How to turn cancelled plans into cash by selling your hotel room

Have your plans been derailed? We're here to transform your disappointment into a great opportunity! If you're too ill to travel, your train has been cancelled, or your flight has been delayed, and you're left with a hotel booking you can't use, we're here to show you how you can turn your cancelled plans into cash by selling your hotel room.

Can you cancel a hotel room and get your money back?

You can usually cancel a hotel room reservation and receive a refund if you do so within the hotel's cancellation policy time frame.

Curious about your options for cancelling a hotel room and getting a refund? It’s as easy as checking your hotel’s cancellation policy, conveniently provided with your booking confirmation. Take a peek and see if you can get your money back or even reschedule your stay. But if you’ve booked a non-refundable hotel room (we’ve all been tempted by the lower prices) things can get a tad tricky. This term implies that you won’t be able to get a refund on this type of booking.

What is a non-refundable policy in hotels?

A non-refundable policy in hotels means that if you cancel your reservation, you won't get your money back, regardless of the circumstances. Your best option is to list your hotel room on the Plans Change marketplace.

Don’t worry if you have booked a non-refundable hotel room, we’ve got some tricks up our sleeves! First, try reaching out to your booking agent or give the hotel a ring. It’s worth a shot to see if you can get a refund or reschedule your stay. In the unfortunate event of a serious illness or family emergency, you might find the hotel is more sympathetic and has a little wiggle room to accommodate your needs. Sometimes, a heartfelt conversation with the hotel staff can work wonders. Just be prepared to spend some time on the phone, and don’t be surprised if you are required to provide documentation to back up your claim.

If you're stuck with a non-refundable hotel room you can't use, the easier and quicker option is to list it on Plans Change as a resale deal. You can do this in 4 easy steps:

Step 1: Register on & complete our simple validation process. We charge a one-off fee of £2.50 (plus sales tax) to verify your seller account.

Step 2: Create your listing. Simply enter your hotel booking details and choose a price at least 25% lower than you originally paid. Offering a cheap hotel deal increases your chance of a successful sale, helping you get some of your money back quicker!

Step 3: Upload proof of your booking. We want to ensure Plans Change is a community of genuine sellers.

Step 4: Preview your listing & hit publish to make it live on the Plans Change marketplace. Publishing and listing your hotel room costs just £5.00 (plus sales tax). Your listing is now ready to be snapped up by our captive audience, who are ready and waiting to book the best hotel deals.

Can I sell a hotel room to someone else?

Absolutely! If your plans have changed and you are stuck with a non-refundable hotel booking, sell it to someone else on

Plans Change is here to make selling your non-refundable hotel rooms easy so you can get some of your money back. We'll share your hotel resale deal on our global marketplace, send it to our subscribers and make sure our business partners know about it, too. When your resale deal sells, we will secure your money and transfer it to you within 24 hours. Plans Change also takes care of transferring your pre-paid hotel room to the buyer. We only need to send them the original booking name. Plans Change will not share any more of your details, so you can rest assured they'll remain 100% secure.

So what are you waiting for? Turn your cancelled plans into cash with the help of Plans Change. Getting some money back on non-refundable hotel bookings has never been easier. Register now and create your first listing today.