Booking has a wide range of accommodation.
Customize your search with filters
It is also possible to select among a lot of filters to choose the amenities and services you prefer. You can filter by prices, by location, by rating, by type of accommodation, etc.
Some of the services I prefer are free wi-fi and a washing machine. Those 2 are the essentials for me. But I also like that my apartment is close to the center, or near the train or bus stations.
Check out this Accommodation Guide to know which is the right accommodation option for you, besides some tips and other booking websites.
Choose your favorite filters. Booking.com
Besides, Booking.com has good prices. Sometimes I’ve found the same accommodations in other websites at higher prices.
Of course, it also depends on what you are looking for and your budget. There are more luxurious accommodations and therefore more expensive.
They don’t charge a service fee
Another reason why I use Booking.com is that they don’t charge a fee for the service. That is to say that the price you see is what the accommodation charges you. There are many websites (or the majority) that charges for the service of booking with them.
hotel room in Segovia
It’s possible to cancel without charges
It’s possible to cancel your reservation without charge in most of the properties. Although, some lodgings offering a good discount don’t include this advantage. Most allow you to cancel from one month to a week before if you have an unexpected event and you can no longer travel.
Detailed accommodation information
Booking.com provides a detailed information about the accommodation. Besides to an extensive description, it lists the services that the hotel or property has. Other information they provide is a list of the nearest attractions and places. Also, they inform about the services provided by the property for an extra fee.
Read this information well to avoid surprises and to be pleased with your choice.
They show the distance of the accommodation to places of interest. Booking.com©
They show the exact location of the accommodation.
Among the information they give you about the accommodation, is its exact location. Once I booked an apartment in Airbnb and they showed an approximate location. Well, it was not even near to the right location, it was completely wrong and unfortunately, it was too late to cancel. So I ended up staying 3 km further away than I had thought So for me, this information is important.
Although it wasn’t Airbnb‘s fault but the property’s, I still like that Booking.com gives you the exact location. Then it is up to you whether you like the location or not.
Find out about my experience with Airbnb in this post: Pros and cons of booking with Airbnb
The possibility of booking without a credit card
For me, this option is very good, since I don’t like credit cards and so I don’t have one. It’s possible to use a debit card and even book without any card. Although in some cases lodgings will ask for a card to keep a security depositin case of any damage to the property.
The possibility of paying upon arrival at the accommodation
This is another reason why I prefer to use Booking.com. I don’t know about you, but I’m not wealthy and I travel on a tight budget. One of the conditions to enter Europe and any country is to prove economic solvency. So for me is necessary to have as much money as possible in my account.
Having the possibility to pay when I arrive at the property gives me comfort. The money remains in my account and so I can book in advance all (or most of) my apartments.
By the way, I’ve always thought about how those who travel as backpackers or with tight budgets do. Do they have all the money they request in border control? Tell me in the comments how you deal with the money and conditions
Discounts when you become a Genius member
Another advantage to use Booking.com is that when you become a frequent traveler or Genius member, you get a 10% discount on some properties. And I’ve proved is real (not tricks) because when I do my search without signing in, some lodgings appear more expensive.
If you still don’t have an account in Booking.com use this link to make one and get a 10% discount when you book the accommodation for your first trip.