The Best Hostels in Mandalay, Myanmar

Mandalay is a city and former royal capital in northern Myanmar on the Irrawaddy River. In its center is the restored Mandalay Palace from the Konbaung Dynasty, surrounded by a moat. Mandalay Hill provides views of the city from its summit, which is reached by covered stairway. At its foot, the Kuthodaw Pagoda houses hundreds of Buddhist-scripture-inscribed marble slabs. Myanmar's second-largest city has many things common to big cities- concrete buildings, traffic, and businesses. Peer past the surface and you'll find deep reservoirs of Bamar culture, which manifest in countless monasteries, pagodas, workshops and teahouses. As the citizens of this nation revel in their new freedom, Mandalay becomes a loudspeaker for their hopes, dreams, disappointments and desires. In Mandalay, there are clear efforts put into building a new nation from the ground up. With all of these fabulous attributes, Mandalay 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 Mandalay cost?
Average Dorm Price $11 ($8 to $15)
Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel) $30 ($16 to $50)

A social hostel in a great location

Dorm Bed: $9.40
Private Room: $7.80
On 28th Street Between 73th and 74th Street , Mandalay Myanmar
The Ostello Bello Mandalay is strategically located next to the Royal Palace and at the shade of the Mandalay Hill. They offer high quality service, comfort, and a friendly atmosphere for any type of budget. The property is wheelchair friendly and includes several amenities including: free high-speed WIFI throughout the building, free coffee, tea, water, Burmese cigars, and tamarind candies all day, free pasta snack every evening, free toiletries, free earplugs, free mosquito repellent, free sunblock, free umbrellas, free use of laptops, a travel planning desk, and evening events. Pets are allowed in private rooms. There is a common room and outdoor terrace for relaxing and meeting other travelers. The 24 hour staff is a team of local Burmese and fellow international travelers, and they are happy give you the best tips for explore Mandalay and surroundings. Free breakfast, towels, and linens are included with your stay.

Comfortable and in the center of town

Private Room: $15.00
Overall Rating: 63%
543, 82nd Street between 37th & 38th Street , Mandalay Myanmar
Four Rivers Mandalay promises one of the best accommodations in town at great value. Mandalay, ideally located in the center of Myanmar, is the former seat of throne of the last Burmese Monarch, and is the cultural capital of our country. The city oozes of old-world charm; yet Mandalay is also ever buzzing with lively energy. There are many sights to see, experiences to savor and memories to behold in Mandalay, and the Four Rivers offers comfortable, budget friendly accommodation options for your base while you explore. It is safe, clean and easily accessible, the property is decked with modern amenities, while containing both private personal spaces and interactive communal areas suitable for all occasions. The team is driven by the mission to create the ultimate launch-pad for you to explore and discover the streets and stories of this truly magical city, Mandalay. Breakfast, linens, and parking are free with your stay and towels and bicycles are available for hire.

A social hostel with a nice list of amenities

Dorm Bed: $11.00
Private Room: $15.00
Corner of 41st and 59th Street near Theik Pan Street , Mandalay Myanmar
Nan Bwe - The Vibe Hostel is located in the residential area of Mandalay, about 1 hour drive from Mandalay International Airport and about 20 minutes' drive from Mandalay Central Bus Station. Mandalay is a sprawling city and not pedestrian friendly, so no matter where you stay, you will need your own transportation where it will be bicycle, motorbike, car or taxi. The property is able to help you arrange a motorbike or car driver for your sightseeing. This is the only hostel with swimming pool and alfresco bar in Myanmar. It offers dormitory bed and private en-suite twin/double room. The property is LGBT friendly as well. There is an outdoor terrace and common area for relaxing and getting to know others, and there is self-catering facilities for meal preparation. Free Breakfast, free shuttle service to Northern Bus station and city center, free tea and juice all day, unlimited drinking water, free Burmese cigars, free linens, free towels, free parking, and free city map and itinerary guide are all included in the price. This is a good option for a more luxurious hostel experience.

Comfortable and convenient

Rm (T2-8), Thazin Plaza(2), Pearl St. Bet.31st & 32nd St., Bet. 77th & 78th St. , Mandalay Myanmar
At Ace Star B&B Backpacker's Hostel, comfort is the main priority, with air-conditioned rooms that are both spacious and bright. All four rooms (8-10 beds each) feature single-sized beds. Each bed unit comes with hotel quality mattress, including pillow, duvet, bed linen and towel. Every bed unit is also equipped with individually controlled reading light, universal power sockets, security key card holder, and device storage holder. Every floor consists of common shared bathroom & toilet facilities that include cold & hot water showers. Security lockers are available for free. Free coffee and tea can be enjoyed at the rooftop 24-hr dining and entertainment area. Daily housekeeping, breakfast, linens, towels, parking, and Wi-Fi access are all included with your stay. Internet counters and self-operated laundry services are also available for guests' usage. The 24-hr front desk service includes arrangement of bus & taxi transportation for tours & to other cities as well as bicycle & motorbike rentals.
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