How to Find a Cheap Bed and Breakfast

How to Find a Cheap Bed and Breakfast

There are a lot of things to factor in when you are going on vacation and choosing a bed and breakfast. Obviously, location is very important. Another thing to consider is your mode of transportation upon arrival. Then there is always the thing that matters a whole lot: price. This article is about how to find a cheap bed and breakfast.

Luckily, bed and breakfasts are generally geared to a lower budget. Of course someone can pay a lot if that is what they are seeking out, but generally it is not difficult to find a reasonably priced bed and breakfast. The price can vary based on location and amenities, but normally you should be able to find something affordable.

One way to help manage the price is by using the tools that help you uncover all of the bed and breakfasts that are available. If you simply use Google, make sure to go 3, 4, 5 or more pages deep into their search results. Obviously the ones at the top of the search results are going to be high demand, potentially high dollar options. The further you get along in the search results, the more likely you are to find a “hidden gem” for a reasonable cost. Perhaps someone just opened their bed and breakfast and they have a newly published website. This will keep them from being on the first page of Google search results.

Use websites such as BBOnline and Airbnb. These sites are known to have a large database of bed and breakfasts all over the country. You can sort the prices from lowest to highest, which helps you not only find the lowest price, but also get a feel for the market in the area and see what you can expect to pay. Most of these sites have real reviews from real customers so they are great to see what people really felt about their experiences and this will help you find a great value.

Another great thing to do is to ask friends who have been in the area and use bed and breakfasts. There’s no better indicator of a good value than a first hand account of the property and how they rate it.

One of the strengths of bed and breakfast is it is generally an affordable option. Since the hosts do not have to worry about employing an entire hotel staff, this enables them to be able to offer you an affordable price to stay in their home.

Good luck in your search for an affordable b&b!

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