Personally, I think the theme for Ocean Pearl Inn is 'good value for money'. Also don't get confused with their website, it is called myanmar-hotel budget.
Located next to a convenience store, ATM by the corner (less than a minute walk), money changer, buses stop right in front of the hostel, taxis are easily caught, tons of eateries if you had walk less than 3 minutes, left or right. So I would say location is great, all that with a bit of peace. If you had wanted to stay somewhere right smack in the hustle and bustle, 19th Street (20 minutes away by foot) is your best bet. Not sure about the noise though it being around bars and markets.
My room was clean, attached bathroom as well, both cold and hot showers worked for me. I appreciate the soap and shampoo. What I think could be improved was the bedding, although I'm sure it's clean blanket, they had the old wool design. I know this can be a bit of a turn off to some, but seemed ok for me. But generally the place is clean.
Little little things like, free airport transfers to and fro, free toast, coffee and fruits breakfast with free wifi helped with my budget. I had asked some similar profile hotels, they quoted me the same price per night which was 25usd/night but with extra charges for airport transfers so I ignored it. Hotels/hostels in Yangon are generally NOT that cheap so I had settle on the cheapest in town and chose value added services.
Family with older kids might be okay because the stairs to your room are really steep. Might invite trouble for young kids please reconsider.
Most of the staff speak English if not some, so that was okay. They're all very down to earth, protective and very helpful, as a lady solo traveler I really appreciate it. Especially. Mr. Cho/ Jo?
Erm the daily tour guide they had assign for me was quite shy and still struggling in English so if you're short on patience maybe you can reconsider. Or go to a "proper" travel agent especially if it was for the same price, 50usd full day. It was okay for me because I continously asked him stuff so he was forced to communicate with me, halfway through he was more confident.
Hope this helps!
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