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These Are The Cheapest Times to Book Hotel Rooms for Your Summer Break

Picture of Luke Abrahams
Social Content Editor
Updated: 12 April 2017
Finding a cheap plane ticket is easy nowadays, but securing a cheap hotel room to make your whole vacation worthwhile (and economical) is way harder.

For those planning their summer escapes now, we have some great news for you. Travel site TripAdvisor have just released their “Best Time to Book” report, highlighting the best time to book your hotel pad across nine regions and 30 of the most popular travel destinations around the world.

The travel whizzes at the TripAdvisor HQ analysed all the hotel pricing data from April 2015 to March 2017 (WOOF!) and discovered all the best booking times and the average nightly rate you can expect to fork out in each location.

As you can imagine, these times vary from place-to-place, and country-to-country, but the results below will make your lives (and your vacation) just that little bit easier. Let the booking commence:

For pads in the US

Book within three months of your trip to save nine percent compared to peak periods. Average cost per night in the summer: $164 (£131).

For pads in Africa

Book within four months of your trip to save eight percent compared to peak periods. Average cost per night in the summer: $176 (£141).

African Sahara © Fabio Lamanna / Shutterstock
African Sahara | © Fabio Lamanna / Shutterstock

For pads in Asia

Book within three months of your trip to save 14 percent compared to peak periods. Average cost per night in the summer: $146 (£117).

For pads in the Caribbean

Book four months in advance to save six percent compared to peak periods. Average cost per night in the summer: $184 (£147).

For pads in South America

Book three months in advance to save 15 percent compared to peak periods. Average cost per night in the summer: $115 (£92).

Cartagena, Colombia | © Jess Kraft / Shutterstock
Cartagena, Colombia | © Jess Kraft / Shutterstock

For pads in Central America

Book within three months of your trip to save six percent compared to peak periods. Average cost per night in the summer: $101 (£81).

For pads in Europe

Book between five to nine months before your trip for best savings, though hotel prices remain fairly consistent within 10 months of a trip. Average cost per night in the summer: $135 (£108).

For pads in the Middle East

Book within two months of your trip to save 19 percent compared to peak periods. Average cost per night in the summer: $178 (£143).

For pads in the South Pacific

Book within two months of your trip to save 11 percent compared to peak periods. Average cost per night in the summer: $150 (£120).

Fiji | © Martin Valigursky / Shutterstock
Fiji | © Martin Valigursky / Shutterstock

Oh, and these are the best times to book hotel rooms in 30 of the most popular destinations…

Bangkok: Book within six months to save 19 percent. Summer nightly rates average $63 (£50).

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© Joesayhello / Shutterstock

Barcelona: Book three to nine months before to save 33 percent. Summer nightly rates average $199 (£159).

Beijing: Book two to three months before to save 17 percent. Summer nightly rates average $102 (£81).

Berlin: Book four to eight months before to save 10 percent. Summer nightly rates average $104 (£83).

Berlin City Centre | © Martin Valigursky / Shutterstock
Berlin City Centre | © Martin Valigursky / Shutterstock

Budapest: Book three to five months before to save 35 percent. Summer nightly rates average $94 (£75).

Buenos Aires: Book within six months to save 16 percent. Summer nightly rates average $89 (£71).

Cancun: Book within four months to save 11 percent. Summer nightly rates average $156 (£125).

Cape Town: Book within four months to save 18 percent. Summer nightly rates average $106 (£85).

Chicago: Book within two months to save 18 percent. Summer nightly rates average $292 (£234).

Chicago Skyline | © f11photo / Shutterstock
Chicago Skyline | © f11photo / Shutterstock

Dubai: Book within six months to save 25 percent. Summer nightly rates average $158 (£127).

Dublin: Book four to eight months before to save 16 percent. Summer nightly rates average $173 (£139).

Hanoi: Book three to seven months before for 17 percent savings. Summer nightly rates average $133 (£107).

Hong Kong: Book within five months to save 23 percent. Summer nightly rates average $107 (£87).

Istanbul: Book within five months to save 33 percent. Summer nightly rates average $93 (£75).

Galata Tower | © Viacheslav Lopatin / Shutterstock
Galata Tower | © Viacheslav Lopatin / Shutterstock

Jakarta: Book within six months to save 22 percent. Summer nightly rates average $50 (£50).

Kuta (in Bali): Book within seven months to save 18 percent. Summer nightly rates average $278 (£223).

Lisbon: Book four to eight months before to save 14 percent. Summer nightly rates average $183 (£147).

London: Book five to eight months before to save 12 percent. Summer nightly rates average $264 (£211).

Marrakech: Book four to six months before to save 20 percent. Summer nightly rates average $106 (£85).

Moscow: Book within three months to save 14 percent. Summer nightly rates average $54 (£23).

Mumbai: Book within three months to save 24 percent. Summer nightly rates average $73 (£58).

Mumbai Train Station | © Paul Prescott / Shutterstock
Mumbai Train Station | © Paul Prescott / Shutterstock

New York City: Book within two months to save 23 percent. Summer nightly rates average $325 (£260).

Orlando: Book within six months to save nine percent. Summer nightly rates average $163 (£131).

Paris: Book within two months to save up to 23 percent. Summer nightly rates average $188 (£151).

Prague: Book three to seven months before to save 24 percent. Summer nightly rates average $97 (£78).

Providenciales: Book three to five months before to save 22 percent. Summer nightly rates average $518 (£415).

Rome: Book four to eight months before to save 21 percent. Summer nightly rates average $125 (£100).

Rome Cityscape | © S.Borisov / Shutterstock
Rome Cityscape | © S.Borisov / Shutterstock

Singapore: Book six to seven months before to save 18 percent. Summer nightly rates average $215 (£172).

Sydney: Book within three months to save 1 percent. Summer nightly rates average $137 (£110).

Tokyo: Book four to seven months before to save 18 percent. Summer nightly rates average $139 (£111).

Now all you have to do is book your plane ticket! Oh, and here’s when you can find the cheapest plane ticket if you’re travelling to Europe from the USA!