This hostel, located on the main street of Nyaung U, offers very cheap ($ 4-5 for a single room in March 2009) accommodation. Rooms are air conditioned, but it only works only when there is electricity, since they have no generator. Throughout Myanmar power outages are common. There is a man who works at the front desk who speaks good English and likes to talk to the guests. He also works a young boy who looks like the Burmese Rafa Nadal. Breakfast is included but is extremely simple. The room cleanliness is improved.
The Golden Express has good value for money. The price of a double room was 24,000 kyats (about $ 24) in March 2009. Breakfast in the garden was great. It offers a swimming pool and a PC with Internet. It's located halfway between Nyaung U and Old Bagan (the temple area).
The hotel is run by a family of Chinese origin. As in most low-budget accommodation in Myanmar (Burma) they do not care about the details of cleaning the corners, etc., But overall this is a clean hotel with a good breakfast and a low price for what is typical in Mandalay. We paid 10.000 kyat (about $ 10) in April of 2009 for a double room including breakfast and bathroom. There were people who paid 4,000 kyat for a single room on the roof, with shared bathroom. The hotel's location is quite centric, but the truth is that it doesn´t matter much, because there are not many things to do.
This is place is situated a little way out of the center, about 15 minutes to be exact (not to be confused with Grace, which is cheaper and in the center), and it is not cheap, at $ 12 for a single room with private bathroom, but it's one of the nicest places in the city, set in a quiet residential area, and offers breakfast outside on the terrace, where there are spectacular gardens. Is very close to the pick-ups stop to Mandalay, but about 40 minutes walk from the train station.
The Mandalay Swan Hotel is in the heart of the thoroughfare, the wall opposite the Royal Palace. It is a 3 star hotel with comfortable rooms and helpful service and as I said earlier it is well located. The breakfast is a buffet and at least the rooms are big and clean, I can not ask for more. If you want more luxury right next door is a 5 star, it all depends on your pocket
This three star hotel is at the entrance of the archaeological site of the city of Bagan. The breakfast buffet is delicious. The rooms are spacious and have up jacuzzi, although it is much more practical summary ducharse.En a decent hotel in which to spend pleasant evenings in this wonderful city of Bagan in Myanmar
During my visit to Bagan, I stayed in the Kaday Aung Hotel. For only 15 USD you get a bungalow with AC, a bathroom and refrigerator with the mattress on the floor. The deal is excellent and the hotel offers a service to manage bus tickets, boat, change money, and bike rental for touring the temples. You can enjoy a small pool to relax after a day of sightseeing, or just relax listening to the silence.
My bus, which theoretically arrived to Mandalay at 7am, arrived at 4, and at that time my 2 accommodation options, the Royal Guest House and Hotel Nylon, were full, so the Garden, Nylon neighbor, was the only choice left. I had a room on the 5th floor, without lift, but at least it was quiet. They were nice enough to only charge me 1 night as I left at 4am the next day. The breakfast was very good.
Nylon is my 2nd choice of accommodation in Mandalay, for $ 8 you get a room with private bathroom. The hotel has 5 floors, and the higher the floor the more expensive and better equipped the room. Best of all is the breakfast on the 5th floor, on the roof, with good coffee and an airy place.
I didn't stay here because it exceeds the budget of a backpacker, but I had a coffee in its wonderful garden terrace with a couple of locals that I met in the temples who were staying there and who said that the place was nice, but who didn't known the price per night because their package was an all inclusive for Myanmar. It's next to the gateway to Old Bagan, meaning that its the perfect location for visiting the temples.
The Royal GH is the best option for backpackers in Mandalay, with a good atmosphere where travelers share information. The problem is that it is so popular because it is recommended on Lonely Planet, so you u have to book several days in advance. The room rate ranges from $ 5 for a Single with shared bathroom, 9 for an ensuite.
The Winner Guest House is a pretty minimal 6-bedroom guest house, all of the rooms come with shared bathroom. This place is basic but clean and economical, all for $ 5 including breakfast. The best thing is the family that runs it is super friendly, always attentive and willing to help with whatever. I had a bike accident could be severe and fussed to see how I was. GH also recommend this because it is much closer to the temples to the people Nyaung Oo, saving you considerable time and fatigue on bike in repeated visits to the temples.