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Ace Star BnB Backpacker Hostel
Ace Star BnB Backpacker Hostel
Ace Star BnB Backpacker Hostel
Ace Star BnB Backpacker Hostel
Ace Star BnB Backpacker Hostel
Ace Star BnB Backpacker Hostel
Ace Star BnB Backpacker Hostel

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8.6

Excellent

455 reviews

455 reviews

the dorm room is really spacious and it has windows, which I really liked since there are so many darkrooms in Indian and Myanmar hostels.

Alyssa
- Mar 19, 2020
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8.7

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Mandalay Central Railway Station 320 m
Mandalay Marionettes Theater 2.1 km
Jade Market 2.1 km
Mandalay Palace 2.1 km
Maha Myat Muni Pagoda- Mahamuni Buddha Temple 2.7 km
Mahamuni Pagoda 2.7 km
Sanda Muni Paya 4.0 km
Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw Kyaung) 4.0 km
Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book 4.2 km
Mandalay Hill 4.9 km
Nearby landmarks
Hercules gym 90 m
Star Gym 150 m
Fuji Shopping Centre (78) 200 m
Myit Tar Yaung Chi clinic 260 m
MY GYM 280 m
my part time dental clinic 290 m
Sun Far Travels & Tours 310 m
Mandalay Central Railway Station 320 m
Ocean supermarket 330 m
Pepsodent 330 m

Ace Star BnB Backpacker Hostel

T2-8, Thazin Plaza (2), Pearl St., Bet.31st & 32nd St., Bet. 77th & 78th St., Mandalay, Myanmar, Central Mandalay, Mandalay, Myanmar - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Strategically situated in Central Mandalay, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Mandalay Hill. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

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Highlights

330 meters to public transportation

Check-in [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Excellent breakfast

Inside city center

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Car park

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Breakfast [free]

Value for money8.6
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportMandalay International Airport (MDL)
Distance to airport32.3 km

Rooms available at Ace Star BnB Backpacker Hostel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.5

10 Bed Male Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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10 Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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10-Bed Dormitory (Mixed)
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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8 Share En-Suite Dormitory
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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VIP Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
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Superior Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
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Shared room (Dormitory) - Male only
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    Deluxe 10 Bed Dormitory
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      Room Assigned on Arrival
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        Superior 10 Bed Dormitory
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          Frequently asked questions

          What time is check-in and check-out at Ace Star BnB Backpacker Hostel?

          Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 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.

          How do I get to Ace Star BnB Backpacker Hostel?

          Ace Star BnB Backpacker Hostel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 15 MMK. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Ace Star BnB Backpacker Hostel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hostel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Ace Star BnB Backpacker Hostel has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Mandalay with private transportation, the hostel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

          Is breakfast offered at Ace Star BnB Backpacker Hostel?

          Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at Ace Star BnB Backpacker Hostel.

          What are my dining options at Ace Star BnB Backpacker Hostel?

          Ace Star BnB Backpacker Hostel features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

          What is the smoking policy at Ace Star BnB Backpacker Hostel?

          Ace Star BnB Backpacker Hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

          What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Ace Star BnB Backpacker Hostel?

          Mandalay Railway Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 330 m away from Ace Star BnB Backpacker Hostel.

          What restaurants are nearby Ace Star BnB Backpacker Hostel?

          Ace Star BnB Backpacker Hostel is located in Central Mandalay, famous for good restaurants such as Top Merit, Golden Circle Cafe and Super 77.

          What popular shopping places are close to Ace Star BnB Backpacker Hostel?

          Ace Star BnB Backpacker Hostel is located in Central Mandalay area which features shopping places such as Zegyo Market, Mandalay Yatanar Mall and Diamond Plaza Mandalay.

          What are popular attractions near Ace Star BnB Backpacker Hostel?

          Ace Star BnB Backpacker Hostel is located in Central Mandalay area, which is famous for attractions such as Mandalay Central Railway Station, St. Joseph's Church (Mandalay) and Fire Lookout Tower.

