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ABC Backpacker @ Golden City Light
ABC Backpacker @ Golden City Light
ABC Backpacker @ Golden City Light
ABC Backpacker @ Golden City Light
ABC Backpacker @ Golden City Light
ABC Backpacker @ Golden City Light
ABC Backpacker @ Golden City Light

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8.6

Excellent

82 reviews

82 reviews

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8.8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Mandalay Central Railway Station 550 m
Jade Market 2.0 km
Mandalay Marionettes Theater 2.1 km
Mandalay Palace 2.3 km
Maha Myat Muni Pagoda- Mahamuni Buddha Temple 2.5 km
Mahamuni Pagoda 2.5 km
Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw Kyaung) 4.1 km
Sanda Muni Paya 4.1 km
Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book 4.3 km
Mandalay Hill 5.1 km
Nearby landmarks
Diamond Plaza Mandalay 170 m
Ocean supermarket 180 m
United Vision Mandalay 200 m
YY 270 m
Kyae-Mhon Computer Effect Clinic 300 m
Hercules gym 310 m
Shen Ze Market 320 m
Star Gym 390 m
Fuji Shopping Centre (78) 440 m
MY GYM 450 m

ABC Backpacker @ Golden City Light

No.50, 77 Street, Bet 34 & 35 Street, Chan Aye Thar Zan Township, Central Mandalay, Mandalay, Myanmar, 11101 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Strategically situated in Central Mandalay, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Mandalay Hill. Massage and restaurant are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

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Highlights

570 meters to public transportation

Check-in [24-hour]

Airport transport

Inside city center

550 meters to Mandalay Central Railway Station

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Transport to airport

Bicycle rental

Car park

Shuttle service

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Value for money8.6
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportMandalay International Airport (MDL)
Distance to airport32.1 km

Rooms available at ABC Backpacker @ Golden City Light

Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Superior Single Room
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  • City view
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • 1 bunk bed or 4 sofa beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at ABC Backpacker @ Golden City Light?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to ABC Backpacker @ Golden City Light?

ABC Backpacker @ Golden City Light is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 12 MMK. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at ABC Backpacker @ Golden City Light also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, ABC Backpacker @ Golden City Light has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Mandalay with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

Is breakfast offered at ABC Backpacker @ Golden City Light?

Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at ABC Backpacker @ Golden City Light.

What are my dining options at ABC Backpacker @ Golden City Light?

ABC Backpacker @ Golden City Light features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at ABC Backpacker @ Golden City Light?

ABC Backpacker @ Golden City Light does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to ABC Backpacker @ Golden City Light?

The closest train, metro, or bus station to ABC Backpacker @ Golden City Light is Mandalay Railway Station, 570 m away.

What restaurants are nearby ABC Backpacker @ Golden City Light?

Restaurants including Mogok Daw Shan Noodle, The Rock Gastro Bar and Golden Circle Cafe are popular in ABC Backpacker @ Golden City Light’s neighborhood which is known as Central Mandalay.

What popular shopping places are close to ABC Backpacker @ Golden City Light?

Shopping options in ABC Backpacker @ Golden City Light’s Central Mandalay neighborhood include Zegyo Market, Mandalay Yatanar Mall and Diamond Plaza Mandalay.

What are popular attractions near ABC Backpacker @ Golden City Light?

Guests at ABC Backpacker @ Golden City Light can easily visit Mandalay Central Railway Station, St. Joseph's Church (Mandalay) and Fire Lookout Tower located in the Central Mandalay area.

