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8.6
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8.7
Excellent
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Excellent location - Inside city center
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  • Royal Rose Hospital50 m
  • Sun Far Travels & Tours310 m
  • Mandalay Central Railway Station320 m
  • Mandalay Railway Station340 m
  • Diamond Plaza Mandalay340 m
  • United Vision Mandalay360 m
  • University of Medicine460 m
  • Kyae-Mhon Computer Effect Clinic470 m
  • Mandalay General Hospital470 m
  • St. Joseph's Church (Mandalay)710 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    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
    "Overall it was a fun experience staying at Ace Star and would highly recommend anyone planning to travel to Mandalay."
    Pascal - September 6, 2018
    Fantastic breakfast
    94% positive mentions
    Exceptional service
    9.1 rating for service
    • 330 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Currency exchange

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Breakfast [free]

    Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Mandalay in the last 24 hours

    Compared to 278 Mandalay properties at Agoda for various dates

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    9.4/10
    Location score
    8.7/10
    Service score
    9.1/10
    Better than
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    Value for money8.5
    Location rating8.7
    Nearest airportMandalay International Airport (MDL)
    Distance to airport32.3 km

    Rooms available at Ace Star BnB Backpacker Hostel

    8.5
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Bed in 10-Bed Male Dormitory Room
    Bed in 10-Bed Male Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    VIP Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
    VIP Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 bunk bed
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    10-Bed Dormitory (Mixed)
    10-Bed Dormitory (Mixed)
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    • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    10 Bed Male Dormitory Room
    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
    10 Bed Female Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    8 Share En-Suite Dormitory
    8 Share En-Suite Dormitory
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Bed in 10-Bed Female Dormitory Room
    Bed in 10-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Superior Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
    Superior Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 bunk bed
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      What people love about Ace Star BnB Backpacker Hostel

      • 9.2
        Exceptional
        Breakfast

        "Great Location, friendly & helpful staff, nice breakfast Good choice"

        Tan

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        July 13, 2016

      • 9.2
        Exceptional
        Bathroom

        "The rooms and the toilets were clean and well maintained."

        Pascal

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        September 6, 2018

      • 10.0
        Exceptional

        "Definitely worth staying at when visiting Mandalay."

        Darren

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        June 4, 2018

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      8.0
      Very good

      "Friendly staffs, and recommend for us some day tour and very..."

      Son

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      December 7, 2017

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      55 mentions
      Housekeeping
      33 mentions
      Internet
      12 mentions
      Taxi
      4 mentions

      What they offer

      8.4
      Excellent
      Cleanliness

      "Room is clean , nice breakfast, super friendly staff Good ch..."

      Tan

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      July 13, 2016

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      Most helpful reviews for Ace Star BnB Backpacker Hostel
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 1 night in April 2019
      Bed in 10-Bed Male Dormitory Room
      Exceptional10.0
      Great Place to stay. Managed by Very Nice & Friendly PeopleI 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.
      Hacenefrom LuxembourgReviewed April 18, 2019
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2019
      Bed in 10-Bed Female Dormitory Room
      Excellent8.4
      Toilet and Bathroom can do with some scrubbing.The place is perfectly located near the train station, staff are nice and very accommodating however the toilet and bathroom are moldy.
      NinaReviewed July 09, 2019
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 1 night in June 2019
      Bed in 10-Bed Male Dormitory Room
      Exceptional10.0
      ExceptionalIt was a good experience, helpful staff. Would highly recommend!
      Agrajfrom IndiaReviewed July 01, 2019
      Group
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2018
      Bed in 10-Bed Female Dormitory Room
      Exceptional10.0
      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❤️❤️❤️
      LenkaReviewed October 30, 2018
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 3 nights in June 2018
      Bed in 10-Bed Female Dormitory Room
      Exceptional9.6
      limited access to AC everything is good except for the limited access to AC in dorm rooms during daytime. AC is only switched on between 7PM to 7AM. Management informs guests about this policy beforehand but I hope they do something about it especially during summer / very hot days
      Jackyfrom PhilippinesReviewed June 30, 2018

      Reviews of Ace Star BnB Backpacker Hostel from real guests

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      8.6
      Excellent
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      Rating via Agoda8.6
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      Cleanliness8.3
      Facilities8.1
      Location8.7
      Room comfort and quality8.5
      Service9.1
      Value for money8.5
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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Hacene from Luxembourg
      Solo traveler
      Bed in 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
      8.4
      Excellent
      Nina
      Solo traveler
      Bed in 10-Bed Female Dormitory Room
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

      Toilet and Bathroom can do with some scrubbing.”

      The place is perfectly located near the train station, staff are nice and very accommodating however the toilet and bathroom are moldy.

      Reviewed July 09, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Agraj from India
      Solo traveler
      Bed in 10-Bed Male Dormitory Room
      Stayed 1 night in June 2019

      Exceptional”

      It was a good experience, helpful staff. Would highly recommend!

