You’ve probably seen the commercials on TV, but have you ever used Trivago to find the perfect hotel for you at the lowest price? If you’ve got an upcoming trip out of town for business or pleasure and haven’t booked a place to stay yet, why not give it a try? After all, it’s the world’s top hotel price comparison site, and that’s because it saves users time and money.
What does Trivago do?
The main function of Trivago seems quite simple, but is absolutely invaluable for busy people who are looking for a hotel. It’s a price comparison website, meaning it saves you the hassle of manually going to tons of different sites to find the best price for the hotel room that you want. Plus, it saves you money by linking you directly to the site that is offering the lowest price, which you might not be able to find on your own.
How to use Trivago
Using Trivago to find the lowest price online for the hotel room you want is incredibly easy. On the homepage, just start by typing in your destination city. Then, on the next page, select your check-in and check-out dates. Depending on your location, you could end up with hundreds or thousands of results for hotels in that area. It would be silly and time-consuming to go through all of them, so what can you do to narrow your search?
Trivago’s top features
Aside from its user-friendly interface and massive database of hotels, the best features of Trivago are arguably its filters and sorting options. For example, a search for hotels in Portland, OR on a given date gave me seven pages of results, each with 25 hotels. But I can easily narrow that down by using the “Guest rating” filter and telling Trivago to only show hotels with a rating of “Very good” and higher, which reduces the search results down to four pages.
You apply additional filters and tell Trivago how it should sort the results. You can filter my minimum and maximum price, hotel stars, exact location of the hotel, and amenities like free Wi-Fi, pool, pet-friendly, etc. Sort by rating, price or distance from a specific landmark.
Advantages of Trivago
There are lots of discount travel sites online these days, so what advantages does Trivago offer? First, their database includes over 1 million hotels all over the world, and the service searches over 200 sites for the best price. Once you find the perfect hotel, booking is a snap, because Trivago will automatically link you to whatever website was offering the lowest price on the room you want. Trivago is free to use and saves you time and money.
More information about Trivago
Trivago Company Data
Majority Shareholder: Expedia Group
Quotation market: NASDAQ (RVG)
Date of Foundation: January 2005
Place of Foundation: Düsseldorf (Germany)
Founders: Stephan Stubner, Peter Vinnemeier, Rolf Schrömgens, Malte Siewert
Headquarters: Düsseldorf (Germany)
International coverage: Presence in 55 countries
Main activity: Online hotel search engine
Other products: Trivago Hotel Manager
Estimated Income: Above € 1,035 billion
Web (English Version): trivago.com