There are about 500 hotels in Azerbaijan, 150 of which are situated in the city of Baku. Prices of hotels depend on the season and the star rating. Hotel prices in Baku start from as low as 50 manats ($30). During the first hotel boom, many five-star and four-star hotels were built in the city. Today, special priority is given to the creation of conditions for developing ‘economy class’ tourism. Thus, the opening of budget accommodation is being actively encouraged in Baku and in the regions. Here, you can stay at the lowest prices, starting from 10 manats. Rooms and beds can be booked online, as well as through tour operators and directly with the hotel. Hotel personnel will be able to assist customers in a variety of languages but mostly, hotel employees are likely to speak English, Russian, Turkish and Arabic. It is strongly advisable to book accommodation in advance of arrival because Azerbaijan is currently enjoying a boom in tourism and hotels are often booked up.