Hi guys, I'm here to talk to you about how to find cheap last-minute hotels. Now, I love booking a last-minute holiday. I don't know about you, but there's just something really exciting about booking a little trip away for the weekend. So today, I thought I would talk to you about if you've decided to book a trip away for the weekend, what should you do to make sure that you're not paying too much money but also getting a great deal. Firstly, you need to make sure you know where you're going. I know that sounds obvious, but I'm not just talking about destinations. You want to find out you're going to the right hotel. Often people forget about this step because there's a last-minute trip. This is not a set that you want to forget about. So you need to choose where you're going, looking at the neighborhoods in that chosen City or that chosen town, and decides actually where are the best deals.
How to Find the Best Neighborhoods to Stay and Compare Hotel Prices for Your Next Trip
Best neighborhoods to stay, because remember, if you're only going for two to three days, you will want to see as much as you can. Or, for some people like we who live in Thailand, we often like to go to places and just chill out. So sometimes it's just nice to find a place that's got a quiet beach nearby that has a few restaurants. Whatever it is you're looking for, make sure that you find a neighborhood that will offer that to you. To do this, I would suggest blogs. Blogs are the best way to find up-to-date, correct information. Alternatively, you can also look at TripAdvisor. You can look at travel forums and see the types of conversations that people are having about different neighborhoods in your chosen place. Next, we're gonna want to compare those hotel prices. So, generally speaking, we use Booking.com for Europe and America.
We use Agoda for Asia, so we generally find that those are the cheapest websites that we can find for those particular regions. We find the hotel that we're looking for on there and we compare them across different websites to find the cheapest deal for us. A little extra tip as well is that if you haven't a Gowda account, you could often get really good deals. If you want, remember that if you use it often, you'll often find that there's like a membership price on there as well, so check that out as well because we have saved quite a bit of money by being logged into Agoda when we've looked at hotels. Another thing to check is Expedia. Expedia is great for last-minute hotels. They will often drop their prices near the time of your check-in, especially if there's availability still. So make sure you check out Expedia as well.
How to Find the Best Hotel Deals: Tips and Tricks
Because those prices come to me a lot cheaper, sometimes another thing you're gonna want to do is check out the hotel website. So especially if it's a chain hotel, you're gonna want to check out the hotel website. Sometimes they'll do online deals. More often than not, those deals are if you booked like 30 days in advance, but sometimes places can have a last-minute deal booking type thing. So check the hotel website out just in case. The next tip, if you've decided on the hotel that you want to stay at, is to download the app. Again, this generally tends to work if it's a chain hotel, so double-check. I know that Hotel apps like Mario or Hilton, if you download the app and you accumulate a set amount of points, you can get some really good last-minute deals. So double check those if that's the type of hotel you were looking for. Another app to check out is Lastminute.com.
Love last minute? Comm! They have a secret deal section where you can choose a hotel. You don't know what hotel it is, but you can get really good prices for a last-minute secret hotel, and you'll get an idea, right? You can choose if it's like a 3-star, 4-star, 5-star, but then when you book your dates, they'll tell you the hotel you're in. And then you go, and it's kind of like a mystery hotel. The rate file, it would definitely recommend it, especially if you're doing like a last-minute weekend trip away. Another thing to check is coupons. So, in the UK, we have websites out hot UK deals and Groupon, but there are lots and lots of voucher companies out there. All of the major ones, I will leave links in the description below, but there are lots of websites out there that will share deals and vouchers for different types of hotels and holidays, especially if you're traveling in.
The offseason, so I will leave all those below. Make sure you check them out! Another website to check out is Rumor. Now, I actually have a Uni's website before but I've heard great things about it. So basically, if someone has booked a hotel room and they now can't stay in that hotel room but they can't cancel their stay, they will put it on Rumor. So basically, you're paying for someone else's room. They get some money back because they can't cancel their trip but you're getting a discounted room as well. Like I said, I haven't used it but I'm looking forward to trying it. And one last one, do not forget Top Cashback. I think I've mentioned this one before but Top Cashback is a fantastic website where you can book your trip via their website and make some type of commission back. For example.
If you were to book a fifty-pound room on Travel Lodge, you might get yourself two percent back. Which isn't much, but it all adds up. I remember when we first booked our trip around Asia, all the money that we made from Top Cash Backs. We were able to buy its first DSLR camera with. So, make sure you're using cash back. You can make money back. It's not just for travel as well. You can use if your clothes shopping. You can use it for your grocery shopping and you can save money on there and get money back. So, definitely check it out. I will leave the links in the description below. And actually, if you click on our links, you can get some money back as well. So, check it out, but it's a really good website to save money and make a bit of money back when you're traveling. So, those are some really quick tips on how you can book yourself a last-minute hotel. I hope you have a great weekend or a great little last-minute trip away.
Finding a cheap last-minute hotel requires careful planning and research. It is important to know where you are going and find the best neighborhoods that cater to your interests. Utilizing blog posts, TripAdvisor, and travel forums can provide valuable information about different neighborhoods and hotels. Additionally, comparing prices on booking websites such as Booking.com can ensure that you get the best deal possible. With a little bit of effort, booking a last-minute trip can be both exciting and affordable.