Best spot in Hsipaw
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 here Note though that you want to stay here, as Lily also owns the more budget focused Nam Khae Mao Guesthouse and you may end up there without realising it (as happened to us). There’s a cafe and social area and an excellent trekking map of the surrounds. We didn’t trek with them due to time constraints but they get solid feedback and they struck us as a very low-pressure option when it comes to trekking. We liked it here a lot and found Lily to be a warm and accommodating host. Rooms are spacious and very clean, though the cheapest are on the small side. Free WiFi. Recommended.
Address: 108 Aung Thapye St, Hsipaw
T: (082) 80 318; (082) 80 408;
Coordinates (for GPS): 97º18'8.21" E, 22º37'1.44" N
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Room rates: US$20 to $40
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard single room||US$10||US$10|
|Standard double room||US$15||US$15|
|Superior double room||US$30||US$30|
Stuart McDonald co-founded Travelfish.org with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer, freelancing and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton.
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