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I’ve recently booked 4 hostels- one in Amsterdam, Paris, London, & Dublin. My question is about the charges that have been made. When I booked them, I agreed to pay a certain price, well at the time, it was “Total Paid”. After looking at my bank account, the charges are slightly different. Note: service charges were made individually, so that’s not the reason for the discrepancy. Here’s an example: On a confirmation email, the total paid was reported as 14.18 US Dollars, but my bank account was charged $14.79. With all of the charges on my bank account, they are more than what “Total Paid” was reported during the time of booking. I know that’s not much of a difference, but I just want to make sure I’m not being scammed in any way. Has this happened to anyone? Do you know why this is? I would appreciate any help!

I am leaving from Cincinnati, OH with $5000 for 12 days
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Could it have something to do with you getting prices in dollars but actually being charged in Euros/Sterling? Maybe exchange rates fluctuated slightly or your bank charged a small foreign currency transaction fee?

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What company did you book through?

I am leaving from New York, NY and traveling for 64 days
Reykjavik, London, Lille, Berlin, Kraków, Lviv, Istanbul, Selçuk, Pamukkale, Kızkalesi, Göreme, Kars, Bat'umi, Akhalts'ikhe, Tbilisi, Telavi, Istanbul

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I used Eurotrip to find a hostel which uses HostelBookers.com for bookings. I’m assuming it dealt with what the the currency exchange rate like that person above had mentioned.

I am leaving from Cincinnati, OH with $5000 for 12 days
Amsterdam, Paris, London, Dublin, Amsterdam
Requesting help with Transport, Budget, Itinerary, Sights
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That would make sense, but you can always contact hostelbookers with any questions.

I am leaving from New York, NY and traveling for 64 days
Reykjavik, London, Lille, Berlin, Kraków, Lviv, Istanbul, Selçuk, Pamukkale, Kızkalesi, Göreme, Kars, Bat'umi, Akhalts'ikhe, Tbilisi, Telavi, Istanbul

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