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How to save money when booking a hotel?

First, you should try to book the hotel as early as possible. If you have more time to look for hotels, you're more likely to find a cheap deal. Incidentally, in the season hotel prices fall as good as ever. Therefore, you do not need to wait for a bargain here.
You can also compare different available dates in the hotels to get the best deal. Sometimes certain events take place in the respective city, so that the hotels are largely booked out and thus the prices rise. A week later it may look different again. So if you are a bit flexible in terms of time, it is worth comparing prices on different dates.
People travel for a variety of reasons. Accordingly, there are also many different target groups, hotels try to address. Business hotels, for example, are usually more expensive during the week than at weekends, while hotels that appeal to more tourists a week can be very cheap.

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When is the best time to book a hotel?

That all depends. As already mentioned, different hotels appeal to different clientele. In business hotels you can usually get very good and cheap last minute bargains. Holiday hotels and resorts, on the other hand, should be booked 3 to 6 months in advance to receive rich early bird discounts. This is simply because business people tend to book their hotels on short notice due to spontaneous meetings or business trips, while vacationers often plan their vacation long in advance. But it can still be that even large holiday homes offer a last minute bargain. So you should always keep your eyes open.




Thanks for this information. I really didn`t know this. In times of late minute offerings I really stop wondering about it. I just booked last minute deals. But the fact that there are different kinds of hotel categories (such as business and tourist orientated ones) appears quite clear! I will definitely change may booking habit. 🙂

@ Joerg1: I totally agree with what you said about booking hotels in advance. This counts in hostels and hotels all around the world. "Walk in" prices are most of the times the worst deal you can get!

Same for flights. Book as soon as possible 🙂



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