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8.8

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Excellent location - Inside city center
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Popular landmarks
Sule Pagoda 580 m
Immaculate Conception Cathedral 800 m
Botahtaung Pagoda 990 m
Yangon Central Railway Station 1.11 km
Yangon Chinatown 1.53 km
Kandawgyi Park 2.64 km
National Museum 2.95 km
Shwedagon Pagoda 3.33 km
Chaukhtatgyi Buddha 4.46 km
Aung San Suu Kyi House 6.1 km
Nearby landmarks
Armenian Apostolic Church of St. John the Baptist 110 m
Bookstalls 170 m
PansodanGallery 220 m
Kyaw Maw Clinic 220 m
Morning Market 230 m
Central Post Office 270 m
Strand Road 300 m
Central Telegraph Office 330 m
Tip-Top Tailors 370 m
Mahabandoola Garden 420 m
501 Merchant Bed & Breakfast

"Good location near Sule Pagoda and histrorical buildings"

Euis - November 15, 2019

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501 Merchant Bed & Breakfast

39th Street, Downtown Yangon, Yangon, Myanmar, 0951 - See map
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Excellent service
8.7 rating for service
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8.4 rating for cleanliness

Nice atmosphere, lovely renovated building, decent breakfast that changes daily, helpful staff, clean and in a good location.

clare | December 12, 2018

The location is very good, plenty of places to eat and in the heart of the lovely Yangon downtown streets.

Amalia | November 27, 2019

You can have a good breakfast sitting next to a window and watch the monks going in their daily routines.

Amalia | November 27, 2019

Beautiful building, super friendly staff, everything was extremely clean.

Amalia | November 27, 2019

Beautiful renovated colonial building, perfect located in downtown.

Lu | August 24, 2019

Great location with tons of great sights within walking distance.

Nguyen | November 10, 2019

  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Breakfast [free]

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Yangon every 45 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.8
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportYangon International Airport (RGN)
Distance to airport14.9 km

Rooms available at 501 Merchant Bed & Breakfast

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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 bunk bed
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        Frequently asked questions

        What time is check-in and check-out at 501 Merchant Bed & Breakfast?

        Check-in is from 12:00 AM, and check-out is until 12:30 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

        What is the smoking policy at 501 Merchant Bed & Breakfast?

        501 Merchant Bed & Breakfast does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

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        What people love about 501 Merchant Bed & Breakfast

        • 10.0
          Exceptional

          "This hostel is much better value for money."

          Friedlind

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          April 10, 2018

        • 9.2
          Exceptional
          Staff 

          "The staff are friendly and very helpful."

          Alison

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          December 16, 2019

        • 10.0
          Exceptional
          Location

          "Location was good, near sule pagoda."

          SI

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          February 19, 2020

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        Overall rating:
        8.5
        Excellent
        1,036 reviews
        Cleanliness
        8.4
        Facilities
        7.9
        Location
        8.8
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        What travelers say they love:
        It's a beautiful old building, the old Colonial style.
        Alison from United Kingdom
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        More about 501 Merchant Bed & Breakfast

        More about 501 Merchant Bed & Breakfast

        Well-placed in the business, culture, sightseeing area of Yangon city, 501 Merchant Bed & Breakfast provides a most conducive spot for you to take a break from your busy days. From here, guests can make the most of all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the property offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

        Every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the property provides the best in services and amenities. Top features of the property include free Wi-Fi in all rooms, daily housekeeping, ticket service, 24-hour front desk, Wi-Fi in public areas.

        All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. The property's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Whatever your reason for visiting Yangon, 501 Merchant Bed & Breakfast is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away.

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        6 mentions
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        What they offer

        10.0
        Exceptional
        Cleanliness

        "Cheap price but very clean and nice decor hostel."

        SI

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        February 19, 2020

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        Reviews of 501 Merchant Bed & Breakfast from real guests

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        8.5
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        From 1036 reviews
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        9.2
        Exceptional
        Gemma from Spain
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
        Stayed 1 night in August 2019

        Good stay”

        Stayed in this hostel twice while in Yangon. It's clean with really comfy beds. They offer towels and breakfast. The common area is small but nice and you have Sule Pagoda really close and local buses to bus station and airport near by (ask for it as if not they will just suggest taking a taxi and its much more expensive). I stayed in a female room with aircon and I would go back. The bad thing for me was that they don't offer water to refill (I don't like to buy bottles as it's a big waste of plastic). And also that they didn't told me local options for transport when I asked for it... But apart from that it's a good and clean hostel.

