How to Find the Best Hotel Deals and Prices
One really easy way is to simply register as a member with one of the top hotel websites, including hotels.com, booking.com and Agoda. Registration is free, and you’ll instantly unlock lower prices and great deals that are not available to the general public. These are special hotels rates that are only displayed for travellers who have an account and are logged into the site. The rates offered vary but you can expect to save between 5% and 50% on the regular price
The second way is to use reward schemes, especially if you’re a frequent traveller. One example is the Expedia+ loyalty scheme. It’s completely free to sign up and it works in a similar way to other reward schemes, such as the Nectar card or Boots advantage card scheme. For each trip you make you collect points. Once you have enough you can then exchange them for flights, hotel stays or spend them on fun activities.
Another great reward scheme is the one from hotels.com. By collecting 10 nights, you get 1 reward night free. The nights can be collected anyway you choose, whether that’s in a single stay or multiple trips spread out over a longer period.
And finally, definitely check out Agoda’s PointsMax scheme, which is a loyalty program with a difference. The concept is simple. You choose your favourite loyalty program from over 45 participating schemes, and every booking you make through Agoda will earn you points towards that program.
Last Minute Deals:
If you’re flexible on when you travel, or just want to get away pronto, then picking up last-minute deals is a guaranteed way of getting some amazing savings. HotelsClick.com, Expedia and travelzoo all have a dedicated last-minute special offers pages which can provide discounts of up to 70% on accommodation of all kinds.
Quite simply, if you make a booking through websites such as LateRooms.com, hotels.com or Expedia and then find an equivalent hotel room elsewhere online for a cheaper price, they will refund you the difference. You usually have to find the deal within 24-48 hours of making the booking but it means you can always use your favourite site and still get the best price.
Today’s Deals page:
If you’re after some spontaneous savings to go with an equally spontaneous travel plan, then look for the “Today’s deals” pages that the majority of travel websites, including Agoda, Laterooms.com, Expedia, hotels.com and many more, usually feature. Such pages typically contain some unbelievable savings that you won’t find anywhere else. Each deal is instantly redeemable but only available for a limited time, so if you’re not quite ready to make the booking make sure you’re aware of when it expires.
And finally make sure to keep your eye on our very own hotels and hostel’s discount page. We keep it regularly updated with the very latest and greatest deals so you don’t have to go hunting.