Accommodation is one of the biggest fixed costs travelers have and reducing that cost can lead to big savings! Learning how to find cheap accommodation will help you to keep more money in your pocket for spending on activities.
Stay in a central area close to public transport, airports, local attractions, food outlets, the beach, the park, and the ability to get out and walk to most things. There is no point finding cheap hotel accommodation if it is miles out of town and you have to pay extra in transportation costs.
* Stay more than 1 night in your accommodation
Many accommodation usually offer their best deals when you stay more than one night. Especially in the off-season.
* Stay over Sunday
Sundays usually have the lowest occupancy rate. Business travellers would stay from Monday to Friday, whereas leisure travellers would stay Friday to Saturday, so there can be a void on Sunday nights meaning possible cheap accommodation.
* Avoid Peak Nights
Avoiding the peak night periods is a strategic way to find cheap hotel accommodation – so avoid the big cities over a weekend if possible.
* Book rooms that offer free cancellation
Book accommodation in advance at the best rate you can find online, then keep an eye on prices to see if you can get a better deal at another property, or even at the same hotel. Booking.com offer frees cancellation on most rooms. Just check the booking conditions per room type and you’ll have peace of mind when booking through them.
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