When you think of cheap hotels, you probably think of being woken up at two am by the sounds of loud music pounding through the walls of your room, of crazy college kids hopping off the roof of the hotel, bottles crashing, random renditions of “YMCA” and loads of other torturous and annoying dances that are sure to make you cringe and endure many a sleepless night hoping that the cursed party animals will go away!
But the fact of the matter is that a lot of cheap hotels really, truly, are not all that bad. As a matter of fact, they can be darn right awesome! It’s all a matter of finding good cheap hotels and finding them at a good time!
As a matter of fact, cheap hotels doesn’t mean that the hotel that you are going to is cheap ALL THE TIME. In fact, it may mean that you just reserved a room at a good time. But how do you go about doing this without worrying about getting a bad hotel room?
First of all, try getting in touch with a travel agency. You never know what kind of deals they can put you in contact with or companies that will help you to get your hotel for a lot less!
Secondly, you need to make sure that you have enough time to book your hotels…and you need to book them several months in advance! You may not realize it but the earlier that you actually book your hotel room, the more discounts that you can get!
Many of the travel agencies that you can hire will help you to book your hotel rooms in advance-but you may want to also consider whether you REALLY need to go on vacation during the winter. You may not realize it but if you go on vacation during the winter, you can save quite a bit more money than if you had gone during the summer! Simply check with the hotels around the area that you are planning on staying and see if you can get a discount of some form. You never know how much they might take off!
Next, you need to budget out how much money you’ll need once you finally get your vacation set up. This means that you may need to take into account how much you spend, how much you will spend, etc. You also need to have an emergency fund for those times when you might be in need of a little extra money. You never know when something will happen that will require more money. Maybe your two year old will accidentally set a pair of sheets on fire-you never know! The point is, make sure you have a little extra.
Lastly, make sure that you research the cheap hotels and travel agencies that you will be looking into. You may not realize it, but a lot of companies may seem nice and reputable, but their cheap hotels may be nothing more than a shack. While this may add to the experience, but it certainly won’t add to your contentment.