Generally, you will pay in full for the hotel stay using a credit or debit card when you book it and will have limited ability to get a refund if you don’t actually stay in the hotel, similar to booking a plane ticket.
Do hotels charge you when you book?
Unlike most other hotel reservation websites, we usually do not charge your credit card at the time you make a reservation. In fact 95% of our reservations do not require an advance payment of any sort. But in most cases, nothing is charged to your credit card until you check out of the hotel.
Do hotels charge your credit card when you make a reservation?
Most hotels require a valid credit card number to hold a reservation. The hotel generally does not charge the room costs to the credit card until your stay is complete. This is not true for reservations made through third parties such as travel agents or online travel clearinghouses.
Do you get your hotel deposit back?
With a debit card, the hotel actually takes that money out of your account immediately. Once you check out, the hotel will put the funds back in your account, but it always takes the banks a few days, and sometimes as long as a week, to get that money back to you.
Do you have to pay straight away on booking com?
Booking.com will never charge your credit card. The payment for your stay is processed by the hotel during or after your stay, unless otherwise stated under ‘Hotel Policies’, in the room description under ‘Conditions’ and in your confirmation email.