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YMCA Yangon
Reviewed 28 July 2012

I stayed here one night in July 2012. Paid 20 usd for the room with A/C. The rooms are very average and comparable to what you get for the 20 usd range in Yangon. They do not speak English, so you have to use sign language and point around quite a bit till they get what you are saying. Location is good.

I did sign up for the Burmese boxing classes that were held 3 times a week from 16:00 to 18:00. The gym area leaves much to be desired and you have to really want to put up with dirt and pollution coming in through the windows. 9 usd for yearly ymca membership and 10 usd for one month class.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 May 2012

The biggest plus of this place for us was that we knew our money was not going to the government, as with many other hotels and guesthouses in Yangon. In fact, as advertised around the centre, if you spend your money here it helps the local community.
The centre does't feel like a hotel at all, which we loved. There was always something going on, a wedding or a meeting, and a few people even live here.
The room was nice, very basic but clean and with amazing air conditioning. A simple breakfast was included and even brought to our room. We paid $21 a night for a double with air-con, but there seemed to be a whole variety of different and cheaper rooms.
The staff were lovely and very helpful. It did, however, take a while to get a response to an email booking so I would recommend phoning.

Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
9  Thank myrollercoaster
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

Lived in the Yangon YMCA for 10 weeks. You won't meet nicer people. Seriously, the staff is kind and helpful. There's a generator for the frequent power-outages; the breakfasts are consistent; the rooms are clean; the bathrooms don't inspire long, leisurely showers, but they are scrubbed, if damp. For seven dollars a night (and some folks paid less) it was perfect. I miss this place.

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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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5  Thank jartrob
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Reviewed 6 February 2012

If this place would have been anywhere else in Asia,I wouldn't recommend it.after 2 nights,in some disgusting guest houses,payed as luxury ones in neighbors country,after being cheated changing money at the black market,it looked incredible to have a big,silent,sunny room,relatively clean,in a safe place,looking on a park,for 16$ including a decent breakfast and some smiling faces.I was there at the end of january,Chinese new year,and every decent accommodation was gone.prices are high and service very poor.nothing to compare it to Thailand or Laos...most of the guesthouses had broken pipes,no window,mold,dirt bad smell,poorly washed,if washed bed sheets,and European prices,ranging from 35$for a dirty hole.can't understand why lonely planet recommend some horrible places which are probably just less horrible than others.the situation was better in Mandalay and Bagan .so if you want some silence,not many tourists around,and you don t want to feel squeezed as a lemon,this is the place in ya goon,where I think iss better to stop as little as possible

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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9  Thank ansasara
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Reviewed 21 May 2009

It is certainly no frills but it's clean and you get the feeling you are in good hands. Part of this is due to the fact that the YMCA is a familiar international beacon in a country that can be intimidating. The staff are very friendly, speak good English and the Director, Sonny, will change money at the going rate. You can also make international calls and the staff will arrange local travel and bookings. Breakfast is served in your room. The generator is large and dependable (very important in Burma) and each room has a fan and aircon. There are several internet cafes nearby and it's only a short walk to the city centre. The money you spend there supports a host of good programs and not a penny goes to the government. There is another 'Y' in Myitkyina that is also good.

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled solo
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13  Thank Dragonscreen
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Reviewed 9 March 2013
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 August 2009
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  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled solo
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Additional Information about YMCA Yangon

Address: 11161 263 Mahabanoola St, Po | Botataung Township, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
Region: Myanmar > Yangon Region > Yangon (Rangoon)
Hotel Style:
Ranked #60 of 97 Speciality Lodging in Yangon (Rangoon)
Price Range: £4 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 74
Also Known As:
Ymca Yangon Hotel Yangon (Rangoon)
YMCA Yangon Myanmar

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