This particular city in South East Asia is a mis-match of British architecture, Buddhist pagodas and modern high-rises. It’s an interesting skyline to say the least!
FYI: Myanmar was formerly known as Burma, Yangon as Rangoon.
What makes Yangon hostels stand out? The privacy-led bunks!
Privacy curtains, bunk divisions and sturdy frames – you name it, they have it.
- Baobabed Hostel – top pick for female solo travelers
- HOOD Hostel – great for couples
- Backpacker Hostel – perfect for solo travelers
A little added bonus is the inclusion of two fun party hostels in this guide. The hostel world in Yangon is awesome!
This guide is perfect for YOU, when …
- tired of bad and crappy hostels
- want to avoid the “young party kids”
- happy to spend 1-2€ for a better experience
Not too far away you can discover the 57 best hostels in Thailand.
What we cover in this article?
- 3 best hostels in detail
- Comparison chart of 3 best hostels
- cheapest hostels in Yangon
- best hostels in Yangon for solo travellers
- fun party hostels in Yangon
- more hostels worth a mention
- discounts and promo codes
- How to book?
- all hostel and sights on a map
Quick Introduction to Yangon
Average price for a bed: Hostels in Yangon cost 8€ – 13€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 12€ up to 30€ per night. This is a rough average just to give you an idea.
Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
New to Hostels? Read our full hostel starter guide here. We especially recommend to read:
- how to book hostels (and websites to use)
- 23 items for the hostel packing list
- Are hostels safe? 13 safety tips for hostels
The 3 Best Hostels in Yangon
Let’s jump right into the boutique hostels in Yangon.
We put all three accommodation on the map, you will find the map at the end of the article.
1. Baobabed Hostel
In 2017 a group of Burmese travellers decided to group together and create Baobabed Hostel.
“BaobaBed Hostel Group aims to make your experience in Myanmar one that you will never forget!”
This really is the best hostel in Yangon for female solo travellers and small families.
Let’s have a quick look at the room types:
- 4 and 8-bed female dorms
- 8-bed mixed dorm
- Triple/family room (shared bathroom)
- Double room (shared bathroom)
Wait until you see the bunkbeds – they are far from rickety and basic. These beds come with a privacy curtain, lamp, sockets and a unique travel quote to inspire you.
We also really like the mini staircases for those sleeping on the top bunk.
That all important free breakfast is included here, alongside a free flow of tea and coffee throughout the day. Yipee!
Fun: Enjoy a Myanmar cigar for free as well. Find another hostel that offers that.
If you fancy staying in, we suggest hanging out in the bar and restaurant.
There are also a few common areas which are ideal for swapping stories and using the free Wifi.
Location: Right in the centre of Yangon’s Chinatown. Anyone interested in street culture, street food and city walks are in luck – everything you need is right there on the doorstep.
This is one of the best hostels in Yangon for
- Female solo travellers
- Small families
2. HOOD Hostel
Coming in at a close second place is hostel with a rather unique principle.
“A stay at HOOD Hostel supports the good.”
What exactly do they mean by that? Let the team explain further.
“HOOD Hostel is a hostel that offers vocational training for youths, free of charge or with very minimal spending. It’s a programme that uses a business model to fund its operations and to run the school which provides the training.”
So basically, stay here for your own enjoyment, and help youths learn at the same time!
What a fantastic way to build a community from the neighbourhood, with help from world travellers. Wow.
And you know what else? The hostel design is stunning.
Modern, crisp, bright and spacious – all words which describe this place perfectly.
A few perks include:
- Free breakfast & Wi-fi
- 24/7 reception
- Fantastic staff
There is also a really good selection of rooms to suit an array of traveller types.
From female-only and mixed dorms, to a king room with balcony and family room for up to 4 people.
Note: Pets are not welcome here, but children are.
Location: A refurbished old colonial building set in the urban heart of Yangon. Buzzing street life and markets surround the hostel, and exploring on foot is easy. Yangon International Airport is 18km away.
This is one of the best hostels in Yangon for
- Solo travellers
3. Backpacker Hostel
We couldn’t resist including Backpacker Hostel for a few reasons.
- The epic privacy bunks
2. Gorgeous details such as towels made into swans
3. Free daily, changing breakfast
4. Tea, coffee & juice all day long
“Backpacker Hostel features 8 rooms spread over two floors in a building that resonates character and charisma.”
And for a nice change, the rooms include a male-only dorm!
There is also a female dorm for the travelling ladies. Private options include a single, twin, double and 3-bed family room.
Seriously guys, have a look at the dorm beds, aren’t they amazing?
You’ll spot that it boasts air conditioned rooms and everyone can enjoy a privacy curtain, storage, a lamp and ready-made bed.
It’s pure luxury on a budget.
If you’re looking for onward travel, speak with the lovely staff. They can help with bus travel pretty much anywhere in the country.
The dining area acts as the main social space. The basic set up means it’s better used for catching up with work or simply to enjoy your breakfast.
Location: Located in the downtown Yangon. Backpacker Hostel is within walking distance to Strand Road which is known for its night market and street food. Sule Pagoda is just 800 metres away.
This is one of the best hostels in Yangon for
- Solo travellers
- Older travellers
What about cheapest hostels in Yangon?
Of course, there are always cheap hostels. Forget hotels in Yangon!
We think, it’s not worth it to go with the cheapest hostel out there.
The difference is usually 1-2€ ($1-2) per night, and a lot of amenities are not included. This can be breakfast or linen.
