Best Places for Backpackers in Myanmar.

Enjoy backpacking around Myanmar without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Myanmar.

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Top 50 hostels in Myanmar.

These are the 50 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Myanmar.

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Golden City Light Hotel

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Golden City Light Hotel

Golden city light hotel is located down town area and location is city center. Especially for natural attraction and 3 minutes from rail-way station. Golden city light hotel is 45 minutes from the airport. And Night market is only one minute by walking.Rental bicycle(additional charge). We have f...
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Hotel SS Aungban

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Hotel SS Aungban

Hotel SS Aung Ban in Aungban has 4-star accommodation with a fitness centre. All rooms boast a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a private bathroom. The hotel offers mountain views, an outdoor pool, a 24-hour front desk, and free WiFi is available. Guest rooms in the hotel are equipped with...
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Lover View Pool Bar & Bangalows

98 /100

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Lover View Pool Bar & Bangalows

Lover View is a Myanmar and British run hotel in the heart of Ngwe Saung Beach. Boasting spectacular views over Lover Island with beautiful sunsets, this hotel is just a short 5-minute walk to the white sandy beach. - Hostel Facilities: Pool Bar & restaurant (only open for breakfast during w...
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Song Of Travel Hostel Nyaung Shwe

97 /100

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Song Of Travel Hostel Nyaung Shwe

VOTED MYANMAR'S BEST HOSTEL 2019 BY HOSTELWORLD. Thank you for all the love and support. You are the best singers for Song of Travel. Our family of staff is so excited to welcome you to our home away from home! We work hard to make everyone feel comfortable at Song of Travel, offering free coffee,...
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NZH Hostel

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NZH Hostel

Located in the lovely area of Latha (Chinatown), NZH Hostel enjoys a commanding position in the night markets, restaurants, bars, shopping hub of downtown, Yangon. You are easily reach many local points of interest. With its convenient location, NZH Hostel offers easy access to the city’s must see d...
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Nan Bwe - The Vibe Hostel

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Nan Bwe - The Vibe Hostel

Nan Bwe - The Vibe Hostel is located in the residential area of Mandalay, about 1 hour drive from Mandalay International Airport and about 20 minutes drive from Mandalay Central Bus Station. Mandalay is a sprawling city and not pedestrian friendly, so no matter where you stay, you will need your own...
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Dream House Guest House & Restaurant

96 /100

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Dream House Guest House & Restaurant

Come join us at Dream House Guest House, only a 5 minute walk from Ngwe Saung Beach, Town, Bus station, Market, ATM and Bank , budget twin room 15$ and budget family room 20$ for normal season and raise only during the special public holiday. All rooms are privated attached toilet and shower, clean...
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WEStay @ Chillax House

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WEStay @ Chillax House

WEStay @ Chillax House, with it’s range of accommodation from clean and comfortable dormitories to luxurious private rooms is the perfect base for enjoying the Ngapali Beach area, whatever your budget. Located right in the centre of everything, you are just a few moments walk away from the sandy bea...
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BaobaBed Hostel, Nyaung Shwe @ Yar Pyae

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BaobaBed Hostel, Nyaung Shwe @ Yar Pyae

Mai Sung Khaaa…. Born in 2017, BaobaBed is first Hostel chain own by local travellers with the goals to provide top-notch service for all visitors and to promote local business. If you stay with us, 100 percent of money that you spend on your trips will stay locally. Located in peaceful town of...
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Downtown @ Mandalay

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Downtown @ Mandalay

Downtown @ Mandalay is located in Mandalay, 400 meters from Mahar Thatkyarthiha Pagoda and half a kilometer from Zegyo Market. Free private parking is available on site. Some accommodations have a sitting area where you can relax. A flat-screen TV with cable channels is featured. You will find...
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Wayfarer

