The old saying "good fences make good neighbours" might be good advice for four Guelph women who called police after they woke up to discover their next door neighbour was passed out drunk in one of their extra beds.

"It appears he may have just walked in," Guelph Police Const. Gord Woods said Friday. "He mistook their residence for his own, which was actually next door."

The women left the home after finding the man and called police.

"On police arrival, he was spoken to," Woods said. "He was very cooperative, very apologetic and when it was learned that he was in fact the neighbour, everything was deemed everything was alright."

Woods said while the man was drunk, he was also "considerably" embarrassed.

"The most important thing here is that there was no intent on his part to do anything wrong and they were not intent on pursuing any sort of charges."