I've just discovered this "secret" link on the lastminute.com website. It lists hotels that will take bookings at discounted prices. The hotels are trying to fill their rooms. This is not just on European hotels but worldwide. The hotels are not hostels so are more expensive than your usual backpackers hotel but with a good discount offered it may mean you can afford to have a bit of luxery for a few nights. Just remember to order your search based on price or stars.
The only catch is that they do not want to tell people that have already booked their hotel rooms that you can now get the same room at 50% off so they keep the name of the hotel a secret until after you have confirmed the booking. A little trick though is to copy and paste the hotel info into a search engine and see which hotel it throws up because lastminute.com often use the exact wording from the hotel's own website.
Don't know if this will help anyone but a sneaky trick!!! ;D
Post by madamtrashheap on Apr 11, 2009 3:54:22 GMT -5
Thanks for the link and tip crystal - always a bonus! ;D Just tried it and the page is showing an error on the lastminute site, so it could be temoporary or they've cottoned on to the trick! The copy and paste trick, though, will always still work.
I found the link on the money saving expert Martin Lewis's website. I'll try again to get the link that works. It's a handy website to bookmark anyway he has lots of tips for cheap flights and sometimes freebie flights. This is a UK based website so some of it won't be relavent to those based in other places. I'll have another go for a link .
Post by backpackereurope on Apr 29, 2009 19:59:51 GMT -5
This is no longer a "secret" because its been announce ;D.. anyway, may I suggest this free site too which also caters to helping backpackers find backpacker resources, articles, information, keep up with backpacker news, get Backpacker Flight and Backpacker Hotel deals and more...designed by a group of Hotel Backpacking enthusiasts www.hotelbackpacker.com