There's something for everyone in Thailand, with each region offering its own range of adventure and delight just waiting to be discovered. You will find practically many types of lodging you can imagine in Thailand, from basic hostels to luxury resorts. All the big international chains are represented, and there are plenty of locally owned boutique hotels. Homestays are also an option. Here are a few tips to keep in mind: – During holiday periods or festivals, rates rise and availability gets tight. (Be sure to check for Buddhist and Muslim celebrations, depending on where you’re going.) – Proprietors will most likely want to see your passport, and some may want to keep it until you check out — so it’s always good to have a photocopied backup to carry with you. – Be prepared for touts in some areas, particularly those popular with backpackers. – Both tax and a service charge may be added to the quoted price.