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What people love about ABC Backpacker @ Golden City Light

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Dorm and toilet clean, very friendly staffs and helpful."

    hasleena

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    February 14, 2019

Property ranking|Compared to 183 Mandalay properties
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Location score
8.8/10
Overall score
8.6/10
Service score
9.1/10
Value for money score
8.6/10
Better than
93
%
of Mandalay properties
Better than
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of Mandalay properties
Better than
86
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of Mandalay properties
Better than
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Overall rating:

8.6

Excellent
82 reviews
Cleanliness
8.4
Facilities
8.1
Location
8.8
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More about ABC Backpacker @ Golden City Light

More about ABC Backpacker @ Golden City Light

ABC Backpacker @ Golden City Light

ABC Backpacker @ Golden City Light is the perfect choice for travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Mandalay. Experience an urban escape in Mandalay with a stay at ABC Backpacker @ Golden City Light, with its exceptional location right in the city center.
ABC Backpacker @ Golden City Light provides a range services and amenities to help make your stay more comfortable. Free internet access provided within the hotel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Airport transfer services can be booked before your check-in date, to ensure a smooth and convenient arrival or departure. Exploring Mandalay is made even more convenient with the taxi, car hire and shuttle services available at the hotel.
For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the hotel's ticket service and tours. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the laundry service keeps your favorite travel outfits clean and available.
Feel like doing nothing? Available services like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at the ABC Backpacker @ Golden City Light. For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the hotel. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
A range of amenities is offered in guestrooms at ABC Backpacker @ Golden City Light. Enjoy your stay even more at the hotel, knowing that some selected rooms include linen service and air conditioning. ABC Backpacker @ Golden City Light also provides toiletries and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Every day at ABC Backpacker @ Golden City Light begins with a delicious complimentary breakfast. A number of great dining options at the hotel assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the bar.
A day in will be as fun as a day out with ranges of recreational activities offered at ABC Backpacker @ Golden City Light. A relaxing end to every day is possible with a visit to the massage, located right in the hotel.


Around the property

Don't spend all your time inside while in Mandalay! Be sure to stop by Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw Kyaung) located 4.0 km away, one of the most famous of all local landmarks. Be sure to visit Mahamuni Pagoda located 2.4 km away, an item on every checklist of those who travel to Mandalay.


Reasons to stay here

Highly recommended by travelers, this hotel ranks better than 88% of all other accommodations in the city.
Find rooms here that are cheaper than 86% of all other options in the city.
Guests who stayed at this hotel have scored it higher than 93% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.1

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

11 mentions

Housekeeping

4 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Burmese
  • Chinese [Mandarin]

Internet access

  • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Massage
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Breakfast [free]
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Currency conversion service
  • Daily cleaning
  • Doorman
  • Elevator
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

Access

  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Taxi service
  • Transport to airport

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • Additional toilet
  • Complimentary drinking water
  • Desk
  • Mirror
  • Mosquito net
  • Private entrance
  • Shared bathroom
  • Sofa
  • Soundproofing
  • Wake up call
  • Washing machine
  • Wi-Fi [complimentary]
  • Wooden/parqueted flooring
Location
No.50, 77 Street, Bet 34 & 35 Street, Chan Aye Thar Zan Township, Central Mandalay, Mandalay, Myanmar, 11101
Excellent
Location

8.8

Airports

  • Mandalay International Airport (MDL)
    32.1 km 52 min drive
  • Monywa Airport (NYW)
    106.2 km

Public transportation

  • Mandalay Railway Station
    570 m
  • Thiri Mandala Bus Station (for Monywa, Shwebo)
    2.5 km

Hospital or clinic

  • United Vision Mandalay
    200 m

Shopping

  • Jade Market
    2.0 km

Convenience store

  • CoCo 24 Hours Store
    520 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    150 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Mandalay Central Railway Station
    550 m
  • Jade Market
    2.0 km
  • Mandalay Marionettes Theater
    2.1 km
  • Mandalay Palace
    2.3 km
  • Maha Myat Muni Pagoda- Mahamuni Buddha Temple
    2.5 km
  • Mahamuni Pagoda
    2.5 km
  • Golden Palace Monastery (Shwenandaw Kyaung)
    4.1 km
  • Sanda Muni Paya
    4.1 km
  • Kuthodaw Pagoda & the World's Largest Book
    4.3 km
  • Mandalay Hill
    5.1 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Diamond Plaza Mandalay
    170 m
  • Ocean supermarket
    180 m
  • United Vision Mandalay
    200 m
  • YY
    270 m
  • Kyae-Mhon Computer Effect Clinic
    300 m
  • Hercules gym
    310 m
  • Shen Ze Market
    320 m
  • Star Gym
    390 m
  • Fuji Shopping Centre (78)
    440 m
  • MY GYM
    450 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-6 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 7 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out from12:00
  • Check-out until12:00
  • Reception open until23:59

