There are so many hotel search engines, travel agencies as well as the hotel booking websites. When you come to book a hotel, it always will cost you a while to find the best deal (sometimes headache).
Here I will give out four steps how I always look for hotel bargains when I am travelling. Although I titled this article “How To Find A Cheap Hotel in Hong Kong”, it actually works for every other cities in the world.
1. Hotel Price Comparison
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HotelsCombined searches and compares most of the large hotel booking site.
HotelsCombined.com becomes one of my favorite hotel search engines recently because it compares most of the famous hotel booking sites, like booking.com, Expedia, agoda, Holiday Inn, lastminute.com etc..
If you are looking for hotels in Hong Kong, it compares the prices of 642 hotels / apartments / hostels / guesthouses in Hong Kong, which is a very time-saving way to get a general idea how much the hotel prices are.
Remember in the search result lists, the default setting of ranking is based on “Recommended” order. You also can manually change it to “Hotel Stars”, “Guest Rating” or “Price” if it’s more suitable for you.
You can try the search panel above to find your best choice.
2. Hotel Booking
booking.com – Get Instant Confirmation with Free Cancelation
“Booking.com” is one of my favorite sites to look for hotels. Not only because it allows you to book/cancel for free, but also they have the “Best Price Guaranteed” policy.
It contains over 466,000 hotels/properties worldwide. You can easily find something in the place you plan to travel as well as some reviews.
After checking the prices from hotelscombined.com, you can either directly proceed booking through hotelscombined.com or open a new browser to Booking.com (if the price is suitable for you).
Though booking.com contains only 375 hotels / apartments / hostels / guesthouses in Hong Kong (quite a lot already, but not as much as hotelscombined.com), considering all the hotel prices are under the “Best Price Guaranteed” policy, it’s actually a large range of selections.
Sometimes you maybe wonder why the price of one hotel from booking.com is not the lowest on hotelcombined.com. It is usually due to the different room types.
3. Budget Options Besides Hotels
hostelworld.com – The budget travellers’ options !
If you are backpacker, if you are planning a budget travel, then you may consider to stay in a hostel.
From hostelworld.com you can find not only a budget hostel, but also beds, apartments even campsites.
It combines over 30,000 properties in about 180 countries. They also provide about a hundred of search results in Hong Kong and the prices can be as low as HK$ 100 – 200 per room/bed.
It’s a great option for those on a budget.
4. Hotel Reviews
Tripadvisor.com – Check out what other customers say
Ok, after price comparison and availability check, you can either complete your booking or go on to be more confident about your choice.
I always will visit “Tripadvisor.com” to check out other people’s opinions.
Basically I won’t pay attention to good reviews but the negative comments (of course, people all have different expectations that you shouldn’t 100% believe on the comments).
5. Hotel Statistic Comparison
Which one is the best Hotel Booking Site ?
Since I am talking about booking a hotel in Hong Kong, let’s do a little statistic calculation and compare several most famous hotel booking site;
Different websites have different sources and price lists. You can make your own choice which one you prefer more.
Properties in Hong Kong Included *
642 (hotels / apartments / hostels/ guesthouses)
586 (hotels / apartments / hostels / guesthouses)
375 (hotels / apartments / hostels / guesthouses)
about 100 (hostel / apartment/bed)
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