Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). You can choose from 26 Yangon hostels. In total, there are 47 cheap places to stay in Yangon such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $7 for a dorm.
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 Yangon, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Yangon? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Yangon alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Yangon. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Yangon. To help you make friends with Yangon before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Yangon, Myanmar (Burma), formerly known as Rangoon, is the main city in Myanmar (Burma). It is not the capital of the country anymore, but it is still home to most of the embassies and the main international airport. Chances are great that you will arrive here when visiting Myanmar and it is easiest to get around in the city by taxi.
Myanmar is a booming tourist destination, with the amount of visitors more than doubling every year. The amount of hostels in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma), is increasing and in high season, it is advisable to book in advance. Hostels in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) vary in price; the quality differs as well but is acceptable overall. Mid-range hostels in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) are usually good value for money, with clean rooms and bathrooms. Hostels in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) usually don’t offer a guest kitchen, and not all hostels offer a common area/living room. If you want to stay in a hostel where you can meet a lot of people, it might be worth checking to see if they have a common area. Internet is still a problem -- and even though every hostel offers free Wi-Fi, this often means it is very slow. If you want a reliable internet connection, you’ll have to pay for a more expensive hostel in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma), or buy a SIM card with data.
The city centre of Yangon is quite compact and most hostels in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) will be located between Tenth and Fiftieth streets. From either end it is around forty-five minutes’ walk to the city centre, which is located around Thirtieth Street. Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) hostels within this area all have a good location and the area is very safe.
The main tourist attraction is the Shwedagon pagoda, which is located a bit outside of the city centre. It is too far to walk, but a taxi from downtown is affordable. Other popular tourist attractions are the market, the barbecue street food at Nineteenth Street, and the colonial buildings downtown. All these attractions are within walking distance if you stay in a Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) hostel between Tenth and Fiftieth streets.
Written by local enthusiast for Yangon hostels Paulien
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Yangon. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Yangon. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
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Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Yangon and Myanmar (Burma).
You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:
These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.