Hsipaw has a solid selection of budget to midrange guesthouses to choose from. Noise can be a problem in many rooms so earplugs can be a good idea.
Run by the simply lovely Lily, this is our pick of places to stay in Hsipaw if comfort and cleanliness are your number one goals. Rooms are in a couple of buildings down an alley off a Hsipaw backstreet, and, save the well advanced construction next door, this was the quietest guesthouse we saw in Hsipaw. As with the even more popular Mr Charles, booking in advance in high season is a good idea... Read our full review of Lily The Home Hotel.
Long running and very popular -- bookings in advance are essential in high season -- Mr Charles has shifted a little upmarket from more humble beginnings, and while budget travellers are still catered to, the focus today is on the more midrange traveller. We were unable to see a room as they were totally full both days we visited and wouldn't let us peek in a room, but travellers we talked to... Read our full review of Mr Charles Guesthouse.
This is the best of the budget options in Hsipaw. The shared bathroom rooms are modest, but come with a desk, a bench to put your pack on and enough room to swing a small cat. The shared facilities are kept clean and the shower is piping hot. The location, backing onto the Lashio to Mandalay road, means you will get traffic noise and note that the trucks do run this road all night, so light... Read our full review of Nam Khae Mao Guesthouse.
This central and seemingly very new guesthouse has reasonably priced rooms with private bathroom, but their share bathroom rooms (really cubicles) are not the best in town -- if you're on a tight budget head to Nam Khae Mao Guesthouse before here. The location though is excellent -- right by the Yee Shin bus stop and a very short walk to just about everything. Staff are friendly and speak limited... Read our full review of Yee Shin Guesthouse.