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee12 MMK
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)45

The property

  • Number of floors6
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 5
  • Room voltage220
  • Most recent renovation2017

Reviews of ABC Backpacker @ Golden City Light from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.6
/
10
Cleanliness8.4
Facilities8.1
Location8.8
Service9.1
Value for money8.6
High score for Mandalay
Rating
9+ Exceptional (35)
8-9 Excellent (11)
7-8 Very Good (8)
6-7 Good (4)
<6 Below Expectation (4)
Time of the year
Mar - May (11)
Jun - Aug (11)
Sep - Nov (15)
Dec - Feb (25)
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9.2
Exceptional
Martin from Thailand
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

Hostel with a service like a hotel”

I arrived with bus and the staff was smiling, carried my heavy backpack and gave me a glass of limonade when checking in. A very warm welcoming. There were 4 clean bunk beds in the room, and a large bathroom. Served with water and toiletries. They make your bed and provide clean towels every day. Not what expected for a hostel. Breakfast buffet at 6th floor was amazing. Moreover the staff helped me arranging everything. Motorbike and where I should go to in Mandalay as well as bus to Monywa. It's location is central and nearby a large market with veggies, souvenirs and food. A great experience and highly recommended place to stay.

Reviewed January 24, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional
Rocky from Singapore
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in November 2016

Best in Mandalay!”

Have stayed in various Mandalay hotels before for biz but this is the best of the best in terms of (1) location (2) service (3) WiFi (4) facilities & (5) cleanliness. Almost all staff can speak English & extremely helpful in everything. Very centrally located with lots of cheap street food & tea shops in the vicinity. In house daily free Marionette show during dinner time is a plus. Will stay here everytime when in Mandalay.

Reviewed November 29, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Jessica from Germany
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in November 2016

Very clean, pleasant stay”

I thought I had booked a single room in a hostel but it was in the Golden City Light Hotel. The room was very small - just as big as a storage room - but it was very clean, had AC and I slept very well. Bathroom was one floor above, though. Breakfast was nice and the staff organises a scooter for you if needed. Unfortunately, as a solo traveller you don't meet new people here because it's a big hotel.

Reviewed December 14, 2016

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9.6
Exceptional
Ann from Philippines
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in November 2017

Affordable Hotel with great Staff and location”

I just have an overnight stay in this Hotel but I already felt the warm hospitality of Burmese people. The hotel staff lead by Pyupyu helped me in arranging the pick-up of my pre-booked transport from Mandalay to Bagan. Also she assured me that the transport company will pick me up at the hotel. The hotel served a delicious Burmese breakfast (eat-all-you can). Though the room I booked is a back-packer's room, they still provide complete toiletries. Moreover, the hotel is conveniently located near restaurants and markets. I really had a good stay in this hotel.

Reviewed December 02, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Libor from Czech Republic
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in August 2017

Best breakfast in any hostel”

Amazing breakfast, many different meals, kinds of fruit, coffee machine and view from 6-th floor, elevator is available. But there is more hotel guests than hostel guests - so not too good to meet other travelers and share expensive taxi for a trip around Mandalay. Nice staff, good location. Very low price for a small room with air condition in the last minute.

Reviewed September 04, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Kwan from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2017

highly recommended”

the hotel is located near the mandalay train station (around 10 mins walk); the dormitory is clean and cozy; the receptionists are really nice and friendly, they are willing to answer any questions regarding my trip and even help me book a night bus ticket

Reviewed May 18, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
hasleena from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

NICE HOTEL/HOSTEL”

Dorm and toilet clean, very friendly staffs and helpful. Near to Mandalay train station (10minute walk) and near to shopping mall.

