One of the important parts, if not the most, of the trips is the lodging, normally this represents 50% or more of your expense and can make your stay unforgettable, in a good or bad way.
The first thing to know how to choose a good hotel is to define: What do you want?
The first thing you should know is that in life there is nothing free, and most things that are cheap usually cost it to other things. For example, the cheapest hotels will usually be on the outskirts of the city, maybe they are not so clean or do not have all the services you need.
The cheapest hotels will usually be located in the most remote places of the tourist area, in small cities this may not make a difference but in large cities, where moving represents a one-way trip of 2 or 3 hours plus another 2 or 3 hours of come back, maybe it’s not so convenient.
Before you start looking for hotels you should have an idea of which is the most efficient way to travel in the city where you will be. If the hotel where you plan to host does not have good access to public transport then what you save per night at the hotel will be automatically transferred to the transportation cost that you will have to pay to move.
Here it depends on many factors to consider if you are looking for a room with breakfast included or not. The first is the country where you are going to travel, different countries, different meals and breakfast is perhaps the most contrasting part of all of them.
Size of the room
There are few occasions where a cheap hotel translates into a large room, you can have an exceptional cleaning, an incredible breakfast, be in an unbeatable area but most likely if it is cheap is because your room is going to be small, very small.