Cherry Guesthouse, Pyin oo Lwin Hotels, Myanmar (Review with Video & Contact)

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We’ve found that the lesser known guest houses, those not on the internet or in the lonely planet guide, are almost always the best value for money in Burma. After the disappointment of staying one night at Grace 2 hotel we were pleased to move to on of the much better Pyin oo Lwin Hotels for an identical price… At Cherry Guest house we picked up a huge double room …

Grace Hotel 2: Pyin oo Lwin, Myanmar

Grace 2 Hotel Pyin oo Lwin, Burma (Review with video)

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Arriving after a long night bus on a rainy morning in Pyin oo Lwin brought us to making a quick decision on where to stay. Based on reviews online we chose the supposedly reliable “Grace 2 Hotel Pyin oo Lwin” for $20 for Double Bed, ensuite bathroom and a fan. We were disappointed. We were too tired to look elsewhere and were just happy for a reasonable place for $20. …

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Large Golden Pot – Cheap Guest house Bagan, Myanmar (Nyaung oo)

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Our ongoing attempts to find value accommodation in Myanmar found us at the “Large Golden Pot Guest house Bagan”. For $15 a night (Low Season Apr 2013) we scored a King size bed, Air Con, Ensuite (with Western toilet and Shower) and a few other little perks like a drying rack for clothes. Breakfast was not included. Compared to other guesthouses (Listed at the bottom of this article, which we …

Inle lake Guest House: Joy Hotel, Nyaung Shwe myanmar (Video review & contact)

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Nestled close to the banks of the canal in the village of  Nyaung Shwe , The  Joy Hotel is a conveniently located budget Inle Lake Guest House. This hotel offers twin rooms with fan and share bathroom at a price of $18 a night and a double with fan and  private ensuite for $22 a night (prices from April 2013). Both include breakfast of fruit, eggs on toast ( with …

Mahabandoola Guest house, Yangon. (Review & Contact details)

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The Mahabandoola guest house not only benefits from a great, central location – opposite the Sule Pagoda – but also from being super cheap. Finding budget accommodation in Yangon (Burma) for under $5 per person is not easy… Huge demand by increased tourism, combined with inflation in Myanmar has pushed a lot of prices up in the last couple of years. It’s now hard to find competitively priced accommodation like …

The Ultimate Guide to Homestay: For Travellers and Backpackers

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Accommodation cheaper and cleaner than a hostel? Often with food included and comprehensive local knowledge to help you get the most out of your travel experiences? It’s time to go Homestay. Staying with a local is the latest grass roots adventure to harness the power of the internet. Many millions of homestays can now be found online, with reviews from past guests and the ability to book online, direct and …

what is couchsurfing

A Very Short Introduction to Couchsurfing! Cultural exchange and free accommodation around the globe.

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Chances are if you have done some budget travel you will at least have heard of Couchsurfing, if not tried it. But with a community so far of just 5 million people worldwide it seems likely that there are still a lot of travellers missing out on the valuable experiences and cost cutting benefits that Couchsurfing offers.   So What is couchsurfing? And why should you do it? Couchsurfing has …