The Best Hostels for Visiting Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan is an ancient city in central Myanmar, southwest of Mandalay. Standing on the eastern banks of the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) River, it's known for the Bagan Archaeological Area, where more than 2,000 Buddhist monuments tower over green plains. Holy sites around Old Bagan include ornate Ananda Temple, built in 1091 and topped with a golden stupa. Nearby is the vast 12th-century Dhammayangyi Temple. This temple town is one of Myanmar's main attractions. The area known as Bagan or, bureaucratically, as the 'Bagan Archaeological Zone', occupies an impressive 26-sq-mile area, 118 miles south of Mandalay and 429 miles north of Yangon. The area's most active town and main transport hub is Nyaung U, in the northeast corner. About 2.5 miles west, Old Bagan is the former site of the village that was relocated 2 miles south to New Bagan in 1990. Between the two is Myinkaba, a village boasting a long-running lacquerware tradition. One thing to keep in mind, particularly for travelers exploring the region, is that Bagan is mostly a large village and doesn't have much of a night scene, although it does have basic traveler amenities. Come here for the culture and attractions and plan your partying for somewhere else. With all of these fabulous attributes, Bagan is a great place to visit, and, luckily, there are some great, budget-friendly accommodations to use as a base for exploring.

How much do hostels in Bagan cost?

Average Dorm Price $13 ($9 to $17)
Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel) $45 ($34 to $50)

A social hostel with great amenities and in a convenient location, highly recommended

Dorm Bed: $17.00
Private Room: $24.50
Overall Rating: 91%
Ostello Bello is the brainchild of a group real travelers from Italy who know what is needed by a guest staying at a hostel. Their goal is to provide a high quality service for any traveler on any type of budget. With this in mind, all the facilities are included in the price: free high speed Wifi, free breakfast, free tea, coffee and Burmese cigars all day, free locker and luggage storage, bar, lounge, terraces, rooftop, free activities, free linens, free towels, and much more.

The staff is comprised of local Burmese and fellow international travelers; they speak English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Burmese, Chinese, German, Czech, Lithuanian and Russian. They offer access to a secret pagoda for sunset & sunrise. They will take you on a boat trip, check your knowledge in Trivia, teach you Burmese, offer a pasta snack in the evenings, and host events that you can participate in. The property is wheelchair friendly and pets are allowed in private rooms.
Thiri Sandar, Hkan Latt Quarter Main Road, New Bagan , Bagan, Myanmar,

A lively hostel close to the sights

Dorm Bed: $9.00
Overall Rating: 88%
Showcasing a sun terrace and views of the garden, Lux Pillow Hostel is located in the Nyaung U neighborhood in Bagan, just half a mile from Shwezigon Pagoda. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. The hostel also provides bike rental. Nyaung U Market is 0.9 miles from Lux Pillow Hostel , and Shwe Leik Too Temple is 1.4 miles away. The nearest airport is Nyaung-u Airport, 1.9 miles from Lux Pillow Hostel. Nyaung U is a great choice for travelers interested in atmosphere, local food and motorcycling. There is no parking available at the property. Some of the closest landmarks include: Shwezigon Pagoda, only 0.5 miles away, Izza Gawna Pagoda, only 1.5 miles away, and Alodawpyi Pagoda, only 1.5 miles away. Plus there are many other landmarks and attractions in close distance to the property. Here you'll find a hostel with comfy bed and nice and quiet environment to help you get a good sleep after your adventures. All dorm rooms are air conditioned to keep you comfortable. There are self-catering facilities available and a common room for relaxing and getting to know fellow travelers. Towels and bicycles are available for hire.
No. 518 , Thiripyitsaya 4 Rd ( F I T Road ) Yazarthingyan 1 lane , Bagan, Myanmar,

An affordable hotel with plenty of comforts

Private Room: $17.00
Overall Rating: 94%
WEStay Bagan Lotus Hotel retains the appeal and style of traditional Bagan. This is the right place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the cities and experience the pleasant vibes of our peaceful surrounding on the countryside of Bagan. Bagan is an ideal place to enjoy the fullest warmth of Myanmar. The glory and authenticity of Bagan combined with the warm welcome of the WEStay team will help make your experience memorable. The team is built with strong and active youth from the local community of nearby villages. The simple but helpful nature of the team will make your stay warm and convenient. There is an outdoor terrace and swimming pool available for relaxing and getting to know fellow travelers. Breakfast, linens, towels and parking are free with your stay.
No.31/4, Near Tollgate In front of Tuyin Mountain , Bagan, Myanmar,

A budget hotel with nice amenities in a great location

Private Room: $25.00
Overall Rating: 69%
The Floral Breeze Hotel is in a pleasant area with great proximity to Eight Faces Paya, the Archaeological Museum, and Gawdawpalin Pahto, which add to the hotel's charm. The property is within walking distance to one of the famous Pagodas, Law ka Nan Da on Ayerwadi bank, and is also conveniently located near all the amenities. The hotel features 68 beautifully appointed guest rooms, each including shower, internet access - wireless (complimentary), television with, satellite/cable. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, you will be entertained by top-class recreational facilities such as Spa and garden. The Floral Breeze provides comfortable and convenient accommodations in Bagan, with a feel of a home away from home. There is a swimming pool and outdoor terrace to enjoy at the facility. Breakfast and parking are free with your stay and bicycles are available for hire.
Khan Laung, Anawrahta Ward Near Lawka Nanda Pagoda, Bagan , Bagan, Myanmar,

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