We’ve all been there. Either your flight lands in the early morning or leaves late at night. In both scenarios, you’re faced with the dilemma of guarding your luggage all day or hoping your hotel or Airbnb will store it for a few hours.
Availability of hotel luggage storage depends on the individual hotel’s luggage storage policy. If you’re lucky, you can leave your luggage at your hotel before check-in or after check-out time. Even if you’re not a guest, some hotel bellhops will gladly store your luggage for a big enough tip. It could be a win-win situation.
Let’s explore a few frequently asked questions before you decide to store your luggage at the hotel.
Can You Leave Luggage at a Hotel Before Check-In?
Most larger hotels allow early luggage drop off. While some smaller establishments offer hotel luggage storage before check-in, it’s always best to inquire about luggage storage when you book.
Do Hotels Hold Luggage after Check-out?
Larger hotels might allow you to store luggage at the hotel after check-out . But some hotels charge a fee to store luggage after check-out. You may be better off just booking an extra night.
Can I Store My Luggage at a Hotel Even if I’m Not a Guest?
Travelers often ask, “Will a hotel hold my luggage even if I’m not staying there?” The answer is usually “yes.” Hotel bellhops will often agree to store your luggage for a tip. Keep in mind that this arrangement is informal. While hotel employees may be able to find a somewhat secure place to store your bags, busy bellhops won’t be able to keep an eye on them constantly.
Can I Store My Luggage at the Airbnb?
When you’re planning an early arrival, you should find out ASAP if early luggage drop-off is allowed at your Airbnb. If your Airbnb doesn’t have an occupant booked after you, you may be able to store your luggage after check-out. Early Airbnb luggage drop-off is rarely available for high-turnover rentals.
Are There Any Alternatives to Hotel Luggage Storage?
Most hotels operate with a store-at-your-own-risk policy. Hotels may even require you to sign a waiver before storing your bags. And sometimes the luggage rooms in hotels look like they’ve been hit by the zombie apocalypse. A mountain of nearly identical bags sits piled on top of each other in a seemingly random fashion. The attendant is multitasking and can’t properly keep an eye on the hotel luggage hold. It’s not unusual for items to get damaged or lost. Occasionally, hotel guests even leave with the wrong bag by mistake.
Fortunately, these days travelers have alternatives to hotel luggage storage. Stasher offers safe, affordable and convenient luggage storage at over 1000 locations in more than 200 cities worldwide. For a small flat-fee per bag per day, you can store your luggage at one of Stasher’s secure StashPoint locations. Stasher offers travelers a host of benefits, including:
- Convenience– Online booking is fast and easy. You’ll find StashPoint hosts near major tourist attractions and transportation centers. We’ve even partnered with Hotels.com. You can book Stasher luggage storage directly from the Hotels.com concierge app.
- Affordability– Stasher charges a flat fee of $6 per item in the US, and 5 euros throughout most of Europe. There are no size restrictions or hidden charges. That’s much cheaper than the tip you’ll have to pay a bellhop.
- Security– Stasher’s award-winning team personally vets each StashPoint host. We offer our customers free luggage insurance of $1000 for each item that you store with us.
- Trust– In 2019, Feefo gave Stasher their coveted Gold Trusted Service Award. Stasher maintains a 4.7/5 rating from nearly 18,000 customer reviews. Additionally, Stasher has earned endorsements from the University of Oxford, Lonely Planet and the BBC.
Stasher helps you save money and have peace of mind when you travel. Choose Stasher for secure, affordable and convenient luggage storage.
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Hi! I am George and I am the Content Lead for Stasher.com. It may come as a surprise to you, but I am not at all passionate about luggage storage, even though I work for a company that provides it. I love travel, writing, making music and meeting new and interesting people.