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“Great place and host for backpackers”
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By The Way
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

Rooms are clean and new (basic)
Price is best in the area
Heprit is helpful and cares about his guests.
spent 5 nights and enjoyed very much.
Cherapunjee is beautiful. There are many things to see in the area both walking and driving distances. When it was raining we used Heprit's DVD library and watched movies. He has computers too.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

I stayed at this place in heavenly Cheerapunjee for 5 nights and had the best time. This place is conveniently located by the main road (close to petrol station, eateries and jeep stand) and serves as a central point if you wish to walk to the beautiful waterfalls, landscapes, caves and villages around. The facilities (dorms/rooms) are basic but very well maintained and clean. There is an adjoining internet cafe in the same facility as well. The highlight of this place has to be the host Heprit, who is such a genuine, cool and friendly guy. As mentioned in one of the reviews he does go out of his way to help you, be it arranging your travel to lovely Nongriat or drawing an accurate map of local sights for you or feeding you with information on local culture. Interacting with him was fun. I would highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Cheerapunjee with the intention of getting a rich local experience. Cheers to Heprit and By the Way!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

Cherrapunji, Januari, cold, but oh so beautiful. We met Heprit (the owner) at the taxi stand trying to convince us that his place was actually the place we were looking for, as the person who advised us the place confused names. Heprit's sincere amazement when we were on guard and not immediately believing his story, characterizes the treatment of his guests. Heating water for hot water bucket shower, heating a stove to warm the room, drawing a map to the bridges, all was done to make us feel comfortable and homely.

For those not minding a basic but budget stay, "By the way" will be remembered heartwarmingly!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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5  Thank haisu s
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

This is the place to be for people who want to have an authentic, local experience for the lowest price. Ofcourse you will not have most luxurious room, but you will experience how it is to live amongst the local people, who are very friendly and helpful.
The rooms and common bathroom are very clean and the location is good, close to the bus stop and taxi stand.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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5  Thank Bas B
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

For anyone headed to Sohra (otherwise known as Cherrapunjee) in Meghalaya, there's a great new backpackers on the main road in Lower Sohra. All the other places in this area are pretty pricey, so this place is awesome. Very basic, but it does the job. It's run by the great Heprit who will go out of his way to help you out. Oh, and the root bridges are worth every step!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank NZkiki
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Reviewed December 17, 2015
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  • Stayed: December 2015, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Дмитрий R
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Reviewed April 2, 2014
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Additional Information about By The Way

Address: Shillong-Shella Road | Dukan Road, Cherrapunjee 793108, India
Location: India > Meghalaya > East Khasi Hills District > Cherrapunjee
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 Specialty Lodging in Cherrapunjee
Price Range: $250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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' ... more   less 
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By The Way Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya

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