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The 10 Best Hostels in Myanmar

August 30, 2023 - 335 views

For those who are on a budget trip to Myanmar, it is wise to stay in a hostel. You can find plenty of budget hostels throughout the country, here is the list of top 10 worth-trying hostels in Myanmar. 

Myanmar, more commonly known as Burma, is a must-see for travelers who like Buddha and beaches. The country contains thousands of Buddhist temples. It also has pristine water and white sand beaches along the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. If you are planning to explore the beauty of this country on a budget, we would like to offer you the best 10 hostels to choose from.

1. Pickled Tea Hostel Yangon (21 USD/bed)

This hostel has a great location in Yangon, just only a 10-minute walk from Yangon’s biggest attraction, the Shwedagon Pagoda, and reachable to all of Yangon downtown. It is rated as the number one hostel in Yangon.

The hostel offers 24-hour reception, free traditional Burmese breakfast, internet, and a comfortable indoor/outdoor common area which is full of books, maps, and complimentary Chromebooks to help you plan your stay in Myanmar. It is comfortable, safe, and affordable. The room is clean and has all basic facilities like a large locker, an awesome bathroom, and shower, air conditioner.

Pickled Tea Hostel Yangon

The front door of Pickled Tea Hostel

2. Four Rivers Hostel Yangon (12 USD/bed)

This is a great hostel for solo travelers who are seeking other young backpackers. You may find travel partners after staying there for few days.

It is a clean hostel with comfortable beds, a hot shower, and air-con. Each bed has curtains, a reading lamp, power point a private locker. The staff is very accommodating and can attend to your needs as much as they can. They have some maps to give you for free.

Four Rivers Hostel Yangon

Shared room at Four Rivers Hostel

3. BaobaBed Hostel Chinatown Yangon (12 USD/bed)

It is located in Chinatown right on the Yangon River, near Sule Pagoda, CB Bank Head Office, and Yangon City Hall. The hostel features a restaurant with Complimentary breakfast, free bikes, a bar and shared lounge & offers a 24-hour front desk, a business center, and organize tours for guests.

The room has a shared bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer, and also provides guests with free WiFi. Staffs are trained and knowledgeable, whether you need tips for sightseeing, bus and boat bookings, or recommendations around the wonderful city of Yangon.

BaobaBed Hostel Chinatown Yangon

BaobaBed Hostel Chinatown

4. Scott @31st Street Yangon (9 USD/bed)

This hostel is home to 9 bedrooms. It provides such comforts as a television LCD/plasma screen in the lobby area, clothes rack, mirror, slippers, sofa. The hostel also has 24-hour security, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, gift/souvenir shop, shrine, etc. The room is clean. The shared bathroom is fitted with a shower and a hairdryer.  

Scott @31st Street Yangon

Coffee at Scott @31st Street

5. Ostello Bello Bagan (12 USD/bed)

It is centrally located in New Bagan, a 10-minute walk to Lawka Nandar Pagoda as well as to Ayeyarwaddy River Bank. The hostel features a swimming pool, free of charge lockers, a restaurant with local and Western dishes, a bar with Happy Hours, and a relaxing area with snacks, coffee, tea, and water…It has both private and dormitory rooms with free high-speed WiFi access in all areas, a 24-hr front desk service and a free trip around Bagan and sunrise/sunset tours.

Ostello Bello Bagan

Dormitory room at Ostello Bello Bagan

All rooms are air-conditioned and are provided with bed linen, complimentary toiletries, and towels. The private rooms offer added space while beds in the dormitory rooms each have their own personal reading light and electrical socket.

Staffs are helpful with recommendations, they can provide book sightseeing trips, teach guests simple Burmese conversations. There are also rotated weekly cultural activities from movie nights, Trivia, Bingo, and traditional Burmese dancing at the hostel.

Private room at Ostello Bello Bagan

Private room at Ostello Bello Bagan

6. Baobabed Hostel Bagan (13 USD/bed)

It is situated in heart of Old Bagan, a 10-minute walk to Alotawpyi and Htilominalo Pagoda as well as to Ayeyarwaddy River Bank. It has both private and dormitory rooms with AC, free Wi-Fi in all areas and a 24-hour front desk service. Secured key access codes, complimentary towels, bed linen, and comfortable pillows will be provided to each guest. Each dormitory rooms provide spacious bunk beds which equip with electrical sockets, personal reading light, one small & one big locker. The private room offers a flat-screen TV, minibar, bean bags, and a private bathroom.

Baobabed Hostel Bagan

Swimming pool at Baobabed Hostel Bagan

There is a complimentary hot and healthy homemade breakfast served daily on the rooftop poolside. All-day free coffee, tea & Burmese cigars are provided in the lobby area. Guest also can enjoy a Rooftop swimming pool, onsite Bar and Restaurant that offers premium coffee, and a locally sourced farm-to-table menu. Daily social events, happy hour, and free traditional foods tasting will be available for the guests. Our rooftop swimming pool is open daily from 6 am to 10 pm for all guests.

BaobaBed Hostel guests can take advantage of our free tour, ticketing service, and free use of bicycles. Plenty of E-bike rental shops are close to the property. If you are looking for a hostel with a great vibe and social atmosphere, BaobaBed is the best place to be

7. Orchid Nan Myaning Hotel Mandalay (10 USD/bed)

It is located just 3.3 km from the city center and from the airport. The hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Orchid Nan Myaning Hotel Mandalay

Orchid Nan Myaning Hotel

This 32-room hostel provides such television LCD/plasma screen, clothes rack, free welcome drink, mirror, towels can be found in the selected room which offers access to a vast array of services, including 24-hour security, convenience store, taxi service, ticket service, 24-hour front desk. Throughout the day you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the badminton court, dart board, hiking trails, yoga room, golf course (within 3 km).  

The room is clean with a closet, hairdryer, desk, slippers, shower, seating area, satellite/cable channels, and others.

8. Ostello Bello Mandalay (10 USD/bed)

It is located 500m from The Mandalay Palace, 2.6 km from the city center. Ostello Bello Mandalay features a bar and restaurant. Guests can enjoy the music on the rooftop. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property.

All rooms include a shared internal bathroom fitted with shower facilities. A flat-screen TV is available in the private rooms. There are also coffee/tea, board games, and books. Trip excursions can be arranged at the tour desk. Laundry services are also available.

Ostello Bello Mandalay 

Ostello Bello Mandalay

9. Little Hpa An (11 USD/bed)

It is located in Downtown Hpa An and within walking distance to the bus station. It has a nice bar and lounge area for our guests to socialize and get to know each other. Hpa An is a small city but a lot of areas to explore, so why not do it together with fellow travelers. Free private parking is offered on-site. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Every room is equipped with air conditioning, curtains, parquet floor, locker, towel, and linen.

Little Hpa An 11 USD/bed

Little Hpa An 

10. Hostel Roma Inn Kalaw (10 USD/bed)

It is located in Kalaw with a quiet place, surrounded by pine trees, it is 5 minutes drive from downtown. It features free Wi-Fi and a restaurant. The hostel is co-operated with Jungle King Trekking Agency and Eversmile Co, Ltd.And also can arrange everything about trekking to Inle Lake. We want to provide the best hospitality and experience to other fellow travelers. They also have a bonfire every evening and an entertainment bar.

Hostel Roma Inn Kalaw

Colorful decoration at Hostel Roma Inn

Let's plan for your Myanmar trip and try experiencing the best hostels in Myanmar.

For other information you may need to plan the trip to Myanmar, you can check here: A Guide To Plan Your Trip To Myanmar

Jenny Tran

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