        Reviewed August 10, 2019

        Dear valued customer, Thank you so much for taking your time for giving feedback about us. We feel sorry to know that you had unhappy time during your stay with us. We do apologize for water case and hope you will accept our sincerest apologize from us. We will improve our customer service and upgrade facilities more and more . So please come and visit to us again ,we are always ready to serve you again with special service this time ......

        Responded August 15, 2019
        501 Merchant Bed & Breakfast
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Jenny from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        Bed in 10-Bed Female Dormitory Room
        Stayed 1 night in June 2018

        Awesome and feel at home ”

        Pros : Friendly and accommodating staffs. I was welcomed warmly by the staff upon entering the hostel. They gave me cold juice to feel relaxed and refreshed. The location is also good, pretty close to stores and restaurants. The rooms are clean and tidy. Cons : The bathrooms and the toilet are downstairs which makes one lazy to pee in the middle of the night or whatever time. Although, the bathrooms are neat and clean most of the time. The breakfast I had was okay, didn't have much taste but I heard that the previous menu was excellent. Overall, I rate this 8/10 and would love to return whenever I will be in Yangon.

        Reviewed June 23, 2018

        Thank you so much for your feedback and we really appreciate it. We will try to upgrade our facilities and services. We will also try to upgrade our facilities and upgrade our services. So, please come visit again. We are always ready to serve you with our best services.

        Responded June 25, 2018
        501 Merchant Bed & Breakfast
        8.4
        Excellent
        Brang
        Solo traveler
        Bed in 8-Bed Male Dormitory Room
        Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

        Nice one”

        The hostel is clean, good price, facilities are nice and beautiful, and the staffs are polite and helpful. The location is just amazing and close to many beautiful buildings and shops. However, I want to be honest about my experience and want them to improve this. There are mosquitoes at the stairs and living room. I was bitten by mosquitoes and itchy. Need to improve this. Overall, the hostel is really amazing and you won’t find another one like this in Yangon with its price. Recommend you all if you are looking a nice hostel to stay in Yangon.

        Reviewed December 31, 2018

        Thank you so much for your feedback. We really appreciate it. We are really sorry about your inconvenience at our place. We will improve our services and upgrade our facilities more. So, please come visit again. We are always ready to serve you with our best services.

        Responded January 08, 2019
        501 Merchant Bed & Breakfast
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Friedlind from Germany
        Business traveler
        1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
        Stayed 1 night in March 2018

        Perfect location super friendly staff”

        I loved to stay here and in fact favoured it over a seemingly more luxurious Hotel which in my experience with Yangon Hotels usually has no charme and can be dirty and often has no comfortable seating areas ect. This hostel is much better value for money. The wonderful staff is helpful, kind and professional. They will not overwhelm you with suggestions to do things but simply help you answer questions. I am not sure if they speak good English as we communicated in Myanmar but I assume they do.

        Reviewed April 10, 2018

        Thank you for your feedback. We are really glad that you satisfied with our services. Staffs from our place can speak English really well. We are also trying to improve our services and facilities more so, please come visit us again.

        Responded April 12, 2018
        501 Merchant Bed & Breakfast
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Jitlada from Thailand
        Couple
        Standard Twin or Double
        Stayed 3 nights in August 2019

        Such a nice place to stay even for couple. ”

        Pros, localization is a mix of locals street food and local life like full with pharmacy, laundry house, exchange house and convenience store. Cons, the floor material made from wood. Which is need to walk very soft to not bother other guest. Room below hear every foot steps of room above. Bedroom that close to street need to use seal glass inside the room because bus honk horn super early like 6:30am. But overall is one of the best hostel I ever stayed in Yangon. Staff is so nice.

        Reviewed September 02, 2019

        Dear valued customer, First of all we would like to say thank you very much for choosing our hostel and giving time for sharing this kind of precious feedback about us . We are really appreciate it with special thank . We are always trying to create the best customer service and facilities hostel in town. So please come our place again . We all are always warmly welcome to serve back you with our warmest service .

        Responded September 05, 2019
        501 Merchant Bed & Breakfast
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Arpa from India
        Couple
        Standard Double
        Stayed 1 night in October 2019

        Absolutely the best”

        This beautiful building with old colonial interior took me by surprise. Perfect location with everything just a stone's throw away made out stay in Yangon perfect. Eye cleanliness is something one would observe and friendly staff. Definitely recommend this place over any other hostels if you like the mix of quiet and bustle.

        Reviewed October 24, 2019

        Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience during your stay with us. We are delighted to know that you had an enjoyable stay with us. It has been a pleasure serving you and we look forward to welcoming you back again.

