Why? When you look for a hotel or B&B, don’t just assume that the price listed is the best price! The default for most booking engines is for 2 adults even if you say you want 1 room. In North America, the price usually is the so-called room or “rack” rate. However, primarily in Europe, rooms are often offered for solo occupancy. (Search also for “studio” or “single room”.) Using our booking engine of more than 800,000+ lodgings on our home page, we have seen discounts of up to 40+ percent for solo occupancy. Be sure to look at the solo travel reviews to help you find the right fit, and check the size of a room offered for one traveler. In some cases, a standard double room may be worth the extra charge. Especially in Europe, you may get an automatic discount.