They say that travel broadens the mind and whilst we imagine that works on a person-by-person hit-and-miss basis, one thing that is certain is that travel broadens the overdraft. However, those with a more devil-may-care, adventurous outlook on accommodation could keep costs in check with the handy hotel hunter that is Blink Booking…
Covering over 50 cities across seven European countries and a grand total of some 700 equally grand hotels, the basis of Blink Booking is fairly basic: each morning at 11am, the app selects the four best hotels in each city based on price and location, and then the quartet of living quarters compete amongst themselves to offer the best rates possible. All this is, of course, played out on the app, allowing savvy travellers to pick up a veritable bargain of up to 40% off standard rates.
Once you’ve selected a place to slumber via price along with the app’s Overview, Information and GPS map link, you can book your stay there and then, and then either retreat to your room to savour your savings or hit the town hard to spend your app-gotten accumulation
Plus, as a guarantee of quality, all hotels featured have been personally visited and recommend by Blink Booking staff to ensure no Fawlty Towers types make it into the running, so you can rest easy on the rat/riff-raff/rampant ranting front.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Available all across the most vibrant cities in Europe and currently covering London, Birmingham, Brighton, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester in the UK, Blink Booking features a clean, easy to follow interface and a four-click booking system which makes it quite possibly easier way to find economical accommodation ever.
Current version: 2.0.2
Requires Android 2.1 and up