Accommodation in Guyana is very good.
Georgetown offers by far the greatest choice of options, but there are a number of problems here. None of the ‘luxury’ options in the capital – particularly the Pegasus and Princess – have the polish or charm to justify the hundreds of US dollars they charge. At the other end of the scale, there are a number of smaller guesthouses and pay-by-the-hour accommodations with lower prices. The only “backpacker” option is the Tropicana Hostel, which is unfortunately located above a club whose slogan is “All Nite Long”: it’s true. There are some good options in Georgetown, particularly at the three and four star levels, including the colonial option Cara Lodge and Herdmanston Lodge. The growing Chinese and Brazilian population in the city may lead to better options.
Inland, there are incredible jungle lodges and camps, including ranches and in the south, and community-supported eco-lodges in the centre of the country. Other development options include community supported lodges in Indian villages on the Linden-Lethm Highway.
The more adventurous can try to make do with a hammock and pay small amounts to hang it in a benab. This is not an option in Georgetown and requires advance notice, lots of bug spray and cunning.
In some small towns, there are simple guesthouses that may have fans, mosquito nets or other amenities.