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          What people love about Ace Star BnB Backpacker Hostel

          • 9.2

            Exceptional
            Spaciousness

            "the dorm room is really spacious and it has windows, which I really liked since there are so many darkrooms in Indian and Myanmar hostels."

            Alyssa

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            March 19, 2020

          • 9.2

            Exceptional

            "I really liked staying here."

            Alyssa

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            March 19, 2020

          • 10

            Exceptional
            Staff 

            "The staff was really helpful, room was basic."

            Lisa

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            March 18, 2020

          Property ranking|Compared to 182 Mandalay properties
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          Location score
          8.7/10
          Room comfort score
          8.5/10
          Service score
          9.1/10
          Overall score
          8.6/10
          Better than
          92
          %
          of Mandalay properties
          Better than
          91
          %
          of Mandalay properties
          Better than
          88
          %
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          84
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          Overall rating:

          8.6

          Excellent
          455 reviews
          Cleanliness
          8.3
          Facilities
          8.1
          Location
          8.7
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          What travelers say they love:
          It was a good experience, helpful staff.
          Agraj from India
          Solo traveler
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          More about Ace Star BnB Backpacker Hostel

          Ace Star BnB Backpacker Hostel

          For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Mandalay, Ace Star BnB Backpacker Hostel is the perfect choice. Its convenient location right in the city center allows you more time to see all that Mandalay has to offer.
          Ace Star BnB Backpacker Hostel provides the best in services and amenities to help make guests feel comfortable. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hostel's free Wi-Fi. Getting from and back to the airport can be easily arranged with the hostel's airport transfer services. Taxi, car hire and shuttle services provided by the hostel make exploring Mandalay even more convenient.
          Guests can enjoy free parking right at the hostel. Front desk services including luggage storage and safety deposit boxes can assist with your needs. Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the hostel's ticket service and tours. Get cozy and warm in the lobby with the hostel's charming on-site fireplace.
          Packing light is possible at Ace Star BnB Backpacker Hostel thanks to the hostel's dry cleaning service and laundry service keeping your clothes clean. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time. For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hostel. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hostel.
          Designed for comfort, all guestrooms offer a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. For your comfort, some rooms at the hostel are equipped with blackout curtains and air conditioning. Some rooms at Ace Star BnB Backpacker Hostel even come with extra design features such as a balcony or terrace. In some select rooms, you can find a coffee or tea maker and bottled water at your disposal.
          Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the hostel you'll find toiletries and towels available in some guest bathrooms.


          Dining and things to do

          Every morning you can wake up to a delicious free breakfast at Ace Star BnB Backpacker Hostel. Enjoy the morning bliss with a sip of good coffee at the cafe located in the hostel. A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the hostel, for whenever you get hungry. Do you prefer to cook your own meals? Then you'll love the in-house shared kitchen.
          Ace Star BnB Backpacker Hostel offers wonderful recreational facilities for guests to enjoy. Get social at the hostel's shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests.


          Around the property

          Experience all the sights and local attractions of Mandalay with Ace Star BnB Backpacker Hostel as your base. Experience local culture through architecture at Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw Kyaung) located 3.9 km away. Don't forget to stop by Mahamuni Pagoda located 2.6 km away, where everyone who visits Mandalay wants to have their photo taken.


          Reasons to stay here

          Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 95% of the city's other accommodations.
          Ranking higher than 91% of the city's accommodations options, this is a great choice for location.
          Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 91% of accommodations in the city.

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          Amenities and facilities
          Excellent
          Facilities

          8.1

          Most talked about facilities

          Breakfast

          55 mentions

          Housekeeping

          33 mentions

          Internet

          12 mentions

          Taxi

          4 mentions

          Languages spoken

          • English
          • Burmese
          • French
          • German

          Internet access

          • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
          • Wi-Fi [portable rental]
          • Wi-Fi in public areas

          Things to do, ways to relax

          • Ticket services
          • Tours

          Dining, drinking, and snacking

          • Breakfast [free]
          • Coffee shop
          • Restaurants
          • Room service
          • Shared kitchen

