There is a wide variety of types of accommodation available for tourists. Tourism destinations must have a range of accommodation available to meet the needs of different types of tourist. The main types of accommodation include:
- Hotels – depending on the grade of the hotel (5-star, 4-star etc.) a room in a hotel can cost £200 or more. Generally, hotels charge about £100 per night for dinner, bed and breakfast. Lower quality hotels may charge in the region of £50.
- Guesthouses and B&B’s – do not have the range of facilities provided by hotels but still provide comfortable and relatively cheap accommodation.
- Hostels, such as YHA hostels are cheaper and might be used by young tourists such as backpackers or people on a tight budget.
- Chains of lodges or motel style accommodation provided by companies such as Travelodge and Premier Inn have become increasingly popular in recent years.
- Camp sites and caravan parks are popular options for families who want cheap holidays in rural and coastal areas.