How Did I Book a Hotel Online without Using a Credit Card?

by - Saturday, April 30, 2016

I am one of many people who don’t want to indulge on credit card. My Mom always reminds me that never, ever get a credit card. I’m also scared being in a position with many debts. That’s why when I heard that BPI launched BPI My ePrepaid Card and I’m also going to South Korea, I decided to get my own BPI ePrepaid Card.

I know it’s hassle to go to the bank and load this card but I need to do this in sake of not getting in to many debts. Hehe. 

Going back to the topic, here’s the process of how I booked a hotel online.
P.S. I booked my hotel in Seoul through Agoda. :)

» Step 1: Search for hotel «

Type your destination as well as indicate the date and how many guests will stay at the hotel.

» Step 2: Accessibility «

Search for a nice hotels that near in subways, bus stations as well as shopping area.

Take note: it’s good that you check also the rating of the hotel and the reviews. This is also for your safety. Ratings with 8 and above is good already. :)

I chose at Myeong-dong area because I want to stay near in shopping areas. :)

» Step 3: Budget, Free Cancellation and Perks «

Find a hotel with your budget range. Better to have a hotel that offers a free cancellation or pay later option.

I always book with Pay Later option and also Free Cancellation. I booked our hotel in Seoul with Pay Later option because I have time to save money. Hehe. 

For me, hotels within Php 5,000 / around $100 range is good already since South Korea is a First World Country and everything seems to be expensive.

» Step 4: Double-check «

Check the price first before paying. Do you think Php 35,000+ is enough for 7 days travel? If you are already sure, sign up or login to your Agoda account.

» Step 5: Pay Now or Pay Later? «

Choose from the two. If you are already have a fund, then go for pay now option. Don’t worry because you booked the hotel with FREE CANCELATION. So anytime you can cancel your hotel booking. Otherwise, go on to Pay Later if you don’t have funds yet.

Since I just have a Prepaid Card, put your Prepaid Card details.

This is just a sample only.

Then hit the BOOK & PAY LATER button! Hooray! You made a transaction! Make sure to pay your hotel before the indicated date. Check also your email for the payment details that Agoda will send to you.

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I just shared my experience. :)

How about you? How and where do you book your accommodation when travelling abroad. Share your experience.

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