          Services and conveniences

          • Currency exchange
          • Daily housekeeping
          • Dry cleaning
          • Elevator
          • Fireplace
          • Laundry service
          • Luggage storage
          • Safety deposit boxes
          • Smoke-free property
          • Smoking area

          Access

          • Check-in [24-hour]
          • Front desk [24-hour]
          • Pets allowed
          • Security [24-hour]

          Getting around

          • Airport transfer
          • Car park [free of charge]
          • Car park [nearby]
          • Car park [on-site]
          • Rental car
          • Shuttle service
          • Taxi service

          Sports equipment rental

          • Bicycle rental

          Available in all rooms

          • Air conditioning
          • Blackout curtains
          • Coffee/tea maker
          • Free bottled water
          • Ironing facilities
          • Laptop safe box
          • Non-smoking
          • Shower
          • Toiletries
          • Wake-up service
          • Washing machine
          • Wi-Fi [free]
          Food and dining
          Breakfast options
          • Asian
          • Vegetarian
          • Buffet
          Location
          T2-8, Thazin Plaza (2), Pearl St., Bet.31st & 32nd St., Bet. 77th & 78th St., Mandalay, Myanmar, Central Mandalay, Mandalay, Myanmar
          Excellent
          Location

          8.7

          Airports

          • Mandalay International Airport (MDL)
            32.3 km 52 min drive
          • Monywa Airport (NYW)
            106.1 km

          Public transportation

          • Mandalay Railway Station
            340 m
          • Thiri Mandala Bus Station (for Monywa, Shwebo)
            2.3 km

          Hospital or clinic

          • Myit Tar Yaung Chi clinic
            260 m

          Shopping

          • Jade Market
            2.1 km

          Convenience store

          • CoCo 24 Hours Store
            410 m

          Cash withdrawal

          • ATM
            100 m
          What's nearby

          Popular landmarks

          • Mandalay Central Railway Station
            320 m
          • Mandalay Marionettes Theater
            2.1 km
          • Jade Market
            2.1 km
          • Mandalay Palace
            2.1 km
          • Maha Myat Muni Pagoda- Mahamuni Buddha Temple
            2.7 km
          • Mahamuni Pagoda
            2.7 km
          • Sanda Muni Paya
            4.0 km
          • Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw Kyaung)
            4.0 km
          • Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book
            4.2 km
          • Mandalay Hill
            4.9 km

          Nearby landmarks

          • Hercules gym
            90 m
          • Star Gym
            150 m
          • Fuji Shopping Centre (78)
            200 m
          • Myit Tar Yaung Chi clinic
            260 m
          • MY GYM
            280 m
          • my part time dental clinic
            290 m
          • Sun Far Travels & Tours
            310 m
          • Mandalay Central Railway Station
            320 m
          • Ocean supermarket
            330 m
          • Pepsodent
            330 m
          Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
          Property policies
          Children and extra beds

          Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

          All children are welcome.

          Infant 0-1 year(s)
          Stay for free if using existing bedding.
          Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
          Children 2-6 year(s)
          Stay for free if using existing bedding.
          If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
          Guests 7 years and older are considered as adults
          Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
          Others
          • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
          Some helpful facts

          Check-in/Check-out

          • Check-in from14:00
          • Check-out until12:00

          Getting around

          • Airport transfer fee15 MMK
          • Travel time to airport (minutes)45

          The property

          • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYES
          • Number of bars/lounges1
          • Number of floors4
          • Number of restaurants1
          • Number of rooms 4
          • Year property opened2013
          • Most recent renovation2017

          Parking

          • Daily parking fee0 USD

          Reviews of Ace Star BnB Backpacker Hostel from real guests

          Provided by verified guests of Agoda
          8.6
          /
          10
          Cleanliness8.3
          Facilities8.1
          Location8.7
          Room comfort and quality8.5
          Service9.1
          Value for money8.6
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          6-7 Good (27)
          <6 Below Expectation (21)
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          9.2
          Exceptional
          Pascal from India
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 1 night in August 2018

          Wonderful days spent at Ace Star”

          Ace Star Backpacker BnB was the first hostel I stayed at in Myanmar and it set the tone for my whole trip. I met amazing people at the hostel, also the staff were kind and very friendly. The rooms and the toilets were clean and well maintained. The staff helped me plan my itinerary for the 4 days that I stayed with them. I got to explore some off beaten places in Mandalay thanks to them. Overall it was a fun experience staying at Ace Star and would highly recommend anyone planning to travel to Mandalay. Cheers, Chaitanya.

