- Ranking the best sites for booking accommodations
- Best booking sites for hotels and inns
- Advantages of
- Advantages of
- The advantages of
- Advantages of
- The best booking sites from private individuals
Find a room for a night or a week while traveling and use booking sites that aggregate hotel and private lodging offers from all over the world. It is more convenient than searching for separate addresses of hotels and studying their offers separately. EXPERTOLOGY presents a ranking of the 10 best hotel and accommodation booking sites.
Ranking the best sites for booking accommodations
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Best booking sites for hotels and inns
The category includes sites where you can view the proposals of hotels and hotels of different classes according to the entered parameters: the number of guests, the level of service, the availability of breakfast/lunch/dinner, etc.
American service available for Russian-speaking users allows to find a hotel room around the world among 1000000 offers in different, even the most remote corners of the planet. Service allows you to connect to the search and third-party sites – and others to increase the search results.
You can book a room without registering on the site, just by entering the number of guests and the city, and the period of stay. However, the service offers better deals to registered users – closed sales provide discounts of up to 35% for both short stays and long stays. Another interesting feature – the ability to track the dynamics of prices on the selected parameters. So, if a trip is planned in a few weeks or months, by checking the “Watch these prices” icon, the traveler will be notified by the site when the prices of the rooms will be reduced or, conversely, when they will become more expensive.
For easy search and analysis of rooms user can see the average rating of the proposal according to the reviews of tourists, who have already visited the hotel, as well as a set of available services.
- A selection of hotels around the world;
- The site allows you to buy airline tickets and book a car;
- Interface in any language;
- Analysis of the proposals from the sites of the hotels of the countries;
- Complete information about the offers (reviews, ratings, services);
- Ability to track prices for selected room parameters.
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Booking service is the second most popular accommodation search website in Russia for people traveling home and abroad, on all continents. The resource has a very clear interface: the upper part of the window traditionally indicates the number of guests, city and date of arrival / departure, after clicking “check prices” the system will offer accommodation options from all possible providers – hotels, hostels, private landlords, etc. Great number of offers of holiday accommodation, apartments for various numbers of people concentrated on the site. Here you can read the customer rating and reviews of real people.
On the site it is possible to book and cancel it if the trip is cancelled, free of charge 6 hours-days before the scheduled time. You can pay the rent when you move in or in advance, depending on the conditions of the owner of the square meters. It can also set a limit for those wishing to move into a hotel or apartment.
Support service works 24 hours a day and problematic situations are solved quickly.
- Ability to find accommodation for a day or less;
- The site remembers the data entered by the user and offers suitable options later;
- Ability to buy airline tickets and book a car, cab;
- Customer support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week;
- 300 million offers worldwide;
- Convenient interface and site navigation.
- No site liability for late arrivals and other force majeure situations.
- Feedback to the owner is difficult, there is no direct access to chat.
Specialized site to find a hotel, hostel or a hotel will be useful while traveling in Russia and other countries in Europe, America, Africa, Australia. The service offers the necessary rooms with detailed descriptions of the available services and facilities, services and facilities for families with children, as well as recommendations for visiting interesting places and remoteness of the key tourist sites are provided.
Payment for the room is possible when booking, the site gives you at a discount of 8%, another 10% can be obtained by coupons on the mail from . If the trip is postponed or canceled, the money will be returned to the card within a certain period specified in the contract. The disadvantages include the need to wait up to several hours for a response from support service.
- A wide selection of hotels, inns, and hostels around the world;
- Coupons with discounts for regular customers;
- The possibility of making an advance payment when booking at a discount;
- Recommendations for tourist holidays;
- A clear list of available services;
- Periodic promotions.
- No ability to book a car or buy a plane ticket;
- Delayed response from the support service;
- It is necessary to carefully observe the check marks when agreeing to the rules of the service.
The site to search for hotel rooms around the world /en/ is the fourth place in our rating. It is a convenient service which is very simple to use – just enter the number of guests and check-in and check-out dates. You can use different filters when searching, among which is the selection of promotional or special offers for authorized users of the site.
The interface is user-friendly – all information about room and hotel is packed into thematic tabs, a lot of photos, there is a label of the place on the map. Reservations assume payment by card, the money is refunded if the reservation is canceled by the customer. However, you need to pay attention to the terms of the user agreement: when you buy a room at a promotion no refund if you cancel the reservation. It is better to be reinsured and to clarify information about the payment in the support service.
- Offers from hotels around the world;
- Choice of services when searching for a room;
- Convenient site navigation;
- Lots of structured information, photos;
- The site guarantees low prices, there are special offers and discounts.
- It is necessary to carefully read the terms of payment for the reservation (not always all taxes are included);
- No refund of deposit if cancelled for promotional offers (needs to be clarified).
Service RoomGuru compares offers from 26 sites and displays them in order of increasing price. However, the difference is not only the cost, but also the service, which may vary slightly from one resource to another, as well as the possibility of using bonuses for authorized users, booking transport tickets. Users can use filters to find the perfect hotel and hotel room for travel or business purposes.
Service RoomGuru trusted by hundreds of thousands of users, so under each item is a lot of subjective reviews that help tourists to objectively assess the hotel and service. To book a preferred room, you must select the best price from a third-party site from the list, the system will direct the user to the original source. Booking and payment conditions are determined by the primary Internet resource.
The advantages of
- A clear comparison of offers from different sites;
- Lots of filters to find the perfect room and hotel;
- A lot of reviews;
- Detailed maps.
- No internal reservations;
- No possibility of ordering transportation and tickets.
