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“Great budget option with amazing host!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of By The Way

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By The Way
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“Great budget option with amazing host!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

We arrived in Cherrapunjee and were very happy to find this very clean and convenient room. We stayed in the double room which is basic and delightful, immaculate and bright and cheery. The bathroom is behind the main house, a small walk to get to, and is also extremely clean. Hot water is available by the bucket. The best part of this place is Heprit, the owner, who made us feel so comfortable and right at home. He helped us with everything, from finding good food to showing us the most amazing places in this area. Come for a day, you might stay a week with all the fun you will have here! We love you Heprit!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

By the way is one of the best place to spent a few days in Cherrapunjee. The owner is not only welcoming and friendly but also a good guide. We were about to stay only 2 days there but finally we spent nearly a week at that place. By the way is very homely and not expensive for travelers. Internet facilities are there too along with shops and bakery close-by, so basic good to get immediate stuffs. It's well placed so easy to get transportation for all directions in Cherrapunjee.
Just next to the hotel there is a small homely restaurant to which the owner introduced us - and food is delicious. If you want to get the taste of local common people's food - it's the best place to go for your meals, and even the people there are very kind - they'll even adjust some food as per your taste and choice.
Overall - it's the best place to book to spend some time at a good rate in Cherrapunjee - Owner is a wonderful host - Can't miss BY THE WAY on your way

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

We arrived as a couple and preferred a separate room, when there were only shared rooms. In no time, Heprit (the owner) took an empty room and turned it into a beautiful double room with a table, a chair and curtains.
From here on he continued to take care of all our needs - recommendations on walks and restaurants in the area, organizing transportation and lodging in Nongriat, Luggage Storage and hot bucket shower.
More importantly, he spent with us all the free time he had, explaining and teaching about the local Khasis tribe.
It is worth staying here, even if specially for getting to know Heprit.
Khublei - Thank you!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Guwahati
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

Went for a weekend trip to Cherrapunjee with my friends in the month of August 2013. We 11 have stayed in "By The Way" and the experience were nice. The hotel is good for backpackers, the manager Haprit and his team are very nice. They guided us the tour and I must say that Haprit is such a nice person that if you meet him once he will be added to your friend circle.
There are 4/5 restaurants near to "By The Way" and most of the tourist spots at Cherrapunjee are in a range that you can visit it in a 10-15 mins ride.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Guwahati, Assam, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

I and my friends(totaling 11) went for at weekend trip to Cherrapunjee trip on 9-10th, August, 2013.
The place is awesome and the stay at "By the Way" made it even more awesome.
Heprit and his friends were cool to hang out with, great host and very helpful. They will inform you the places to visit(true sponsor of eco-tourism).
The rooms/dorms are clean. Few other thing that add to the comfort of this place are: easy internet access, ATMs, gas stations and post office nearby.
There are 3/4 restaurant at walking distance.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

i went to Cherrapunjee originally intending only to stay a few days to see some root bridges and waterfalls but after checking into by the way and meeting Hyprit the owner i ended up staying for over a week. Hyprit made us feel right at home showing us good places to eat, taking us fishing and just generally hanging out with us. Rooms are dorms and priced at 250 per person per night. Rooms are clean and way better than most in India for that price. Computers and internet are available here. Anyone finding themselves in this part of the country should definitely come check this place out.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Shillong, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

in such a world ecological hotspot..one usually is on the the hunt for a cozy,homely,and safe residing place in cherrapunjee...and thats BY THE WAY is all about..well yeah its VERY ECONOMIC for students such as us..but it was less about the money and more about the time of our stay there..cheers heprit and your team..

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: By The Way
Address: Shillong-Shella Road | Dukan Road, Cherrapunjee 793108, India
Location: India > Meghalaya > Cherrapunjee
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Cherrapunjee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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