Are you looking for affordable accommodation in Liverpool, without resorting to sharing a dorm? You need to open your mind to alternative accommodations, other than expensive hotels in Liverpool One. Here are our best hacks for booking affordable, quality accommodation without lowering your standards:

1.Travel off-season

Unless you are traveling for a specific event in Liverpool, try to visit during the off-season, this means between October and April usually. Let’s face it you’re never guaranteed a sunny break here, we’re just as likely to get rain in July as we are in November! The same goes for flights, it’s more economical to travel when demand is low.

2.Book midweek

Weekend rates are often inflated due to demand. Weekend events in the city drive up the demand and in order to maximize the properties revenue, rates are pushed higher and higher. Properties with low mid-week demand often offer special offers and discounts in order to sell rooms. 

3.Shop around

Don’t always book the first property you see, even if the rate seems reasonable. Remember that if it seems too good to be true it probably is! Do your research, shop around and opt for the property that seems the most reasonable while still having good reviews.

4. Always book direct

This is extremely important! While price comparison sites are great for pitting hotels against a hotel, when it comes to making the all-important booking always, ALWAYS book directly with the property. They will often match or beat the online price and you will have access to special offers and perks that would not be available otherwise.

5. Take advantage of discounts/offers

Ask if the hotel has any discounts or offers available to you if you book directly and the property will always offer their best available rate. Some properties offer OAP or AA discounts, or long stay offers on rooms nights. Make sure ask if these are available as they may not be offered otherwise. If your company stays with the property regularly, it’s worth asking for a corporate discount.

6.Rewards programmes

If you’re not a member of the property’s rewards programme, join it there and then in order to earn some points back on your stay. When you build up enough points you can exchange them for vouchers/goodies/free nights. For example, PREMIER SUITES offer Rewards from us to you, which offers the equivalent of £/€10 off your next stay, early check-in/late check-out and free upgrades when available. Best of all it’s all free of charge!

7.Alternative accommodation

You’re not in a new city to spend time in a luxury hotel so what’s the point in splashing out on somewhere you’ll just use for sleeping. Research alternative accommodation like serviced apartments that offer better value for money per square inch. You’ll also have access to a fully equipped private kitchen and all of the amenities offered with a traditional hotel stay.

8.Book in advance

If you are looking for a good deal on your accommodation, try to book as far in advance as possible, especially if there is an event in the city. Rates go up as the property fills up so the closer you leave it the higher the rate. Keep an eye on cancellation terms so you can cancel within 24/48 hours if needed.

9.Share accommodation

Traditional hotel rooms have one or two beds and can be a bit of a squeeze trying to fit any more. To save money on accommodation, share with friends or colleagues. When you stay with PREMIER SUITES Liverpool, that doesn’t mean sharing a room, we have 2-bed apartments on offer so you can comfortably cohabit. 

10. Just ask!

Ask your reservations agent if you are getting the best deal and if there are any special offers available. Ask if the property offers any discounts for OAPs/memberships etc. Mention if you are staying for a special occasion or birthday and if available staff will usually try to make your stay a little more special. The worst they can do is say no!

If you’re looking for affordable, spacious accommodation, stay away from overpriced hotels and book a serviced apartment in Liverpool. Always remember to book directly for the best available rate on your accommodation in Liverpool.

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