Are you are planning your next holiday? Maybe you are thinking about visiting a destination abroad, having a short-break stay in the UK, or even planning to backpack your way around Europe? If so, you will need a few tips for getting budget hotel accommodation. Finding the right budget hotel can be difficult, we’ve all heard terrible stories about people who have stayed in horrible hotels during their holiday – and it can completely ruin a trip.
The kind of accommodation that you choose will largely depend on your personal requirements, for example; if you need budget hotel accommodation for a short stay business trip, basic hotel amenities may suffice, but if you are embarking on a more expensive holiday abroad, you may want to look for a hotel that offers more services and features (the amount of stars awarded to a hotel will give you an indication of the level of service you can expect to receive i.e. 1 star is a very basic hotel, 5 star hotels will usually offer a comprehensive range of features and services. However, it is possible to get rooms in a great hotel, even if you have a reasonably small budget.
The first thing that you will need to do when you are looking for a budget hotel is to set a limit on the amount of money that you can afford to pay for your accommodation – and stick to this budget if you can. By setting a clear budget, you can narrow down your options to only the budget hotels that are suitable for your needs, therefore you will save a lot of time otherwise spent wading through thousands of hotel advertisements, either online or in brochures. There are budget hotels to suit virtually any budget, so you will be able to find something for you with a little careful planning and research.
Check for budget hotel deals online – there are a lot of travel websites now available that allow you to narrow down your search to a set price and type of hotel. For example; if you are looking for a 3 star hotel in Tenerife, with a set budget of no more than 50 pounds a night, you can often enter these specifications in a drop down box and then only hotels that match all of the specified requirements will be displayed on your screen. You can then scroll through your budget hotel options to find the best accommodation for your needs.
Many of these travel websites will show reviews from previous customers – and this is a great way to find out more about the hotel in question. If you find that a hotel has received a lot of negative comments or reviews, you will want to avoid it; however, positive reviews can only be a good thing. You should also check the details provided with each hotel listing – i.e. make sure that the rooms that they have are sufficient for your needs. Many websites will list the room features i.e. in-room broadband, TV and coffee/tea making services, therefore allowing you to make a well-informed choice.
Also visit your local holiday agents and ask them about any budget hotel deals that they currently have on offer i.e. any seasonal promotions or discounts and keep an eye out for television commercials, leaflets and adverts for budget hotels in newspapers – all of these media forms can be brilliant ways of finding out about budget hotel deals. With a little research and planning, you will easily find a great budget hotel to suit your needs, at a very pocket-friendly price.