Cómo encontrar habitaciones de hotel económicas

Por mucho que me gusten los albergues y otras formas de alojamiento barato, hay algo agradable en el lujo de un hotel: la habitación limpia, la cama cómoda, el escritorio, la plancha, la ducha fuerte y el jabón embotellado para llevar (errr … me refiero a pedir prestado ). Son tranquilos, relajantes y un respiro del mundo, pero el lujo tiene un precio. Los hoteles ciertamente no son baratos, y odio gastar dinero en una habitación en la que solo voy a estar unas pocas horas. Después de todo, es solo un lugar para dormir (y tomar jabón). Por eso evito principalmente los hoteles: no creo que sean un buen uso del dinero.


Hace unos años, viajaba mucho a conferencias y otros eventos relacionados con el trabajo y me alojaba en varios hoteles. Decidí ver qué sitios de reserva de hoteles obtuvieron los resultados más baratos.

Well, the complete opposite of the previous results. Back in 2014, Booking.com was terrible, TravelPony showed promise, and Agoda was only good in Asia.I found the best deals and largest variety in all the destinations I searched for on Booking. For example, in my September search in Paris, it listed over 2,300 results, including 250 2 star listings and 750 star listings (and it told me the place was over 60% booked when I searched). Agoda still had the best results in Asia (it returned 2,900 results in Bangkok compared to 2,500 for Booking) but had definitely expanded their listings around the world – it roughly tied Booking in Paris, Buenos Aires, and Sydney for overall listings, though they had fewer budget listings than Booking.There are a lot of hotel websites and I’ve tried many over the last few years as I’ve started to book hotels more and more, but this test just proved  If you’re booking a big-name, global-brand hotel (think Starwood, Marriott, Hilton, etc.), book directly with that hotel. They often have the best deals on their website, but if you find a better deal elsewhere, they’ll match it. The big benefit to direct bookings at these global hotel chains is that you only earn loyalty points and status when you book directly, so if you love points, don’t book their rooms elsewhere.


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