If you are planning to take Yangon tours, you may want to know where will be the best place for you to stay in Yangon. There is a wide range of accommodations from common to luxurious standards for you to choose and here are our recommendations on the best places to stay in Yangon.
Recommended Budget Accommodations to Stay in Yangon
Backpacker (Bed & Breakfast)
If you are interested in street food, market and city walks and have a tight budget, you should book a backpacker that offers the bed and breakfast services. You should book a backpacker located right in the city, is near the Sule Pagoda and the Shwedagon Pagoda, Chinatown and Zeygo market. Backpackers offers clean rooms with comfortable beds and a fine breakfast depending on the types of room. Particularly, you can get the chance to enjoy your breakfast on the rooftop with the views of the whole city that is a wonderful way to start a new day.
Thanlwin Guesthouse is a low-priced accommodation to stay in Burma tours which offers beautiful gardens and hospitable staff. It is not situated in the city center but you have to walk only a short distance from the new Yankin Centre Shopping Mall and Inya Lake. The guesthouse also offers humble and clean rooms equipped with quite modern furnishings. You will enjoy a tasty local or western breakfast at the outside shared table than spend your day discovering the surrounding parks and end up with superb delicacies at the local restaurants. (Prices range from 9$ a night for a dorm bed).
Four Rivers Youth Hostel
Four Rivers Youth Hostel is located in the center with lots of things going on, it offers comfortable beds and warm showers. Moreover, it is a perfect hub for travelers to get on well or make friends with the locals as well as a private place for those who want to relax or take a nap. The hostel is quite new and renovated from a colonial building, generally, all rooms are equipped with good air-conditioning. If you want to try some traditional and local food, do not worry, you can walk to the amazing street food since it is not far away. (Prices range from 11$ a night for a dorm bed).
Recommended Mid-Range Places to Stay in Yangon
15th street @ Downtown Yangon
If you are looking for accommodation which offers the necessary services at a reasonable price, 15th street @ Downtown Yangon will immediately please you. The rooms are spacious with home-like ornamentations and a tasty breakfast included in the rate. Located in the heart of Chinatown in downtown Yangon, you can easily catch the breath of it with the food night markets and other appealing activities. Moreover, if you want to travel further to explore the city, the staff will wholeheartedly help you organize and book the best buses for you. (Prices range from 45$ a night for a budget double or twin room).
Bamboo Place Yangon
This is an ideal place for the Myanmả family vacation – one of the best accommodations to stay in Yangon as it makes you feel like home with the homey atmosphere and decorations based on Burmese styles. You definitely will have a cozy and comfortable stay at Bamboo Place Yangon. The rooms are basic but really large and tranquil with the views of the beautiful gardens. Particularly, the hotel is just a walk away from Inya Lake, therefore, it is a wonderful place to have a wander and a relaxing time. (Prices range from 35$ a night for a standard double or twin room).
Lotus Bed & Breakfast
Lotus Bed & Breakfast offers very clean and bright-colored rooms and everything from Burmese to American with an Asian twist. This is a hotel which is supporting the local economy since the family who runs the B&B having a hospitality school attached where they train future cooks and the hotel staff with the money they earn. What a fantastic thing! As a result, this hotel makes more sense than just a place for travelers to stay, it has contributed to the development of society and the economy in the area. (Prices range from 25$ a night for a budget single room).
Recommended Luxurious Hotels to Stay in Yangon
Best Western Chinatown Hotel
Located right in the city center, Best Western Chinatown Hotel is really a great place for those who desire a high quality of life. It is quite new and offers contemporary designed rooms with artistic furnishings and plenty of opening spaces. You can enjoy the views over the Shwedagon Pagoda from here that makes it one of the best places worth staying in Yangon. The cuisine is a kind of luxury from the international breakfast buffet to the à-la-carte menu for a fine lunch and dinner. Depending on your budget, you will get the different types of services and views from your rooms and the rooftop terrace. (Prices range from 80$ a night for a superior double or twin room).
Merchant Art Boutique Hotel
Merchant Art Boutique Hotel is a modern and trendy one that is ornamented with local art and situated in an area that is well-known for the historic temples. The rooms are spacious but with minimal and modern furnishing to emphasize elegance and simpleness. It also offers a cool and stylish roof deck bar with fantastic views over the Shwedagon Pagoda at night. Though it is not close to downtown Yangon, you can easily walk to local temples and catch a cheap taxi to the city. (Prices range from 60$ a night for an art concept double or twin room).
Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon
Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon is a deluxe hotel situated in an ideal location as it is set alongside Kandawgyi Lake and in front of Kandawgyi Natural Park. You can have the opportunities to contemplate the beautiful landscapes stunning architecture while taking a walk that makes it one of the best places to stay when you are taking Yangon tours. The hotel offers a free shuttle to some of the main attractions. You can spend your day cooling off in the outdoor pool and taking a sauna or having a conventional Thai massage and herbal bath at the luxury spa. In the evening, you can choose from a wide range of food from Asian, Western, Japanese to Chinese offered in the restaurants. (Prices range from 145$ a night for a deluxe double or twin room with a city view).