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During matches of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, all types of accommodation will be available to the host cities guests: hotels, guesthouses, hostels, private apartments and cottages. This article gives several practical tips how to book hotels correctly and not to overpay.
The largest cities of Russia with the developed tourist infrastructure will host the football tournaments. Be sure: coming here you won't be left unaccommodated. But there are a few moments to remember.
Where to look for hotels, hostels and apartments
The right way is the HotelLook search engine. This service in an instant scans all known booking websites, finds the most favorable prices and shows the clear result. HotelLook searches for the best deals on Booking.com, Agoda, Hotel.info, ZenHotels and others.
For search for accommodation options you should go to the official site www.hotellook.com, or use the search form right here:
The service is absolutely free for buyers. HotelLook earns its partner commission from booking services for perfect booking. In other words, if you search on Booking.com individually, you pay exactly as much. But using HotelLook, you look for options on several bookings at the same time, and the probability to get a good bargain is high: HotelLook will find the cheapest accommodation, and also outline cheaper hotels.
You shouldn't worry about your personal details security: HotelLook only searches in the bases, and the actual booking happens on the booking service website.
How much is accommodation
First of all, everything depends on the hotel level. Someone is ready to pay much for five-star hotel and its excellent service. Others are thankful for a hostel or modest apartments. It is the matter of taste and financial capacity.
Of course, during the football matches days all hotels without exception raise their prices. Therefore, we recommend to start searching for accommodation as soon as possible to get the most favorable offer. Whenever possible, try booking a room six months before or even earlier.
The most expensive hotels are in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. During the championships price per night in a five-star hotel will make hundreds and even thousands dollars. There are two-star hotels and hostels, but be prepared for prices above average. Even for the most modest accommodation in hostel you will hardly pay less than $50 per night.
The best hotel locations
If you plan to visit only football matches, then look for hotels near the stadium. You will save plenty of time and money if the hotel is within walking distance of the stadium. But you should better be pretty smart about booking: nearby hotels will be sold out first of all.
If you fail to book a hotel near the stadium, you shouldn't be upset. In each host city there are thousands of accommodation options, and you will find something suitable for you. You can book a hotel in the downtown, and you won't regret: you can easily get to the stadium by taxi or public transport, and downtown accommodation adds possibility of pleasant walks any time, abundance of restaurants and other entertainments just steps from your hotel.
In general, each city is unique, and you should to choose a hotel individually. Here you will find our recommendations how to choose hotels in each host city:
What you need to book a hotel
To book a hotel you need to enter your passport data and data of your bank card. We again would like to repeat that on HotelLook you only find suitable options, but you should book and pay on the websites like Booking.com, Agoda and others. It is completely secure.
As for deposit, each hotel has its own rules. Usually when booking a room you have to pay per one night and the rest sum you pay upon arrival. Deposit is nonrefundable payment to guarantee the hotel your accommodation. Other rules of booking are possible too. Peruse the hotel booking rules.
Don't leave accommodation search too late!
You walk on thin ice unless you book hotel in advance. Of course, you won't stay unaccommodated but you will get yourself into a tizzy looking for a room all over the city. It is hardly what you want to do after a long flight in the unknown place.
Have a nice trip!