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What's the deal?
Roomer Travel is a very interesting concept – it's a marketplace for hotel reservations. If you can't use your prepaid hotel room anymore, and it's non-refundable, you can make something back by selling it on Roomer. For travelers looking for cheap hotel rooms, there can be some amazing deals available.
How do I get the deal?
Right now, they're offering $25 off a $50+ room when you sign up. Sign up with Roomer Travel here and you'll get $25 off your next hotel booking of $50 or more. You can also sign up without a referral link, but it doesn't give you any credit.
The credit is automatically applied to your first booking.
What else do I need to know?
Roomer takes care of the reservation with the seller and then with the hotel – your reservation confirmation will have your name on once you've confirmed with the hotel.
I recommend that you double-check the taxes and fees before booking. A seemingly-amazing bargain at Mercure Narita Airport for New Year's Eve for just $11 shoots up to $60 including taxes and fees. Still cheaper than booking directly, but nowhere near as cheap as it first seems.
Not all taxes and fees on Roomer cost as much – a Thistle London came up at an extra $15.73.
In amongst the bargains, I noticed that some hotel rooms were selling at higher prices than booking directly with the hotel, so always compare rates before booking.
While there can be some excellent deals on Roomer Travel, there is an element of risk involved. Roomer do seem to have it in hand, though, and will resolve an unaccepted reservation by booking you into another hotel at their expense.