Hood Hostel
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Hood Hostel

No.225/227, 36th Street, Upper Block Kyauktada Township, Yangon (Rangoon) 11182 Myanmar
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#23 of 54 hostels in Yangon (Rangoon)
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A stay at HOOD HOSTEL supports the good. Located in the urban heart of Yangon, HOOD comes from a good intention. We believe that giving to the community starts by empowering Myanmar youths with valuable life-skills. We provide them free vocational training by offering them a chance to work and gain real-world experiences at HOOD. While they learn, you get the experience genuine hospitality.
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No.225/227, 36th Street, Upper Block Kyauktada Township, Yangon (Rangoon) 11182 Myanmar
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pajeon & makgeolli wrote a review Jan 2020
Singapore, Singapore
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stay for a good cause and help pave the pathway for the next generation of Burmese youths. This hostel does exactly that, and more. By offering youths a chance to work and gain real-world experiences, the staff here are all Burmese youths aged between 16-22, who will complete a year of study here, including a 5-month internship here, and then graduate with a Diploma in Hospitality Management. This innovative arrangement is like a social ecosystem, so that every penny you spend here, whether to stay or dine, keeps the operations at this hostel running, and free education for the youths. Good cause aside, the hostel is conveniently located, in the heart of the city centre and walking distance to Sule Pagoda and cheap eats like 999 Shan Noodle Place. Of course, with barely half a year since the opening of this hostel, teething problems are to be expected. There's ambitions to turn the space next to the reception into a restaurant, and the common areas can definitely be improved to give it a more cosy vibe to encourage the guests to mingle. During my stay here, I also felt that the breakfast, very spartan and routine at the moment, can definitely be improved. However, with budget consideration, this is definitely an encouraging start, and I'm sure the owners/partners will look for ways to improve the guest experience. The youths really bring about a different energy to this place, and the reception you will receive is nothing short of exemplary!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Casey D wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sparkling clean hostel in a great area of Yangon, close to downtown (walk away). As able to walk to all the areas I wanted to visit and taxis are very affordable. Breakfast is great, with Burmese pancake, bread, eggs. There is also a quiet work space on the first floor, with WiFi across the whole hostel. The best part are the amazing staff that work at hood. Students of hospitality, they were always so ready to help and very professional. Stay at Hood for a home in Yangon !
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Gerald Varley wrote a review Mar 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My trip to Yangon couldn't have started worse. The airline lost my bag, the ATMS wouldn't take my card, the airport money exchanges wouldn't take cash Australian dollars, the last city bus had gone.Things looked up when I got here. The Hood trains young aspiring hospitality workers so you get hotel service for hostel prices. Not the accommodation ofcourse but the rooms have curtained bunks, bunk lights and power points , lockers and total privacy in partitions. The management could not have been more helpful. They kept ringing the airline until my bag was found and delivered, and directed me to a nearby place where I could get emergency needs. A good breakfast is included and they have a restaurant serving reasonably priced good meals. The hostel is close to main tourist sites
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Stay here if in Yangon
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Steve E wrote a review Oct 2023
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+1
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We checked into the Hood Hostel via Booking.com @ $80 US for 3 nights. The official Central Bank of Myanmar exchange rate is 2,100mmk to one $, HOOD charges 3,000 mmk per USD, making the room cost $113.00 $US, $33.00 MORE than the advertised and agreed price quoted by Booking.com. The Manager, a Mr Thiha Aung tries to justify this by claiming Google is misinformed.

NEVER ever pay at this property, pay via Booking.com, they charge black market rates.

The whole place is minimalist, resembling a prison cell with bare concrete walls and floors, with cracks and holes in both. Air freshers are used to try to mask the dank smell of mold and damp. No kettle in the room, only a water fountain on the corridor that is broken.

Communal washrooms are a disgrace and a breeding ground for mold and mosquitoes. Private washroom is marginally better, just a little less mold.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Never Pay at the property.
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inascully wrote a review Jan 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived at 7.15am. Was not able to check-in before 2pm. The students working here were so helpful, friendly & attentive! Hostel is simple with modern design. We booked a family room which is spacious & clean. We had great 1 night sleep. Wifi is awesomely fast. They even provided a hairdryer in the room. Our tv did not functioned & they fixed it until it works. They use Skynet so we were able to enjoy movies & cartoon channels. Breakfast was simple & the pancake is tasteful. They allowed us for late check-out until 4pm for 10,000ks. So lucky to find this gem in Yangon. Definitely worth it!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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harel laish wrote a review Nov 2023
Kinneret, Israel
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place!!
The staff is so nice and kind and helpful! They do above and beyond.
Nice place to stay, only the bathroom needs a little more cleaning but the rest is great!!!
Thank you
מקום מהמם , החדרים חמודים, מיקום טוב, כל הצוות ממש ממש נחמדים , עוזרים בכל דבר ועושים מעל ומעבר!
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Sarah C wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved staying here at hood hostel. The staff were all so, so kind and couldn’t be more helpful. The beds are super comfy and the rooms and bathrooms spotlessly clean. A delicious free breakfast, also cooked by the very attentive staff. A great place, great location to stay and supporting a great cause. Thank you to all the students of hood hostel, we really enjoyed our stay with you. :)
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Malini Balachandran wrote a review Mar 2022
Bengaluru, India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aesthetically designed hostel located at a walking distance from Sule Square. The hostel is clean and comfortable. Extra points to the friendly, courteous, ever-smiling, and always ready-to-help staff. I had trouble finding Grab to the bus station. One of the staff even went out to look for a cab.

I stayed at the Hood Hostel at the beginning of my trip and went back on the last day, as well (in December 2019)!
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Date of stay: April 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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andrej1606 wrote a review Dec 2022
St. Petersburg, Russia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The most important and useful is staff at there. Very helpful. They helped me to find my luggage lost by airline and exchanged currency by good rate. Room is spacious, bed is soft and big. I was very satisfied
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Date of stay: November 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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medicmarty wrote a review Jan 2023
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a great idea !!! The young staff are all so super keen and helpful!!! The rooms are clean and well kept , the reception staff full of local knowledge. They helped me book bus ticket in advance of arrival and are really keen to learn new languages- fantastic place to stay and relax .

Thanks again and see you soon !

Keep Up the great work
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Steve E wrote a tip Oct 2023
Dubai, United Arab Emirates206 contributions138 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Never Pay at the property."
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Gerald Varley wrote a tip Mar 2023
5 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay here if in Yangon"
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£17 - £26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hood Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Hood Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Immaculate Conception Cathedral (0.3 miles), Sule Pagoda (0.3 miles), and Yangon Central Railway Station (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hood Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Hood Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hood Hostel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hood Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include 999 Shan Noodle House, Wai Wai's Noodle Place @ Downtown, and Café Sule.
Are there any historical sites close to Hood Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Immaculate Conception Cathedral (0.3 miles), National Races Village (4.8 miles), and Aung San Suu Kyi House (3.3 miles).
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