Basic, decent, fairly clean
No. 107 Kon Zay Dan St., Pabedan Township, Yangon T: (01) 252 169
Daddy’s Home Hotel in Yangon (Rangoon) offers basic, decent, fairly clean rooms for good prices in central downtown. Offering air-con and private bathrooms for a little and fan rooms and shared bathrooms for less, breakfast is included — but windows are not.
Daddy’s Home Hotel hasn’t got too much attention among the backpacker crowd yet as being a fair budget choice. It’s true that nothing makes it stand-out charming, and it tends to be known instead for being the saviour of those staying at the White House Hotel who have fallen victim to the strict curfew there. They’ll open up for anyone knocking on their door after 23:00.
Rooms have no windows and can be bit claustrophobic. They do come with somewhat comfortable beds and no bedbugs have been reported here — that at least puts it ahead of some other popular choices. Bathrooms are cleanish at best and sometimes awful, although probably no worse than most budget places we’ve seen to date.
Single rooms start at US$10 and a double room with an outside bath is US$15 a night. For a private bath and air-con you’re looking at US$25. My condolences for those who are familiar with their old prices, as the rates have risen in recent years, along with the rest of Yangon’s accommodation.
Don’t expect too much here and you’ll probably be okay; it’s good enough to store your stuff and sleep in, while spending all your days out and about in Yangon. It’s one of the cheaper places in the downtown area, located only a few buildings away from the White House Hotel, which is somehow able to charge more though it’s not quite as clean as here. If cleanliness and prices are your main focus, Daddy’s Home is good value compared to other budget guesthouses and hotels throughout Yangon.
Breakfast is included and we’ve heard the friendly staff can arrange transport to the airport for 6,500 kyat. A mosque is fairly close by, so earplugs might be in order for light sleepers.
Daddy’s Home Hotel stands as a modern looking building, shiny sapphire blue next to its more traditional neighbours. It’s located in the middle of the lower block on Kan Zay Dan Street, which is about midway between 19th Street China Town BBQs and Sule Pagoda.
By Christopher Smith
Last updated on 2nd October, 2013.
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