cc details taken. Surely that should be enough eh?
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    Couldnt say tbh. However, if hotels rooms are getting scarce which they appear to be and there are occurences of overbooking etc.. dont' be surprised if the booking with no cc details is the one that gets shunted out to the nice hotel 10km from the city centre!!!!

    Only messing with you but you probably want to consider whether its worth some form of additional confirmation.
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    whats the link for the ybig accommodation?
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    Not sure there is one, but this is the thread where they are posting travel details etc...

    http://www.ybig.ie/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=19258
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    We're hostelling it. Staying in 'Nice Hostel', 550m from Macedonia Square, €10 a night.

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    We're staying in the Hotel Victoria. It's central, has air conditioning which will be vital if it's even nearly as hot as expected, has good reviews on Tripadvisor, and at €60 a night for your own room, is quite reasonable.

    http://hotelvictoria.com.mk/en/

    http://www.tripadvisor.ie/Hotel_Revi...ia-Skopje.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by brendy_éire View Post
    We're hostelling it. Staying in 'Nice Hostel', 550m from Macedonia Square, €10 a night.
    Hummmmm a bit of a trek there for you brendy after a night out I mean 550 miles you may not even be in the same country ..........

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    Just FYI - One of the hotels I booked on booking.com (I have had reserved a couple of different ones depending on final numbers) has debited my credit card for the booking which was not supposed to happen, as you should be able to cancel up to 24hrs before without penalty. However after a few emails back and forth, they are well aware of the football match and are asking for pre-payment for any rooms booked. The feckers should have communicated this first but just thought I'd bang it up here in case anyone else is in the same boat.
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    Getting expensive, this is going to be an expensive enough trip i fear. These former communist bloc states always seem to try and rip you off. I know thats a wide remark, a generalisation, but on my few trips to these places thats what ive found!!

    Anyway I went with hotel victoria, it seems equ-distance from the centre as VIP and got slightly better reviews for around the same price(now 177 euro for 3 nights).

    My mate says he is coming but i think when he sees the price of it all he wont(junior he still hasn't booked). So if anyone has a spare room going or anything at a cheaper rate in any of the hotels please do contact me.
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    The expensive bit is the flights. Accommodation can be found relatively cheap, depending on what you look for. Cost of living is laughably cheap by our standards.

    Alternatively, you could go with Abbey, where everything is twice as expensive than it needs to be.
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    My post 50 euro each a night is not cheap for a bog standard hotel that is.its still months away and i don't believe a conference is going to have that big effect.the d4 hotel in Dublin lovely hotel is half the price sharing
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    Mypost is right. The main expense of this trip is the flight. I think that 50 or 60 quid a night for your own room, in a fairly central hotel with good reviews is decent enough. There will obviously be cheaper if you're prepared to share a room in a kip, which we did in years gone by. When you're at this gig long enough though, you just need your own space!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junior View Post
    Just FYI - One of the hotels I booked on booking.com (I have had reserved a couple of different ones depending on final numbers) has debited my credit card for the booking which was not supposed to happen, as you should be able to cancel up to 24hrs before without penalty. However after a few emails back and forth, they are well aware of the football match and are asking for pre-payment for any rooms booked. The feckers should have communicated this first but just thought I'd bang it up here in case anyone else is in the same boat.
    Junior, was this the Ani? I sent them an email last week and they returned a form to fill out for booking.
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    I think its the VIP kingdom
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulie View Post
    Mypost is right. The main expense of this trip is the flight. I think that 50 or 60 quid a night for your own room, in a fairly central hotel with good reviews is decent enough. There will obviously be cheaper if you're prepared to share a room in a kip, which we did in years gone by. When you're at this gig long enough though, you just need your own space!
    ya decent in dublin price terms. Flights are expensive, these are 3 star hotels at most with basic facilities from all reviews ive read. Its the equivalent of accor hotels/etap/formule1 whatever in western continental europe and you'd get a room there (which could fit 2 even 3 if you wanted) for around 40 euro or under. Now do you honestly think the capital of a poor country like macedonia compared with this is worth 25%-35% more?

    And the centre itself looks very small, so the likes of VIP/victoria are a good 1- 1.5km away.

    £400-£450 3 nights flights and accomodation, flights booked well in advance, accomodation(basic no decent facilities) booked 3 months in advance, is a lot of money for a relatively poor country.
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