Everyone deserves a holiday. There are no exceptions. One may boast of the span of time he/she has worked and not rested, but after a certain period of time, all he/she can give to the company is gibberish stuff. The mind needs rest to process what one’s taking in and giving out.
Holidays give exactly what a body wants; Rest, change of air and scenery, and sometimes an increased liking or eagerness to work better. So, take a hike towards the mountains, or go for the serenity of the seas or explore the Forests. So now you want to go somewhere, that’s fine. You have a budget fixed, that’s fine too.
You want cheap hotels to crash in, not fine. After all the stress of planning your routes and roads, transportation, food and other means of survival kits, it’s a hard job to find a hotel having all the accessories you want to take the pleasure from, and also, which is not harshly merciless to your wallet. But that’s exactly what it is. It’s hard but not impossible. With the right set of directions and loaded with the right traveling website names and mediocre-speed broadband, you may well be landing yourself in the small, affordable but nice and cozy hotel.
Travel Agencies And Hotel Sites:
The easiest way of finding cheap hotels, while staying at home (and still planning), is to go for the tours and travel agencies. These have tie-ups with different small sized cheap hotels. They give affordable list of hotels, especially if you go for the packages (which definitely will have some unwanted things, but what can you do?).
Another fine way of searching for cheap hotels is doing a bit of searching yourself. There are many sites, which give names of hotels, with their tariff structures, and also many blogs of people living in the area, you want to visit, who can tell of the rate structure o the hotels.
Some of the sites also let you compare the prices, and the additional services they provide, with one hotel to another. This option is better as you get the original rates without having tension of paying any interest to the site owners. There are also official site of Hotels online, from where you can get the tariff and the booking details, make reservations etc. But maybe these sites will be costlier than your budget!
Factors Which May Affect The Rate:
Sometimes the sites also list hotel names and their rates along the lines of the extra services, they are providing to the customer. You may cross out (yes there is an option to do that!) the unnecessary services and see what hotels survive the cut. For example, you may cut out rooms with A.C. and rather opt for fans (you may have this option when you’re there in person).
There are some factors, which decide the increment or decrement of the room rates. The lean days, for example, have lower room rates. But of course during the off-season one may not be able to see, what he/she is visiting the place for in the first place. Try and adjust the dates of your tour according to the rates and offers you’re being offered, but don’t get carried away. Sometimes in some Travel and tourism sites you get special offers and discounts if you’re registered with the site. So register yourself with as many travel sites as possible.
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Choose the hotels which are at a distance from the city center or the main attraction of the place you’re visiting. The inns, hotels always cost more when they are ‘close to the action’ of a place. When all these routes fail to lead you to your low-price hotels one may help you; the faithful books. Travel books can be, and is, found everywhere.
You may order them online, you may personally go to a book shop, browse and buy, or you can buy it (with a few extra bucks, of course) after stepping on the foreign land. These books contain everything, from hotel names to travel routes, from major attractions to major time wastes. Most of them also list out the cheap small hotel names along with the bigger ones, though the prices may not be printed.
Sometimes it is also suggested to actually go to the spot and then try booking the hotel that you find most suitable. The advantage of this type of booking is that you can always browse through hotels in person, while seeing the condition of the rooms and other deciding factors.
If not satisfied with one you may move on to the next one. The problem, or rather minor glitch, in this condition is that there’s always a chance of getting mugged by hawkers, travel agencies or just plain robbed in the hotel you thought was actually was a hotel. Or there’s always a chance of non vacancy of rooms. In that case you’ll have to either go for the high-priced hotels or try and find other alternatives.
It is always advised that you are lightweight when traveling for pleasure. Not only is it less hazardous and easy for you but also, you may crash in any small cheap hotel without feeling stuffed if you have a small package. If you want to tour with your family, it is best to plan early and make preparations before hand. If you are in possession of Broadband, use it well.
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Gain enough knowledge about the place so that if one irritated small hotel owner asks you to leave (because of your interrogation), you may know where to go with your family. However, if you are traveling alone, or with a closed group of friends who don’t mind anything, and only cherishes the quality time together, it is best to go to the spot and then book a place according to the budget.
If not found in one day, there’s always an option of the resting in a bar/ restaurant till the morning sun rises. So, searching for cheap hotels is not embarrassing, if anything, it’s exciting. Just follow the internet, your instincts and your wallet.