Renting a villa or an appartment in Thailand is good alternative to hotel and it is often cheaper than staying in hotel especially if you don't travel alone.
In Thailand, there are many many dream hotels in idyllic sceneries and goods news are they cost the price of a two or three stars accomodation in Europe.
From a booking website to another, you can find the same room at very different rates. Using a price comparison engine may be useful to pay the best price.
About twice a year, Air Asia makes a BIG Sale offering its best promotion of the year. A good opportunity to buy flight tickets to travel to Thailand for really cheap if the 7 kilos cabin luggage is enough for you and for a little more...