All the praise and criticism you’ve read about motherland is true. It’s hard to beat, but competitive hostels are worth trying, even if they have sparse reviews.
Like 99% of people you meet in Myanmar, the people working at motherland are hospitable (maybe a bit less so, since they’ve been jaded by the influx of lonely planet tourists). They greet you with a glass of fresh juice, help orient you to the city and explain dos and do not dos of Yangon. The high number of staff explains why there is always someone to help. The free airport shuttle is worth note.
As said in past reviews, the rooms are standard. For the most part clean and comfortable but don’t be shocked if you see a few creepy crawlers in the bathroom. The bathrooms have the standard SEA deficiency; shower next to/above the toilet, so everything gets wet, but if you know what to expect, it’s fine. The beds were pretty hard but sufficient. The service is on par with a hotel, but the rooms remind you, you’re in a hostel.
You’ll be taking taxis most places. It’s not an insane walk to Sule Pagoda (center of town), maybe 35 – 40 minutes, but it is uncomfortably humid.
Overall, Motherland is sufficient. It’s clean, cheap and friendly, but trying other places is worth a shot is you’re a bit adventurous. The very standard hostel gets unwarranted praise due to tempered expectations from other reviewers. Yangon is raising the hospitality bar quickly; future travelers should raise expectations.
- Also Known As:
- Mother Land Inn 2 Hotel
- Mother Land Inn 2 Hotel Yangon (Rangoon)
- Mother Land Inn 2 Yangon, Myanmar
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Your complete satisfaction is our goal. We offer the convenience, comfort and value that our international guests expect.Located walking distance from many of Yangon's most popular attractions including Sule Pagoda, Bogyoke Market, Kandawgyi Lake, Botahtaung Pagoda, as well as many excellent restaurants. A short taxi ride takes you to Shwedagon Pagoda, Inya Lake, and the Fine Art Museum. Nearby there are many opportunities to explore local neighborhoods and small markets full of the colors, sights and sounds of Myanmar. The hotel is also located on convenient bus routes. ... more less