        Responded October 28, 2019
        501 Merchant Bed & Breakfast
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Dicky from Hong Kong
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
        Stayed 1 night in May 2018

        Good deal , comfortable”

        Good deal , reasonable price include breakfast,quiet,not fast away from centre/downtown,clean and comfortable,you will love this!

        Reviewed May 19, 2018

        Thank you for your feedback. We are really glad that you satisfied with our services. We will also upgrade our facilities and improve our services more. So, please come visit again.

        Responded May 21, 2018
        501 Merchant Bed & Breakfast
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Lu from Argentina
        Group
        1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
        Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

        Exceptional place!”

        Beautiful renovated colonial building, perfect located in downtown. The staff was incredible friendly and helpful. The rooms were super clean, very spacious and comfortable. Breakfast very tasty and changed everyday. We enjoyed our stay there! Thank you!!!

        Reviewed August 24, 2019

        Dear valued customer, Wholehearted special thank for choosing our hostel for your precious time in Myanmar. We are really appreciate your word with heart. We are always trying to create the best customer service and facilities hostel in town. So please come and visit again, we can't wait to serve back you again .Have a nice day too

        Responded August 25, 2019
        501 Merchant Bed & Breakfast
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Aaron from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
        Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

        Great people, nice place”

        Where they truly excel at is their hospitality with their guests. The staffs (especially the males) are so good at their job that they would gladly assist all their guests queries. I love them😍 the room is clean and every morning there is a fresh new towel and linens without requesting for it. One sad note is they really have bed bugs :( but I would still recommend them 100% because they have the most amazing customer service. Love the breakfast too as it has variety everyday

        Reviewed April 15, 2019

        Dear Guest. Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am very pleased to hear that our staff made your stay pleasant. We will improve our services and upgrade our facilities more. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

        Responded April 29, 2019
        501 Merchant Bed & Breakfast
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Pascal
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
        Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

        Nice cozy Hostel!”

        The rooms are a little bit small but it wasn’t a big thing. Beds are comfy and have an own plug and light. Breakfast (noodles/fried rice and fruits) is typical asian nothing special but good. Lobby is decorated nicely and you can chill out. All in all it was perfect for our expectations and we would stay there again.

        Reviewed August 16, 2019

        Dear valued customer, Thank you so much for choosing our hostel and taking time to share feedback about us. We are really appreciate your feedback with many loves. So please come and visit again, we can't wait to serve back you with our warmest service again

        Responded August 25, 2019
        501 Merchant Bed & Breakfast
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Aaron from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
        Stayed 1 night in April 2019

        Impeccable Hospitality of staff ”

        Their greatest asset is the people in the reception. They are so attentive and very much willing to attend to our needs. They are really helpful in everything. Location is good as it is near a bus stop, there is food outside so really convenient. The room and the whole place is well-maintained and clean (they have clean towel and sheets). Facilities are okay, no television or games but it's okay because I don't really need it. They got a perfect place to just sit and relax like the old times. Hopefully they got to arrest the problems with bed bugs.

        Reviewed May 07, 2019

        Dear Happy Guest,Thank you for taking the time to share your experience about your stay at our hostel.You are among our most valued guests. Your review is a motivator for all of us to continue creating perfect experiences.We are more than happy to accommodate the valued guest with positive mind like you.We look forward to welcoming you back to our hostel in the not too distant future.

        Responded May 23, 2019
        501 Merchant Bed & Breakfast
        9.2
        Exceptional
        shane from Singapore
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 3 nights in March 2018

        Quaint colonial building with cosy environment”

        Had a great stay, the staffs are really helpful, clean sheets, clean towels are provided. Simple breakfast served for you to kick-start the day. Located at a quiet street with street vendors and some food stalls, great to just sit on the road side and enjoy the people and street gazing, shaded by trees. The shower is with great water pressure and fast heating. The only downside is that to get to the shower from he room you need to go through the reception and dining hall, so have to dress properly before and after if you are shy. But overall exceptional experience, delightful, airy, cosy and beautiful place to stay. Saw a new winebar under construction just next door, ready in 1 month time! too bad i have to leave!

        Reviewed March 06, 2018

        Thank you so much for your precious feedback. It can give us a lot of strength. Please come and visit again. We are always ready to give you the best things and the best services.

        Responded March 12, 2018
        501 Merchant Bed & Breakfast
        8.8
        Excellent
        Mishal from Belgium
        Solo traveler
        Bed in 10-Bed Female Dormitory Room
        Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

        Excellent”

        The hostel was very beautiful with very friendly staff. However, even though the staff wanted to help, they should be a better job giving touristic advices and information. The breakfast was awesome and the beds and pillow very confortable.

