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With Inle Lake being such a huge draw in Myanmar for backpackers, there are numerous guesthouses, hotels and hostels to choose from.  There are places to suit every budget.  In our opinion, this is the best place to stay if you are a budget backpacker:

May Guesthouse

85 Myawady Rd.

(opposite the Hlaing Gu Kyaung Monastery)

Phone: 29417

Room Info/Costs:

This is a great guesthouse.  It’s located down a quiet street and has a beautiful garden sitting area with tables & chairs.  The family that owns and runs this guesthouse is very accommodating, helpful and knowledgable.

A double room with private bathroom (hot water), veranda and breakfast (eggs, toast, coffee/tea and fruit) costs 15,000KYT.  The rooms are very clean, with nice furniture and screens on the windows.  This place is great value for money.

a double room with private bathroom at May Guesthouse, Inle Lake

 

Nick sitting on the veranda enjoying the sunset at May Guesthouse, Inle Lake

They also have a separate house with cheaper rooms.  They are much smaller, no screens on any of the windows, not very nice and have a shared bathroom.  The cost of those rooms are 12,000KYT.  In our opinion, it’s definitely worth the few extra bucks for the more expensive room.

Pros: excellent staff, nice sitting area in the garden, good breakfast, spotless rooms, excellent value for money.

Cons: rooms are a bit more pricey than other parts of Myanmar.  Other than that, no cons!

Dariece making fresh guacamole in the garden sitting area at May Guesthouse, Inle Lake

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4 thoughts on “Inle Lake For Budget Backpackers: Where To Sleep

  1. Hi Goats,
    The number you have for May’s is one number off. I have included their contact details including email below.
    Thanks for all the great reviews.

    M-C

    85, Myawaddy Rd. T: (081) 209 417
    Email them at: [email protected]

  2. Hey! Your blog was super helpful for my monthlong journey through Myanmar – just wanted to share a hostel I found in Inle Lake called Song of Travel Hostel. It just opened a couple months ago and for about $15/night we got a capsule bed and free breakfast, free bikes, and free snacks. Highly recommend it – just wanted to share since they just opened!

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