Beirut has a wide range of hotel accommodation as well as some backpacker hostels. Decent hotels are a bit thin on the ground in some parts of the country; coastal resorts like Jounieh and Byblos offer the most choice.

High season is June to September – except for the Cedars ski area, where it's December to March. Low-season discounts are sometimes available, so it’s always worth checking.

Hostels & Homestays

Hostelling International has eight affiliated hostels in Lebanon. Most are in small, rural villages, offering a taste of real local life, and offer dorm beds for between US$15 and US$25 per person per night.

For upscale homestays across the country, L’Hote Libanais (www.hotelibanais.com) can organise a single stay or an entire itinerary for reasonable prices. Check www.diyafa.org for a list of rural Lebanese guesthouses that can be booked online.