Hi Nelson, yes it can be challenging with accomodation in the districts (outside of Dili). Most of the accomodation is guest house style. There are hotels in Com and Baucau. Take a look at PDT runs a great site with business listings, including accomodation - http://timor.buildingmarkets.org/
Where are you looking at going? Also you should know what even if you book, it seems that it is very much first come first served!
over 5 years ago
There are many places to stay - they just take abit of searching for and most are quite simple. Where are you thinking of going and how long are you here for?
If you go East-there's Baucau as Jason mentioned-loads of accom options - up into the hills south of there is a cool place called Loi Hunu-in Ossu-where you can go trekking-check out caves and trad. cooking classes etc. and further on Jaco Island is always a favourite with a simple community based ecolodge and lots of beautiful snorkelling and amazing fish.
Or come to Atauro island-where I live and work, loads to do here and its only a boat trip from Dili-ecolodges, trekking, snorkelling and more.
Enjoy, its a great country.
Kim about 5 years ago
As a developing country it can be hard booking accommodation on any larger hotel booking engine, but you can try the locally owned website - http://www.timorleste-hotels.com/ - it has been setup with the support of whl.travel and the local government to facilitate online tourism. about 5 years ago