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Wayfarer's Rest

Staying in Myanmar doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg. Wayfarer's Rest provides high quality living environment at affordable price. This place is close to restaurants and dining, nightlife, public transport and family-friendly activities. You will love our place because of the coziness and t...
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Ned Kelly Hotel & Irish Pub

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Ned Kelly Hotel & Irish Pub

Mandalay's coolest hostel! 5 Star experience at backpacker prices. Meet people, see the sights, and finish your day on Myanmar's only rooftop Irish pub. All rooms are private, no dorms. Shared bathrooms, private Off-Suites and En-Suites bathrooms available, depending on your budget. Single, doubl...
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ABC Hostel

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ABC Hostel

Escape the noise of the city and surround yourself with the natural tranquility of Ywathar village at ABC Hostel!...
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The Old Moulmein Hostel

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The Old Moulmein Hostel

The Old Moulmein offers accommodations in Mawlamyine, at the great location in the Highway Bus Station Compound. Free Wifi is accessible throughout the property. Delicious foods are served at the restaurant on site and free parking is available for those who drive. All spacious rooms come with a...
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BaobaBed Hostel Chinatown

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BaobaBed Hostel Chinatown

Opened in September 2017, BaobaBed Hostel aims to provide a nice, relaxing and social stay in Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar. It is located in Chinatown right on the Yangon River. 24/7 Reception is available for your service. The staff are always here to help you. They are trained and kno...
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Ostello Bello Mandalay

93 /100

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Ostello Bello Mandalay

The famous international Ostello Bello brand opens its' second Myanmar location in Mandalay! Strategically located next to the Royal Palace and at the shade of the one & only Mandalay Hill, we offer the usual high quality service, comfort and friendly atmosphere for any type of budget. All our...
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BaobaBed Hostel Bagan @Bagan May

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BaobaBed Hostel Bagan @Bagan May

Mingalar Bar! Perfectly nested in the heart of Old Bagan, BaobaBed Hostel Bagan exemplifies the very best of Hostel life has to offer. Offering both private and dormitory rooms with AC, free reliable Wi-Fi in all areas and a 24 hour front desk service. Secured key access codes, complimentary...
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Maya Bagan

93 /100

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Maya Bagan

Maya Bagan includes bungalow for private rooms and terrace buildings for dormitory rooms. MB also includes a bar and restaurant, facilitated with international standard kitchen to serve 60 customers. We are business, as well as vocational training school which gives the local youths opportunities...
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Ostello Bello Nyaung Shwe

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Ostello Bello Nyaung Shwe

Ostello Bello goes to Inle Lake! Located in the center of laid-back Nyaung Shwe, the funky Ostello Bello features the usual comfort such as free Wifi, free breakfast, free tea, coffee and Burmese cigars all day, free locker and luggage storage, bar, lounge, terraces, rooftop, free activities (plus...
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Ostello Bello Bagan Pool

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Ostello Bello Bagan Pool

Featuring a swimming pool, a bar and a relaxing area, Ostello Bello Bagan Pool is located within a few minutes' drive from the Bagan's historical zone and within a walking distance to the river where guests can enjoy views of the sunsets. The dormitory rooms here offer private lockers, two USB po...
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Shwe Yo Vintage Hostel

91 /100

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Shwe Yo Vintage Hostel

Mingalabar. Welcome to the one of the best hostels in Yangon. Shwe Yo Vintage Hostel was opened in December 2016 as a home away from home, where anyone from around the world can relax, exchange ideas, and share experiences. Shwe Yo is strategically and centrally located in the heart of Yangon...
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Htinn Yue Tann Hostel

91 /100

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Htinn Yue Tann Hostel

H.Y.T (Htinn Yue Tann) Hostel accommodations have been heartly appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. To do so, the hostel provides best services and amenities, including free Wi-fi in all rooms, taxi service, ticket service, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping , luggage storag...
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Ostello Bello Bagan

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Ostello Bello Bagan

Ostello Bello is the brainchild of a group real travelers from Italy who know what is needed by a guest staying at a hostel. Our goal is to provide a high quality service for any traveler on any type of budget. With this in mind, all our facilities are included in the price: Free high speed W...
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Hardwood Lodge