        Reviewed February 26, 2019

        Thanks for sharing this kindly feedback with us. We well noted your words and will try to improve better in both of the skills and facilities in the future. We're trying our best to accommodate our guests to serve with heart as always. So please come and visit us again.

        Responded March 01, 2019
        501 Merchant Bed & Breakfast
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Hay from Hong Kong
        Group
        Standard Twin or Double
        Stayed 1 night in February 2019

        Exceptional”

        The staff is very friendly. The place look good with nice design. The wall is a bit thin but it is not a great issue. The location is in the center of downtown.

        Reviewed March 01, 2019

        Thank you so much for sharing this feedback with us! We are pleased you had a good experience during the stay at our hostel. We also well noted of your feedback and will try to improve better in the future. Our team is also trying trying our best to accommodate the guests. So please come and visit us again.

        Responded March 01, 2019
        501 Merchant Bed & Breakfast
        7.6
        Very good
        Paul from United States
        Solo traveler
        Bed in 8-Bed Male Dormitory Room
        Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

        Terrible wifi, but otherwise decent”

        Often could not connect to wifi unless standing close to front desk. Connection would often drop after a short period of time. Bathrooms/showers are located far away from hostel rooms and on a different floor so it's up and down stairs and crossing all the way through common area and dining area to get to them. Breakfast usually rice or noodles with egg, plus "orange drink" (not juice) and sub-par watermelon slices. Bedroom extremely tight, very little space for large bags. Beds otherwise okay, with curtains. No lockers in room. Common area spacious and attractive with large windows. Staff were okay. Location is close to some small night market areas and cafes, overpriced wine bar next door. Overall, decent stay, but avoid if you need good wifi.

        Reviewed January 08, 2019

        Thank you so much for your feedback. We really appreciate it. We are really sorry about your inconvenience at our place. We will improve our services and upgrade our facilities more. So, please come visit again. We are always ready to serve you with our best services.

        Responded January 09, 2019
        501 Merchant Bed & Breakfast
        9.2
        Exceptional
        clare from Australia
        Family with young children
        Standard Double
        Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

        Beautiful old colonial building”

        Nice atmosphere, lovely renovated building, decent breakfast that changes daily, helpful staff, clean and in a good location. Some rooms don’t have great soundproofing so can be noisy and rooms are very small but are done nicely.

        Reviewed December 12, 2018

        Thank you so much for your feedback. We really appreciate it. We will improve our services and upgrade our facilities more. So, please come visit again. We are always ready to serve you with our best services.

        Responded January 08, 2019
        501 Merchant Bed & Breakfast
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Kevin from United States
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
        Stayed 1 night in May 2019

        See Other Review”

        Photos are accurate, but old. Place is fine enough for the price.

        Reviewed May 11, 2019

        Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to pen your feedback and thank for staying at our place.We really appreciate for your good comments and score with us.We well noted your words and wholehearted thank for your suggestion .We are also doing some improvement plan.We hope you can stay in our hostel again.Have a nice day.

        Responded May 23, 2019
        501 Merchant Bed & Breakfast
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Sebastien from Thailand
        Couple
        Standard Twin or Double
        Stayed 1 night in May 2018

        Great place!”

        Clean, comfortable and conveniently located. Good free breakfast and very helpful staff. We stayed one night in a private room and one night in the dorms. Slept like babies both times. Go out and wander around... there's lots to see!

        Reviewed June 01, 2018

        Thank you for your feedback. We are really glad that you satisfied your stay at our hostel. We will improve our services and upgrade our facilities next time. Please come visit again.

        Responded June 11, 2018
        501 Merchant Bed & Breakfast
        10.0
        Exceptional
        PO from Hong Kong
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
        Stayed 1 night in May 2019

        excellent choice”

        very good location ( 5-10min walking distance to Sule Pagoda and bus station). Staff are really nice. the room is cozy while mattresses are very comfortable. The breakfast included is also good

        Reviewed May 13, 2019

        Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience during your stay with us. We are delighted to know that you had an enjoyable stay with us. It has been a pleasure serving you and we look forward to welcoming you back again.

        Responded May 23, 2019
        501 Merchant Bed & Breakfast
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Corinna from Germany
        Couple
        Standard Twin or Double
        Stayed 1 night in November 2018

        Lovely Staff & great place for a short stay”

        We had a double room which was comfortable even if small and that corresponded perfectly to the description. Great staff and local breakfast. Enjoy!

        Reviewed December 06, 2018

        Dear Guest. I appreciate your positive feedback about our hotel. We do take pride in catering to our guests’ needs the best way we can. If you’re traveling to our area again,please do not hesitate to call us.

        Responded December 10, 2018
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