This is probably the only hostel that's specifically aimed at backpackers because the other Chinese budget hotels are usually completely devoid of any atmosphere. The MI2 is a bit out of the way but in return offers free transportation to and from the airport, which is about 45 minutes away from the city, so you save money on taxis. Breakfast is the best I've had in Myanmar, and it was my last day in the country. They had good bread and real coffee. As many travelers know that arriving at odd hours by the insane transport system in Myanmar, if you leave at 4 a.m. like I do, your room isn't free. They let you sleep in the dormitory until 9, and then you get your room. My room, number 19, was $ 13 with a shared bathroom, was perhaps one of the best. It was on the second floor where it was less noisy, and in the corner of the building, with two huge windows, the only complaint one can make is that abuse on the other hand if you want to pay in kyatt as though the change in the street is $ 1 = 800, they value it at 1000 because they prefer to pay in dollars, so I recommend not letting kyatt to pay for accommodation
The White House Hotel is a little difficult to find because of the lush vegetation obscuring the entrance. Once you enter the hotel, you feel a little concerned at the lack of friendliness of the owners. However, this hotel is interesting. The rooms and public areas are very clean and the design is very nice, with white stone. The hotel breakfast is known as the best of all Yangon, and really it's abundant and varied, especially the number of jams. The top floor terrace has lovely views with the Shwedagon Pagoda in the background. The price of a single is between 6 and 8 dollars.
The Summit Parkview Hotel has reasonable prices. The common areas give the impression of being a more upscale hotel, y the rooms are normal. It has a bar where there is usually a band playing in the evenings. It also has a pool and terrace where you can have dinner. In a shop selling paintings on the ground floor there is one of the best exchange rates in the city. In the auditorium, conferences and weddings are held. The price of a double room in March 2009 cost $ 50.
The Yoma Hotel can't be considered as a backpacker hostel in a pure sense, but it's very economical in comparison with the Motherland Hotel. A double room with AC and bathroom is $ 25, while the Motherland charges 22 for the same. It's very clean and well known, because in August it's almost always full. You can make a reservation. It has free WiFi (only on the first floors) and breakfast is included. It's fifteen minutes walk to the Sule Pagoda.
I chose the Ocean Pearl Inn hotel because of their free airport transportation, and because for a single room with a private bathroom and breakfast included it was only $ 13. Not bad. The atmosphere was good too. At the front desk people are very friendly and speak English, so you can help with topics like buying bus ticket or plane, or the foreign exchange black market
It's a little difficult to find the White House, due to the lush vegetation that hides the entrance. Once inside, you might feel a bit put off by the owners' lack of friendliness, but the hotel is very interesting. Both the rooms and the public areas are very clean and well-designed, with white stone. They boast that their breakfast is the best in all Yongon, and it really is rich and varied, including the jam menu. The terrace on the top floor has a magnificent view of the Shwedagon pagoda in the background. The price for one person is between 6 and 8 dollars.