A strategy to book inexpensive and budget options are to seek accommodation options outside the city center, and or at a little distance away from the stadium.
Accommodation options nearer to the stadium would invariably tend to be booked well in advance, and cost high.
The cities where World Cup matches are scheduled, such as Doha, Lusail, Al Khor, Al Rayyan and Al Wakrah already attract several tourists and have a strong infrastructure to support visitors.
Authorities would beef up public transportation during an important event such as a World Cup football match, making it possible to commute to the stadium even from afar. The caveat is to be prepared to be put up with delays and jostle with the crowd.
Yet another strategy is to look beyond conventional hotels and apartments. Exploring home-stays, youth hostels, bed and breakfasts, couch surfing, and other alternate or innovative options may yield safe and comfortable accommodation option at reasonable prices.
When making reservations for accommodation for World Cup 2022 at Qatar, factor in safety and comfort, over all other factors. Do not try to cut corners and compromise on these crucial ingredients, in the quest for cheap accommodation. Look for value rather than the price alone.
At times, a more expensive room closer to the venue may result in overall savings, when factoring in the cost of the commute. Likewise, paying extra for an option with breakfast included may be a good idea, both in terms of convenience and overall cost.
If travelling in a group, prepare to be flexible. If a room to accommodate the exact number of persons in the group is not available, or costs high, try sharing rooms, or splitting the group into two or more rooms.
The World Cup is peak season, so trying to cancel after making reservations may be foolhardy. Make up your mind, fix your itinerary, search for the best options, and grab a good offer as soon as you see it.