This place has very old world charm. Ever watch a movie set in the past, 40s, 50s, 60s, and think to yourself, I wonder what it was like to live back then? Well, at least at this YMCA, you get to experience that. Of course, since the building seems to be exactly the same as when the British left it (in 1947?). that does mean it is, well, full of grime. No matter how hard the cleaning ladies try, they can't hide 70 years without renovation.
If experiencing that excites you, you are going to love this place. If not, you better look elsewhere (but then again, you might not want to come to Burma anytime soon anyway since all but the most expensive places are similar).
The people here could not be nicer. Their English is terrible, but that doesn't stop them from trying to help. They employ (or are they volunteers?) people of all ages who run around the hallways doing stuff. You walk by karate class, choir rehearsal, meetings, et cetera. This really is a YMCA. And as the placard says somewhere in the building, 'staying at the YMCA is helping the needy.' That's both them and we the weary, less than wealthy traveller.More
- Free Wifi
- Free parking