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No refund for cancelled hostel room when sick?

Discussion in 'Medical Bills, Debt' started by spektakel, Nov 17, 2010.

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  1. spektakel

    spektakel Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Hi,

    I am Swedish and was forced to cancel my student visit to NYC, due do a virus.

    The hostel says there is no refund, if one doesn't cancel before 30days prior to arrival. On their home page it says reservations can be cancel up until 24hr prior to arrival.


    The reservation - and payment - was made by the group organising the trip, and the contract says deposit (as in payment) is non-refundable.

    In Swedish and Danish law - no matter what the contract says - proven medical conditions is always refundable, due to consumer laws protecting consumer rights.

    Can they rightfully keep my money? Can I possibly demand a new reservation instead of refund?

    Hope someone can help!
     
  2. bluemann33

    bluemann33 New Member

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    Its all in the wording of the contract or rules of the hotel. I have never heard of a 30 day notification before?.? Call and ask to speak with manager and if its a national chain of hotels call corporate office and maybe you can make some headway that way. Good luck.
     
  3. FlaRiptide

    FlaRiptide New Member

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    A 30 day cancellation policy would not be unheard of during peak tourist season. This would especially be the case if the accommodations were privately owned condominiums.

    If the proprietor refuses to refund, you would have no legal recourse. This is why it is advisable to purchase travel insurance.
     

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