Tashkent's accommodation scene is slowly improving and becoming more competitive, but it's still underwhelming, so book ahead during the peak months to ensure you can stay where you want. The foreign operators of several of Tashkent’s fancier hotels pulled out of Uzbekistan in the wake of the 2005 Andijon incident, turning management over to the state, meaning that there are no truly international standard business hotels at present. Nearly all hotels in Tashkent use the official rate when calculating their prices, so rooms are up to a third cheaper if you change your dollars or euro on the black market. This doesn't work with backpacker haunts, however. Also be aware that registration is taken far more seriously here than elsewhere in the country. You're likely not to be accepted as a guest in many places if you don't have all your registration stamps ready for inspection, so be sure your paperwork is in order!