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.
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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 spoke highly of the standard. They did note too though that there is a bit of a hard sell on doing activities through the attached agency, which has a wide variety of tours on their books such as waterfall visits and multi-day trips. The guesthouse is located a bit of a walk from the centre of Hsipaw, but is set a little off the main through road, making it a slightly quieter option. Free WiFi.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Sgl fan share bathroom, low season: US$7, high season US$7. Notes:
Room: Dbl fan share bathroom, low season: US$14, high season US$14. Notes:
Room: Sgl fan private bathroom, low season: US$22, high season US$22. Notes:
Room: Dbl fan private bathroom, low season: US$30, high season US$30. Notes:
105 Auba St, Hsipaw
T: (082) 80 105
F: (082) 80 407
Room rates: US$20 to $40