Reviewed February 14, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Veena from Thailand
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in September 2017

Helpful staffs and clean room”

Bedroom was clean. Staffs were helpful and professional. To me, the downside was the shared bathroom/toilet, needed to be clean more than once a day. But if you book a room with private bathroom, I’m sure you will have a pleasant stay there. The location is good, close to the local market and the complex.

Reviewed October 05, 2017

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5.6
Sarah from Germany
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

Above average”

I booked two nights in a single room. The room was one of the tiniest I ever slept in. It was a bed inside and nothing else. Around 40cm space between bed and wall - but only at one side of the bed. Bathroom was outside and very dirty. Old cosmetic products lying around, a Pringles chips package and so on. I asked anyway to extend for one more night, because I didn't feel so well. I had to change the room for the third night and paid double the price I paid before per night. That room was without windows on the ground floor and very noisy. Staff was always very friendly and tried to be helpful. The hotel is centrally located and you find many motorbike taxis waiting for you outside. As well is there a little NightMarket with nice food.

Reviewed February 28, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Suryadi from Indonesia
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2017

Very Good”

- Staff are very helpful, from the moment you arrive they make sure you have everything you need. - My room has a bathtub inside - Location is very good, near Diamond Plaza

Reviewed July 03, 2017

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8.4
Excellent
Osanne from Canada
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in December 2017

Excellent”

Very comfortable bed but unfortunately my room was on the ground floor, by the elevator and shared bathroom (even though I had my own) so I could hear a lot of noise any hour of the day. If not for the sounds, i liked my single bed room.

Reviewed December 29, 2017

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9.6
Exceptional
Carla from Portugal
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2017

Good value for money”

The dorm is inserted in a hotel, and we get to benefit of all the facilities. Great breakfast - buffet with lots of options. Clean.

Reviewed March 29, 2017

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8.8
Excellent
Damien from Australia
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2017

Great breakfast!”

The staff were super helpful. I stayed in a dorm bed and the free buffet breakfast that came with it was delicious (at least for a Westerner visiting SE Asia). The room was clean.

Reviewed January 10, 2017

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9.6
Exceptional
Christopher from Philippines
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

Excellent location with very helpful staff”

Buffet breakfast is superb. Location is excellent and the staff were very nice during my visit. They booked my tour at Inwa, Sagaing Hills , U Bein Bridge and others in an affirdable rate. They also reserved and booked my bus ticket to Nay Pyi Taw where I attended a conference. Very affordable rate with buffet breakfast. That's real value for money.

Reviewed February 24, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
DUC from Vietnam
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2018

Very good”

staff very friendly. I book dorm and i came early (5am) but i have 1 single room can sleep.

Reviewed February 26, 2018

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9.6
Exceptional
YI from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

good price with good service”

good price with good service

Reviewed February 16, 2017

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7.6
Very good
Sanghwa from South Korea
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in January 2017

great for the price but not so clean”

i stayed one night in a dorm and one night alone. Everything was nice -helpful staff, breakfast, and location- except for the smelly, old and dark room. the odor of bathroom sewer was disgusting, AC smelled weird and showerhead was dirty.

Reviewed January 25, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Donghwan from South Korea
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 5 nights in March 2017

The perfect place with awesome breakfast.”

Breakfast is awesome. it's worth to use 8dallor for a night. So clean, they also serve water, soap, toothbrush, shampoo, toothpaste

Reviewed April 11, 2017

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9.6
Exceptional
Michael from Germany
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2018

Exceptional”

Breakfast is an amazing buffet with all kinds of food!

Reviewed January 21, 2018

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8.4
Excellent
andrew from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2017

Good Base”

Free refreshments, decent breakfast, close to river, excellent view from rooftop

Reviewed January 15, 2018

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