      Reviewed July 01, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Lenka
      Group
      Bed in 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
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Jacky from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      Bed in 10-Bed Female Dormitory Room
      Stayed 3 nights in June 2018

      limited access to AC ”

      everything is good except for the limited access to AC in dorm rooms during daytime. AC is only switched on between 7PM to 7AM. Management informs guests about this policy beforehand but I hope they do something about it especially during summer / very hot days

      Reviewed June 30, 2018
      9.6
      Exceptional
      andrew from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

      Exceptional”

      Quiet when i was there, so place was very clean, recent refurbishment of lobby. Nice view from rooftop where you have a decent breakfast. Fantastic staff, even if one did call me Mr.Bean:) Makings of the best hostel in Mandalay

      Reviewed January 15, 2018
      9.2
      Exceptional
      chun from Hong Kong
      Solo traveler
      10 Bed Male Dormitory Room
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

      lovely hostel”

      I checked in on the Christmas Eve, they had a surprised Christmas party for everyone, and each of us has a gift too. it is so kind of the host. the hostel is very clean and staff very friendly and helpful

      Reviewed January 03, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      John from United States
      Solo traveler
      10 Bed Male Dormitory Room
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

      Great Location Near Train Station+Helpful/Friendly Staff”

      The location is perfect for early arrivals/departures as the train station is a short walk. The staff also tried to be as helpful as possible – especially when I messaged on Facebook to plan my trip, albeit some staff have better English skills than others (Most were local university students). They were remodeling the GF into a future coffee shop or wine bar when I stayed there + See Zar Bistro half a block away has an English menu w/ the most popular Burmese dish being “sorry, not available” (the usual pan Asian fare was available). There is an Ocean’s hypermart nearby as well. The place is clean & the Internet mostly worked. The roof has a nice view w/ tea/coffee/breakfast in the morning + free water. Plan to also do laundry here as this is the cheapest place you will find to do it in Myanmar. Only complaints: There are several flights of stairs to the rooms/roof area+the hot water is one of those big water tank setups w/ a switch by the light – meaning it never got hot.

      Reviewed December 26, 2017
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Lisa from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      10 Bed Female Dormitory Room
      Stayed 1 night in November 2017

      5*”

      This hostel was so good. The staff were amazing. We bombarded one of the guys with about 20 questions and he knew everything, so helpful. Cheep too rent a bicycle close too attractions and a good breakfast. Would totally recommend.

      Reviewed November 29, 2017
      8.8
      Excellent
      samantha from Canada
      Solo traveler
      10 Bed Female Dormitory Room
      Stayed 1 night in November 2017

      Great Stay!”

      The staff are so helpful! I have stayed here many times and I love it. However, this time there were very few guests. I hope that more people realize what a nice hostel this is and will begin to fill it up!

      Reviewed November 15, 2017
      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

      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
      8.4
      Excellent
      Bette from United States
      Solo traveler
      10 Bed Female Dormitory Room
      Stayed 4 nights in November 2016

      Wonderful staff, comfy beds, good location”

      As always, it's the wonderful staff (thank you Moonshine and Miss Nan) who make all the difference. They were so patient, genuinely warm and helpful. They helped find a good, patient and reliable motorbike driver (BB) who took me around all day in Mandalay for a very reasonable price. Also, the 3 ancient city tour was fabulous, with the most wonderful driver (sorry I forgot his name). They made it easy to overlook the old showers/bathrooms with doors that can't lock; so-so breakfast was minimal, and pretty much the same staff everyday. And I wish the lockers were inside the rooms instead of outside in the hallway, where anyone could have access.

      Reviewed December 21, 2016
      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
      8.4
      Excellent
      SHIRNIE from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      10 Bed Female Dormitory Room
      Stayed 1 night in November 2016

      Location!!!”

      I decided to book Ace Star is because near railway station. Is easy for me to walk to railway station at 3.30 in the morning to catch my train to Hsipaw. Staff is really friendly although they can't really speak good English but you can feel their effort. Just curious is that from the previous guest review mentioned free laundry & the check-in staff (is a young guys) told me is free laundry as well, but what happened to me is the staff collect 1000 kyat from me. Due to I was rushing for sightseeing so I just paid for it.

      Reviewed November 08, 2016
      8.0
      Excellent
      Stephanie from United States
      Solo traveler
      10-Bed Dormitory (Mixed)
      Stayed 3 nights in October 2016

      Good place, good breakfasts, great staff”

      Clean, comfortable, with nice rooftop for nice breakfasts that change day to day and kind, helpful staff. They also organize great day trips to nearby cities, I highly recommend the ancient cities tour to Amarapura, Innwa & Sagaing. Thanks for everything Ace Star!

      Reviewed October 23, 2016
      10.0
      Exceptional
      PO from Taiwan
      Solo traveler
      10 Bed Male Dormitory Room
      Stayed 1 night in May 2016

      Kind, Warm, Clean, Cheap....Super awesome!”

      Their staffs are super nice and kind! If you have any question about your transportation arrangement, they will kindly provide suggestions to you! And the breakfast on the roof is so nice~A good day should start from a nice breakfast :) The price is very affordable, and they provide high quality experience. I definitely will stay here if I visit Mandalay again:)

      Reviewed June 01, 2016
      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
      8.0
      Excellent
      Daphne from Singapore
      Solo traveler
      10 Bed Male Dormitory Room
      Stayed 1 night in February 2016

      cheap and nice”

      Hotel is safe and the staff are friendly. when I left early at 5am the hostel gave me 2 bread and a can coffee for breakfast. Hotel is located near Diamond shopping mall with a supermarket that u can buy cheap beers. the hostel do not sell beer so u have to buy from either the supermarket or nearby restaurant. The hostel has a rooftop area that u can hangout and meet other Travellers

      Reviewed March 21, 2016
      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
      9.0
      Exceptional
      Barun from Canada
      Couple
      10-Bed Dormitory (Mixed)
      Stayed 1 night in November 2015

      Very comfortable!”

      Staff helpfulness, room comfort, great breakfast

      The staff greeted us outside the door both on our arrival and departure and were incredibly helpful anytime we needed it. They even prepared a solid breakfast for us without us having to ask, which even included a cheese omelet! BTW, laundry is FREE which is a huge bonus. Bathrooms could use more regular cleanings throughout the day though. But the facilities and dorm was great and th rooftop makes it very easy to socialise and hang out.

      Reviewed November 17, 2015
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