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18 KILLER TIPS ON HOW TO FIND CHEAP ACCOMMODATION
Where you sleep at night is one of your major fixed travel expenses, so learning how to find cheap accommodation will help you to keep more money in your pocket for spending on activities.

18 tips on how to find cheap accommodation

Fortunately, there are plenty of tips and website resources these days to help you find safe, practical and value for money accommodation.

For us, traveling with kids is not always about finding the cheapest deals, but getting the BEST VALUE for our money! We don’t like to rough it as much as we used to pre-kids.


How you travel and spend your dollars is totally up to you, but we all need a place to sleep at night and we may as well get the best accommodation deal as possible.

Your choice of accommodation will depend on your:

travel budget
travel destination
travel style and comfort levels
number of companions
interests

Getting 15 percent off a room you don’t want isn’t always better than regular price at a room you do want!
So our goal is to help you save money on accommodation and get the price you want, at the place you’re happy with.

The style in which we personally travel has evolved from solo travel, to traveling as a couple, to now being a family of four. So our accommodation preferences have changed as well.

Depending on the length of the trip and the destination, we’ll chop and change between accommodation styles.

As a family, if it’s longer than a weekend getaway we prefer to stay in apartments. They offer several benefits:

Access to a full kitchen saves you money by not eating out every night.
Separate bedrooms from the living room make it easier to put the kids to bed.
You have your own laundry.
You can book a 3 or 4-bed apartment and split the costs with another family or friends.
These extra facilities on a long stay can make your trip so much more enjoyable.

But if it’s a short city stay, or we’re just traveling as a couple, we’re happy to stay in a hotel and sometimes we’ll cut costs and find a family friendly hostel.

If you are on an extended trip around the world, consider spending more of your time in countries and regions where your money travels further, and when visiting the expensive countries lower your accommodation standards.


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18 TIPS – HOW TO FIND CHEAP ACCOMMODATION
1. Think location
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 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.

This will help you save money and save on time!

2. Stay more than 1 night in your accommodation
Many accommodation providers offer their best deals when you stay more than one night. Often we’ve had deals like stay 4 nights, pay for 3. Especially in the off-season.

3. Stay over Sunday
Many hotels receive Friday and Saturday night accommodation bookings from leisure travelers and Monday to Friday bookings from their business travelers, so there can be a void on Sunday nights meaning possible cheap accommodation..

4. Stay mid-week
In certain locations like Las Vegas, avoiding the peak Friday and Saturday night periods is a strategic way to find cheap hotel accommodation – so avoid the big cities over a weekend if possible.

We’re stunned by how much the prices for accommodation can rise on the weekend – some places triple.

5. Travel in the shoulder-season
Are hotels cheaper in different seasons? Of course!

One of the obvious tips on how to find cheap accommodation is by traveling in the shoulder season, that time period between the peak and off-peak season.

Accommodation costs will be lower, the weather will still be favorable, and in popular destinations you’ll avoid the large crowds which make sightseeing easier. This is also the best way to save money on flights and car rental. Win-win!

For example, when visiting Europe consider going in May or September and avoid the July/August summer peak season.

6. Stay in Apartments or Suites and share the costs
We love staying in apartments and holiday homes
Enjoying some home-cooking in our apartment
This is one of our best travel tips on how to save money – especially for families or small groups.

Apartments and rental homes are a great way to cut costs. They are usually cheaper and more practical than a hotel. If you’re traveling with other family members or another couple why not get an apartment big enough and share the cost?

My parents visited us often on our trip around Australia and we stayed in apartments with three bedrooms which reduced our per-night rates and was much cheaper than two separate hotel rooms, especially considering we had a full kitchen to self-cater on meals.

7. Consider a Hostel
Staying in hostels may not be a great option for the USA due to the lack of quantity and quality, but in places like the United Kingdom, France and Thailand the network is extensive and the quality is ever increasing.

Don’t think of hostels as just dorm rooms for backpackers. Many offer private and family rooms so they can be one of the best cheap alternatives to hotels.


Hostels in major cities are located close to public transport and tourist sites. A private or family room is typically cheaper than a hotel room and they generally have cheap and free services such as wi-fi, a laundry, luggage storage, fully-equipped kitchen facilities, and local tours.

Hostels can also be a fantastic way for meeting fellow travelers as well as one of the best ways to save money.

But read the hotel reviews. Like all accommodation types, some properties are better than others!

8. Stay in a nearby town or outside the city center
If you can’t find cheap hotels in the city center, staying slightly outside of the city will almost always save you money on the cost of hotels and apartments. If you don’t mind the short commute you might save a bundle.

But as mentioned in point #1, be careful that if you find accommodation far away from the attractions you plan to visit that it doesn’t result in high transportation or parking costs, or precious time. Research the area’s public transportation system!

9. 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.

10. Check the dining options
Again location is key when choosing where to stay, so make sure you have access to local cafes and restaurants.

When staying in a major city it will almost always be cheaper to walk to a nearby cafe or restaurant than dining in the hotel, unless you get free breakfast as part of your booking.

If you do eat in, does the hotel have a restaurant with reasonable prices? Does it have a kids menu? Does it have room service? Does it cater to your dietary needs?

11. What facilities does your accommodation have?
Does your hotel have free WiFi, free airport shuttle, free breakfast, free cable TV, laundry facilities, a pool, BBQ areas, private rooms with en-suites, a tour booking desk, 24-hour reception?

Is there a fridge, microwave, coffee machine? A fridge and microwave can be great for storing and reheating leftovers which saves you money on eating out. This is great for families storing milk, juice, and yogurts and other kids breakfast items to have on hand first thing in the morning.

All these features add up when you’re trying to save money!

12. What’s the hotel room configuration?
Who are you traveling with? Can you share beds to cut costs per head? For our family of four, we require two double beds, or a queen and two singles. If you have a baby make sure a portable cot is available and for free!

13. Check for family deals on your accommodation
Always ask about discounted family rates, free meals for children, and an upgrade at check in – they can only say no.

14. Use accommodation reward programs
Another tip on how to get cheap hotels is to use reward programs.

If you frequently visit the same hotel chains or hotel booking sites, join their rewards or membership program. We can’t say which is the best program, it depends on your travel frequency, how and where you travel, and what your priorities are.

For example, are you more concerned about free accommodation or extra perks? Or do you want to experience luxury at good prices?

To maximize your earnings in any rewards program, charging your hotel costs to a credit card tied to the rewards program is essential. All cards will give you bonus points for spending, and the best cards will also give you instant elite status in the hotel program, which means more bonus points.

15. Use Credit Card Reward Points
Check the program and benefits for your particular credit card, you might be able to use your points for accommodation costs.

16. Follow on social media
Go and “LIKE” your favorite search sites on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. It’s getting more and more common for sites to release cheap accommodation deals directly through their social media channels.

17. Sign up for e-newsletter deals
Subscribe via email to your favorite booking sites. They often distribute deals and special coupons only to their email subscribers and members.

18. Delete your cookies/history
When searching for cheap accommodation deals, use a different browser or go incognito before looking up prices a second time on a particular booking site.

Websites store your search data and when you come back they know you are more likely to book as a repeat visitor and will charge you more.

SEARCHING ACCOMMODATION DEALS
We’ve been traveling consistently for 17+ years now, and have come to rely on a few trusted websites that help us to save money and time searching! Down below are the travel accommodation sites we personally use.

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