Last Updated on September 21, 2020
People love a good bargain. That’s why traveling has become so popular in recent times. With the emergence of low-cost airline companies and their exciting cheap flight ticket, people have begun to realize that you don’t have to spend a fortune to travel and see new places and different cultures. Traveling is now much more accessible and, therefore, more appealing.
This decrease in flight prices has made accommodation the most expensive part of a holiday. Often by a good margin. This has led to people being much more attentive to hotel booking sites.
With the popularity of online booking, our process of evaluating, choosing, booking, and reviewing our accommodation abroad has changed dramatically. We have also learned to actively search form cheap hotel rooms or wait for an attractive promotion.
Here are eight hotel booking tips that will get you a cheap hotel room anywhere!
1. Compare, compare, compare
Never book a hotel room without comparing its price with another booking platform. Ideally, you should check at least three major booking platforms (Booking.com, TripAdvisor, and Trivago, for example) and the hotel’s website. Many people forget about this last method, but some hotel chains offer the best rates on reservations made through their website.
As you will be able to see, prices often vary slightly according to the platform you use to book the room. Sometimes that variation is very significant – which means that you can save your precious dollars.
Remember, the best hotel booking site is the one that allows you to search in detail for what you are looking for within the budget you intend to spend. These websites should be used more as a search engine tool – as soon as you have a shortlist of 5-10 hotels that fit your criteria, check which platform offers you the best deal.
There is no such thing as the best time to book a hotel room – it depends on the circumstances and other things that are out of your control. But in some cases, waiting might pay off.
Many hotel booking apps and websites offer you price drop alerts. This tool allows you to keep track of the price for any specific hotel (or hotels around a chosen location) on specific dates.