How to successfully ship to or from a hotel or hostel

Are you looking for the cheapest way to ship luggage to a hotel or a hostel or wondering how to send and receive parcels from there? At Eurosender you can get the best rates on shipping your luggage to a hostel around Europe and overseas by mail or courier. Delivering your luggage or a parcel to a hostel or a hotel is the best choice you can make when you want to save money, time and efforts while travelling.


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Best way to prepare for luggage delivery to a hotel or hostel

Do you want to know how to prepare a suitcase or a package to ship to a hotel? Take a look at the essential steps to ensure successful delivery.

Packing

When the courier comes to pick up your package it has to be packed already. With our detailed packing instructions, you can pack your suitcase without any problems.

Insurance

All shipments arranged through Eurosender are covered by our standard insurance, but you can easily purchase additional insurance at low prices.

Prohibited and restricted items

Always be 100% sure that your shipment doesn’t contain any prohibited and/or restricted items to avoid failed delivery or legal issues.

Things you should know about the hotel or hostel before shipping

Most hotels and hostels have a designated receiving area on their premises which can be used for your package delivery.

When shipping from a hotel, discuss at the reception who is responsible for the pick-up of your shipment and where you can leave your package.

Don’t plan the pick-up on the day you travel. Get the estimated time for your delivery to be sure you get the collection done on time.

How to write the address when shipping to a hotel or hostel?

The most important thing when sending a parcel to a hotel is that you provide the correct address. The best way to obtain the correct address is by contacting the hotel of choice. Below you can find all the details you need for delivering luggage to a hotel with the help of Eurosender.

  1. Country
    Choose the country of pick-up/delivery.
    Ex.: the Netherlands
  2. Name & Surname
    Add the name of the hotel followed by the full name of the consignee.
    Ex.: Hilton Amsterdam, Sean Jones
  3. Address
    Fill out the street name in full and the number.
    Ex.: Appololaan138
  4. Additional info – Optional
    Here you can add additional information.
    Keep in mind that the courier doesn’t always take this info into consideration.
  5. Zip code
    Add the zip code, please double check if it’s the right one.
    Ex.: 1077 BG
  6. Town/city
    Add the full name of the town or city.
    Ex.: Amsterdam
  7. Phone number
    Add the phone number, change the area code if needed.
    Ex.: +31(country code) 20 710 6000

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How do I choose the proper shipping service

So, how to effectively ship to a hotel or from a hotel? While preparing your packages, you should keep in mind that the transportation price depends on the type of service you will select. Depending on your needs, Eurosender offers various shipping solutions:

Express service

Urgent delivery in 24-72 hours worldwide
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Standard shipping

Low-cost shipping for small packages and suitcases
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Freight Service

Send bigger loads or bulky items on pallets
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Dedicated Van Delivery

Reserve a van for direct transport within Europe
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What can go wrong when shipping luggage to a hotel or hostel and how to avoid it?

When shipping luggage to a hotel or hostel, couriers occasionally face some issues when trying to make the delivery. Customers often ask, ‘how can I successfully ship to or from a hotel, without any hassles?’ Here are some common issues with hotel parcel delivery, and how you can avoid unnecessary delays.
Wrong details
It happens that there are different departments responsible for receiving packages. So, when you write for example “reception” in the address field and it should go to “storage” or any other department, things could get mixed up. To prevent this always double-check the details that were provided by the hotel. It is even better to ask for such information in writing.
No access
It might be that there is a valet parking or another reason that there is no direct access to the main entrance or the entrance specified.
Wrong names
Make sure that the hotel room is booked in the same name as the receiver of the package in order not to complicate things.
Change of plans
It happens that your plans change for various reasons. Of course, you can’t always predict this. But when you know this beforehand it might be a better idea to ship your package to a nearby parcel locker. This way you know for sure that your items are stored in perfect condition.
Additional charges
After the delivery, some hotels apply extra charges for storing your package on a daily basis. Always check the policy of the accommodation facility to avoid unpleasant surprises when it comes to delivering your luggage to a hostel or a hotel.

What are some of the things that people often ship to a hotel or hostel?

Whether you are going on holiday or you are on a business trip, shipping your luggage to the hotel is always a cost-effective option. How to ship a suitcase to a hotel is not the only thing people want to know. There are several things that are frequently shipped to hotels and hostels, and for each of them, Eurosender has dedicated guides on how to pack and ship them.
Snow gear
When you are going on winter holidays you want to enjoy the pleasure of using your own equipment. Whether it is a snowmobile, your skis or your snowboard, with Eurosender you can be sure that they arrive safe and sound. Travelling with a group? Don’t forget that it is possible to ship multiple packages in one order.
Nature activities
Whether you want to go hunting, horse riding or hiking, delivering luggage to a hotel for this kind of activities is now a walk in the park.
Musical instruments
Whether you are a professional musician or you are just starting your first rock band, you need to have your own instrument with you at all times. With Eurosender you can not only ship a guitar but also your drumkit, piano, accordion, cello or violin.
Watersports
Nowadays practised at nearly every ocean, sea or lake, watersports have become an integral part of tourism. At Eurosender we understand the pleasure of using your own gear. That is why we have compiled a wide range of articles about shipping various items for watersports.

Frequently asked questions about shipping to a hotel or hostel via Eurosender

What is the cheapest way to ship luggage to a hotel or hostel within Europe?
The cheapest way to ship luggage to a hotel or hostel is to book our standard service. For packing instructions for shipping luggage to hotels and hostels or anywhere else, check our dedicated page.
What is the fastest way to deliver luggage to a hotel or hostel?
For urgent deliveries of luggage and parcels to hotels and hostels, you should book our express shipment; for deliveries within the same continent in 24-48 hours and worldwide within 72 hours.
What is the best way to ship luggage to a hostel for a large tour group travelling through Europe?
The most direct way to transport suitcases for an entire group is to book a dedicated van delivery. Your luggage will be delivered directly to the hostel in the shortest time possible, with no stop-overs. You can get an instant price for van delivery within Europe, on our booking tool.