Nowadays, traveling is almost a luxury for many people. From flight booking to hotel reservation – traveling means a lot of things that are associated with a huge amount of money. However, you can check yourself from spending exorbitant amounts of money on expensive hotel accommodations and airfares. There are a number of budget-friendly options which you can adopt to get to your dream destination without compromising with comfort.
We often need to hire multiple rooms in case of a big group. Don’t let multiple rooms drain your wallet. Here we will discuss about some smart tips on saving on your hotel reservation.
- Rent a condo or a house – For big families or large groups, renting can be a better and cheaper option than paying for the same number of rooms in a costly hotel. For example, if a two-bedroom apartment can accommodate at least four people for about $250 per night, most hotels charge between $150 and $250 per night for a single room. However, renting may not be a good option for every destination. It is good for smaller destinations where there is a scarcity for hotel as well as big cities where hotels are extremely expensive. There are a number of sites on the Internet where you can find listings for rentable condos and houses in the United States and abroad as well. If you’re renting in Europe and if you can afford to pay 20% to 30% more, you can try a villa company. They generally inspect each listed house and often act as a concierge to recommend particular properties and planning activities.
Before you finalize, you should directly talk to the owner of the said property and ask whatever questions you have in your mind regarding renting of the property for some days
- Go for a small hotel – We usually prefer chain hotels that serve corporate travelers. Many of us don’t know that small, independent hotels which are very popular in Latin America and Europe are far cheaper and equipped with regular amenities including apartment-style suits with living rooms and compact kitchen
- Swap accommodations – If you belong to a popular location and don’t have any problem if a stranger sleep on your bed, you may sign up with a home-exchange site. Normally, for a yearly fee of more or less $100, you can list your house and have access to a comprehensive database of other members’ houses worldwide and arrange a swap. This is an amazing system that is becoming very popular amongst travelers. For example, if you live in New Jersey and planning to visit India, you can consider the commercial capital of India – Mumbai. You need to do a small research on the real estate market. But before making any decision, make sure you talk to the swapper very clearly and ask for reference. You may think about a home insurance to check how it covers the guests
These are just a couple of good moves that you can take regarding finding a good and cheap accommodation while visiting a new place.