I stayed at York 3 nights prior to joining a group tour and one night after, before flying out...
To fairly rate this place it must be noted that it is NOT a true B&B. As in you will not be engaging with a local family enterprise in there home etc, it is a commercial business with hired staff.
York is a small hotel set in 2 floors of a very old building down an dirt alley way. I chose it due to the location and the other visitor reviews which quite frankly are amazingly generous. I have pretty basic expectations, but the price charged per night $62 AUD (even with the limited options in Yangon) was overpriced.. all the other people I met up with had stayed at far nicer places for a similar cost
The good - Once you get over the initial impression of the dark steep stairwell that take you up to the hotel floor:
As I said perfect location for a first trip... only a couple of Ks walk to all the major points of interest.
The place is clean and well kept albeit very basic... as are the rooms.
The staff are very friendly and attentive ( like all people in Yangon)
Nice simple breakfast prepared for you was perfect start to a busy day out and about.
Not so good:
I was amazed that on all the other reviews there is hardly a mention of a major 10 story building being constructed literally at the front of York.... I had a room facing the alley and construction, with a paper thin door ( crack running down the middle) so had the noise and workman looking in from the break of day until late evening. luckily I was out most of the day.
The staff were lovely but were not able to understand the most basic questions like check out time? or where is a shop / atm?... No I don't expect everyone to speak English; but one of the main reasons I chose a BnB style hotel was to be able to engage people and get some local insights in the first few days there , so I was disappointed a bit from that standpoint.
In summary I am not saying York was terrible - just providing an honest insight. It is at best a good back packer / budget accommodation / it is overpriced for what it is and what I saw it comparable to... and they should be a bit more upfront about the fact there is a massive construction project less than 10 meters from the front door. BUT if you are doing a one night transit and don't expect to be there through the day its completely satisfactory. Note the upstairs rooms were far nicer / newer than the entry level floor rooms.