Myanmar Budget Accommodation
We plan to travel Southeast Asia for 8 months – so budget accommodation for us is a must!
We spent 3 weeks in Myanmar and managed to spend on average 22 525 Kyat per night, per couple. This is definitely more expensive then other countries in Southeast Asia which may be because there is a lot less accommodation options and therefore less demand, (the food and travel here is extremely cheap)!
All of the below accommodation has shared bathrooms as this really brings down the cost. The rooms are also very simple and small but they are all private which was great. We often chose the cheapest room (standard room), so keep in mind that these specific hotels do also offer better rooms if desired.
Here are our affordable accommodation suggestions for Myanmar:
Where: Central Mandalay – 31st street between 82nd and 83rd. A 15 min walk to train station.
Cost: 25 000 Kyat per room / R262
Room: Standard: 1 double bed, cupboard, TV, air-conditioning, fan, a bedside table and wifi.
Bathroom: There is a shared bathroom on each floor. Nice and clean toilets and hot showers.
Breakfast: Included – fruit juice, coffee, toast, egg, jam and fruit
Side Note: Breakfast is served on the 5th floor so you have to be happy with a few steps in the morning.
They hire out bicycles for 2000 Kyat, otherwise you can hire motor bikes down the road. They also offer taxi rides to U Bein Bridge and Mandalay Hill if requested.
They don’t have a website so we booked here: Fortune Agoda.com or Fortune Booking.com
Red Dragon Hotel:
Where: Central Hsipaw – Zay at, Mahawgani Road – one road away from Mr Charles
Cost: 17 000 Kyat per room/ R170
Room: Economy: 2 single beds, a fan, towels and wifi.
Bathroom: The shared bathroom is either downstairs or on the top floor. Great shower pressure.
Breakfast: Included – fruit juice, coffee, toast, jam, fried rice or noodles with an egg, and fruit.
Side Note: Breakfast is served on the roof and has incredible views of the river. You can ask the reception staff for a trekking guide and one will come to the hotel between 4 and 6pm to discuss the trek options. The hotel allows you to leave your bags in their storage room if you do the overnight trek. They also rent out bicycles for 2000 Kyat. We booked our bus to Bagan with the hotel.
They don’t have a website so we booked here: Red Dragon Agoda.com or Red Dragon Booking.com
*Another popular place to stay is Mr Charles – we would have stayed here too but it was more pricy.
Shwe Na Di Guest House:
Where: This hotel is located in – Main Road, Nyaung-U, Bagan.
Cost: 26 000 Kyat per room / R286
Room: 2 single beds, fan, air-conditioning, wifi, towels and a basic TV.
Bathroom: The shared bathroom is outside. The showers have warm water occasionally.
Breakfast: Included – fruit juice, coffee, toast, jam, egg, samosas or fried bread with honey and fruit
Side Note: You can hire bicycles or an e-bike (scooter) for between 5000 and 7000 Kyat.
Here is their website but they require you to book here: Shwe Nadi Agoda.com or Shwe Nadi Booking.com
Where: This hotel is located in – Jetty Road, Kanther Quarter.
Cost: 22 100 Kyat per room / R240
Room: Economy Twin Room: 2 single beds, a small cupboard, towels and wifi and you have to use the shared bathroom. Then because we were staying for 3 night plus, we got upgraded for free to the:
Deluxe Room: Basically the same room but with an ensuite bathroom.
Breakfast: Included – fruit juice, coffee, toast, jam, egg, samosas or fried bread and fruit
Side Note: It has a nice balcony where you can eat breakfast with fellow guests. The hotel is down a slightly dark road but it is close to some good restaurants, a big super market and a few souvenir shops.
They don’t have a website so we booked here: Joy Agoda.com or Joy Booking.com
Where: This hotel is located in – No.47, San Yeik Nyein 5 th Street, Kamaryut, Yangon
Cost: 21 USD / 27 300 Kyat per room / R240
Room: Standard Double Room: 2 double bed, air-conditioning and free wifi and you have to use the shared bathroom. This was the smallest room in the hotel.
Breakfast: Included – You can make yourself coffee and toast with peanut butter and jam.
They don’t have a website, therefore you can book directly on Agoda.com or Booking.com
Looking for the best accommodation deals in Myanmar, click on the below link: