Leh has hundreds of guesthouses and around 70 hotels with dozens more under construction/reconstruction. Room standards can vary significantly within each property so, when possible, look before you book. Better guesthouses (around ₹900) are often preferable to lacklustre ₹3000 hotels with their ill-fitting carpets, saggy beds and faux veneer panelling. Hot water is typically provided either morning or evening (sometimes both) using wood-fired boilers. Geysers are likely to be more common and power cuts less frequent once the Alchi hydro-power dam comes online. Many guesthouses will provide towels on request. Toilet paper (rarely provided) should NOT be flushed: use the plastic bin.