How we saved 900 Euro when booking hotels for our 2019 EuroTrip?
When it comes to booking hotel stays, travelers usually loose a lot of time in finding the cheapest and at the same time most convenient hotel which fits their budget and expectations. This becomes an even more difficult task when visiting large cosmopolitan cities like New York, London or Paris.
With the launch of major online booking sites, it became much easier for users to compare, choose and book hotels online, but also the wide variety of offers sometimes made the choice even more difficult.
On average, most of us loose 60 days to choose a hotel! And this happens every year …
How much better it would be if there was a website that offers most of the hotels in the world with up to 20% cheaper than anywhere else on the web?
Lucky us: Found such!
Since August last year, me and my friends were extremely bored after spending so many weeks in researching hotels and looking for good prices for our Eurotrip already scheduled for April 2019. Exploring many different online tour operators, review aggregators, forums and social media, luckily found brand-new website called Locktrip.
When visited the website for the first time we were a little bit confused seeing there prices in not familiar currency called LOC but after very quick research realized that this is brand-new blockchain based hotel booking portal which list the rates in LOC just because this is the only way they could offer all hotels worldwide with 0% commission and much cheaper rates than anywhere else on the entire web.
💡 However after very easy registration (took us around 30 sec) on Locktrip found out that all rates are available also in USD, EUR and GBP but just for registered users. Not a big issue considering how much money we saved after this quick task — more than 900 Euro!
Starting from Lisbon, we planned to visit Barcelona, Paris, London, Amsterdam, Vienna & Budapest. 6 big cities, all of them very popular among the tourists.
This was our search criteria:
6 People (Wild gentlemen)| 3 Double rooms
Location: City center (close to the tourist sights AND bars when possible)
Budget: No more than 130–170 Euro per night. No breakfast included (We do not like to wake up that early 😊 )
Rating: 8 +
Hotel: Hotel Imlauer Vienna (22–24 April 2019 | 2 nights)
Price on Booking.com for 1 room: 221 EUR for 2 nights
Price on LockTrip for 1 room: 157.16 EUR for 2 nights (29 % Cheaper)
SAVED: 191.52 EUR in total for the 3 rooms
Hotel: Danubius Hotel Helia (24–26 April 2019 | 2 nights)
Price on Booking.com for 1 room: 203 EUR for 2 nights
Price on LockTrip for 1 room: 160.16 EUR for 2 nights (21 % Cheaper)
SAVED: 128.52 EUR in total for the 3 rooms
Hotel: Ciutat de Barcelona (12–14 April 2019 | 2 nights)
Price on Booking.com for 1 room: 254.88 EUR for 2 nights including my Genius discount
Price on LockTrip for 1 room: 224.62 EUR for 2 nights (12 % Cheaper)
SAVED: 90.78 EUR in total for the 3 rooms
Hotel: Hôtel Comete Paris (14–17 April 2019 | 3 nights)
Price on Booking.com for 1 room: 416.28 EUR for 3 nights
Price on LockTrip for 1 room: 366.36 EUR for 3 nights (12 % Cheaper)
SAVED: 149.76 EUR in total for the 3 rooms
Hotel: Oliver Plaza (17–20 April 2019 | 3 nights)
Price on Booking.com for 1 room: 479 EUR for 3 nights
Price on LockTrip for 1 room: 414.72 EUR for 3 nights (12 % Cheaper)
SAVED: 192.84 EUR in total for the 3 rooms
Hotel: Holiday Inn Amsterdam — Arena Towers (20–22 April 2019 | 2 nights)
Price on Booking.com for 1 room: 350 EUR for 2 nights
Price on LockTrip for 1 room: 300.50 EUR for 2 nights (15 % Cheaper)
SAVED: 148.50 EUR in total for the 3 rooms
As described above, we saved up to 29 % for every room which we selected. Isn’t it great?
Did you book your next trip? Visit LockTrip and start saving today!