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.
Tips for Choosing the Best Yangon 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
- Hostel Tips You Need to Know Before Booking
- 8 Things You Need to Pack for Hostel Travel
- 10 Tips for Myanmar Travel
Top 10 Hostels in Yangon
Little Yangon Hostel
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.
One of the most booked hostels in Yangon, HOOD Hostel has an ideal location and comfortable rooms. You have the option between dorms or a family room if booking as a group. Sule Pagoda is within walking distance, there is a shared kitchen and breakfast is included.
Shwe Yo Vintage Hostel
This family-run hostel is located in downtown Yangon and is a prime location for foodies as the night market that offers local street food is only a short walk away. You can expect all of your basic amenities at this hostel, including simple and clean rooms, for both private and dorm rooms.
Draper Startup House for Entrepreneurs
Don’t let the name turn you off of staying at this Yangon hostel. This trendy hostel is located in the heart of Yangon, is one of the best sellers on Booking.com and is housed in a historic 1950’s colonial building. The best thing about this hostel is the large common room and atmosphere, bringing travellers and digital nomads together through games and more.
Little Monkey Hostel
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
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
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.
Nest Hostel Yangon
This simple hostel will cover all of your basic needs, including free Wi-Fi and a shared lounge in the heart of Yangon. Each room is equipped with a coffee machine and is just over 1km away from Sule Pagoda, one of Yangon’s top attractions.
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.
Rated highly for its location and comfy beds, BaobaBed Hostel is a great option for solo travellers in Yangon. Some of the amenities at this hostel in Myanmar include free bikes to get around town, a shared lounge, and a bar and restaurant on-site.
Now that you’ve found the best place to stay in Yangon it’s time to find out what to do in Yangon!
Continue planning your trip to Myanmar!
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