10 Types Of Accommodation According To Your Choice And Budget

Accommodation is an important aspect for every traveller when you are on vacation. Different traveller has different requirement of accommodation depending on their budget. The major and easily available source to find the accommodation is the online booking sites.  Online booking search for accommodation   provides different types of accommodation with different offers and facilities. Among these to find the best accommodation for you is a crucial job as it has impact on your budget. When you are on travel the biggest expenses you have to pay on accommodation.

This blog  will explain  the different types of accommodation and how to find the accommodation as per  your requirement and budget.

1. Hotels

Hotels are the most common type of accommodation and easily accessible. Hotels are available in varieties of  options  from  non- star  to 5 star. The rates of the hotels per day per night depend  on the facilities and  amenities offered by the hotels. The majority of the traveller prefer hotel accommodation. I also stayed number of  times in hotels as compared to the other type of accommodation. For the same hotel different hotel booking sites shows different prices and offers. It will be better to choose the hotel which offers more amenities and lower price. If you are small family or solo traveller  and interested in luxurious stay  then hotel is the best option.

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Some of the major booking sites for hotel:

Booking

Goibibo

Expedia

Tripadvisor

Travelocity

2. Apartments

This is  one of the different type of accommodation having large areas and provides all the amenities like a hotel. In addition to that it provides great location. One of the important facility is the kitchen where you can cook   the food as per your choice. One of the biggest advantage of the apartment is that it can be available for cheaper  rent as compared to hotels. If your stay at the same destination is for longer duration then apartment is the best options. You can search the apartment on accommodation booking sites or even you can find from local agent of the city on some commission. If you are a group of people from the same family or from different family and are willing to stay at the same destination for longer duration then apartment is the best option.

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Some of the major booking sites for apartment:

  • Booking
  • Goibibo
  • Expedia
  • Airbnb
  • Travelocity

3. Hostel

Hostels are the cheapest and most accessible   accommodation. Hostels offer shared room  to sleep in different beds in the same room. Guest will have to share a common bathroom and toilet. You will not get towels or toiletries or Wi-Fi. There are separate dormitories for men and women is one of the best advantage. The advantage of staying in the hostel is that, there you  will get the company of the people. With them you can go to movie or trip.  If you are single and want a cheap accommodation  then hostel is the best option.

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Some of the major booking sites for hostel:

  • Booking
  • Goibibo
  • Tripadvisor
  • Hotel
  • Hosteworld

4. Guesthouse

The guest house is the one part of the house converted for the exclusive use of lodging. It is cheap as compared  to hotels and apartment.  It is maintained and run by the owner of the house who lives separately in the same building. Guest house may have  furniture, garden, parking and private bathroom.  Owner of the guesthouse provides  home made food.  There are multiple options of the guesthouse from budget to middle range to five star resort. Guesthouse gives you the feeling of your home. You may feel more relaxed and happy.

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Some of the major booking sites for guesthouse:

  • Booking
  • Goibibo
  • Expedia
  • Tripadvisor
  • Makemytrip

5. Bed and Breakfast

Bed and breakfast (B&B) are a small lodging establishment that provides overnight private room to the guest  and  breakfast  in the morning.  B&B run by private family owner and who also lives in the property. There are options from low budget to luxury budget. B&B are cheaper than hotels and can  be an alternative to the traditional living in a hotel. Some  B&B rooms offer individually furnished rooms, air conditioner and free Wi-Fi access and free parking.

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Some of the major booking sites for B&B:

  • Booking
  • Expedia
  • Hotel
  • Travelocity
  • Tripadvisor

6. Holiday Home

The holiday home is a type of accommodation  used for holiday vacations. These types of properties offer large size rooms and more surrounding space. Traveller can enjoy as their own room.  It offers more privacy as compared to the hotel. It is also cheaper than a hotel stay.  If you are a big family or a group of friends and interested for longer duration then  holiday home is the best option for you.

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Some of the major booking sites for holiday homes:

  • Booking
  • Goibibo
  • Expedia
  • Airbnb
  • Tripadvisor

7. Villas

Vilas is a luxurious type accommodation which provides great locations, well maintained furniture, and a number of entertainment, some time that is not found in the hotel. Generally villas has many rooms in one premises. Vilas offers   privacy and seclusion that you want.  If you are big group of people travelling together then, villas are the best options for you. All people can live together, eat together, play together and many things do together. Villas can make your trip memorable. You can enjoy other amenities like swimming pool and spa.

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Some of the major booking sites for villas:

  • Booking
  • Goibibo
  • Expedia
  • Hotel
  • Travelcity

8.Homestay

Homestay   is a type of accommodation where one can share a home with local of the city or village.  The facilities offered by the owner to the traveller are food, internet, furniture. The advantage of holiday home is that you can meet the local people. It is very cheap as compared to the hotel. If you are solo traveller then this accommodation is the best for you.

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Some of the major booking sites for home stay:

  • Booking
  • Goibibo
  • Airbnb
  • Homestay
  • Trivago

9. Private room

This is a single separate room in the apartment rented to the traveler. It offers bed, air conditioner ,dressing table and furniture. You can share the living and dining area of the owner. The occupancy depends on the size of the room . Breakfast or other type of food are not provided or depends on the owner of the room. If you are single  then it is one of the best option.

Some of the major booking sites for private rooms:

  • Airbnb
  • Housing
  • Oyolife
  • Agoda
  • Yatra

10. Resort

It is also a luxurious type of accommodation. Resorts are self  contained commercial accommodation, full fill the requirement of traveller such as food, entertainment, spa, sports and shopping. It also offers a fitness centre, massage center, tennis court and wellness. Generally resort are away from city. Those who want to spend time away from city, noise, crowd then resort is the best option for them.

Some of the major booking sites for resort:

  • Tripadvisor
  • Booking
  • Goibibo
  • Makemytrip
  • Holidify

Conclusion

First decide what type of accommodation you are interested and  what is your   budget. Once it is fixed, then search on online booking site. Compare the prices on multiple sites. Take some efforts to find what you want. It is very easy if you try. Always check the reviews provided by the previous customer on different sites.

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