Nyaungshwe's original hostel remains an excellent choice. Artfully designed, with large roof terrace and big communal area, it has no private rooms, only identical light and spotless 14-bed dorms. Beds are curtained off for privacy and come with lockers, and the communal bathrooms are clean. It's a 20-minute walk to the centre of town, but free bikes are available.
The hostel holds daily events – Burmese language classes, movie nights, group dinners – and arranges boat trips, treks and even lessons in the arcane art of Intha leg-rowing.
Song of Travel Hostel is situated in Nyaung Shwe, 1 km from Mingala Market and 5 minutes' walk from Nyaung Shwe Bus Station. It features a rooftop lounging area where guests can enjoy cocktails. Rooms are air-conditioned and guests have access to a shared bathroom. Dormitory-style rooms provide a privacy curtain, a personal reading light and an electrical socket. Shelf space and a large locker are also available. Guests staying at Song of Travel Hostel can enjoy complimentary bicycles and a home-cooked complimentary breakfast. All-day coffee and tea, fruits and snacks are available, for free. Travel guides of the city written by guests are also available. On-site activities such as wine tasting, movie night and games are also conducted daily at the hostel. The property also provides a free room for guests who arrive early in the morning to have some rest before check-in. Available means of transportation in the area are Shwe Nyaung Train Station and Heho Airport, both of which can be reached within 15 minutes and 45 minutes by car respectively.
Please inform Song of Travel Hostel in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.
Guests of Song of Travel Hostel are requested to follow the below house rules:
- Quiet Hours: 22:00 - 07:00 hrs: During the quiet hours, all noise must be kept to a minimum.
Please note any guest who compromises the safety or comfort of the property – which includes guests, staff, and neighbours – will be asked to leave immediately and no refund shall be offered.
For any early guests who arrive before check-in time, the hostel provides a travel day room where guests can sleep or relax free of charge. This room holds only 12 people and it's on a first come, first serve basis.