Yangon is most likely where you’re going to start your trip in Myanmar and where you should plan to spend 2-3 days as there are a number of Yangon attractions worth seeing.
Hostels here are around the same price as most of Southeast Asia but I’d say they tend to be a tad more expensive. Don’t expect Wi-Fi to be amazing but it is offered even at the best hostels in Yangon. That’s just how it is in Myanmar!
With this simple guide you’ll find the perfect Yangon accommodation in no time and cheap hostels in Yangon that won’t break the budget and you’ll know exactly where to stay in Yangon.
All prices in this article are quoted in USD.
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Tips for Choosing the Best Chiang Mai Hostel
When it comes to picking a hostel is all comes down to what you want and need. Some key things to keep in mind that will help you have the best stay are the following:
How Much to Budget
Expect to pay around $10 for a dorm bed in Yangon with some costing slightly more or less. Wi-Fi is available at all hostels but in Myanmar it’s not always the best and the price does not determine how good it is.
Where to Stay in Yangon
The main Yangon attractions are somewhat spread out but they are within walking distance, however walking in Yangon is not always the most ideal. The best area to stay in is Chinatown for lots of food options.
Yangon and Myanmar in general is not a party destination so do not expect to find a party hostel but instead places to chill and meet other travellers. That being said there is one hostel listed below with a rooftop bar!
Always read the most recent reviews. These are the best way to find out if a hostel is really for you. Hostelworld has reviews for every hostel and I highly encourage you to check them out.
Must Read Hostel Tips
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Little Yangon Hostel
Price: Dorms from $8.40
Little Yangon Hostel is a place where you can surely get a good sleep. The rooms are separate from the common room and you won’t hear a thing. Plus the mattresses are thick. Each bed has a personal light and dorms range from 4 to 8 beds. Breakfast is simple but good and the location is excellent right in the heart of Yangon.
Price: Dorms from $12
Hostel9 Yangon has a great location close to Chinatown. The best part of this hostel is the rooftop bar and there is also a great place to practice yoga or meditate. You get a free city map, free filtered water and parties every Friday night at this hostel.
Pickled Tea Hostel
Price: Dorms from $14
Pickled Tea Hostel is within walking distance of the main attraction in the city, Schwedagon Pagoda. Dorms are only 4 to 6 people, Wi-Fi is available and more attractions are within walking distance including the city circle train.
Chan Myae Guesthouse
Price: Dorms from $12
This guesthouse in Yangon is a place that travellers often return to and some people stay long term here which means you can get great tips. There is one dorm room and the rest are private rooms that have their own fridge. Breakfast is included and Wi-Fi is available throughout.
Little Monkey Hostel
Price: Dorms from $7.65
Little Monkey Hostel is perfect for those looking for some privacy with beds that have walls between the next in the dorms. The hostel is located in the centre of Chinatown and dorms are limited to a max of 6 beds. All of the major attractions are within walking distance.
Scott @31st Street Hostel
Price: Dorms from $15
Scott Street Hostel too has a great location close to many of the main sites in the city. Sofas are in the common room to relax between sightseeing, free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property and there is 24-hour security.
Backpacker Bed and Breakfast
Price: Dorms from $9.60
Backpacker Bed and Breakfast is an affordable Yangon hostel option with 16 rooms to ensure that there are plenty of people for you to meet during your stay. Breakfast is included, Wi-Fi is available in all rooms and there is free flow coffee and tea.
Agga Youth Hotel
Price: Dorms from $8
Agga Youth Hostel has a great location that is within walking distance of all the sites that you’ll want to see. Most of the rooms have an ensuite bathroom, the staff are helpful and there are plenty of both dining and entertainment options close-by.
Price: Dorms from $10
The best thing about 21 Hostel are that there are pods for individual and large travellers plus double bed pods for couples with great mattresses. It is also an eco friendly hostel for a good price that uses the lowest possible consumption of energy. Multiple common rooms are available on each floor to socialize.
Dengba Hostel Yangon
Price: Dorms from $6
You can’t get a hostel closer to Sule Pagoda than Dengba Hostel Yangon. It’s so close that you can see if from your room window. Private and dorm rooms are available and each dorm bed is equipped with a light and a privacy curtain. Plenty of shopping and restaurants are near-by.
Now that you’ve found the best place to stay in Yangon it’s time to find out what to do in Yangon!