Last minute vacation or accommodation websites have really taken off in the last few years. They are a fantastic way for resorts and accommodation buildings to take up a bit of slack in there quieter times. If you use these sites for what they are intended, in other words the accommodation that hasn't sold then you will get a great deal and a fantastic vacation. If you turn up and expect to get a top floor seaview penthouse then you will probably be very disappointed. Don't forget this is accommodation no one else wanted at normal rates. Also be very concious of terms and conditions you book under.
If you book for two people and turn up with three it could well cost a bit to have the third stay. If you book late one night then knock on the early next morning the manager may not even be aware you have booked. Most resorts and apartments blocks don't have a check in time till after lunch and usually two in the afternoon in Australia. Always check and don't just expect an early checkin.
All in all if you follow the conditions of your booking the last minute accommodation websites are a fantastic way to save thirty percent plus on your vacation which could be well spent on trips and tours, especiallly if you are on a tight budget. .
By: Jamie Ritchie