          Reviewed September 06, 2018

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Chan from Malaysia
          Solo traveler
          10 Bed Male Dormitory Room
          Stayed 1 night in July 2017

          Not a Hostel, but a FAMILY ! YOU WILL LOVE HERE! ”

          Staff in Ace Star definitely the reason I love Myanmar. They wow us for the 2 days 1 night of stay 1. we arrived from Ngwesaung beach > Mandalay , allowed us to check in early (7am) in a rainy day , served with a breakfast of omelette and toast + hot coffee/tea (this already enough to warm my heart) 2. Lady staff named Man san der know our stomach not feeling well,(probably the food and environment is dirty in Yangon a day before). she help us bought a medicine , which help us relief our stomachache 3. Gentleman staff named Moon Shine , chit chat with me at their rooftop while serving us meal. He told me why he like this job , because he feel like a FAMILY when meeting new tourist everyday. When I heard this, I already give this hotel 10/10 score. ATTITUDE DETERMINE EVERYTHING YOU DO. this is why I got the family feel during the stay 4. Before we leave the hostel, the shuttle bus that should arrived at hotel late. we are worried. Gentleman name Phoy, take the initiative to call the bus operator before we even ask him to call. I believe he saw our worried-face in the lobby. His call give us the relief. And we are really sad to leave Mandalay. 10/10 score. P/s: to the owner / management , you need to invest a better horse power A/C, as the 10 bed dorm room is big, 1 A/C will feel not cold. Anyhow I'm okay with the stay. Definitely the reason I would comeback to this town and will ask my friend who going Myanmar next month to stay here.

          Reviewed July 23, 2017

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          Dear Chan, Thank you so much for your 10/10 score review for our hostel and I am so pleased to hear that you appraised to my staff for warmly and hospitability . They did their job with heart . We will try to set up the big horse power A/C as soon as possible .Thanks again for your deeply comments to us .

          Responded August 13, 2017
          Ace Star BnB Backpacker Hostel
          9.7
          Exceptional
          Thomas from Thailand
          Solo traveler
          10 Bed Male Dormitory Room
          Stayed 3 nights in October 2015

          The best backpackers I have stayed at”

          The three best things about this hostel are: the staff, the quiet atmosphere, and the rooftop

          I had a great stay at ace BnB! The staff were all super friendly and it was a real pleasure to have had the opportunity to talk and get to know all of the staff members. I cannot think of any way to improve my stay at ace BnB! I highly recommend taking the day tour offered by the hostel if you have not been to Mandalay before and if you get the chance to, talk to the owner Rocky! He is a great guy and he is always there to provide exceptional customer service and he is open to suggestions and ideas on how to improve your stay. 10/10 would recommend this hostel to a friend and I will definitely come back.

          Reviewed October 29, 2015

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Andrew from Australia
          Solo traveler
          10 Bed Male Dormitory Room
          Stayed 1 night in March 2015

          Unbelievably good ”

          The staff were some of the nicest people I've ever met and couldn't have been more helpful, everything was brand new and exceptionally clean and the was FREE laundry done for using a washing machine

          Ace Star was the best hotel I stayed in, in Myanmar. The staff really did absolutely everything they could to ensure we were happy. Rocky, the owner was a delight to be around, he made an effort to meet all his guests and would hang out with us on the rooftop telling us about his views on Burma. The staff could organise onward travel but we always paid the transport company directly and the hostel never received a cut as Rocky was passionate enough to ensure we didn't spend excess money. The hostel has only been open for a month so everything is brand new including the comfortable beds, very soft towels and very good linen and pillows etc. One of the many features of this place is that they wash laundry for FREE using a washing machine, not by hand. I just gave a bag of clothes to a staff member, left for a day's activities and when I got back they were very clean and hanging on the clothes horse on our balcony. This is the only full hostel in Mandalay, it's cheap, incredibly clean, the free breakfast and meals are good and the staff couldn't be any more helpfull. I cannot recommend it enough. Do yourself a favour and stay here.

