How to book the best Travel Accommodation
How to book the best travel accommodation. No matter what your tastes may be, value for money is what we all look for when booking travel accommodation.
Whether you’re travelling on your own or traveling with your family, don’t stay in the same type of accommodation each trip. Mix it up a little! Put some adventure into your accommodation choices!
The best accommodation is the one that fits your mood.
Luckily, there are a number of options travellers can find reasonable accommodation without blowing the entire holiday budget.
Here’s some tips to get great value for your money!
How to book the best Travel Accommodation
Know what you’re looking for
My choice of accommodation usually depends on the kind of trip I’m doing. Consider what you want out of your holiday.
Do you want to meet other travellers? Then perhaps a hostel would suit you best. Sometimes I just want a nice homely Bed and Breakfast or I’ll choose an AirBnB for a little extra space. Each trip has different needs and my preferences change according to what I’m doing at the time.
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Check out Booking.com, Wotif or download the Hotel Tonight app to get a great deal at brand name hotels. I always look at them before I book anything!
I particularly love the ‘surprise hotel stay’ option on Wotif which often gives us a mega deal on top-notch accommodation.
Check their reviews
The star rating is one of my decision factors when choosing travel accommodation. Go for the rating that fits your needs as well as your budget.
Budget or boutique hotels are a great option if you’re planning a short stay and just need a place to sleep. If you’re traveling with your partner or want something a little luxurious, consider a higher rating for a little more comfort.
Don’t wait until the last minute to book accommodation
Don’t wait until the last minute and don’t expect a bargain if you do! If you want something nice or in a good location, be sure to plan well ahead so that you’re sure to get accommodation you’re happy with.
Turn points into free hotel rooms
There’s always an option to use points to access FREE accommodation!
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Location Location Location
Location is an important consideration for an enjoyable when choosing your travel accommodation.
If you’re travelling for business, choose an area near your work destination. If your main purpose is to go sightseeing, a centrally located accommodation is ideal. Perhaps you want relax and are looking for something quiet and peaceful.
How close are the restaurants or the theatres? Book close to where you want to be.
The Hotel Amenities
Ensure you have the amenities that you need for your stay. Many travellers want modern conveniences such as a swimming pool, spa, fitness centre, a bathtub and high-speed Wi-Fi. Some want an inhouse hotel restaurant while others are fine without one.
Over recent years, hotels have focused on improving their guest’s accommodation experience. Make your booking suit your needs.
Take a self-contained Apartment
Renting an apartment is a great option if you’re staying a few weeks. They are usually much more spacious and homely and often like having a home away from home.
Usually centrally located allowing travellers to enjoy living spaces that have more amenities than hotels. They are the perfect choice for those who want all the comforts of a home without spending a fortune.
Have you ever stayed in AirBnB accommodation? AirBnB connects with homeowners who rent out their homes, rooms or apartments offering accommodation at great rates.
It’s a great opportunity to meet locals, and the costs are considerably less than the cost of a hotel room. Most include access to a kitchen allowing you to save on food costs too! For more information connect to the AirBnB website.
If you plan to staying somewhere for a month or more, consider House sitting. Its an opportunity to look after people’s homes and sometimes their pets, while they’re off travelling the world.
It’s important to plan ahead as these accommodation options usually go fast. Check out Trusted Housesitters website for more information.
Plan ahead to make sure you find the best Travel Accommodation
What people look for in the perfect accommodation may vary but with these tips you’re sure to find the best travel accommodation, based on your budget, needs, and preferences.
Explore and be a little adventurous when choosing your next place to stay!