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By The Way is "A HOME AWAY FROM HOME" for Backpackers, is in Lower Cherrapunjee, Dukan Road. The location is on the main road, just before the Petrol Pump Station (Indian Oil) where the ATM is also there, on the right when you are coming from Shillong. It has 3 (three) rooms: 2 (two) dorm rooms with 3 (three) beds each and another single room with double bed and no attached bathroom in all these rooms.Opened on 1 June 2012 i started it when i met two Backpackers from Sweden while i was an auto-rickshaw driver, they wanted a cheap place to stay since the hotels/lodges here in cherrapunjee is beyond their budget. As i had a free room, so i let them stay in my place. Then an idea strikes to my mind that i should open a cheap place for Budget Travelers and Backpackers. Backpackers started to come and stay in my place and suggested me that i should give a name. Since it is by the side of the road and the cheapest place to stay in cherrapunjee so, i named it 'By The Way'
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Shillong Airport22 mi
Civil Airport23 mi
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Reviewed June 11, 2018

I spent about four hours walking round Cherrapunjee looking for a budget place to stay and all the "homestays" (actually not homestays but hotels looking to cash in on the homestay trend) were charging 2,000 Rs a night. I was almost ready to get on...More

Date of stay: June 2018
3  Thank DigitalisPurpurea
Reviewed May 23, 2018

I have not stayed here. but reading the reviews i set out to cherra planning to stay here. Due to soem confusion in shillong we reached very late a cherra . Our five member team( i was the only male) knocked at' by the way'...More

Date of stay: April 2018
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Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

If you're traveling from far and need to stop off before heading down into the jungle, choose this place. Lovely host who gives you the low-down on all the logistics and what to do. Also looks after your bag (free of charge) while you go...More

Date of stay: March 2018
4  Thank James B
Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

Tl;dr: By the way is a sort of guest house with very basic and clean rooms and a very, very good owner. It's 3km outside of Sohra (aka Cherrapunji) Market. You can easily hitch a lift down. Alternatively, if arriving from Shillong in a share...More

Date of stay: March 2018
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Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Me and my friend have stayed here for one day .. The stay was really good . so as the climate extremely nice . by the way it was worth staying there. The owner also is a nice man.. We would love to visit this...More

Date of stay: July 2017
5  Thank arun t
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August 4, 2017|
Response from VenkatNomad | Reviewed this property |
He doesn't accept advance bookings.. He had a number 098566 30274. Check if it is correct..
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"arrive early...or book other place"
May 23, 2018
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"The two rooms at the back of the property are the most peaceful."
Jan 19, 2017
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"You can ask for the first floor rooms and see if they are available. They have a clear view of the road."
Jul 18, 2016
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"Best place for budget travelers."
Apr 5, 2016
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IndiaMeghalayaEast Khasi Hills DistrictCherrapunjee
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