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Hardwood Lodge

Hardwood Lodge is an authentic Inle Lake’s classic wooden architecture, would give you a sense of local residents living; balcony and large lounge are extras to see and feel locality of Inle Lake. Very close to bus stops, budget-friendly and well-known restaurants, jetty to Inle lake boat trip, m...
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Hotel A1

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Hotel A1

Hotel A1 is located at the down town area of Mandalay which is the second largest city of Myanmar and also economic hub which is connected with all the neighbor countries by land lane. Our Hotel A1 is located at very nice environment which is convenient to travel to all the famous and attractive pla...
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Ace Star BnB Backpacker Hostel

89 /100

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Ace Star BnB Backpacker Hostel

“ Welcome to Acestar BnB——the traveller’s hostel. Right in the centre of Mandalay in a quiet and safe location, the hostelis very close to local and international restaurants---ATM’s and general stores - as well as a new state of the art Hospital and Mandalay Railway Station . Ace Star BnB h...
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Lotus Bed & Breakfast

89 /100

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Lotus Bed & Breakfast

Lotus Bed & Breakfast offers verity of services and well maintained and cleaned accommodation. Our services includes not only bed and breakfast, but also make our guest feel home away from home. Genuine and care treatment for all of our guests make Lotus Bed & Breakfast different from others....
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City Hotel Yangon

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City Hotel Yangon

When visiting Yangon, you'll feel right at home at City Hotel Yangon, which offers quality accommodation and great service. The hotel lies 0.04 Km from the city centre and provides accessibility to important town facilities. A heaven of rest and relaxation, the hotel will offer total renewal jus...
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Friday Inn

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Friday Inn

Probably cheapest in region although there are lots of amenities for free such as Wi-Fi. Friday Inn also provides other services on demand such as airport transfer, local trekking guide, laundry service, bicycle hire, housekeeping and etc. Friday Inn situated within eight to ten minute walk from...
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Hostel Roma Inn 2

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Hostel Roma Inn 2

Hostel Roma Inn 2 is Located Near By Christ The King Church which is was build by over 100 years ago.And also you can feel like your second home when you reach our hostel.We still have free facilities and we always arrange trekking for our guests. We do have bonfire at every evening and can meet wit...
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East Hotel

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East Hotel

East hotel is situated in the heart of the Yangon downtown area, within walking distance and easily accessible to main shopping area and commercial centers. New concept boutique hotel with all rooms are designated carefully to appreciate local design and craft, 30 Private rooms, 5 dorm rooms, 7 view...
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Backpacker Bed and Breakfast

88 /100

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Backpacker Bed and Breakfast

Backpacker Bed & Breakfast features 16 rooms spread over two floors in a building that resonates character and charisma. The facilities and services that we provide for your convenience are- Complimentary Wi-Fi in every room and dorm. Daily Breakfast Hot water and Cool water Air Condition...
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Little Hpa An Boutique

88 /100

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Little Hpa An Boutique

Welcome to Little Hpa An Hostel. We are a brother hostel of Little Yangon Hostel and we offer the same excellent service that will create memorable experience for life. We are located in Downtown Hpa An and walking distance to bus station. Every room is equipped with air conditioning, curtains,...
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Hostel Roma Inn

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Hostel Roma Inn

Featuring free Wi-Fi and a restaurant, Hostel Roma Inn is situated in Kalaw with quiet place. Surrounding by pine trees, it is 5 minutes drive from downtown. We are happy to host you and let you free to enjoy all our (free!) facilities. We are co-operated with Jungle King Trekking Agency and c...
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Little Monkey Hostel

87 /100

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Little Monkey Hostel

Located in the center of China Town, the heart of Yangon, Little Monkey Hostel is closed to all signature of this attractive city. "Good Location " , walking distance to Shwe Dagaon Pagoda, Sule Pagoda, City Circular main train station, Bogyoke Market and Night Market. * Dream never end : High q...
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WEStay @ Bagan Lotus Hotel

