To start out, here are some general rules when choosing places to stay:
- Remember that even though the guidebooks offer long lists of hotels, everybody uses the same guidebook. Give the hotel next to the one that the guidebook mentions a chance - who knows, maybe you'll discover a new unknown small paradise on earth?
- If you're traveling during high season, it's always a good idea to book your first night or two well in advance in the next major city on your route so you don't risk not having a roof over your head, or find yourself forced to pay a price for accommodation that will blow your budget.
- If you're traveling during off-season feel free to negotiate the price - you might get some extensive discounts.
Generally speaking you could say that the standards and prices of accommodation all over the world fall into these categories: