How to book a Hotel room and pay with Bitcoin

27 Apr 2017

Yes! You can basically do anything with Bitcoin these days, buy a house, pay your electricity bill, and as the title suggests, you can even book a hotel room pretty much anywhere in the world and pay for it with your coins. It’s a brave new world!

Expedia, an American travel company, accepts Bitcoin when paying for hotel rooms (not flights, though). The payments are powered by Coinbase and the process is pretty straight forward. Nevertheless, we’re going to give you a run through.

If you don’t have any Bitcoin, you can buy some on Coinbase.

Part 1 - Booking a room

Step 1: Click here to go to Expedia Travel
Step 2: Click “Hotels

Step 3: Choose your destination

Step 4: Enter your check-in and check-out dates

Step 5: Choose the number of people that are staying

Step 6: Click “Search” (If you want to get a car as well, you can’t pay with Bitcoin)

Step 7: Choose a place you like and click the title of the listing to see more details and to choose a room

In this page you can see the ratings given to the hotel by guests and TripAdvisor, you can see more details about the area and you can also see more pictures.

Step 8: Scroll down and confirm your booking information

Step 9: Click “Update

Step 10: Choose the room you want to stay in and click “Reserve

Part 2 - Paying with Bitcoin

Step 1: Enter your personal info

Step 2: Choose “Bitcoin” as the payment method

Step 3: Enter your email address to receive the confirmation email

The next step is completely option and the rest of the guide does not require you to register an account if you don’t want to. However, when registering an account you can earn Expedia points which can give you discounts for future purchases.
Step 4 (Optional): Choose a password and confirm it

Step 5 (Optional): Tick the box to confirm you want an account with Expedia

Step 6: Now click "Pay with Bitcoin"

You'll be redirected to Coinbase

Step 7: Now, send the Bitcoin to the address shown

You have now made your Bitcoin payment. Follow the instructions provided by Expedia to confirm any required information.

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