Hostels in Nyaung Shwe, Myanmar (Burma)

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Nyaung Shwe, Myanmar (Burma), in the country's Shan state, is home to the world-famous Inle Lake. Nyaung Shwe is located just north of Inle Lake, and is the area where most of the budget backpacker accommodation can be found. Nyaung Shwe also has the majority of restaurants and tour operators so it is an ideal area to stay while visiting Inle Lake. Nyaung Shwe, Myanmar (Burma) hostels can help organize Inle Lake activities from off-the-beaten-path mountain bike rides through villages, cooking classes with locals, and customizable boat trips across the idyllic Inle Lake.

Many backpackers make their way to Nyaung Shwe by trekking from nearby Kalaw, but the area is also well connected to other parts of the country by bus. There are several hostels in Nyaung Shwe, Myanmar (Burma), and the surrounding areas, from boutique national chains to locally operated homestay-style accommodation. Some Nyaung Shwe, Myanmar (Burma) hostels may include breakfast, but if they don't, you'll have an easy time grabbing some warm eats from the street for a low price before heading out for the day. Be sure to try Shan noodles while visiting Nyaung Shwe -- they're made from tofu and absolutely wonderful!

Hostels in Nyaung Shwe, Myanmar (Burma), and across the nation, can be a bit more expensive than in surrounding countries in Southeast Asia. Everything else in the area, including daylong boat tours on Inle Lake, is extremely affordable.

Beyond visiting Inle Lake, travelers like to visit the Red Mountain Estate Vineyards, the countless temples and monasteries, and tobacco-rolling cooperatives. Everything in Nyaung Shwe is reachable on foot, but there are many tour companies that rent mountain bicycles by the hour or by the day. Motorbikes are not allowed in Nyaung Shwe, so don't plan any excursions that are far away unless you'd like to hire a driver.

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FAQ about Nyaung Shwe Hostels

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BaobaBed Hostel Nyaung Shwe Inle Lake is the best rated hostel for partying in Nyaung Shwe.

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Your Packing List for Nyaung Shwe

Your Packing List for Nyaung Shwe

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Nyaung Shwe Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Nyaung Shwe, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
3 Total number of hostels
2 Party hostels in Nyaung Shwe
9 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Inle Lake (13 Km / 8 mi.)
Kalaw (38 Km / 24 mi.)
Loikaw (113 Km / 70 mi.)
Pyin Oo Lwin (161 Km / 100 mi.)
Mandalay (171 Km / 106 mi.)
Mae Hong Son (186 Km / 116 mi.)
Soppong (186 Km / 115 mi.)

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