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If you are truly looking for savings, this Hostelz.com specializes in low-cost lodgings, canvassing the likes of Hostelworld, Hostelbookers, Gomio, and Hostelsclub. Since it focuses exclusively on budget accommodations—hostels, guest houses, university dorms, B&Bs, campgrounds, some apartments—it is low on our list when it comes to the volume of properties that surface. Its budget niche means it just can't beat the others there. Surprisingly, however, Hostelz.com still beat Trivago (by a lot) in the number of rooms found for under $75 in Rome, and trounced Kayak in the number of Hong Kong lodgings in the budget brackets. What’s more, the site beat everyone on finding Boston lodgings under $125. In fact, no other search engine came up with anything under $75 in Boston, but Hostelz.com found four options, including a cool clipper ship from $60. It didn't rank higher because it excludes so many properties, so if your budget goes beyond $80, look elsewhere, but if hostel life or oddball budget lodgings are your style, this meta-search engine is worth checking.
We barely know what to say. In 2015,Trivago.com was #2 in the rankings. No longer. Yes, Trivago has a lovely and intuitive interface, speedy refreshes, and a nice set of filters. However, beyond the cosmetics, there was no single search or metric on which it beat the competition. It did manage to match the best price found by several others on the two priciest Rome hotels (and came close on a London one), yet even that was marred by the fact that the prices it initially displayed turned out to be much higher once you clicked through to the booking sites. (We only counted the actual prices, not those initial too-good-to-be-true results.) Embarrassingly, the best price it found on a Quality Inn in Orlando was nearly twice what every other site returned. Most confusingly, although it claims to canvass more than 250 sites, some of the engines it claims to survey beat it when we tested them separately. Perhaps Trivago needs to spend a little less on those incessant commercials and invest more in algorithms.
Hotels.com has dropped a few places since 2015. We thought its database merger with Europe specialist Venere.com would help, but Hotels.com still falls behind corporate partner Expedia on international hotel searches. Hotels.com does have arguably the best filters, and is second only to Booking.com in the different types of non-hotel accommodations included—B&Bs, apartments, farm stays, and so on. However, on that all-important price point, Hotels.com ran with the middle of the herd at best, and fell a bit behind when searching Rome. Hotels.com undoubtedly has the most memorable name, but it needs to improve performance if it wants to live up to it.
The most famous aggregator of them all doesn’t actually perform that well. The only times Kayak.com found the best rates, it did so by showing prices from Booking.com or Agoda, so why wouldn’t customers just go directly to them? Kayak never managed to find the most hotels in any price bracket (though, to be fair, it did come in second for mid-priced lodgings in Orlando), and fared particularly poorly in Hong Kong. Kayak also shared a flaw with the other aggregators: reporting a low lead price that was almost always a bit higher once you clicked through to the booking site—sometimes only by a dollar tor two, but often by $10, $20, or more. Kayak does has a solid set of filters, including a fill-in window for “nearby...” so you can name any landmark. But unless search results can be improved, there seems to be little compelling reason to use Kayak when a competing aggregator (and several direct booking sites) outperform it across the board.