Before Booking Hotels for 2024 - You Should Know This
Booking websites use millions of pricing tricks. We think you deserve to know how to get around them and get the lowest hotel rate in 2024. Let's see?
If you wonder what kind of factors increase your hotel price, here's the list:
- location and IP address
- your device (computer/phone)
- different commissions on booking websites
- loyalty programs
- cookies, and…
so many more that it's simply annoying.
And that's exactly why we created RatePunk - to overcome all these tricks used by booking websites. How? Simple, read on.
RatePunk is a free browser extension (for Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera & Edge) & app (for iPhones & Androids) that gets around all the pricing tricks booking websites use.
12 tricks in one tool:
- Price comparison. RatePunk compares all major hotel price providers LIVE. You scroll your favorite booking website, (for example, Booking.com), and RatePunk alerts you if a lower price is found elsewhere.
- Device price comparison. Prices can vary BIG between mobile and desktop - RatePunk notifies you if the hotel is cheaper on a different device.
- Insider rates. RatePunk users get access to our secret (shh!) booking website with retail hotel prices. If we get a lower price than most standard booking platforms - we show it to you.
- Location change suggestion. Different countries get different hotel prices, so RatePunk shows you which country has the lowest rate. Then you can use a VPN service and book your wanted hotel cheaper from that particular country.
- Price tracking. Activate this feature to be notified of price drops for your chosen hotel, ensuring you book at the lowest possible price.
- Rebooking alerts. After booking your hotel, remember to turn on the rebooking feature. We'll inform you if we detect a lower price for your chosen hotel. This way, you can cancel your current booking and rebook the same hotel at a reduced rate.
- RateScore. We combine ratings from top travel websites into one reliable score, saving you the hassle of researching various sites.
- Reviews cloud. Reading hotel reviews? Terrible! We summarize the most frequent keywords from booking site reviews, giving you a snapshot of what makes each hotel stand out.
- Hotel quality score. It's important to stay at a hotel that meets your needs. Our team implemented this feature so you could discover how a hotel's quality has evolved over time so you can see if it's improving or declining.
- Neighborhood safety index. Is your hotel in a safe neighborhood? Know it in seconds - RatePunk analyzes reviews to assess the safety of the area around the hotel.
- Airbnb alternative pricing. Many Airbnb properties are also listed on other booking websites, and you can skip the cleaning fees by booking through there. We keep track of this to help you find better deals.
- Airbnb quick price suggestion. Airbnb prices are VERY negotiable. Skip the back-and-forth messaging with hosts by sending them a direct-price offer using RatePunk. This saves time and simplifies negotiations for your desired Airbnb stay.
Your 5 steps away from saving on every hotel booking 🐾
1️⃣ Add to your browser or phone.
2️⃣ Go to your favorite booking site (Expedia, Booking.com, Priceline, Agoda, Airbnb). c
3️⃣ Pick a hotel/property you want to book.
4️⃣ RatePunk will pop up & show you all the possible savings.
5️⃣ Be 100% sure you’re never overpaying!
Cool, right? We knew you'd like it ;)