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Saving Money on Cheap Mombasa Hotels

dollar-signThere is a great appeal for some people to save money whenever and wherever they can. If you’re planning a vacation to the amazing Kenyan city of Mombasa, you may be considering booking a cheap hotel to save a few bucks.

Be aware that there are several risks involved in booking ‘cheap’ hotels, no matter where you’re planning your next vacation.

Home away from home.

A hotel is, essentially, your home away from home. It is the place where you’ll sleep, where you will rest after certain activities, and where you will shower and change. If the rooms are filthy, housekeeping isn’t consistent, or you don’t feel comfortable in the room, then it’s going to impact your entire vacation and your perception of the location.

Mombasa has too many wonderful attractions and incredible beaches to go home feeling disappointed because of a poor quality hotel.

You get what you pay for.

This is an age-old adage that tends to hold true for many things. While there are many people who feel that they spent way too much for what they got at previous hotels, when you are bargain hunting, you tend to truly get what you pay for.

In some cheap hotels, the linens don’t get changed every night, or even after every guest. Soap and complimentary shampoo are nonexistent, and you likely won’t have an iron, refrigerator, or other amenities in the room.

If you don’t mind missing out on these essentials, then a cheap hotel may be fine for you.

On the fringes.

The farther away you are from the main attractions or beaches in Mombasa, the less you’ll tend to pay for a hotel room. This may sound like a great idea, but getting around in this city can be tricky if you’re planning on renting a car.

Most people get taxis to bring them where they want to go and that can make it more expensive than staying closer to where the best attractions and beaches are.

Reconsider your desire for a cheap hotel for your stay in Mombasa. You can thank us later.