This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Hsipaw.
Hsipaw, Myanmar (Burma) is a town in the northeast of the country. There are not many hostels in Hsipaw, Myanmar (Burma), but the town is developing fast and new places to stay are opening often. There are also several guesthouses and hotels that offer dorm rooms, even though they are not real hostels and usually don't have a common area. Since Hsipaw is a small town, all hostels in Hsipaw, Myanmar (Burma) are within walking distance of the town centre. The main street runs from the bus station in the south to a small bridge in the north and everything between here is within walking distance.
The hostels in Hsipaw, Myanmar (Burma) are generally a bit cheaper than in the rest of the country and the quality is ok. Breakfast is normally included in the price. When looking for a hostel in Hsipaw, Myanmar (Burma) you might want to consider if they have air conditioning, bicycle rental, and if they can organize trekkings for you,
Most tourists come to Hsipaw to go on a two- or three-day trek. The tours are subject to changes, as the villages around Hsipaw are sometimes involved in local conflicts. There are many trekking guides available in Hsipaw and all hostels in Hsipaw, Myanmar (Burma) can get you in contact with a guide or other backpackers who also want to do a trekking.
Another popular activity in Hsipaw is cycling. Hostels in Hsipaw, Myanmar (Burma) rent out bicycles for the day and they will give you a (bad) map of the area -- a round trip that visits a waterfall, hot springs, and some pagodas is the most popular trip. A visit to the palace and noodle factory is also worth it. A little bit outside of town you find Sunset Hill, which is a really nice place to watch the sunset. Motorbike taxis are quite cheap or you can cycle there and walk the last part.
Written by local enthusiast for Hsipaw hostelsPaulien