GoBananas specialises in providing hotel accommodation for groups. We have accommodation all across the UK and Europe and can provide you with a wide range of different options depending upon your quality and price requirements.
Our groups accommodation ranges from luxury five-star hotels and resorts through to the most basic dormitory style hostels: you can choose.
The benefit to you of using GoBananas to book your accommodation is twofold.
- You get access to our special payment plans which enable you to hold your beds on the payment of a small deposit.
- You can hold beds while you ascertain exactly what your final numbers will be.
- You can modify your reservations before final confirmation.
- You can add or subtract rooms (depending on availability)
- You get expert advice from experts who don't work for any specific hotel group
Booking group accommodation is a little different to booking hotel accommodation for one or two people. When you book a couple of rooms online, all you need to do is turn up, stay and then pay. However, when large groups book into hotels or hostels, the accommodation providers require you to pay money up front as they cannot afford to discover that half your group has not turned up. If you are the organiser, this can put a lot of pressure on your credit card and then leave you with a large bill to pay which you have to recoup from the guests who have not turned up.
With GoBananas, each traveller pays their own bill and so if they do not actually travel, you are not responsible for their fees.
If you have any questions, contact us for advice and we can explain what your options are the best way to proceed and how you can hold some rooms while you organise the rest of your event. If you have people in your group who want something cheaper or something more expensive then we can help you plan accommodation that matches those requirements. For examples, we can ensure that all the accommodation is in close proximity to each other this is perfect when you have for example a stag party group that consists of different age groups.
Hostel style accommodation
Hostel or dorm style accommodation is perfect for budget groups where price is the main criteria. The old days of smelly, unkempt hostels is long gone and most now offer boutique style facilities with lots of extra perks and public spaces. We use hostels a lot for groups of students and schools, but they suit anyone budget is important.
Serviced accommodation is ideal when you are looking for a little more privacy, but you also want some space and facilities that come with apartments or lodges. Most apartments will sleep from 2 to 6 people but we use a lot of apartment blocks so we can multiply the number of apartments booked to meet your group size requirement. Apartments work well with friends rather than business colleagues as friends enjoy sitting around the kitchen chatting.
Many many groups choose hotels for flexibility and the ability to cater for different requirements. It is easy to change the number of runs as that group size changes over time. hotel rates vary obviously, and we can suggest the right hotel for you depending upon your budget.