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WEStay @ Bagan Lotus Hotel

WEStay @ Bagan Lotus is a tempting oasis in historic Bagan for the traveller who enjoys a tranquil and rural environment away from the bustling streets: yet with a free shuttle service to downtown and all that the centres of Old and New Bagan and Nyaung U can offer. Bagan Lotus features a big, welco...
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Mansion Hostel Mandalay

87 /100

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Mansion Hostel Mandalay

Here at Mansion Hostels, every detail has been thoughtfully designed with you in mind! We believe that comfort should not be compromised while travelling on a budget. Come have a great sleep in our private capsules, chill out after a long day on our private rooftop bar, let our friendly staff recomm...
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Bagan View

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Bagan View

Bagan View is situated in a perfect location of New Bagan, 1.2 miles from Manuha Temple and 1.7 miles from Gubyaukgyi Temple. From there, you can have city view of New Bagan. The main advantage of Bagan View is the rooftop, the highest point for view of the agglomeration. A perfect place to enjo...
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Chan Myae Guesthouse

87 /100

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Chan Myae Guesthouse

Chan Myaye has one large airy dormitories, one with single bed bunks. Each bed has its own AC unit. We also have private rooms; singles with or without bathroom, doubles with or without bathroom and superior rooms and family rooms with bathrooms. All rooms have AC and a TV. Larger rooms also have a...
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Celia Hostel Mandalay

86 /100

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Celia Hostel Mandalay

Celia Hostel Mandalay is a newly opened hostel located in a peaceful neighbor of Mandalay with superior facilities and services. Among the various facilities of this property are barbecue facilities, a garden, and a rooftop by the mountains view hangout area. Enjoy local brew specialty coffee, j...
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501 Merchant Bed & Breakfast

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501 Merchant Bed & Breakfast

501 Merchant Bed & Breakfast is located in downtown Yangon. It serves you in an authentic Yangon Heritage Trust certified Colonial building in Yangon. A typical downtown shophouse builds in the early 1900s. 501 Merchant Bed & Breakfast was the first building in Yangon to be conserved according t...
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Bodhi Nava Boutique Hostel & Café

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Bodhi Nava Boutique Hostel & Café

Bodhi Nava came to life when its founders, Bo and Ben, discovered a lovely house in a quiet little street at the foot of the Shwedagon Pagoda. Previously used as an old car workshop, its potential stood out to create a hostel and café reflecting the peaceful charm of Myanmar life in the heart of Yan...
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Mr Charles Guest House

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Mr Charles Guest House

Hsipaw is a charming small town situated on the Dotthawaddy River in the Shan plateau about 1500 feet about sea level. Mr. Charles arranges compelling excursions to the nearby villages as yet untouched by westernization. Boat trips down the Dotthawaddy River introduce the visitor to the tradition...
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Scott @31st Street

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Scott @31st Street

Well-placed in the culture, sightseeing, shopping area of Yangon city, [email protected] Street provides a most conducive spot for you to take a break from your busy days. Only 1km from the city center, the hotel's strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of int...
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The Lodge Yangon Hostel

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The Lodge Yangon Hostel

Superbly located at center of Yangon, The LODGE YANGON HOSTEL offers accommodation with free hi-speed WiFi access throughout the property and bar and 24-hour on-site staff.Our friendly staff also has free walking tours, a daily updated Yangon agenda, a free detailed map of Yangon and discounts on se...
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Backpacker Hostel Yangon

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Backpacker Hostel Yangon

Located in the Yangon downtown district of Yangon, Backpacker Hostel is 800 meters from Sule Pagoda, Yangon City Hall and 4 km from Shwedagon Pagoda. This hostel is very close to the Strand Road also that is famous for the night market with street foods. There are many famous restaurants and coffee...
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Amazing Box Hostel

