Over the years we have made lots of tweaks to the Sleeping-OUT website, constantly trying to improve your experience on our site. One of the aspects we are most proud of is our advanced search filter.
On many online accommodation directories you can expect to find a generic search field asking you for the dates of your stay, the number of people you would like to book for and where you’d like this accommodation to be. We have gone one step further.
What is this advanced search filter?
We have developed a search filter which allows you to customise your search, selecting requirements within 3 categories – facilities nearby, on site and in the room.
For example, you could select anything from guesthouses with a golf course nearby or BnB’s with on-site baby-sitting to hotel rooms where smoking is allowed. The categories are not mutually exclusive.
How does it help me?
The most obvious pay off of this advanced search filter is that it saves you time. Instead of hours trawling through establishments that do not meet your requirements, you can specify your needs right off the bat, therefore eliminating unsuitable establishments from your search results. Basically, the computer does the search for you so that you don’t have to.
The other perk is of course, the fact that you get to stay in accommodation that ‘ticks all your boxes’, so to speak.
How do I use this search filter?
The first thing you’ll notice on the website’s homepage is the large white and green block which asks you how we can accommodate you. The white section of the block requires you to fill in standard information such as your dates. The green block to the right is the advanced search option, which allows you to fill in requirements you have for your accommodation, be it in-room facilities, on site facilities or nearby facilities.
At the top of the block, click on either the ‘in room’, ‘on site’ or ‘nearby’ icon (which will appear darker than the non-selected options), then check the facilities you’re after, which will result in a tick appearing in the block. Once you have selected your requirements for one section eg ‘in room’, you can move onto another eg ‘nearby’ and repeat the process for the facilities you’d like to have nearby your accommodation. Finally, click the large green ‘search’ button in the white section of the box.
You can check multiple boxes, in multiple categories. For example you can select 3 on site facilities, 2 in room facilities and 5 nearby requirements. You then need to click on the green ‘search’ button at the bottom of the block. The establishments which appear on the following results pages will be tailored to your needs.
If you are looking for an easy, efficient way to plan your next trip, you’ve just found it! Use Sleeping-OUT’s advanced search filter to save you time and take the stress out of holiday planning. You could even start right now!