HotelsCombined

hotelscombined.com
13 Voted

Claiming to have helped over 400 million travellers over the last year, HotelsCombined is seemingly one of the best places to go when searching for last-minute deals on accommodation. The website compares all the top travel sites, such as Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com and Agoda, to provide users with the cheapest offers all in one place so that they can save time and money.

 

The website is very simple to use, just requiring users to enter their travel details in order to bring up a host of different results. The results can then be filtered by star rating, price per night, guest rating, hotel features, theme and property type. I find the latter category to be exceptionally useful as it allows customers to quickly find accommodation that caters to their needs. If you are backpacking on a budget then you don’t want to have to sift through dozens of five-star luxury hotels to find a cheap dormitory bed in a youth hostel. The ‘Hotel Chain’ filter also helps customers find brands from which they can benefit from their rewards scheme, particularly as HotelsCombined doesn’t offer its own.

 

Their ‘Hottest Deals’ section is also very useful for finding great prices on a range of different properties. You can view photos of the accommodation by simply hovering your cursor over the thumbnails, see where it is located on a map and read verified user reviews. However, the deals are not just shown from the destination you previously entered and are more aimed towards flexible travellers who are simply looking to take advantage of a cheap deal for a short trip away.

 

An issue that I have with using HotelsCombined to find last minute deals is the crowded and confusing feel of the website itself. With so much information all on one page, it can, at times, be difficult to know what you’re looking at.

Pros
  • Range of different filters to quickly match results to preferences
  • Hottest Deals present the website’s top picks of the week
Cons
  • Can feel confusing and over-crowded at times