As a regular international traveller to Asia, Africa, South America and Europe, I am always seeking the cheapest and best hotel deals. Whilst booking.com has cornered a lot of the market, I wanted to check hotelscombined to see if it would fit my future travel needs.

Firstly, the site is well laid out and easy to use. At the top of the screen I could see 42 languages available, and 29 major currencies, which is an impressive range. This is particularly useful for long term travellers or digital nomads who often like to think of their costs in local currency, as opposed to $USD. You can filter your search by 5 price bands, the guest ratings, the property type (is hotel, hostel, apartment), and the star ratings. So far, so good.

I searched for a room for 2 adults for 2 nights in Athens. Straight away, the website tells you how many properties in the city you searched for are reserved for your dates. This is useful for flexible travellers: I could see that Athens was 60% booked on my dates, and therefore could consider searching for less busy times if I needed a cheaper or more suitable accommodation. I particularly liked the option to search by “including taxes” as well as “excluding taxes”: quite a few hotel search engines currently only show the excluding taxes price, which can be frustrating in countries where the local taxes are relatively high (ie 20%). It is also very quick to search by price from low to high, and there is an option to see where the hotel is as per the map. On the map feature you can also see where all the hotels are in that city: I think this is particularly useful for business travellers who need to be close to their point of work, or short-term travellers who desire to be central for their stay due to time limitations.

Whilst booking.com dominate many of the search results, agoda and priceline are also heavily present: thus, I think hotelscombined could find deals that one wouldn’t find by solely searching on booking.com. The booking process appears quick and easy, and you don’t need to register or sign in order to get a booking.

All in all, hotelscombined looks like one of the best websites on the market, and I would definitely use it as a first point of call for my accommodation needs.

Pros
  • wide range of hotels
  • good graphics
  • transparent pricing
  • map feature

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TravelSites.com is the go to place online to find information on the best websites, smartphone apps, books, YouTube channels and documentaries for travelers. Written with my years of experience trotting the globe, TravelSites.com gives budding young backpackers the chance to discover the top resources available for getting the most out of their trip, be it renting a car, learning the local dialect, finding a photographer or even just knowing what the weather will be like for the week. I have researched the internet to bring you a list of the top items in each category, while every single one has been meticulously reviewed, highlighting unique features, comparison to similar products, and all the pros and cons.

 

Why did you make TravelSites.com?💖🔥🚀

Well, I found that although there is naturally lots of information online concerning travel-related products and services, they seem to be scattered about, leaving the user to laboriously search for each individual item. If you wanted, for example, to discover an inspiring travel documentary while booking accommodation and flights to Rome, you would have to have at least three different tabs open at once. TravelSites.com puts all the information you need in one place, meaning you will not have to search far and wide to simply find out the best website for reserving a room in a hotel. With more than 40 different categories, travelers can stay on the same website to gather all the information they need, not only saving them time but also saving them money, by reading through the reviews to find the cheapest option.

 

What can you find on My lists and how did I rank them?🕵️‍♂️🧠🔗

My lists feature more than 40 different travel-related categories containing every resource a backpacker could ever need. Need help planning a trip? Want to keep up to date with the latest travel news? Looking for an inspiring book or blog? Desperate to find a restaurant away from the crowds? I’ve got you covered. My lists have been carefully put together by me and combined by quality, efficiency, value and functionalism to rank the items in descending order, with number one considered the item offering the best of all four factors. The criteria was constant throughout each category, whether it was for a cruise booking website or an Instagram account, in order to bring travelers the resources that would be the most useful for travelers.

 

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Hmm, if you think that any best travel site is really missing in my travel directory, I can be reached by 📧email, Skype, Facebook Messenger, Twitter or Linkedin.