How to Save Money on Hotels & Accommodations
Check out whether your hotel is part of a wider chain that may offer great discounts and perks to those subscribed to their membership scheme. Grab great rooms and cheaper prices at your preferred hotel chains across the world including Atlantis the Palm, Marriot, Amba Hotels and Barcelo Hotels.
Always plan ahead
Bag yourself a bargain by booking your hotel or accommodation in advance for your next trip. If you have the flexibility to plan far ahead, take advantage of it. Score some of ultimate cheap deals on hotel accommodation by booking up to 6 months in advance and book the same great room, for a more budget-friendly price. That way you’ll have more spending money to use on fun activities, lavish dinners and other action-packed holiday adventures. Some websites and hotels will allow you to book as far as a year in advance so make sure you get booked in as soon as possible.
Ask for an upgrade
It’s a classic saying, but when it comes to upgrades at certain hotels, if you don’t ask, you don’t get. See if your luck is in, and maybe grab yourself a perk or two when it comes to your hotel booking - the worst they can say is no after all. But if you are in luck, you could get given a better view or a special discount on an upgrade if the rooms are available just by asking nicely. If you’re travelling for a special occasion, it’s never a bad idea to drop a hint either!
Location, location, location
Think to yourself how important the location of your accommodation really is. Although it’s great sometimes to be able to step out of the front door, right onto the seafront or a short walk away from one of the world’s most iconic landmarks - but sometimes this isn’t always necessary. If you’re taking a quick weekend city break, and you don’t have much time to spend negotiating public transport then location is really important. But if your budget is tight you’ll save a small fortune if you base yourself outside of the city centre.
Cheap and cheerful
If you really want to make a great saving on your next holiday, consider the possibility of staying in an alternative form of accommodation rather than boutique hotels or fancy Air BnBs. Hostels such as YHA are still stylish and luxurious but can come at a much cheaper nightly rate. You can still book a private room in a hostel if you don’t fancy sleeping in a bunk bed in a room of strangers.