Hotel reservations without prepayment and plastic card

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How to book a hotel without prepayment

To book a hotel without advance payment in our days is no problem. More recently, the most popular international search engines and hotels put pretty strict conditions for travelers and tourists, demanding to partially or completely prepay for hotel booking via credit card on the website.

But today there are a lot of hotels and apartments available for reservation even without the freezing of funds on the card. Moreover, for such bookings remain flexible cancellation policy without penalty. Thus, for instance, you can cancel or change your reservation before the expiration of a certain time in advance, and you will not keep a penny. However, there is one condition: when booking reservation system may still be asked to enter a credit card is required to secure your reservation. Don't worry, your card nothing will be charged and the amount is not frozen. You will still be able to dispose of the money on the card at its sole discretion, and you may pay the hotel in cash or credit card at their discretion. Debit card can happen only in the case if your trip is canceled and you did not cancel your booking. Then, the hotel reserves the right to reimburse the cost of downtime numbers. Don't forget also that the fall deals with large discounts, but without the possibility of cancellation.

How to book a hotel via the Internet without payment. Let's look at an example of a popular booking systems of hotels worldwide – Agoda.com

Search for hotels on the Agoda website as simple as possible: choose a place (city, resort, island), set the date and get a complete list of hotels:


Now, in order to select hotels is available for booking without pre-payment, is sufficient to establish on the search page check the "Pay accommodation" (circled in red in the screenshot), and the site will instantly re-sort the results, leaving only the hotels for which it is possible to book without paying in advance with payment on the spot.

Can also include additional search filters and sorting. For example, you can specify a price range, hotel services, accommodation type, etc.:


After selecting you liked the hotel takes you to his page where you will find many options of rooms. Among them then you need to choose the one which shows "Pay accommodation". If you accidentally choose a different room, will be charged directly from the card. By the way, please note that free cancellation is possible before the date five days prior to arrival, so if your plans change, will be able without loss to abandon the spot. The main thing - time to cancel the reservation.


After selecting the number and the number of guests you will be taken to fill in personal data and card number. As a reminder, your card will not be charged anything, which is clearly specified on the page.


And now you can try yourself to find and book hotel discounts through the search form Agoda.com. Over time, the site may change, but the basic principle is you is now clear.

How to book a hotel without credit card

You can also book hotel online without credit card. However, the number of such hotels is very small, but they are. To find such hotels in popular hotels worldwide Russian origin hotellook.ru. Here just need to set the time and place of the trip:


And to show hotels available for booking without a credit card, you need to include a stealth check "Without plastic card" at the bottom of the conditions.

As you can see, these hotels, there is very little, but perhaps among them is the one that suits you:


You can also try yourself to find and book hotel discounts through the search form Hotellook.ru. The Hotellook website, by the way, nice looking hotels in several hotel booking systems, and allows you to choose the best prices:

To summarize:

  1. To book a hotel without advance payment is possible, and to make it simple, if you use the reservation system.
  2. When you search for hotels in reservation system it is necessary only to enable the corresponding filter, as in the examples above.
  3. After selecting the desired hotel often still have to enter credit card data for guarantee booking, but my credit card charged or frozen will not.
  4. Payment can be in cash or by credit card at the price specified at the time of booking.
  5. If you cancel the trip you will forget to cancel booking in advance, or reserve a hotel for the action without the possibility of cancellation, the hotel reserves the right to charge your card a fine in the amount if partial amount of the reservation.
Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
VikSons January 16, 2019
Here the situation all depends. I am inclined to think that it's better to worry about it, because you never know what may be waiting for you on the spot. There were a couple of unpleasant situations ...
nausla January 16, 2019
What bothered? ...
Vitalisation 13 March, 2019
What!:? ...
admin 13 March, 2019
Book well in advance, obviously. ...
nausla 13 March, 2019
From my sense began to slip away.
I understand I came to the following:
1. Free cancellation is possible until a certain date, there are of course exceptions but I've seen a couple of times in 5 years.
2. Book in advance definitely makes sense, usually for the arrival of all prilichnye options expensive. Of course not happen if the force majeure.
3. If a hundred percent sure on the trip, it is necessary to take cheaper options without the right of refund. By the way I fully agree.
Would add that we should look: the location of hotel services (airport transfer, wifi, room size, air conditioning, etc.)
Also read the testimonials, preferably not on the same oecusse, and not to take less than 8. Of course if you are interested in the quality of rest. ...
Dragon March 14, 2019

And not to forget that the more requirements for housing, the more likely that you will have problems, if you do not book in advance. It's one thing when you are satisfied with the ordinary kopeck piece without reference to a particular place, and another when you need a large comfortable apartment which is not anyhow where, and even in fairly high season.
For example, today I very long searched for housing in nice for six people. Had in the centre, near the sea and with separate beds, not to mention the fact that there are no 2-storey beds... At a sane price of such options, in principle at least, even much in advance... ...
Bulk March 14, 2019
very strange advice, given the fact that different resources weight reviews various and various system evaluations. for example, 8-9 hotels.com - about 7 in town. and how you can book your accommodation by rating not lower than 8, for example, on airbnb or tripadvisor, where the maximum rating is 5? and why not book accommodation with rating of 7 on the booking, if there is even a 6.5 is quite acceptable? why such love for the number 8? ...
nausla March 14, 2019

For example, that would not get Sari in which the dog is ashamed to settle. Watching left-wing photos from the hotelier.
And about the rating, Yes, it was necessary to allcnt that on a scale of booking.
About the airbnb lottery here? A secret for you - the frequent violation of the agreements vladeltsami housing? But you are here mainly on referral links live.
tripadvisor is generally a very strange resource that makes sense only as a platform for reading the reviews. Personally several times encountered that the high rating this resource is in fact fake.
But the removal of negative posts, not helping, posting incorrect information is typical for the booking. He is no better than the rest.
Accordingly, the lower the rating (and the more reviews the evaluation will be objective) the greater the likelihood of running into adventures.
And it is strange to read that 6.5 is too. Without evaluation, too, is generally acceptable and the game "Russian roulette" is not always ends sadly. ...
Bulk March 14, 2019
more than 10 years booking hotels in booking, except for a couple times never booked with rating 8 and above, while in the barns did not live ...
nausla March 14, 2019
Lucky you!
I use it for more than 20 and had the good fortune to encounter negativity from this resource repeatedly.
So don't flatter yourself.
And Sarai lived because he had enough money to send out the scams and take a more expensive room, quickly and, unfortunately, without the help of a booking in another hotel. Usually this feat cost me 2-3 prices. ...

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