Last Updated on December 8, 2021 by Henry @ The Getaway Lounge
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If you’re looking for somewhere to stay and want to make sure you have the flexibility to cancel free of charge, you might be wondering how you can do this online.
Well, luckily for us it’s easily done thanks to the vast competition on reputable platforms such as booking.com.
So in this article, we’ll outline the ways in which you can best secure a hotel booking that won’t leave you out of pocket, in the event your plans change.
In order to book a hotel online with a Free Cancellation policy, complete the following steps:
We recommend booking.com for a whole range of options worldwide to suit any budget.
They also have a tremendous number of hotels on offer – most of which offer Free Cancellation policies as standard.
What’s more – they’re one of safest and most reliable booking sites in the world.
By selecting your travel preferences, this will allow the platform to hone in on the hotels that are most relevant to you.
And whilst most hotels around the world do offer Free Cancellation, the proportion of which will depend on factors such as destination, dates and number of people.
You’ll then be presented with a full list of accommodation that is available to book in your destination of choice on your selected dates, including the most relevant room types depending on the number of guests.
Scroll down the page and you’ll see a list of handy filters.
With Free Cancellation being a common one – you’ll often find it under “popular filters” as illustrated below on desktop.
Otherwise, keep an eye out for it until you see it as an option to select.
Once selected, the shortlist of accommodation will be refreshed and updated to show only the properties that allow you to book with a Free Cancellation policy.
Once you’ve found a hotel you like the look of, and it’s advertised as offering Free Cancellation – you will then want to check the terms and conditions.
For example, it’s worth knowing how much notice the property need in order to cancel your reservation free of charge.
You may be able to cancel for free before a certain time on the same day, but you may only be able to cancel 7 days before, or 2 days before your intended reservation.
This will depend on the individual properties policies, and you’ll see more details when you get into the details before making a reservation, as illustrated below.
Follow the simple steps above and you’ll have no problem booking a hotel with a suitable policy in regards to Free Cancellation.
Check the small print for cut off times – the closer to your reservation date you are allowed to cancel free of charge, the most flexibility you’ll have.
We hope you found this useful, and enjoy your stay using booking.com!