11 Voted

Although Agoda is not as complete as other booking websites available, its simplistic design, ‘coupon code’ feature, and email notifications makes it a more unique choice when deciding where on the internet to book your accommodation. Like Hotels.com, their ‘secret prices’ offer users the chance to get exclusive discounts on properties all around the world, while the numerous options for adding filters are great for narrowing down where to stay.

 

Agoda includes hostels as well as hotels in its search options, which was perfect for me when looking for cheap places to stay with friends. However, the feature that stands out on Agoda and sets it apart from its competitors is the option to receive email notifications if the price changes on a hotel or hostel you’ve been looking at. This means that if you’re planning a trip in the future, but are in no hurry to book somewhere, you can wait to receive the best price. This is undoubtedly one of the greatest features when booking with Agoda, allowing you to grab the savviest deals wherever you’re going.

 

As well as its user reviews, the website gives out awards to certain hotels depending on guest rating in a particular category to help give a good idea of where might best suit a person’s requirements. Once you have chosen your filters, Agoda will display ‘Your best match’ at the top to allow you to find somewhere suitable in as little time as possible.

 

Although there is an option to search flights and car rental you cannot book via the website and will have to go elsewhere to buy tickets. There is also no price comparison available beyond those of their partner companies, meaning you are may not necessarily be seeing the cheapest deals. Nevertheless, their price match guarantee does mean you can get cheaper rates should you take the time to look across other websites.

Pros
  • Secret prices allow for cheap discounts on properties
  • Option of searching for hotels and hostels
  • Email notifcations let you know when a property you’re looking at changes price
Cons
  • No option to book flights or car rental
  • Price comparison only includes partner websites