My Southeast Asia backpacking trip has come to an end and while I’m back home recuperating before heading to Argentina next week, now is a great time to tally up my free hotel stays in September. If you missed my last article about free hotel stays in Southeast Asia, you can learn how to book free hotel stays along with a round up of all my stays in June, July and August. Just to summarize, from June to the end of August I had a total of 28 free hotel stays in Cambodia, Thailand Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore and the stays ranged from high-end luxury hotels to adorable boutique hotels.
In September I traveled to Bali, Indonesia and Tokyo, Japan before heading to Los Angeles. In total I had 6 free nights in the first 2.5 weeks of September. That brings my total for free hotels stays to 34 nights in Southeast Asia and I cannot continue to stress as to how much of a budget saver this has been.
The free hotel stays were made possible through Hotel Quickly credit, free night certificates and through successful Best Rate Guarantee claims. I did not accept complimentary hotel stays for being a travel blogger.
My free stays consisted of:
Bali, Indonesia: 2 free nights at the InterContinental Bali Resort- Jimbaran
The two free nights at the InterContinental Bali were actually two different stays a week apart. Both were Best Rate Guarantee and one of the stays included breakfast.
Bali, Indonesia: 1 Free night at the Abi Bali Resort and Villa
The Abi Bali Resort and Villa was booked using the rest of our Hotel Quickly credit.
Bali, Indonesia: 1 Free night at The Stones Hotel – Legian Bali, Autograph Collection (Breakfast included)
Marriott is currently having a promotion that I took advantage of. For two paid stays at a Marriott, you get a one night certificate so after earning my certificate, I redeemed it at the The Stones.
Tokyo, Japan: 1 free night at the ANA InterContinental Tokyo
The stay was booked using the anniversary certificate from the IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card
Tokyo, Japan: 1 free night at the Hilton Conrad (Breakfast included)
The stay was booked using the anniversary certificate from the Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Reserve Card
As I stated before, taking advantage of opportunities to stay in hotels for free has been a great money saver and gives me the chance to relax after traveling and exploring new cities, trails and places. There are different loyalty programs that you can opt in for as well that send out promotional information so that you are always in the loop whenever a free night is possible. For example, new members of Marriott’s loyalty program can get a free night certificate after two paid stays at a Marriott. If you have any questions or comments please leave it below. I look forward to keeping you updated with the free stays I book while in South America for the next 5 months!
If you are looking more information on how to book free hotel stays, then PLEASE check out my article, How to Book Free Hotel Stays While Traveling
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