10 travel hacks to save you money on your hotel room

By , 18th December 2015

When it comes to booking a holiday, there’s nothing more important than getting your ideal hotel at the best price. So to give you all the help you need, we’ve put together these travel hacks to bag that dream hotel.

Wondering when is the best time to book? Want to know which beach is cheapest? Debating which capital is best for a city break? Check out our guide below.



It’s the age-old question: where should we go on holiday? Well, don’t answer just yet – check out the maps below.

1. These are the most & least expensive capital cities in Europe

Travel hacks: cheapest city breaks in Europe


2. These are the cheapest beach towns in Europe

Cheapest beach towns in Europe

3. Here are the most popular overseas destinations for UK users

Most popular overseas destinations for UK travellers

We’ll let you decide if you want to join your fellow Brits or avoid them…

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Now you know where you want to go, let’s start thinking about when is the best time, as hotel prices can fluctuate throughout the year.

4. Here’s how many pennies you could save visiting big cities around the world if you go in a different monthTravel hacks: best times to visit cities


5. And here’s the same thing for UK and Irish cities

Travel hacks: best time to visit UK cities

6. These handy travel advice calendars can help you save by showing the best month to visit each city throughout the year

Travel hacks: travel advice calendars

To download a travel advice calendar for your chosen destination, click here.

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Of course the most important part of holiday planning is getting that all-important saving. Here are our top tips to save on your hotel booking.

7. This graph is telling you when to book your hotel room

Best time to book your hotel: travel hack

8. How many weeks in advance should I book?

Best time to book your hotel: travel hack

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Who doesn’t love a bit of trivia? Even better when it’s travel related!

9. Here’s who forks out the most for the hotel room in London

Travel hacks: who pays the most in London

10. And finally here are the 10 most common British hotel names

Travel trivia: most popular hotel names in the UK

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Have a travel hack of your own to share? Comment below!

About the data
1. Prices are based on average hotel prices during the past three years (1 November 2012 – 31 October 2015).
2. Prices are based on average hotel prices during the period 1 November 2014 – 31 October 2015.
3. Data based on searches made by UK users during the period 1 November 2014 – 31 October 2015.
4, 5. Data based on average hotel prices during the search period of 1 November 2012 – 31 October 2015.
6. Averages calculated from over 900,000 hotels on over 250 booking sites over the last three years.