If you like to travel on a budget and are heading to south east Asia, a stay in Yangon, Myanmar (formerly Rangoon, Burma) is mandatory. A beautiful city, lovely people and some of the best budget hotels in south east Asia for incredibly cheap prices, Yangon is every budget travelers dream. For cheap but superb budget hotels in Yangon though, don’t look any further than these three. They really are the best.
Ocean Pearl Inn – The Ocean Pearl Inn offers cheap accommodation for tourists who like to travel on a budget. They also provide friendly service, good customer service and a safe and clean place to stay close to Yangon’s city center.
Guest rooms are spacious, exceptionally clean and, although basic, have air conditioning and TV with cable. There’s a choice of single, double or triple rooms, and all have en suite bath.
The hotel also has a small restaurant where they serve Chinese, European and Myanmar food and a small bar. The Ocean Pearl Inn is within walking distance of the famous Sula Pagoda, Chinatown, the Night Market and various shopping and sightseeing venues.
Room rates begin at only $10 a night for a single room,with double and triple rooms at $15 and $20. An unbelievably cheap rate when you consider it includes breakfast and free pick up at the airport.
Eastern Hotel Yangon – Another centrally located Yangon budget hotel is the Eastern Hotel Yangon. Like most cheaper hotels in Yangon, rooms are old-fashioned with clean and safe.
Each guest room has a small en suite bath, satellite TV, mini bar and a telephone. Rooms are available in single, double and triple sizes and are quiet and comfortable.
The Eastern Hotel Yangon offers free Wi-Fi internet, a lovely restaurant, laundry services and, if you’re driving, free parking. In the restaurant, you’ll find a great selection of European and local food and at extremely inexpensive prices.
The hotel also offers free airport pick up, which makes the $15-25 a night room rate, including breakfast, a steal. For longer stays, room rates come down in price even more.
From the Eastern Hotel Yangon, you’ll also find it easy to walk to neighborhood tourist attractions like the Bogyoke Aung San Market, Sula Pagoda and various shopping and cultural areas.
Thamada Hotel – The Thamada Hotel is a slightly more modern budget hotel than the previous two, but still offers inexpensive rates for a great little hotel.
Each of the Thamada Hotel’s guest rooms feature air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, a satellite TV, a DVD player, mini bar, hair dryer, and an en suite bath.
The hotel has a small gym, an outdoor pool and tennis courts. It also features a cute coffee shop, a restaurant and a small business center. It’s centrally located and perfect for walks around Yangon. If you arrive by train, it’s only a couple of minutes walk from Yangon’s train station too.
Room rates begin at $25 a night and include tax and breakfast.
Ocean Pearl Inn
Eastern Hotel Yangon
Thamada Hotel Yangon