Another site where you can quickly find a hotel and a suitable room is /ru. It offers accommodation options based on the same basic requests – number of guests, dates of stay, city name. A distinctive feature – the ability to choose the type of tour: tourist, family, business or group. Depending on these data the site will offer the most suitable location for the hotel with a set of services that may be of interest and need for visitors.
Another feature of the site /ru – a variety of bonus programs. The system will offer you accommodation with a discount from the hotel or bonuses for booking through the site for selected destinations. By the way, you can accumulate bonuses by constantly using the site to book.
The site has a guide to neighborhoods for check-in. Filters even have an option to flag nearby places of interest that you may want to stay near. You can also select the nearest transportation so you can get to your target location conveniently.
Booking is possible without a deposit or with a cash payment, the user should choose the appropriate option in the filter when entering the search parameters. free cancellation is not possible everywhere, you should pay attention to this.
The disadvantage of the site /ru only one – the price does not include taxes and fees, which can significantly increase the cost in the end.
- A selection of hotels around the world;
- A lot of filters, including unusual ones;
- The possibility of booking with or without prepayment;
- Guarantee the best price with a refund if the tourist will find the same room on a third-party resource cheaper;
- Bonus Programs.
- Taxes and fees are not included in the price, as they can greatly increase the cost of accommodations.
The best booking sites from private individuals
On the sites presented in this category, you can find offers of tourist accommodation from private property owners. Hiring an apartment, house, or studio is great for families and groups.
Honorable first place in the category of sites for reservations took . This is a very convenient service where you can find accommodation around the world for little money. Property owners post lots of photos to attract applicants, indicate available services, and travelers who have already visited leave reviews. The page also shows a map with the area of the house, as well as booking and check-in conditions. Nevertheless, we recommend contacting the owner to clarify details of entry and visit dates. Reservations can be free or prepaid. The best deals marked by guests are on Airbnb.
From the interesting “plushies” of the site – search for tourist destinations, the service will show you where you can not only stay, but also have an experience and get acquainted with the cuisine. On the site you can book a table at a restaurant, a workshop or a photo shoot at key attractions, plan wine tasting and other interesting activities. What’s more interesting – in any country you can choose entertainment in your own language. For example, in Paris, you can make a reservation for a Russian-speaking tour.
For those who want to get acquainted with a new country, but don’t know which one, the site will offer the most interesting and popular at the moment destinations, showing where there are interesting events and festivals.
The only disadvantages of Airbnb are unstable prices for accommodations-the owner can set different fees for different days, and the cost of accommodation during holidays and tourist seasons is often higher than the rest of the time. The information is entered in the calendar in the apartments section.
- The largest selection of apartments and flats worldwide;
- Ability to find entertainment in the right language;
- Recommendations for travel destinations;
- You can book the tourist entertainment and a table in a restaurant;
- Convenient interface, a lot of photos.
- Unstable prices and high commission of the site from the landlord and the tourist.
Apartments and houses from individuals can be rented on the site . This service offers some of the best real estate around the world and also takes care of the security of transactions – the money is transferred to the account of the landlord when the guest moves in. The price of accommodation indicated in the cards already includes all taxes and charges.
Interhome is a company that has offices everywhere you can rent apartments through the site. Employees meet guests on site and hand over apartment keys. They will help to orientate in tourist places and assist in any situation, will help to find the necessary things for the rest and accommodation, will organize excursions and transfers.
The site will also offer holiday destinations, comprehensive programs for travel on holidays, weekends by different companies, interesting options for spending time by season. By the way, you can’t rent an apartment in Russia; the website is focused on foreign trips.
Reservations require a detailed questionnaire, payment is made differently: at some sites by 100% prepayment, at others – in part. At the same time refunds in the event of cancellation of the trip is not in full, the site allows you to withhold from 10 to 100% as a penalty. Detailed terms and conditions should be read carefully before confirming the reservation.
- Support of tourists in cities by representatives of the company;
- The price includes all taxes and fees;
- Assistance in travel and holiday organization;
- Convenient payment methods.
- You can not rent an apartment in Russia;
- Different terms and conditions of booking, penalties for late cancellation.
Site to search for real estate, ranked third in the ranking, widely known to Europeans and is available to Russians. Convenient that a separate registration on the service is not needed – the browser is synchronized with Google, it will automatically prompt you to log in with your account (if your computer is logged in), it saves time.
On can find lodging for short stays – for longer trips the prices are unprofitable. It is easy to contact the landlord, the support service works properly, and transactions are insured by the site. The number of filters is not the greatest, the selection of apartments is carried out only through the basic set of requests.
HomeAway is similar in design to Airbnb, but falls short in quality.
- Easy to navigate, registration;
- Small prices for short-term accommodation;
- Convenient communication with the owner.
- No bonus programs and good deals on long-term occupancy;
- Minimal number of filters.
At the end of the ranking we present a site that differs from the others with the ability to compare the selected options. Nice and the number of filters – in addition to the number of guests, price range, linking to attractions and neighborhoods, you can choose the number of baths, bedrooms and even towels. All of this is hidden in the “More Filter” tab.
Otherwise, the site is not much different from other accommodation finders for tourists – flexible cancellation terms, which should be read carefully, ratings of visitors, recommendations for tourists. You can also choose your apartment by the map of the area – move your cursor over the desired spot, a page with information about the offer will open.
- Large selection of apartments, including those from third-party resources;
- Detailed information about the apartments and lots of pictures;
- Lots of filters, right down to choosing room amenities;
- Flexible payment and cancellation policies.
- Variation in prices for different dates;
- A 15% commission will be deducted from your booking if you cancel.