Decent accommodation is spread throughout the region. From hostels and holiday parks to serviced apartments and luxury hotels, there's a bed for every budget. Christchurch has the highest concentration and variety of accommodation, although there is no shortage of decent places to stay in other areas, too. It pays to book well in advance during summer months especially for popular spots such as Lake Tekapo, Hanmer Springs and Christchurch. During the ski season, accommodation in the resort town of Methven is at a premium.