Where to stay
Guyana has a variety of guest houses and hotels to suit all budgets so there is no real need to stay with friends and family for your whole trip unless you wish to. There is more accommodation available in the capital, Georgetown, than elsewhere in the country and standards and facilities on offer can vary widely, so do your research and check with trusted locals for more information.
- Guyana has a variety of guest houses and hotels to suit all budgets so you do not have to stay with friends and family for your whole trip. Some offer en-suite facilities, TV, AC and Wi-Fi.
- Most of the accommodation listed on this website is located in Georgetown. There is less accommodation available outside Georgetown so check in advance before visiting the area.
- Standards and facilities vary throughout the country, so if in doubt, ask a trusted local.
- Prices range from around US$12 pppn (dormitory-styled setting or hammocks) to US$150 and more per room, particularly in resorts. 16% VAT is payable, so check if included in the price.
- Some places take credit cards but not all, especially outside the capital where only cash works.
- Single rooms tend to come with a double or queen-sized bed. Double rooms may have two beds of varying sizes. Check when booking as 3 – 4 people may be able to share a double room.
- At the very least, a room will come with a fan and a net (if not ask). However, Guyana is a very HOT country so it is always worth paying a little extra for a room with AC.
- AC does not necessarily guarantee that there will be no mosquitoes in your room. If needed, buy mosquito spray locally and spray under the beds, in the bathroom and in dark corners.
- Sleeping in a hammock is possible, cheaper and in some places the only option, but make sure the hammock comes with a mosquito net or the mosquitoes will drive you nuts!
- Resort accommodation is often on an all-inclusive basis and it is advisable to book in advance.
- Put your valuables in a safe if provided … NOT under your mattress.
- The list compiled on the following page is only a sample of what is on offer in Guyana so feel free to check the internet and with locals for other options.
HOTELS AND GUESTHOUSES
- YMCA (low budget but clean, dormitory styled accommodation, Brickdam)
- Rima Guest House (quiet, central budget hotel with fans and shared facilities, Middle St.)
- New Tropicana Hotel (lively budget hotel suited to a young, easy going crowd, Waterloo St.)
- Hotel Ariantze (mid-range, self-contained rooms, with AC, breakfast and taxes, Middle St.)
- Tourist Villa (large, en-suite rooms with kitchen and ocean views from roof garden, Subryanville)
- Sleepin International Hotel (modern, central hotel with AC, free Wi-Fi and breakfast, Brickdam)
- Sleepin Guest House (a cheaper and less fancy alterative its fancier sister hotel SIH, Church St.)
- Eldorado Inn (charming, central, modern hotel with a Honeymoon Suite, Quamina St)
- Herdmanston Lodge (heritage en-suites, pretty gardens and Sunday Brunch, Queenstown)
- Cara Suites (slightly less expensive alternative to its sister hotel Cara Lodge, Middle St.)
- Cara Lodge (elegant rooms and top class suites with a top inhouse restaurant, Quamina St.)
- Pegasus (newly refurbished, overlooking the Seawall and Atlantic Ocean, Seawall Rd.).
EAST COAST DEMERARA:
- Grand Coastal Hotel (Le Ressouvenir, about 10 mins from Georgetown, near Ogle Airport)
- Mahogany Hotel (Public Rd. No 78 Village, budget hotel within easy reach of Molson Creek).
EAST BANK DEMERARA:
- Princess Hotel (Providence, 10 mins from Georgetown and next to the National Stadium)
- Prairie Hotel (Coverden, about 10 mins from Timehri / CJI Airport).
WEST COAST DEMERARA:
- Aracari Resort (Versailles, budget hotel, 5 mins after crossing the Demerara Harbour Bridge).
For a map of Guyana and more information on Guyana, Georgetown, things to do, where to eat and drink, and handy tips, click on the thumbnail pictures on the right.