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Are you planning to travel to Yangon? Then read on .
Only recently,Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) has begun to open its doors to the rest of the world. When I went there in 2013 I still had to get a visa to enter Yangon(the Capital city) since it was not yet part of the ASEAN region. Towards the end of 2013,they have relaxed their visa requirements and any traveller belonging to any of the ASEAN member countries can enter Myanmar visa free.
It is therefore easier to visit Myanmar now than it has been for over several decades.Most of the tourists that I have seen in Yangon were independent travellers mostly backpackers and families.Infrastructure is a bit run down and due to lack of new hotels, hotel rooms are one of the most expensive I have seen in Asia.
Here is a review of the guesthouse that I have stayed in during my trip. Before staying in this guesthouse I also stayed in a Hotel which was very expensive which made me decide to try out this place
HNINN SI (ROSE) BUDGET INN,YANGON
“A Bed to Sleep On”
3 of 5 stars
Reviewed 3 August 2013
THE ROOMS
If you just need a clean bed to sleep on, then this is the place for you. They have clean shared toilets and bath.
The rooms are pretty basic.There's no TV but aircon unit is quite new. Most rooms have no windows.
THE LOCATION
It's a repainted Yangon shophouse located in a main avenue leading to a famous temple. There are many small local restaurants beside it and even a small 24 hour grocer shop.
THE BUILDING
The first floor is used as a dining area during breakfast time.They serve breakfast from 6:30-10:30 after that the 1st floor becomes a phone accessories store.
Hninn Si is the Myanmar name for "Rose" so it's English name is Rose Budget Inn . There are only 14 small rooms in all the 4 floors.The rooms are on the 3rd and 4th floor. Each room contains 2 single or 3 single beds.
To go up to the 3rd and 4th floor you have to climb steep stairs with walls painted in blue.
THE RECEPTION AREA
The reception which is on the 2nd floor is sparsely decorated and is manned by several young men who spoke decent English.
RATES INCLUDE BREAKFAST
The daily rates here is one of the cheapest in Yangon. The rates include breakfast. You have a choice of American breakfast(eggs,toast,coffee and juice) or typical Myanmar breakfast (eggs, rice with peanuts and jam and toast).
ARRANGED TOURS
They arranged my tour with a guy who worked in Singapore for over 10 yrs and thus spoke good English and has very good background of Myanmar history.If u are on a budget, a backpacker or an adventurer I can recommend this place for you.
Read the latest reviews of Hninn Si Budget Inn HERE.

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