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Amazing Box Hostel

If you are seeking an authentic experience and learning about Kayah, Amazing Box Hostel is the perfect place for you. It's located in downtown area, is ideal, comfort and clean place for traveler on a budget to rest. You can join our join tours programs and they are authentic ethnic & culture tou...
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Four Rivers B&B Mandalay

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Four Rivers B&B Mandalay

You have not been to Myanmar until you have visited Mandalay. Strategically located in the center of Myanmar, Mandalay, the former seat of throne of the last Burmese Monarch, is the cultural capital of our country. The city oozes of old-world charm; yet Mandalay is also ever buzzing with lively ener...
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TRIBE THEORY - Entrepreneurs and Startups Hostel

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TRIBE THEORY - Entrepreneurs and Startups Hostel

You are a young startup or entrepreneur on a budget, busy building your business venture and needing affordable yet soulful accommodation in the heart of Yangon - then look no further! Come to Tribe Theory Startup Hostel, a global chain of business hostels targeted to young startups and entrepreneur...
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Kaung Hostel

81 /100

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Kaung Hostel

All guest rooms at Kaung Hostel are equipped with a seating area and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Every room is fitted with a shared bathroom and a shower, and some units at KAUNG Hostel have a balcony. The units will provide guests with a microwave. Guests at Kaung Hostell can enjoy...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Myanmar.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Myanmar.

If you're already planning to visit Myanmar - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

Emotional Outbursts

Around Christmas time, we were on a beautiful beach in west Myanmar. I was amongst good company and enjoying the Burmese lifestyle… and then this happened. The hotel we were staying at (like most places) included breakfast. This was normally either fried rice, pancakes, omelette or eggs. Now bare in mind this was also a restaurant with multiple items of things on their menu. I walked down to the restaurant one morning, super hungry and excited for some breakfast rice only to be told that all they were serving for breakfast was fish soup. FISH SOUP

Daisy Mullins

TRAVELLING MYANMAR DURING THE WATER FESTIVAL

MYANMAR DURING THE WATER FESTIVAL AND BUDDHIST NEW YEAR April 2016: “Some groups of people are just, inherently, cool! The Burmese men are such people. I never would have imagined that men could look so masculine in what we would call skirts (Longyi’s)… and many of them are very handsome to boot! The red, betel-nut stained teeth that some now possess detracts from this unfortunately… but many a foreign girl can be seen longingly staring after a Longyi-clad Burmese man in the streets of Myanmar! Streets that I have been prancing down in delight all morning.

Sasha Erasmus

The charms of Yangon

Cliché but true: the next day I fall in love with Yangon. I spoke to people who didn’t like Yangon. Luckily I could also share my love for this city with a lot of people. I spend hours rambling through the streets of Chinatown. Unmaintained buildings, with moss on the walls and blue satellites: for me it actually makes the smaller streets more beautiful. Everywhere on the street you can buy food, there are big pans with hot water and herbs. While sitting on small stools, the Burmese happily cook all sorts of meat, mostly giblets. I turn down the invitation to eat with them (I’m not a big fan of giblets), but I do put the golden rule in to practice: ‘Eat where the locals eat’. The result is a happy stomach and a taste of real Burmese specialties. In every street I get the friendly questions: ‘Hello!’ ‘Where you from?’ ‘How are you?’ Answers are not expected and usually they don’t even understand it. But every answer I give gets a wide grin, the few teeth that are still inside often red from the betel nut. The beauty of this city is in the old English buildings, the markets and the smiling faces and welcoming words. Mind you, it’s not usual to stay out until late anywhere in Myanmar. Around 21:00 I was usually back in my hostel, tired and satisfied.

