You CAN find cheap accommodation in Myanmar!
Note: This post is based on our trip to Myanmar in August 2014. As far as we know, the prices for these guest houses are still accurate. However if anyone has stayed in these places recently and has other information, please inform us at Jen (at) twocantravel (dot) com so we can update the article for other travelers. If you’ve stayed in another awesome place in Myanmar, please share where in the comments!
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Want to pay less for accommodation in Myanmar? Read on for our top recommendations for cheap guest houses:
Note: We were traveling in August, which is the rainy season, meaning that accommodation costs were cheaper and more widely available. Always try to bargain for a lower price-the worst they can say is no. We never made a reservation, just showed up when we arrived in each city. If you are traveling during peak season (October to February) you may need to book ahead. Prices may also be higher during peak season.
Below are the budget guest houses we stayed at and the rates we payed. All rooms were $20 or less!
Sabai Phyu Hotel $20 for a double with A/C. En suite bathroom. Cold Shower. Breakfast included. Family run, very helpful staff, great location.
Mr. Kid $8 for a double fan room with shared bathroom. Lovely owner, convenient location. Ask her about the best noodle shop in town.
Pyin Oo Lwin
Grace 2 $17 for a double fan room. En suite bathroom. Hot shower. Breakfast included. Center of town, very convenient location.
Bagan (Nyaung U)
Pyinsa Rupa-$15 for a double with A/C. En suite bathroom. Cold Shower. Breakfast included. Great location.
Golden Lily Guest House-$7 for a double, no A/C or fan needed as it’s in the mountains. Shared bathroom. Cold showers. Breakfast included. Family owned, very helpful. Can organize treks. Comfiest bed we slept in our whole trip.
Joy Guest House-$15 for a double with A/C. En suite bathroom. Hot water. Breakfast included. Convenient and quiet location.
Garden Village (near Sule Paya)-$18 for a double with A/C. En suite bathroom. Cold shower. Awful breakfast included, but a great view overlooking Sule Pagoda next door. Great location.
Breeze Guest House-$16 for double with A/C. Shared bathroom. Hot showers. Breakfast included. Excellent location and friendly, helpful staff. Can rent a motorbike from there as well.
Soe Brothers Guest House-$18 for a double with A/C. En suite bathroom. Hot water. Helpful friendly staff and convenient location.
Kyaiktiyo (Golden Rock)
Sea Sar-$7.50 for a double room. We did not stay here personally, but the French couple recommended it.
Mae sot (border town in Thailand)
Green Guesthouse. We did not stay here, but the French couple recommended to stay here overnight before making the border crossing overland from Mae Sot, Thailand into Myanmar in the early morning.
Our overall accommodation costs in Myanmar were $311 for 24 nights in guest houses. We also spent one night on a train, one on a bus, one at a hill tribe village home stay and one at a monastery during our trek between Kalaw and Inle Lake.
We hope you find these guest house suggestions useful as you prepare for your trip to Myanmar. It is one of the most incredible places we have traveled so far, and you CAN travel there on a budget.
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If you have more recent pricing information for any of these place, please inform Jen(at)twocantravel(dot)com so she can update the article for other travelers. Thank you!
Leave a comment if you have any suggestions on cheap accommodation in Myanmar! Let’s all help each other 🙂
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