Last time we talking about Collecting suitcases (part 1)
DO NOT LOSE MONEY IN THE HOTEL
For hotels, there are the same meta-searchers (or aggregators), as for air tickets. Free travelers are already used to comparing the prices for flights via Skyscanner, Momondo, Aviasales - these sites do not sell tickets themselves, but collect the offers of all airlines and agencies.
The same focus, it makes sense to do with the hotel! Through the same meta-searchers as the tickets, plus Trivago.ru. Not always promoted Booking offers the lowest price. And on the site of the hotel itself, the room is almost always more expensive.
Did not take care of housing in advance? At the reception you will surely roll out a tidy sum: here he is, the client, stands with a suitcase and clearly wants to shower and sleep, he has nowhere to go, he will pay. Do not hurry. Go to the Internet to the nearest bar, but at least in the lobby of the same hotel - on the hotels booking sites usually a lot of advantageous burning offers. Booking even the credit card information does not ask if you order a room for today.
The reverse situation: the hotel is booked in advance, you changed your mind at the last moment - the trip broke, or the option turned up. And the deadline to refuse without a fine has already passed. Transfer the order to later dates - and then cancel without penalty. Of course, everything depends on the conditions of a particular hotel. Sometimes a fine is taken for changing the dates.