confuse by types of room

Old May 6th, 2004, 12:20 PM
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confuse by types of room

I am trying to book room in hotel/hostel for paris but unsure about what these mean?

ROOM TYPES PRICE (USD)
1 Bed Private Ensuite 63.28
Dbl Bed Private Ensuite 35.44
2 Bed Private Ensuite 35.44
3 Bed Private Ensuite 34.80
Prices are per person per night



I assume that all of the above are private rooms with different types of bed? I don't understand it because
what keeps one from just getting the 3 bed for two which would equal to only $70 versus the single bed say for two for $123 if a couple wanted to go cheap?

The dbl, 2 or 3 bed aren't shared with others are they?
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Old May 6th, 2004, 12:24 PM
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And here's a naive question to go along with trueguy's great question: what exactly does "ensuite" mean? Private bath?
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Old May 6th, 2004, 12:27 PM
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At least in England a few years ago, ensuite did mean you didn't have to go down the hall to the bathroom.
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Old May 6th, 2004, 12:32 PM
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My understanding is that this means:

a single room with one bed and bathroom
a double room with double bed and bathroom
a double room with two beds and a bathroom
a triple room with three beds and a bathromm
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I bet you're looking at an odd hotel booking site (maybe British?) as room prices in hotels in Paris aren't usually quoted per person, nor in USD. Once in a while they do that,so it appears cheaper but you don't really pay per person, you pay for the room. A double room will cost $70 regardless of whether one or two people are in it, and the triple room $112.

The ensuite thing is from UK, it means a private bathroom in the room itself, not the hallway.

However, if this is a hostel, you could indeed be sharing with other people if it's not a private room and then rates are per person. That's what a hostel is about, you may be in a group room with others you don't know.
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"Ensuite" means with full bathroom (or at least shower) in the room.

Hotels usually price by the room, not per person, so I'm guessing that the rates you quote are from a hostel, no? It may be that sharing with strangers is the custom for that hostel.
A room for two would be the same price whether it has one double bed or two singles-- 70.88. If the two people each wanted a single room it would be 63.28 each, total $126. The 1-bed room is probably so small, and with a very narrow bed, that it would not be assigned to two people.

Why not ask the hostel? Email or fax in English if you don't know French; they'll find a way to answer in English.
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