5 tricks to get the best hotel deals

1. Use price comparison sites


I can’t emphasise enough: Start your hotel search on a price comparison site, they do the hard work for you! HotelsCombined and Trivago are my favorites.

2. Use discount codes

Booking.com discount
Compare the lowest hotel rate you found using e.g. HotelsCombined to the price on Booking.com using the discount codes below:
$40 (€34) discount on your next Booking.com reservation of $80 (€66) or more.
£40 (€45) discount on your next Booking.com reservation of £120 (€135) or more.
10% discount on Booking.com might be an alternative for more expensive bookings.
Also check FlyerTalk for more discount codes.

3. Use cashback sites


Did you know you can earn money with your hotel bookings? Using cashback sites, you can get up to 20% back of the money you spent on hotel bookings!

  1. Create a cashback site account
  2. Use the cashback site search function to find the booking site
  3. Click on the link and earn cashback!

The cashback sites I use:
Quidco (cashback in GBP via PayPal) booking sites
Mr Rebates (cashback in USD via PayPal) booking sites
TopCashBack (cashback in USD via PayPal) booking sites

4. Use HotelTonight


Before you hit that booking button, make sure to check hotel prices on HotelTonight. If it’s your first time using the HotelTonight app, discount code BLAPERS will give you another $25 or €21 off. Later this fall you’ll be able to book 100 days ahead using the HotelTonight app.

5. Use Airbnb: up to €79 / $90 discount

35 euro airbnb discount code
If you haven’t used Airbnb before, now is the time to sign-up. Airbnb has temporarily increased the sign-up bonus for new users to €35 ($40) travel credit which can be used for a first time booking of €65 ($75) or more. Even if you don’t intent to make a booking right now, sign-up to secure your €35 ($40) travel credit.
44 euro free travel credit for airbnb business stay
Both new and existing Airbnb users can earn €44 ($50) travel credit by using Airbnb for a business trip. Aren’t we all entrepreneurs these days? 😉 Just add your business email address to your profile via Airbnb for Business and book a “Business trip” (make sure to select Business travel as purpose of the trip). After your business trip, you’ll receive a €44 ($50) coupon code which can be used for any Airbnb booking. Note that your business email address can’t be a public domain. (ex: gmail.com, hotmail.com)

8 Comments on “5 tricks to get the best hotel deals

  1. Hello Bart,

    When I want to make a lastminute booKing I sign up the hotel and give my rate I want to pay. And with succes. Of course realistic privé! Greetings from Sardinia. Claudine

  2. Hi Bart,
    thx for the useful tips. Am I correct that it isn’t possible to combine a promo code and a cashback site?
    Kristof

    • Hi Kristof,

      Depends on the promo code / link. The combination sometimes works. You’ll always receive the discount of the promo codes, but for the cashback you’ll need to wait until a few days after the stay to see if it ‘posts’ or not.

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