Hotels and Guest Houses in Bagan Nyaung U – Cheap Budget Accommodation

Although Bagan is the major tourist place in Myanmar, and most visited place in Myanmar by foreign and local tourists, cheap hotels and guest house are still plentiful in Bagan. All of them serve both local and foreign tourists. Below are a few in Nyaung U that are usually recommended by visitors. Please be mindful that most of them have standard or limited facility and might not serve breakfast. During peak tourist season, they may be readily full, so book in advance.

May Khalar Guest House

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Where to stay in Inle – Budget hotels & guesthouses

Cheap and budget as well as mid range hotels and guesthouses can be found in Nyaungshwe, the entrance town to Inle. Hotels and resorts on Inle Lake tend to be high end and quite expensive.


Most budget and midrange guesthouses and hotels in Nyaungshwe are family owned and operated. Most of them offer friendly home like warmth to the customers. Most guest houses and hotels will offer off-season discount, but you might be able to negotiate room rate even at peak tourist season. They also act as travel read more

Maymyo budget hotels and guest houses

Budget hotels and Inns

April Inn

A little outside the downtown Maymyo, April inn is located in a quiet and tranquil place. It has six bungalows, each with private bathroom, TV, twin beds and a porch for breakfast. Beware of insects and mosquitoes. Price is US$ 8 per person, US$ 16 for double room. Address is 51F, Eindaw Street, Maymyo, phone 085-21918.

Dahlia Motel

This friendly hotel run by an outgoing Muslim is located a little off downtown. This is a popular low budget motel in a peaceful residential neighborhood. All rooms have TV and read more

Maymyo Pyinoolwin Hotels

Private hotels and Guesthouses

For those who want to avoid government run hotels for any reason, Maymyo (Pyinoolwin) has a number of nice hotels. A number of new private owned hotels open after 1988. Some of these are listed below.

Midrange Hotels

Kandawgyi Lodge

Kandawgyi Lodge Hotel Maymyo (Pyinoolwin)
Kandawgyi Lodge Hotel Maymyo (Pyinoolwin)

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This one was open in 2002 as a Singapore joint venture hotel. It was a converted 1921 English Warden’s lodge near Kandawgyi lake, with new bungalows in the garden outside. All rooms are facing the Kandawgyi Lake. There is no TV or phone in the rooms – this is a read more

Maymyo – Where to stay

Maymyo accommodation

Maymyo (Pyinoolwin) has a number of cheap budget hotels as well as mid range to high end hotels. Usually, all hotels inside the town are budget hotels while those higher end hotels are usually found in the residential areas around the ring road. Some of the hotels in Maymyo, especially government run hotels have long standing history running back to British colonial time. Hotel staffs are usually very friendly and helpful; typical of hotels in Myanmar. They can usually speak English and will provide read more

Mandalay Swan Hotel – best midrange hotel in Mandalay

For those international travelers looking for a nice mid level accommodation in Mandalay, Mandalay Swan Hotel is the hotel for you. Located just close to the Mandalay Royal Palace Fort and the moat, the hotel is in a place where it is easy to travel in Mandalay. Especially in the evening, you can take a leisurely stroll along the moat just in front of the hotel. I always had a cup of sugar cane drink from a road side stall in front of the hotel on the side of the moat, with cool read more

Cheap budget hotels and guest houses in Mandalay

There are quite a number of cheap guest houses and hotels in Mandalay. Many of them offer nice rooms, friendly staff and some basic services at a cheap price. These are ideal accommodations for the budget travelers. Here are some of these cheap accommodations that are popular among the foreign travelers that got quite a fair comments and recommendations on the internet and on travel guide books. All of the following guesthouses and hotels have both fan rooms and air conditioned rooms, and the read more

Small friendly guest house in Bagan

While I was living in Chin Hills, I used to travel a lot to Southern Chin towns of Mindat and Kanpetlet quite often. Many a time, I traveled to Chin Hills from Yangon through Bagan. On my way back to Yangon also, I usually stayed in Bagan for a night before continuing my trip. Always, I stayed in the same guest house. It is cheap, clean, tidy, and comfortable with friendly owner and staff.

Maykahlar Guest House is a small guest house in Nyaung-Oo town. This is a town just two miles away from old read more

Book a Hotel or Guest house in Myanmar Online

A hotel from YangonFor those visitors who are coming to Myanmar and want to book their hotels online, here are some of the travel agents that handle online reservation.

Last Minute Myanmar – An online travel website where you can book your hotel, flight and transportation online. Hotels in their list include those from Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan, Kyaikhtiyo, Inle, Pyinoolwin and Taunggyi.

The Governor’s Resident – A luxurious hotel in the heart of Yangon, Myanmar.

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