Adequate and cheap
No. 41, 25th Street, between 82nd and 83rd Sts, Mandalay T: (02) 65697, (02) 31400
Just south of the palace moat and east of the train station, Royal Guest House is in a great location for exploring the east, west and south areas of the city centre.
It even manages to be in an area that is a bit quieter then others, but there's a busy contingent of backpackers and travellers always coming and going through the lobby; booking ahead by telephone is a good idea. Staff are friendly and have been known to let the pre-dawn bus arrivals nap in the lobby while they wait for the backpacker world to awaken. There is not a big list of services available, besides the basics for booking tickets or arranging transportation. Rooms are small and a bit musty, but basic furnishings are provided and shared bathrooms are clean and well kept. WiFi is available and breakfast is included. Overall it's clean and does the job well enough for a budget guesthouse.
By Christopher Smith
Last updated on 21st February, 2014.