          Reviewed March 15, 2015

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          8.0
          Excellent
          Teal from United States
          Solo traveler
          10 Bed Male Dormitory Room
          Stayed 2 nights in July 2015

          Best Hostel to Stay in Mandalay”

          Staff, Rooftop, Other Travelers

          Ace Star was great - In coming to Mandalay, I had initially booked another spot, but last-minute heard about Ace Star and decided to move my booking over. I'm so glad I did - It was a little tricky to find at first (the taxi drivers from the airport didn't seem to know it), but once we got there, the staff was really welcoming and accommodating. I stayed in the women's dorm, which was really basic (not much storage - you just put your stuff on the floor), but it's all you really need in a hostel. The bathrooms are pretty basic, too, but do the trick. One of the best parts was the rooftop - When I was there, it was a great place to chill and meet other travelers. They serve a good (included) breakfast up there, too, and there's always coffee and tea available. The staff was really helpful in letting us know where to go, how to get there, etc.. And if they didn't know, they helped as much as they could. I ended up meeting a ton of great people here and it seemed like the hostel was one of the main hubs for travelers in Mandalay. The location is pretty central, as well, so we got to do a lot of exploring in the nearby area. It's also right by the train station, so if you plan on taking trains anywhere, it's convenient to buy your ticket in advance (as you often need to). If you're going to Mandalay and are looking for a simple hostel to meet some good people, I highly recommend it!

          Reviewed September 08, 2015

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Lenka
          Group
          10 Bed Female Dormitory Room
          Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

          Exceptional”

          💯🔝👌🏻Ace star hostel is amazing! ❤️We stayed nearly 2 weeks and had great time. All staff is so sweet helpfull and friendly-they made our stay even more beautiful! Highly recommended to everyone who want to have lovely 🆒 stay in Mandalay! Miss you all from Ace star hostel and hopefully we will come to visit you and see you again in future❤️❤️❤️

          Reviewed October 30, 2018

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          8.7
          Excellent
          stephen from United Kingdom
          Solo traveler
          10 Bed Male Dormitory Room
          Stayed 4 nights in May 2015

          One of the best I have stayed in.”

          Staff / Cleanliness / Advice for all requirements

          The staff are amazing. I was very sick with fever during my stay and they could not do enough to help me through. The breakfast is basic but adequate. ANY information you need, local things to see or onward travel, they know and it all and go overboard to help. Only downside is the poor wi fi but don't let this put you off because wi fi is poor in the WHOLE of Myanmar. I could not recommended Ace Star highly enough. Visiting Mandalay, stay here , it's not only the only Dorm Hostel in Mandalay but one of the best I have ever stayed in.

          Reviewed May 18, 2015

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          9.0
          Exceptional
          Stephen from United States
          Solo traveler
          10 Bed Male Dormitory Room
          Stayed 5 nights in May 2015

          Ace Backpacker hostel review”

          Rocky the Owner, great roof top breakfast area, and the more than helpful staff

          I came back to stay here again just before leaving Myanmar. Rocky the owner came to Myanmar to genuinely help the Burmese people. He employs low income Burmese from villages around Mandalay and teaches them the ins and outs of running a business and also helps them learn English. The staff are very accommodating with helpful ideas for eating out or just traveling around the city. A nice breakfast is served each morning on the 5th floor roof. There also is a complementary washing machine for guest's use. Clothes can be hung out on the roof. On Friday and Saturday nights movies are shown up on the roof. Very good wifi in the morning. Hostel is 10 minutes walk to the train station in case you are thinking about going by train to Hsipaw 4000 kyats. Good restaurants close by. Bicycle rental available besides a daily tour that leaves the hostel that takes you for a sunset on the Annapurra bridge 10,000 kyats

          Reviewed June 04, 2015

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Tiazh from Vietnam
          Solo traveler
          10-Bed Dormitory (Mixed)
          Stayed 1 night in July 2015

          Best stay in my trip!”

