Booking.com is one of the most popular websites and services among travelers and hotels. Although this particular website has been facing tough competition from some other services like Agoda and AirBnB for quite some time but it is still the first choice of people who want to book their favorite hotel whenever they want. Even though the website shows more options and features, people prefer the mobile app because it is much easier to handle as users can apply filters and sort the results.
Booking.com mobile app is available for all major mobile operating systems including Android, iOS and Windows Phone. Not only the app is available for free, you can even use it without any subscription or IAPs. The business model of Booking.com is pretty interesting; the website and service do not even charge hotels anything but instead they generate revenue from deals and featured listings.
After downloading and install Booking.com mobile app on your device, you need to register an account to start using the app. You can create an account using your existing Facebook or Google account as well as using your email address. The app automatically detects your location and sets language and currency accordingly. However, if you want to change these settings manually, you can tap on the top right menu button and from there you can choose preferred language and currency.
Booking.com mobile app has numerous options to choose from. You should keep in mind that the prices shown in your preferred currency are based on the exchange rate of that day. Actually when you arrive at the destination or if you are making prepayment, the amount would be charged in the hotel currency. Although the actual price difference would be little, but it is better to know these things beforehand to avoid misunderstanding and confusion; in most of the cases, you don’t have to make prepayments but instead you can book the room and pay it later when you arrive there.
In some cases, you don’t even need to enter your credit card details to book a room. However, if it is required to provide such details then it is just for booking purposes and you won’t be charged anything without authorization. Besides, Booking.com does not share financial details with other parties. The developing team of Booking.com mobile app has made it extremely easy to find and book a room. On the main screen, first you need to enter the location where you want the accommodation.
Then you need to provide your check-in and check-out dates so the app can find available rooms on those dates. You can provide further information like number of people and number of required rooms too. Make sure you also select one of the options of “Business” or “Leisure” so you can get optimized results. The app usually takes few seconds to find all the available options and from there you can filter the results according to your preferences and sort the results based on price, reviews and other things.