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3-day Trip to Yangon, Myanmar

Myanmar, a place where pagodas are at birds-eye view. Yangon, in particular, showed a contrast where the old coincides with the new – where tradition and culture can still live amongst the gradual development as the capital city of the country. My family and I had the opportunity to visit Yangon (formerly known as Rangoon) for 3 days, and we were pleasantly surprised by the city has to offer even for such a short period of time. To think that Myanmar has always been overshadowed by other more popular Southeast Asian countries, this will be a great time for you to explore this hidden gem. And I can be quite certain that there is no need for taking many days off your work schedule, because 3 days around the city is all you need.

Lois Lim

Welcome to Yangon: The largest city in Myanmar

The first image that hits your mind hearing the city Yangon, is pagoda, in fact, lots of pagodas. Yangon formally known as Rangoon marks the largest city of Myanmar. The city that used to serve as the capital of Myanmar is now the country’s largest metropolis also its main commercial capital. Not only that, but the city hosts the largest number of British colonial buildings in Asia. However, they are poorly maintained yet they still reflect the colorful history and Culture of the city while providing a vibrant backdrop of Yangon’s streets. On one side, Buddhist monks mingle around the crowded streets, grabbing attention during their morning alms walks. On another side, the pagodas stand as an immense, almost at every corner of those vibrant streets, feature a glimpse of the golden Shwedagon pagoda.

Loubi Gher

Why Myanmar?

  Why Myanmar? Myanmar is not as popular as Thailand, Singapore or Malasia in southeast Asia, that is the very reason that lots of backpackers choose Myanmar as the destination. Yes, that’s the thinking pattern we backpackers have. Why you want to go traveling, probably because you get sick of all your normal daily organized life.  You want to explore something you have never seen and experienced the life you can’t imagine. And a traveler who has the spirit of adventure must desire to avoid crowding around with all the tour groups. Myanmar is one of the best choices for people like me who want to see something traditional, unique, pure and real.

Max MA

The Hidden Haven of Yangon, Myanmar: Kaba Aye

Kaba Aye or “World Peace” in English, is somewhere in Yangon with every feature of attraction you’d expect to find in a Myanmar township, but still keeping the magic balance of possessing those and not being overrun by tourists. The place is simply in three words “pleasant, prosperous and unique” and which I proudly call home.

ElleGirl

Myanmar: a hidden gem in South East Asia

Upon arriving in Myanmar it was clear that this wasn’t a country like any other  in South East Asia. Where as in Thailand it’s sometimes impossible to find an authentic Thai restaurant, in Myanmar it will seem impossible to even find a restaurant. Coming out of the airport our first mission was to find a taxi to take us to the center. That’s where we met our good friend, mister Sai. If you’re staying in Yangon for a few days, I can only recommend finding a good driver and hold on to him throughout your stay here. A good way to explore the city and it’s surroundings is to take the Yangon circle line train. But do keep in mind to not take this train if you are in a hurry, you can never rely on the scheduled time. Outside of the station we found people lining up. Must be something worth visiting! As we came closer, people all around us were smiling and laughing out loud. Reason for all this laughter was the opening of the very first ”Kentucky fried chicken” restaurant in the country. And as if it was on purpose, they placed it right next to a pagoda.

Randilicious

Myanmar; The Unknown Entity

Although Myanmar has had open boarders for foreign tourists for a number of years, there is little on the internet that is clear an d complete to help you plan your trip around one of the least well trodden South East Asian countries. After the comfort of 4 months on the backpacker trail from Thailand through Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia back to Thailand, the prospect of exploring Myanmar solo was incredibly daunting and I spent hours trawling through blog posts trying to get an idea of what to expect. So here I have compiled the ins and outs o f my journey in hope that it will lend some courage to any other travellers in my position.

hannah-johnson

Myanmar: Preparing For Your Trip

Myanmar is a mysterious place. The country has been free of its military junta for five years now and tourism is just beginning to shift into a profitable and exciting new facet of the economy. Having recently opened its doors to foreigners after a long struggle in political power, there are many wonders waiting for the travelers wandering eye. But first, one must prepare.

Lola Da Explora

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