Are you looking for cheap accommodation? Yes, it is possible. Cheap accommodation in a large hotel? It’s also possible! TRAVELPRE Today will present you a way to increase its chances of finding cheap accommodation for your next trips.
Cheap Hosting – Name your own price
The functionality of the site Priceline and which will allow you to find a cheap accommodation is called ‘ Name your own price ‘. This feature allows you to make a ‘ bid ‘ to get a hotel room in a specific area of a city. At the reception of your ‘ bid ‘, hotels meeting your criteria (e.g. sector, number of stars) are free to accept your offer or not.
The fact to note, Priceline says make sure to work only with reputable hotels. So you should never get answers from poorly held hotels.
You may be wondering where the catch is. In fact, there is no catch. This feature is based on the premise that if the rooms of a hotel are not all sold, a hotel will prefer to have a customer who paid a discount price than to have an empty room. So, we can assume that the more you travel in a period when hotels are less busy and the more your chances of seeing your accepted offer are great.
Here are the steps to use the cheap hosting feature, ‘ Name your own price ‘.
Priceline asks you first to select the city and the date you want to book a hotel;
Evaluate the result. You can use the different sorting methods (e.g. hotels sorted by ‘ Most popular ‘, by ‘ number of stars ‘, etc.
Choose how you want to shop: ‘ Name your own price ‘ or ‘ shop and compare ‘. The method that interests us to find accommodation not cherest that of ‘ Name your own price ‘.
Select the area you are interested in, the number of stars in the hotel you want and enter the price you would like to pay. As an indication, Priceline gives you an idea of the median price of hotels meeting your criteria.
You fournississez your payment information and Priceline announces the hotel that has accepted your offer.
You will be amazed at what you can get as prizes!!
Started your low bid!!!! Look at the lowest price of the hotel in your category and cut it in half. The worst that can happen will be that your offer is denied.
Learn before the bid
You can use sites such as BetterBetting.com to find information on the most recent ‘ bid ‘ that have been accepted. This will increase your chances of seeing your offer for an accepted cheap accommodation.
Watch out for the stars
The standards for stars vary from one continent to another. It might be useful to visit sites such as Expedia or Travelocity before to see the number of stars that the hotels you are interested in.
When to create your bid
Of course, the more you are at the last minute, the more likely you will be to accept your offer. On the other hand, the more you are at the last minute and the more you will increase your chances that the hotel you want is complete. So it’s reasonable to think about creating your bid about 1 week before your reservation.
Attention, Priceline limits the number of ‘ bid ‘ to 1 per 24 hours. So unless you change the desired area or the number of stars you are looking for, you will have to wait 24 hours before you can create another bid.
To counter this limit, you can still use more than one account and one credit card (Ex: You and your wife).
Another way to counter the limit is the following. This method is based on the premise that if Priceline has a hotel PA in the desired area with the desired number of stars and well it will immediately allow you to create a new offer. Let’s take a concrete case.
1. You create an ‘ IDB ‘ for the desired sector, the desired price and the number of stars desired.
Ex: Las Vegas Strip Vicinity South, $75, 5 stars
2. If your offer is refused you have to wait 24heures or else you can try the following. Change your ‘ bid ‘ by only changing the sector. Select an area for which you know that there is no hotel with the specified number of stars.
Ex: Ex: Summerlin, $75, 5 stars
3. As Priceline will not find a hotel with this number of stars, it should allow you to revive an ‘ IDB ‘. So try again with the area you want but this time with a slightly higher price.
Ex: Las Vegas Strip Vicinity South, $80, 5 stars
Hoping that these tips will allow you to increase your chances of getting cheap accommodation. Of course, the larger the number of hotels in a city and the more you will increase your chances of getting cheap accommodation via Priceline. Priceline is definitely a site to consider when visiting major cities!!!