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Hotels in Thailand, even modest ones, have rooms with private services and air conditioning or vents, a restaurant and a cafeteria. This makes it easy to find a place to sleep even in small and secluded town.

In the most important tourist places, especially in big cities and beach resorts, you can find very good high-level structures, comparable to international standards. Hotels and resorts have pools, shopping centres, saunas, tennis courts, restaurants, night clubs e discoteques. In these hotels,  the prices are up to 7500 bath (about 200 US$). In the more modest but still comfortable ones  you can have a room for about 900 baht per person (about 25 US$).

In Bangkok it is advisable to choose hotels located in areas where it is possible to  go walking, to avoid long tranfers. A nice area is the one around Khao San Road, close to the Royal Palace, where the travellers "on the road" can find many small hotels and guest houses. For those looking for a luxury accommodation, the mythical Oriental Hotel (48 Oriental Avenue, New Road, 0066.2.2360.400), on the Chao Phraya River would be the most suitable. The hotel has been declared "best hotel in the world" 11 times.  

It is often possible to be hosted at the buddhist monasteries, which welcome almost exclusively  male travellers. The travellers sleep on a rush mat in the "sala" (the big room in the middle of the monastery) or in the small wooden houses where the young monks live. From March to June, during the school holidays period, it is possible to stay at the university campus and colleges. They are very cheap and comfortable like the Ymca, Ywca and the Youth Hostels.

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