Hostels in Myanmar (Burma)Hostels in Myanmar (Burma)

You are looking for hostels in Myanmar (Burma)? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. Hostelz.com helps you to find your Myanmar (Burma) hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com. So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Myanmar (Burma).

All Cities in Myanmar (Burma)

We list every single hostel in Myanmar (Burma) and the world. In total, we have 17 cities in Myanmar (Burma) for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All Myanmar (Burma) hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Myanmar (Burma). It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Myanmar (Burma)

Myanmar (Burma) is a country in Southeast Asia that has become a popular country for backpackers in recent years. The amount of accommodation options is increasing in line with the amount of tourists, but in many places it might be good to reserve your Myanmar (Burma) hostel in advance if you really want to stay in one particular hostel.

Most backpackers do approximately the same round trip and visit Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Hsipaw, and Inle Lake. Yangon is a surprisingly modern city which is developing extremely fast. Well worth a visit are the Shwedagon pagoda and the Central Market. There is really good street food, and Nineteenth Street gets crowded with both tourists and locals during the evening hours. Bagan is a must-visit with more than three thousand pagodas spread out over a big plain. It is easiest to visit the pagodas with an ebike, which you can rent at every hostel in Bagan. Mandalay is not the most-liked city in Myanmar, but you can easily spend two days driving around the smaller villages in the area. Hsipaw is a world class destination for hiking and Inle Lake is a place to relax and see some traditional arts and crafts. Other destinations that are worth a visit, but are a bit more off the beaten track are Mrauk Oo, Pyin Oo Lwin, Hpa-An, and Mawlamyine. Golden Rock is also famous, but hard to get to, and therefore it doesn't attract a lot of foreign visitors. The cost of traveling in Myanmar is low, but Myanmar (Burma) hostels are more expensive than in other countries in Southeast Asia. Food and transport are approximately the same price as in neighboring Thailand. Bargaining is accepted at the markets and souvenir shops, but not so much in restaurants.

The two main tourist cities are Yangon and Mandalay. These cities have international airports and the majority of Myanmar (Burma) hostels can be found here. Yangon especially has many hostels and all are of very good quality. The price usually includes bed linen, a towel, and breakfast. Some Myanmar (Burma) hostels in Yangon offer tours and all hostels can book taxis and public transport to basically every other city in Myanmar. Mandalay, Bagan, and Hsipaw offer a handful of hostels each and the standard is the same as in Yangon, but a bit more pricey. In other cities there are often no Myanmar (Burma) hostels, but some guesthouses and hotels offer shared dorm rooms.

Especially in Bagan, there is a shortage of budget accommodation and it is advisable to book your stay a few days before arriving. In other cities, you should book ahead in the high season (December to February). In the low season, you don't have to book in advance, unless you really want to stay in a particular Myanmar (Burma) hostel or room.

It is easiest to get around the country by bus and train and all Myanmar (Burma) hostels can book transport for their guests. Some Myanmar (Burma) hostels are not willing to book for you if you don't stay with them for the night. Prices vary, so it is worth checking out some other travel agencies as well. Also, popular day trips and motorbike rental can always be booked at your Myanmar (Burma) hostel reception, but also here the price may vary.

expert for Myanmar (Burma) hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Myanmar (Burma) hostels Paulien

FAQ on Hostels in Myanmar (Burma)

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as Hostelworld.com, Hostelsclub.com and Booking.com. While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where Hostelz.com comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, Hostelz.com is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in Myanmar (Burma)?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in Myanmar (Burma) here on Hostelz.com. Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.

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Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Myanmar (Burma) safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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