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How to Ensure Personal Safety When Visiting Accommodations?
How to Ensure Personal Safety When Visiting Accommodations?

Ensure your personal safety when choosing accommodations.

Akobir Azamovich avatar
Written by Akobir Azamovich
Updated over a week ago

Ensuring Your Personal Safety: Tips for Visiting Potential Accommodations on 4stay

Visiting a potential accommodation is an exciting step in the booking process. It allows you to get a firsthand feel of the place, ensuring it meets your expectations. However, personal safety should always be a top priority during these visits. Here's a comprehensive guide with tips to ensure you remain safe while viewing accommodations on 4stay.

1. Schedule Daytime Visits

Whenever possible, schedule your visits during daylight hours. Not only does this allow for a clearer view of the property, but public places are generally safer and more populated during the day.

2. Inform Someone About Your Visit

Before heading out, inform a friend or family member about:

  • The address of the accommodation you're visiting.

  • The expected duration of your visit.

  • The contact details of the host or representative you're meeting.

3. Use the 4stay Messaging System

Communicate with the host or property representative using the 4stay platform. This ensures there's a record of your communication, and you don’t need to share your personal contact details unless absolutely necessary.

4. Meet in Public Areas

If you’re unfamiliar with the area or the host, consider meeting in a public area first, like a café or the property's lobby, before proceeding to the accommodation.

5. Pay online (no cash)

Avoid paying cash and make sure to use 4stay secure payment processor online. 4stay hosts never ask to make the payment offline or to make any type wire transfers off the platform.

6. Ask About Safety Features

While visiting, inquire about the property’s safety features:

  • Does the accommodation have functional locks on doors and windows?

  • Are there working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors?

  • Is there a first-aid kit available?

  • What’s the protocol for emergencies?

8. Research the Area

Before your visit, do a little research on the neighborhood. Familiarize yourself with its reputation, safety statistics, and any areas you should be cautious of.

In Conclusion

Your safety is paramount. While 4stay takes numerous measures to ensure the authenticity and safety of listings, it's essential to adopt personal safety practices when visiting potential accommodations. By following the above guidelines and being vigilant, you can confidently explore options and find the perfect accommodation while prioritizing your

well-being.

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