Back Again With Helpful Tips for Booking Accommodations
Today we are continuing with the second installment of our three part series that breaks down the choices one has in booking accommodations for vacations or holidays. We will now look at mid-range options for those travelers who want a little more comfort than hostels can provide but at a more reasonable price than hotels.
If you think you are up to the task, I would recommend trying Priceline when booking accommodations because it allows you the chance to place bids on the price of a hotel room. However, if you don’t like taking risks, then I would suggest trying aggregator websites like Home Away, VRBO (Vacation Rentals by Owner) and AirBnB. They list homes, rooms, guesthouses and cabins owned by people who want to rent them out to vacationers for a set daily, weekly or even longer rate.
Some of the aggregators will charge a service fee that will not be refunded should you cancel. However, you should always note what the owner’s cancellation policy is because you are usually charged for the full stay as soon as you book it. Most will refund your money if you cancel well in advance of your stay; some are generous enough to refund in full with one day’s notice.READ MORE