When I was a kid in Iran, around 1999, I remember there was a TV series where a girl and her family had bought a hotel and were living there. The girl had a fringe haircut and had become friends with a ghost that only she could see. The series was real people, but the ghost was animated, of indeterminate gender, and looked a bit like Casper.

Regarding plot, I remember going down the stairs, lots of stairs, and that the building was quite old as well.

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    This is a bit sparse on detail, although thank you for providing a time period when you were "a kid". We have a series of questions at scifi.stackexchange.com/tags/story-identification/info to help elicit details. Try to edit the answers to those questions into your question to help us help you.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Aug 10, 2018 at 17:19
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    Where were you in 1999/what language was the show in? Do you remember how many episodes there were that you saw? Do you remember any of the specific plots?
    – Kitkat
    Aug 10, 2018 at 18:13
  • I could guess the serie was either north american or european or australian! Aug 10, 2018 at 21:25

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I'm going to suggest that it was Polterguests, which was a British comedy series that ran for one eight-episode season. In that series, there was the mother, Annie, a former ballet dancer, and her ten-year-old daughter Ella. Unfortunately, the daughter didn't have a fringe haircut; there was a boy who appeared in one episode who had a fringe haircut. The girl often went down a set of stairs into the basement where she had first met the ghosts. There were three ghosts (named Tristan, Kneecaps, and Squiffy), who helped with the running of the hotel, but it went badly. Unfortunately, the ghosts aren't animated either, they are chroma-keyed into many of their scenes. But this is the closest series I could find to what you described.

IMDB for Polterguests

Title card at IMDB

Opening Credits

  • Thanks for the guess but unfortunately polterguests is not the one I have in mind Aug 12, 2018 at 11:41

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