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Accommodation – The Place to Rest Your Head

Accommodation – The Place to Rest Your Head

I have previously written a blog about planning my European Interrail trip and mentioned different types of accommodations that I stayed in during my time away. I thought that I would write a blog recommending great websites and companies to book accommodation through. There are so many different types of accommodations and many more places to book through. Here is a simple guide to help you find the best place to rest your head.

Booking.com

One of my favourite websites to book accommodation through is the popular site Booking.com and there are a few reasons for this.

  1. Booking.com offers many different ‘property types’. From hotels to hostels; apartments to villas.
  2. If you are planning on sleeping for multiple nights then Booking.com shows you the overall price for all of the nights you wish to stay for. I find this very helpful as it clearly shows me the overall cost for my stay, with no added confusion.
  3. Genius rewards programme is offered to loyal Booking.com customers who book a certain amount of times through them. The Genius membership offers “10% off  best-selling and/or cheapest available rates offered by properties taking part in the programme”.
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    Example of Genius Membership on Booking.com

 

 

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Hotels.com

Hotels.com is a website very similar to Booking.com.

  1. The first reason why I like this website is because it offers different properties for you location, price and dates if you can’t find one on an alternative website.
  2. Similarly to Booking.com the price shown is for the number of nights that you are staying.
  3. 10 nights reward scheme is offered to customers. If you book ten nights through Hotels.com then you will receive one free night.
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    10 Nights 1 Night free offer on Hotels.com

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Hostelworld

If you’re looking at staying specifically in a hostel then hostel world is the perfect place to search for your perfect nights sleep.

  1. Firstly, if you’re travelling on budget then hostels are a great option for your accommodation. Hostelworld.com makes it quick and easy to find the best hostel for you.
  2. Not only does the website offer customers to book nights at hostels through them it also has a section where it offers advice for places to visit, advice for solo travellers and tattoo ideas etc. It feels like a very helpful company that wants to make your travel experience the best it can possibly be.
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    Hostelworld helpful ideas and advice section

  3. Some travellers can be nervous staying in hostels but this website offers a great review sections that allows previous visitors to leave a comment about their stay. As well as having a number rating for individual sections such as security, staff, cleanliness etc as well as an overall rating.

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Airbnb

If you fancy staying like a local on your travels then book through Airbnb. The places you stay in will reflect the style and culture of the city you are visiting.

  1. An alternative to hotels most properties available for booking are apartments. With the option of booking an ‘entire home’ ”private room’ or even a ‘shared room’. Other unique properties are also available.
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    Airbnb Room Types example

  2. It is a cheap option for your accommodation; as the apartments are much cheaper than hotel prices in the same area.
  3. Airbnb properties are put up by hosts who open their doors and properties to travellers. Hosts are often there to help you during your stay and make you feel as much like a local as possible. It is also easy to become a host yourself.

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*  Apps are very helpful for accommodations websites as they allow you to easily keep track of you bookings, especially on the go.

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