          The facilities, the staff, the service

          i had a very wonderful 2 nights in Mandalay and this hostel was the best accommodation in my trip. the staff were all very friendly, attentive, trying to help. the room, the bed were clean and comfortable. what I enjoyed most was the breakfast time. after all day wandering around, you had a tight sleep and woke up to enjoy some food and tea or coffee in such the pure and fresh air of the morning on the hostel's roof, the breakfast was nothing special but it was the best best experience of my trip, totally relaxed and comfortable. the staff were very nice all the time, they helped me bring my luggage to the room, informed me about the facilities, at the time of leaving, they were also very kind to help me send the postcards (although there were some extra charges i think, but it was really no trouble for me). thanks guys once again for such a beautiful memory i had.

          Reviewed July 31, 2015

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Kevin from United States
          Solo traveler
          10-Bed Dormitory (Mixed)
          Stayed 2 nights in January 2016

          Best value for money, owner is awesome”

          The place stands out almost immediately because it is small, but much more modern than the surroundings. Facilities at the place were much better than I've had in other parts of Myanmar, and the breakfast was pretty good. The location is right by the train station and generally walkable to some of the tourist attractions. And the best part is that it's also one of the cheapest places to stay in Mandalay as well. But if you get a chance, talk to the owner. He's a really helpful Singaporean guy who started the hostel so he could create a place to provide for less fortunate people. I won't post too much of his story, but he is a very caring and selfless person. He's pretty low key and doesn't show off much, but I was instantly drawn to his kind personality and wasn't too surprised later when I learned about how meditation (the same vipassana style I happen to practice in fact!) changed his life around and helped him find (or rather, build) happiness.

          Reviewed February 15, 2016

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          8.8
          Excellent
          JIA from Taiwan
          Solo traveler
          10 Bed Female Dormitory Room
          Stayed 1 night in August 2016

          Superb staff”

          I got food poisoning during my stay in Mandalay. The staff brought me to buy some medicine and also gave me some bananas to gain energy. I felt so warm staying here. The staff were definitely the highlight of this hostel! They were superb! Besides, its location was excellent, just about 5 mins walking distance from Mandalay railway station. They also arranged one day trip. I didn't join this, but I heard from other travelers that they all recommended it.

          Reviewed August 07, 2016

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          9.2
          Exceptional
          Alyssa from Germany
          Solo traveler
          10 Bed Female Dormitory Room
          Stayed 2 nights in March 2020

          Great hostel”

          I really liked staying here. True, the building is not the most modern and some parts could do with renovations. But the dorm room is really spacious and it has windows, which I really liked since there are so many darkrooms in Indian and Myanmar hostels. Everything is kept clean, there is a nice lobby and lounge area, included simple breakfast and last but not least the most amazing, friendly staff that make you feel right at home! If I come to Mandalay again, I will stay there again. You might just add some curtains on the beds for privacy.

          Reviewed March 19, 2020

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          7.6
          Very good
          Mayuri from India
          Solo traveler
          10-Bed Dormitory (Mixed)
          Stayed 1 night in March 2016

          Great place to transit through Mandalay”

          I stayed at Ace Star on 2 different occasions, once on my way to Bagan, and second to spend a few hours before I flew back home from Mandalay. The hotel staff was extremely pleasant and helpful on both instances. The rooms are comfortable, though the AC was switched off a little early in the morning. The great plus is the terrace and its owner whom I had a chance to interact with. I was quite impressed with his efforts to create job opportunities for the locals. He was also quite flexible, as on my way back, I really just needed to spend 5-6 hours in total in Mandalay, and he was okay with letting me hang around in the terrace free of cost. The hostel also organizes reasonable day trips to amarapur, sagaing, and Inwa and can sort return drops to airport.

