If you’re travelling alone, get a double room for single use. The price difference is not much and you get a bigger room.
Try and avoid rooms near the reception or the breakfast area, they usually tend to be noisy.
Sometimes booking directly with the hotel is cheaper than booking through a 3rd party website and vice versa. So check with both and compare rates before you book.
Some hotels give a discount if you pay by cash or if you book a stay for more than 3 days, so ask ahead.
Avoid from hotels near the train stations. The area around the train stations is usually seedy and far from the tourist attractions. Under Hundred, as a rule, doesn’t list hotels near the train stations. Or any area it considers seedy.
All rates are usually negotiable. If breakfast is not included in the rate, negotiate hard and get it included. You might not succeed but hey, trying never hurt anyone.
If you’re a light sleeper, take a room on a higher floor and preferably facing the back.
If you don’t like your room don’t feel shy to ask for a better or a bigger room. Most hotels will accommodate your request depending on room availability.
Hotels which have restaurants usually give a 5% to 10% for hotels guests and the food usually is pretty decent.
In Spain, ‘Hostal’ means a 1 or 2 star budget hotel or pension and not a ‘Hostel’ as we know it.
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