Travel Vocabulary

Booking Accommodation in Spanish

Romanic language originating in the Iberian Peninsula

Romanic language originating in the Iberian Peninsula.

When traveling to a Spanish-speaking country, one of the most important things you'll need to do is book accommodation. This article will guide you through the necessary vocabulary and phrases to make this process easier.

Types of Accommodation

First, let's look at the different types of accommodation you might encounter:

  • Hotel (Hotel)
  • Hostel (Hostal)
  • Apartment (Apartamento)
  • Bed and Breakfast (Casa de huéspedes)
  • Campsite (Camping)

Making Reservations

When you're ready to make a reservation, you'll need to know how to ask about availability and prices. Here are some useful phrases:

  • "¿Tiene habitaciones disponibles para las fechas del...?" (Do you have rooms available for the dates of...?)
  • "¿Cuánto cuesta por noche?" (How much is it per night?)
  • "¿El precio incluye el desayuno?" (Does the price include breakfast?)

Checking In and Out

Upon arrival at your accommodation, you'll need to check in (hacer el check-in). You might be asked for your passport (pasaporte) and credit card (tarjeta de crédito). When you're ready to leave, you'll need to check out (hacer el check-out). Here are some phrases that might come in handy:

  • "Quisiera hacer el check-in." (I would like to check in.)
  • "¿A qué hora debo hacer el check-out?" (What time do I need to check out?)

Dealing with Problems

If you encounter any problems during your stay, it's important to know how to express your concerns. Here are some phrases that might help:

  • "La habitación no está limpia." (The room is not clean.)
  • "No hay agua caliente." (There is no hot water.)
  • "Necesito toallas adicionales." (I need additional towels.)

Remember, the key to successful communication is to speak clearly and politely. Don't be afraid to ask for help if you don't understand something. Happy travels!