How To Stay on Military Bases Cheap

Military personnel on leave, military family members, and military retirees are authorized to stay at military billeting units space available. Here's how to stay on base at a fraction of the cost of a motel:

Difficulty: Easy

Time Required: 5 Minutes

Here's How:

  1. Decide which military installation you wish to stay at.
  2. Make reservations for space-available accommodations by calling one of the following phone numbers:
  1. Army: 1-800-GO-ARMY-1
  2. Air Force: 1-888-AF LODGE
  3. Navy: 1-800-NAVY-INN
  4. When you arrive at your lodging destination, you'll need your ID card, and if active duty, your leave orders.


  1. The Marine Corps and the Coast Guard do not have a central reservations system. For those bases, you must call the billeting operation on the base.
  2. You can make space available reservation up to 30 days in advance at Navy lodges. The other services allow reservations up to 24 hours in advance.

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