There are different kinds of lodging: hotels, hostels, guest houses, AirbnB, B&B, resorts, etc. Your budget, the services you are looking for, people who are traveling with you, among other reasons are going to help you to choose the best option for your trip.
How much money do you want to spend? This is the first question to answer when deciding where to stay. The budget can define the type of accommodation you will stay, a luxurious hotel or a simple hostel, for example. Remember that staying at a fancy place is not essential to have a great trip.
2. Who is with you?
Are you alone or with friends? Is it a romantic or family trip? It can make your decision easier.
A resort is a perfect choice when traveling with family. On the other hand, a hostel couldn't be a good option, but it can work well if it is a solo or a friends trip.
3. Where is the hotel?
Before booking some accommodation, take a look at the map to see what is around. Check if it is near the places you want to visit, or close to public transportation. However, if you are looking for a hotel in a calm place, maybe the solution is staying far from downtown.
4. Hotel facilities
If swimming pools, a great breakfast, 24/7 bar, sauna, fitness center, etc., are essential facilities for you, a good hotel or a resort is the best option when choosing your accommodation. It is also a good idea if you are traveling with kids and want to keep them entertained.
It is necessary staying at a place with a kitchen, microwave oven, fridge, etc. if you prefer to prepare your meals. Airbnb and apart-hotel can be smart choices in these situations.
6. Kind of trip
The kind of trip can influence the place where you are going to stay.
If you feel like meeting new people, or you are traveling with your friends and want to go to parties, a hostel is a place for you. There, you can meet people from all over the world and have fun at the parties they give.
However, if you prefer calm places, or want to relax all the time, a spa can work for you.
7. See the reviews
Reading what other guests tell about the place you are going to stay in is crucial. A place seems nice, with many facilities, etc., but the truth can be different.
Take into account only the reviews that mention things that are important for you. If it is a complaint about the air conditioner, but it won't use this facility, ignore it. On the other hand, if the person said that breakfast is not good, but you want an incredible one, you should consider it.
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