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How Many Genius Levels Are There On Booking.com?

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Hi, my name is Trevor and I’m a hotel addict. 

I honestly love everything about staying in a hotel and have logged over 1000 nights in the last 5 years. 

There’s only one thing I don’t like and that’s overpaying for a room. My ultimate travel hack and my number one secret to saving money while traveling is the Booking.com Genius Level reward program. It takes only two stays within two years to get to the first level and start saving 10% off hotels. 

I have to be honest, I had no idea there were different Genius levels on Booking until I reached the top level and started saving HUGE! 

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What is the Booking.com Genius Level rewards program?

The Booking.com Genius rewards program is based on the more stays you book, the more you are rewarded. The loyalty program gives big discounts of up to 15% on hotels and perks such as free breakfast and free room upgrades. Whenever I’m comparing accommodation pricing, no other hotel search engine can beat my Genius level 2 pricing. 

How Do You Reach Genius Level One on Booking.com?

To unlock Genius Level One on Booking you must complete two stays within two years. Once achieved, it’s a lifetime membership with no further requirements to maintain Genius Level One. 

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How Do You Reach Genius Level Two on Booking.com?

To unlock Genius Level Two on Booking you must complete 5 stays within two years. Once achieved, it’s a lifetime membership with no further requirements to maintain Genius Level Two.

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How Do You Reach Genius Level Three on Booking.com?

The Booking Genius Rewards program does not currently have a Genius Level 3. There are rumors that Booking.com may introduce a level 3 in the future. 

Is there a Genius Level 3 on Booking.com? 

There is no Genius Level 3 on Booking. There were rumors spreading across the internet of a Booking.com Genius level 3 but according to the official Booking.com website, there are only two levels.

Travel Off Path reached out to Booking.com and inquired if they were considering adding a level 3 and here is the repsonse we got. 

We are only offering two levels of the Genius Rewards program at this time. In the future, we may look at expanding our rewards program

Booking.com Spokesperson
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How Many Genius Levels Are There on Booking.com?

There are two Genius levels on booking.com. Genius Level 1 gives you 10% off your hotel stay. Genius Level 2 gives you 15% off your hotel stay, plus FREE breakfast and FREE room upgrades on select hotels. (There are tons of Genius hotels and all the big brands take part in the program)

In order for a hotel to qualify for the Genius level program, the hotels must have a minimum guest review score of 7.5.

Can You Still Get Hotel Points When You Book A Hotel On Booking.com?

Sometimes. If you collect points through a certain chain of hotels be sure to add your points number to your portfolio upon check in. This way you save money with your Genius Level Booking, earn rewards and you still might collect loyalty points with your favorite brand of hotel. Not all brands will allow it so be sure to check with the front desk upon check in. If you add your loyalty number you may still get perks such as free internet or upgrades on top of the Booking.com perks but not collect points on the stay. Each hotel chain/brand has different rules. 

The Booking.com Genius Level reward program has saved us thousands of dollars on hotels over the last 5 years. Once you sign up for your account on Booking, ensure you are logged in when you book.

Start saving with Genius Rewards and unlock your 15% off by booking your hotel room!

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amrounesoumia

Monday 25th of January 2021

merci pour le prtage

ASh

Friday 14th of February 2020

It should be mentioned in the article, that it is paid by Booking.com, otherwise I can't believe, somebody with "over 1000 nights in the last 5 years." can believe in such "bullshit". I have genius2, most of the time I can book directly with hotel cheaper (hotel basic loyality, etc). "15% discount" is just a great marketing, and almost nothing more.

Trevor Kucheran

Friday 14th of February 2020

Hi Ash, We were in no way sponsored by Booking.com to write this article.

I happen to disagree with you on your feedback as I still to this day use booking as they always have the lowest price. Even lower than booking directly with the hotel in most cases.

I have even had hotel front desk agents comment on the low price.

The only reward we receive from this article is an affiliate hyper link which is clearly displayed at the top of our post. When someone clicks on the booking hyperlink directly from our website and makes a reservation we can receive a small commission from their booking via the boooking.com affiliate program.

Ziane

Monday 10th of February 2020

thank you very much

Robert

Monday 28th of October 2019

Discounts are not always real. You should check the price for the same hotel not logged into your account and then logged in. You'll see for example 140 euro / night when not logged in and 135 euro (from 150 euro) when logged in.

Yourt

Sunday 13th of June 2021

@Robert, I just booked a house for a family weekend with brothers and sisters in law. I'm genius level 2, and got a 10% discount. Nevertheless... I always try to find the things I like through other sites (Agoda, own website of the place,ViaMichelin, bedandbreakfast.eu,Trivago,...). Trivago was more expensive, the others had the exact same price without 10% reduction.

hadil

Wednesday 2nd of October 2019

thank you very nice website article

Trevor Kucheran

Tuesday 8th of October 2019

Glad you enjoyed it! THanks for the feedback!