However, if you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you wanna save every penny, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Yangon worth their value.
- Open Hostelworld with full list of budget places to stay in Yangon
- Order the listing by price
Simple as that.
Make sure you use then the other filters and rank per price.
Also keep a close eye on the ratings, especially the “extreme ratings”. Meaning, the best and worst. These ratings can give great insight on what to expect.
Best Hostels in Yangon for Solo Travellers?
What is seriously the best hostel in Yangon for solo-travellers?
Well, if we had to choose we’d certainly go with our #1 choice Baobabed Hostel.
However, we’d also like to throw another hostel in the mix: Little Monkey Hostel.
Whether you’re a solo backpacker, female, male, older traveller, social butterfly or introvert, you’ll like it here.
For one thing, there is a room to suit anyone and everyone.
From sociable bunks to privacy pods, and cosy double rooms if you’re in need of some privacy.
When you’re ready to meet others, join a free Myanmar language lesson and join one of the traditional tea parties. Oh and Sunday is beer night!
Party Hostels in Yangon
Didn’t expect to find great party hostels in Yangon? Neither did we!
Though this isn’t the kind of destination that offers seriously wild parties, there is still plenty of room for a good time with new friends.
Here are two party hostels in Yangon to consider.
Hostel9 is your typical setting to arrive as a guest and leave as a friend.
It’s the kind of chilled atmosphere that helps you settle in quickly and begin the fun.
Get ready for:
- Ground floor lounge w/ games, Wi-fi
- Rooftop bar
- Painted murals in the stairwell
Super cool: Ask the staff about adding your creative flair to the mural collection.
There is a selection of female & mixed dorms, as well as private options.
Once the bar closes you can make your way to the nightlife in the bustling Chinatown area.
The Lodge Yangon Hostel
At The Lodge Yangon Hostel the fun starts as soon as you wake up until you decide to hit the hay.
During the day you can join a free walking tour, or take your free detailed city map and explore on your own.
In the evening there is only one thing to do; head to the bar.
It’s open every night until 12am and sells the cheapest beer in town! Join in a drinking game or be the one who starts it.
Breakfast is free and reception is alway open which means no curfew.
Male dorms, female dorms, mixed dorms and privates – they are all here and come in a range of sizes.
Oh and there is a rooftop area!
More Hostels worth a Mention
Let’s keep going! When there are so many cool hostels on offer, it would be rude not to show them off to you.
If for whatever reason our top 3 hostels don’t do it for you, here are 3 more.
Htinn Yue Tann Hostel
This is a bit more of a swanky option that has more of a focus on self-entertainment.
It would be a choice for those that focus more on the standard of beds and less on the social aspect.
Htinn Yue Tann Hostel stills offers shared dorms, but with private pods with everything you need to keep yourself to yourself.
There is a small shared lounge with a couple of tables, TV and water dispenser.
Scott @31st Street
Scott @31st Street is home to 9 rooms. The privacy bunks in the shared dorms really stand out!
It’s located just 1km from the city centre, so getting around is easy and quick.
In the lobby area there is a LCD/plasma screen and a lovely seating area. Drinks and snacks can be ordered whilst you enjoy a game of chess.
This is an excellent choice for older travellers.
Little Yangon Hostel
This is a no-frills budget option for backpackers and adults.
It’s well located and run by some lovely people that will go out of their way to help.
Enjoy a free breakfast, lounge area, 24 hour reception and free Wifi throughout the property.
The best bit is probably the shared kitchen (not very common in Yangon). Just in case you get sick of street food!
How to book?
We recommend using Booking.com or Hostelworld for your reservations.
Hostelworld is the most popular website when it comes to hostel bookings.
Read: step-by-step guide on how to book with Hostelworld
On both platforms your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.
We included the handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.
Here is the overview:
- Baobabed Hostel Yangon: Booking.com | Hostelworld
- HOOD Hostel: Booking.com | Hostelworld
- Backpacker Hostel Yangon: Booking.com | Hostelworld
We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible!
All of Yangon best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish hostels, secure your room or bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.
Currently, we have no special hostel discounts in Yangon. I know, it’s a pity. You can subscribe to our newsletter to receive our newest hostel discounts always to your inbox.
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All 3 Hostels put on a map + sights
Let us have a look on the map. Below we list all three best Yangon hostels on a map.
Personally, we love to plan our trips with a map having all sights and potential hostels on it. We thought this map will help you with planning your trip too.
We also included the main tourist attractions you’ve to know in this list:
- Shwedagon Pagoda
- Sule Pagoda
- Chauk Htat Kyi Pagoda
- Bogyoke Aung San Market
- Mahabandula Park
- National Museum of Yangon
- Botataung Pagoda
Flights to Yangon?
This new website has super cool features like a so-called radius search. Just draw a circle over Asia and find the cheapest rates for the area.
Here is our review of Kiwi.
Alright, this is your answer to where to stay in Yangon and all of the best hostels in Myanmar Yangon.
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So then, which hostel Yangon will you choose?
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Your Smart Packing List
It is time to see what you should pack in your backpack or suitcase. Make sure you always pick a quality hostel, it totally reduces the things you need to pack. Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 items you should really throw in your backpack.The most important things to pack are:
- eye mask
- key chain flashlight
- the right backpack, the Nomatic (our review of Nomatic here) or Lowe Alpine Lightflite 45 Pack
- packing cubes
- generic padlock (fitting all locker types)
- quick-dry travel towel
- universal power adapter
- travel-sized toiletries