Where to book accommodation with Afterpay in September 2021

Find out which sites offer Afterpay, how it works and the companies that offer the payment service.

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While some hotels let you book without pre-payment, sometimes you'll need to pay upfront to secure that special accommodation deal. That's where Afterpay comes in.

Secure your next stay with interest-free Afterpay payments. To find out more, read on.

Which sites let you book accommodation with Afterpay?

  • RedBalloon (Overnight experiences and packages including accommodation)
  • Play Travel
  • Webjet

Are there other companies like Afterpay to book accommodation?

Afterpay is not the only buy now, pay later option for accommodation bookings. These include:

  • Zip
  • Humm

How does Afterpay work for accommodation?

Using Afterpay for your stay is just the same as a credit card or PayPal. The accommodation is yours from the moment of the booking.

The difference with Afterpay is that fortnightly repayments are automatically taken out of the account, over eight weeks. Before the scheduled payments are made, a text message is sent as reminder so you can make sure the funds are in your account. So how do you book with Afterpay?

  1. Pick your stay of choice. Search through endless hotels and destinations before reserving a stay in your cart.
  2. Fill in your details. As with all accommodation bookings, pop in the required personal information.
  3. Pick Afterpay. When you get to the payment method, simply tick the Afterpay option. Most sites will then redirect you to Afterpay to complete the booking.

What are the pros and cons of using Afterpay to book accommodation?

  • No need to pay fares at once if you're low on cash
  • Interest-free payments
  • Eight weeks to pay bookings off
  • High spending maximums
  • Instant approval
  • Late fees are capped at 25% of your total purchase (maximum of $68 will be charged)
  • Payment fees are attached to all Afterpay purchases
  • First payment can be more than the rest
  • Must be over the age of 18 to use Afterpay
  • Late fees apply if funds aren't paid on schedule
  • Refunds can get messy as they go through the provider's policy

What happens after I book accommodation with Afterpay?

Booking your next stay with Afterpay is no different than if you paid via standard card methods. Expect four interest-free fortnightly repayments to be taken out of your account after booking.

Why buy accommodation with Afterpay?

Purchasing your stays via Afterpay can take the strain off those more expensive holidays. For example, an overnight stay on a sailing yacht is $835 full price – Afterpay brings that down to $208.75 per fortnight.

Afterpay also brings luxurious Sydney city staycations down from $430 upfront to $107.50 every two weeks.

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When will more accommodation sites use Afterpay?

While there's no news yet on whether (or, more accurately, when) Afterpay will start partnering with more hotel chains or other dedicated booking sites, we think it's only a matter of time until it happens.

In the meantime you can look to ZipMoney, which is similar to Afterpay and offers three months interest-free layby on accommodation, as well as Wotif, lastminute.com.au, Expedia and other hotel sites that offer book now, pay later options to secure your room and pay it off later.

Watch this space for more information as it comes in.

Do other companies have payment plans like Afterpay?

Yes! There's a handful of online hotel booking sites that allow you to lock in a low price and choose to pay when you arrive. Here are a few of them:

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