It’s not really that easy to find a good hotel to stay during your travel. Good thing there lot’s of websites now offering a free booking site which you can find the cheapest to luxurious hotel. For honeymooners or those who really can afford an expensive accommodation, finding the right hotel is easy. Why it’s easy? because usually these hotels is the first thing that will appear in the search engine while browsing for hotel. We are also familiar with the most popular hotel such as (Hilton, Sheraton, Intercontinental, Movenpick, Ritz Carlton, etc.). The interior extravagant and food buffet that these hotels offers are the finest in this world. So far I’ve tried Movenpick and Ritz Carlton and I can say that “The price is just right” for what you pay. But of course we do know that “A budget traveler” doesn’t need an extravagant hotel. A budget traveler like me will always try to find the cheapest yet offers the safest place to stay. Here are the things that you need to note while choosing the right accommodation for your BUDGET TRAVEL.
1. Always browse the hotels from cheapest to expensive.
Why not from expensive to cheapest? Well that’s why we called this a budget travel because we don’t really want an expensive hotel to stay. We want to make it sure that there is hotel around the place that offers a good accommodation yet it’s nice and tidy.
2. Watch out for the reviews/score
Read the reviews from other travellers who already experienced to stayed in that hotel. They will surely tell you their honest opinions because it’s either they have experienced poor services or a very accommodating place. The score is relevant to this because the higher the score the better, Usually 10 is the highest.
3. Don’t be fool by the stars.
5 star hotel doesn’t mean to have a good service all the time. Check out again the review and the scores from the other travellers. I’ve experienced a 5 star with a very low quality of service. So it’s not really about the star.
4. Always try to find a hotel that is near to the MRT/Train Transit.
Really? of course! we don’t want to travel all the time using the cab because it’s too expensive. Either I suggest that you choose a hotel that is near to the MRT or Buses.
5. Don’t choose the hotel that is near to the shopping malls.
Usually they are expensive. Because they think that it’s very convenient to walk from your hotel to mall. In my opinion traveling means going to their popular places not the shopping mall. Surely there is a mall in your country so I don’t see any reason for you to be addicted looking around in their malls.
6. Choose the hotel with the free (included breakfast).
Actually included breakfast is a bit expensive than the hotel which doesn’t offer a breakfast. The reason why I want you to choose a hotel with breakfast included because traveling is tiring. I want you to have a full stomach and jump immediately to your destination after eating. You don’t want to waste your time looking for a cafeteria or food court to eat your breakfast. The main reason for this travel is to go ahead to your itinerary.
7. Dormitory type
If you’re with a group of friends. Choose a dormitory that is good for 5 to 6 people. Usually they are the cheapest accommodation than hotel. It also offers included breakfast most of the time.
I want to share with you on how I choose my hotel when I was traveling. In Dubai, I choose the one with the discount. Sometimes you will see a red color that is offering percentage discount. I also consider the one which is near the Metro Station. It also has included buffet breakfast which is makes it more comfortable for me.
Regal Plaza Hotel 3 Star Hotel 6.5/10 Score based on booking.com
Opposite Al Fahidi Metro Station, Al Mankhool Road, Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab
Phone:+971 4 355 6633
Next hotel is the Movenpick Hotel in Aqaba, Jordan. Actually this is a group trip with the hotel accommodation plus the itinerary. I love the food buffet and the views, beaches, pool and almost everything in here.
MOVENPICK Residences, AQABA JORDAN (5 Star Hotel) 7.6/10 Score based on booking.com
King Hussein Street, PO 678, Aqaba 77110, Jordan
+962 3 203 4020
The next hotel is the Barcelo Cairo Pyramids Hotel. I was with my friends when we travelled here. So it’s a twin room bed. I like the food buffet here but not the service.
Barcelo Cairo Pyramids Hotel (4 star hotel) 7.8/10 Score based on booking.com
229 Pyramids Road, Giza, Cairo, Egypt
Telephone number: +20 23 582 3300
The Villa Hotel Apartments in Al Khobar is suited for a group of friends. We went here with my workmates and it has 2 separated apartment rooms. 3 bedrooms per apartment room. How cool is that? Unfortunately it has no buffet breakfast offer because it’s an apartment where you can use their cooking utensils.
Villa Hotel Apartments Al Khobar (No star) 7.2/10 Score based on booking.com
Al Olaya Behind Al Rashid Mall, Al Olayya, 31952 Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
The Iberotel in Luxor Egypt (4 star hotel) 8.2/10 Score based on booking.com
Khaled Ibn El Waleed Street, East Bank, 99999 Luxor, Egypt
Tel: +20 – (0)95 – 2380 925
This is probably the cheapest hotel with the 4 star. It has amazing views and the food buffet is the best. I travelled with my friends in here and stayed for 2 nights.
This is not the complete review of these hotels. This is just a preview of how it looks like and what is the score based on booking.com which is my favorite hotel for booking site. All photos are taken from my dslr, ipad and slr cam. I will give my full reviews for all these hotels the next time.