          Reviewed March 27, 2016

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Chew from Malaysia
          Solo traveler
          10 Bed Male Dormitory Room
          Stayed 3 nights in April 2016

          Best hostel ever, good location ”

          I love this hostel so much. The location is very good. 4 minute walk to the train station. And near to diamond plaza as well. I felt so homely during my stay over there. The staffs are really awesome and helpful. Always with smile. The manager (Jessica) is a beautiful young lady. She is very helpful and cheerful. She will assist you whenever you need help. The day tour to ancient city arrange by them is awesome as well. Overall thumb up for everything. Defiantly I will be back whenever I back to Mandalay.

          Reviewed May 20, 2016

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          8.4
          Excellent
          SHIRNIE from Malaysia
          Solo traveler
          10 Bed Female Dormitory Room
          Stayed 1 night in November 2016

          Location!!!”

          Value for money and good location. Walking distance to Diamond Plaza Mandalay, Chinatown, Railway Station & local product (Mandalay Special Fruits Cream Butter Cake). From hostel to Zegyo Market & Jade Market is only 10 minute by Motorbike. Cost 1000-1500 Kyat Others sight-seeing can share taxi with hostel guest if you are lucky. You can always check with hostel staff, they willing to assist you always. Airport bus can be booked from hostel and provide pick-up. Cost 5000 Kyat.

          Reviewed November 08, 2016

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          9.0
          Exceptional
          Sarah from Canada
          Solo traveler
          10 Bed Male Dormitory Room
          Stayed 1 night in November 2015

          Very helpful and kind staff”

          Staff team, location, free laundry

          I arrived in Mandalay half asleep after the night bus from Yangon without a reservation. The staff were so incredibly welcoming, allowing me to get into the room and sleep right away. They were also very helpful with booking tours / train travel. They even packed me a breakfast because my train was leaving earlier (4am) than the breakfast service time. As far as the room and bathrooms go, it's pretty basic, but free laundry and detergent is a huge bonus considering the price of laundry service in Myanmar. Also, it's within a 2 min walk to the train station and there is a great rooftop balcony area.

          Reviewed November 14, 2015

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          thomas from United States
          Solo traveler
          10 Bed Male Dormitory Room
          Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

          Perfect Location For Train Travelers”

          I took three train trips, so the Ace Star was convenient for my 4 am to Hsi Paw, my 2:15 pm for Monywa and when returning from Kalaw and Thazi back to Mandalay. Clean, friendly staff, great breakfast on rooftop.

          Reviewed February 27, 2016

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          9.3
          Exceptional
          Andrea from Brazil
          Solo traveler
          10-Bed Dormitory (Mixed)
          Stayed 2 nights in April 2015

          Perfect for mandalay”

          Location, Staff, clean

          Nice hostel. Staff are great, very clean, free breakfast. Best option in Mandalay! Meet nice people here. Close to supermarket. The only thing I didn't like was that shower and toilet is together, but not big deal! Stay here!!

          Reviewed May 03, 2015

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          9.0
          Exceptional
          Shardul from India
          Solo traveler
          8 Share En-Suite Dormitory
          Stayed 1 night in September 2015

          Perfect for backpackers”

          affordable, clean, washing machine

          Location: Next to Mandalay railway station, very near to the old town (walkable), various food joints in the next street. Service: Excellent staff, good English, hot water, AC, clean beds, good light in all rooms, Breakfast on terrace, Wifi, washing machine.

          Reviewed January 28, 2016

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Hacene from Luxembourg
          Solo traveler
          10 Bed Male Dormitory Room
          Stayed 1 night in April 2019

          Great Place to stay. Managed by Very Nice & Friendly People”

          I first booked one night, just to check it out, then I extended for 3 days and 2 extra days again. All members off the staff are Lovely and helpful. Good wifi and clean hostel. Very close to Mandalay Palace and the train station (Where you can take a very cheap sleeping train to Bagan 5000 Kyat or ordinary seat for 4000 Kyat). Excellent budget restaurants all around.

          Reviewed April 18, 2019

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