Is Booking.com Safe?
Is Booking.com Safe is the question of many people and in this article, we will help you deal with this. With over one million properties in 225 countries booking.com has fast become the go to option for business travellers and holiday-makers alike. With properties in every country in Europe and an handy app to match booking.com has made traveling a whole lot easier, at the click of a button you know you have somewhere to stay however last minute your plans are!
All along the backpacking route through Asia you can find a hotel, hostel or guesthouse to suit your budget. You may not always have the quietest of nights sleep but you’ll have a roof over your head for sure.
With new properties listing their services on booking.com everyday the more anxious traveller will often ask is booking.com safe? And although there are no guarantees when travelling booking.com has put measures in place to ensure that your stay is as safe as possible.
How to stay safe when travelling
Regardless of your booking agent there are always a few things you can do to keep yourself safe while travelling. We would like to think that it goes without saying that you should always keep your true valuables on your person. By true valuables we mean you passport, ID and wallet. Anything aside from that is replaceable and can be left in your room.
That said, we always highly recommend that you lock your personal valuables such as laptops, tablets and cameras away in the room or hotel safe if not using them. There are so few bad people in this world, we would like to trust everybody and every situation we find ourselves in but these precautions also keep your mind at rest and focused on your explorations when away from your accommodation.
It is also recommended that you have one other person in this world who knows where you are. We all like to get off the beaten track and even get offline when on holiday but it is always advisable to let someone know where you're staying in case of an emergency.
How is booking.com safe?
Booking.com has offices in over 70 countries around the world; over 180 offices in total, in fact. With that in mind you can rest assured that there will be someone on hand and in country who can help with any questions or queries you may have. booking.com's motto is ‘we speak your language’ and that is so very, very true! The booking.com team work in over 40 languages! So again, communicating with and through booking.com could not be easier and offers their travellers great peace of mind.
How to I make a complaint to booking.com about the standard of my accommodation?
Booking.com have a great communications team who are on hand 24/7. Although initially you will be sent through an automated FAQ section you will, if necessary, be put directly in touch with a real human who can help you elevate your concerns.
To eliminate the chance of being disappointed with your accommodation be sure to look at the reviews of the property before you book. Reviews are the best way to tell if the hotel or guesthouse is of a suitable standard for you. People are always brutally honest with reviews, although in saying that don’t let a couple of bad reviews amongst a mountain of good put you off. Disgruntled guests are prone to exaggerate. Another way to check the standard of the room before you visit is by checking guest photos.
How is my money safe with booking.com?
One of the major benefits of booking.com is that you don’t have to pay before you stay! You either pay on arrival or departure of your chosen hotel or guesthouse, depending on their policy. In this sense, it is possible to book a round the world travel adventure and not spend a penny before you arrive! This is great for digital nomads who want to plan their travels in advance but are earning money on the road and are waiting for the cash to come in.
This too means that booking.com doesn’t ever have to have your bank details should you wish. If you make an account then you can save your payment details through booking.com as some, and we must insist very few, properties require a deposit or if you cancel with less than 24 hours to go you must still pay the balance. This, we feel, is a fair trade off as there are so many start up and small guesthouses who would lose out to last minute deals in big fancy hotels if this security measure for their trade was not in place.
Safe and Secure
Booking.com is the go to accommodation booking platform for savvy travellers the world over and for good reason. With so many properties listed, a great communications team and no need to pay before you stay you can book with booking.com safe in the knowledge that your safety and security is if the utmost importance to them.