Top 5 Ways To Save Money on Hotels While Travelling

By OneCard   |   November 23, 2023

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Saving money on hotels is one of the best ways to make your trip more affordable. There are many ways to do so that go beyond just booking cheaper accommodations.

In this blog, we’ll introduce you to some of the pro tips that can save you a significant amount of money on your hotel bookings. Let’s start with the basics first.

1. Explore new booking platforms

If you are a regular traveller, you might have gotten used to a few specific platforms. Talking to friends and family can help you learn about newer platforms that may offer better deals, discounts, or terms of booking. Many times, you may find the same hotel listed across multiple platforms. Compare prices across platforms to find the best deal for yourself.

2. Enquire about loyalty programs and memberships

If you are a regular traveller, you can enquire about loyalty programs typically offered by big hotel chains to get benefits such as discounted rates, complimentary upgrades, late checkouts, airport transfers, etc. that can help you reduce the overall budget of your trip. Some credit cards also offer hotel vouchers against your accumulated reward points. Using such vouchers can help you save on the total cost of your hotel bookings.

3. Check out alternative stay options

This option is beneficial, especially if you are travelling during the peak holiday seasons. Alternative options such as homestays and Airbnb can help you get better places at more affordable prices because not everyone prefers self-service which is typically the case in such places.

4. Look into the accessibility

While exploring your options, do some research on how accessible the location is. If you won’t have a personal vehicle with you all the time, enquire about the price and availability of rented vehicles so you don’t end up spending more on transportation. A lot of times, even if the hotel is good and affordable, the transportation costs may blow your budget.

5. Strategically plan your time off

Clubbing your vacation with public holidays might seem appealing, but keep in mind that everyone else is also heading out at the same time. Planning your vacation during the weekdays or during the shoulder season (between the off-season and the peak season) can reduce your accommodation costs.

Final Words

Planning for accommodation is one of the most important aspects of planning any trip. It requires a combination of strategic planning, research, and some open mindedness. We hope the tips we shared above will help you save on your stay and make your trip more enjoyable! And, if you are a OneCard user, don’t forget to check out OneTrips to plan your trip budget and explore exciting travel offers to save on your overall trip expenses.

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