TOP 5 tips to save on accommodations with booking.com - Adventurer's Notes

TOP 5 tips to save on accommodations with booking.com

TOP 5 tips to save on accommodations with booking.com

After my first time when I traveled on my own, I learned a lot of useful tips and tricks on how you can save some money in bookings.

The most popular booking system in the World is booking.com, and I’m going to tell you about everything details 🙂

There are several simple tricks, how you can book accommodations cheaper. Here are TOP 5 tips how to save on accommodations with booking.com! 

Booking earlier or later

No matter how trite it may sound, but still, if you plan your trip in advance, you will be surprised how cheap offers can be! For example, when you book  the same hotel or hostel 2-3 months before, the price can be one and a half to two times lower than if you do it just 3-4 days before your trip! Especially, it’s important for expensive categories.

Early booking example
Early booking example
Booking example just a couple of days before arriving

Another option is to try to find your booking on the same day when you arrive. Sometimes you may also be surprised about the price, because the hotel owners understand that their offer might completely remain without a client, so discounts are possible! 🙂

However, this option is very dangerous! There is a possibility that you’ll either completely stay without any accommodation, or you have to choose something from the expensive options! So, if you have time – think about your accommodation in advance! 🙂

Join Genius Loyalty Program

If you have already booked a couple of times through the booking.com service, then you have an opportunity to participate in their “Genius” loyalty program.

Complete your booking at least 2 times within two years and you will unlock “Level 1”! It gives you a 10% discount on booking hotels or hostels which have additional badges  “Genius”, i.e. they are in the discount program.

In order to get “Level 2” in the Genius loyalty program and have 10% or even 15% discounts, as well as the opportunity of free breakfasts or room upgrades, you need to complete booking on booking.com 5 times for the last 2 years.

As I told before, all the apartments that participate in the “Genius” loyalty program have a special “badge”.

Genius Loyalty Program
Genius Loyalty Program

Booking using a referral link, get your 10% discount

The booking.com has its own referral system, which attracts new and existing users to book more often.

If you use this referral link, a 10% discount is guaranteed. There is only one limitation that your reservation should be $100 or more. However, this is not a problem if you stay in the city for a few days with your friends or family;)

If you book through the mobile app on your phone, then use this code – wolfzp38 to receive the same 10% discount!

Click on the image below and get your 10% discount! 🙂

The booking.com code
The booking.com code (this image is clickable)

WizzAir cashback

Another nice bonus from the low-cost airline Wizzair is a 5% cashback of your booking to your WizzAir bonus account.

If you want to receive this bonus just click this link and choose a place where to stay. Then you will need to fill out a ten-digit number of your Wizzair profile at the payment page. You can find it in your WizzAir account.

WizzAir Profile
WizzAir Profile

After that, the 5% of the total price will be received into your account within 90 days 🙂 Everything is very simple!

The main advantage is that this 5% bonus doesn’t have any minimum reservation amount. So, for example, when book for $20, then $1 will be returned to your account. You can use this bonus within 6 months on flights or other WizzAir services, otherwise it will just “burn out”! 🙂 

Booking through a Wizzair partner (the image is clickable)
Booking through a Wizzair partner (the image is clickable)

Use cashback services

Nowadays, there are a bunch of services which provide cashback when you are buying online. One of them I regularly use is smarty.sale. It provides an opportunity to get 2.08% cashback from every booking on booking.com. In addition, one of the main advantages of smarty.sale is that it does not charge a withdrawal fee, as competitors do. Thus, even if on other sites the percentage of cashback is higher, and, for example, there is a commission for withdrawing funds, then from the point of view of profit, a lower percentage will be better without any hidden fees.

Here is my referral link, and then choose which discount or service is more suitable for you in this or that case!

Always use cashback services (the image is clickable)
Always use cashback services (the image is clickable)

There are probably other ways to save on booking.com, write about them in the comments!

See you on the trail, in a hostel or hotel with discounts in your pocket! 😉

Никитин Дмитрий
Dmitriy Nikitin

I love travelling like a "savage", and stay not in hotels where "all inclusive", but where people’s foot has not often stepped. My very first time I went camping with tents was in 1997 to Crimea, in the area of the “Blue Bay”, and after that I can’t stop ;) I'm an optimist and I try to share this mood to others! Live actively, appreciate every day, be attentive to loved ones, love nature!

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