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Huangshan is an amazing place in the province of Anhui, on the eastern part of China. Climbing Huangshan is considered one of the main attractions in the whole of China, because of its stunning and breathtaking scenery. The best time to visit Huangshan is in autumn, but the weather can be very unpredictable, so try to be in the area for a few days (so that you can decide which day is better to do the walking, depending on the forecast). The best place to start the climbing is in Tangkou, where you can buy food supplies and maps, withdraw some money, arrange transportation, and keep your luggage (there are regular buses from Tunxi to Tangkou).
There are three possible ways to reach the summit -– the eastern steps (which is short and hard), the western steps (which are long and even harder), and the cable car (which is the easy way, but probably not so rewarding). The most popular hiking in Huangshan is a two-day/one-night trek -– you start in the eastern part, walk around the summit, spend the night there, get up early to see the amazing sunrise, and then return through the western side. Even the climbing is hard, you don't need a guide because the trails are well defined and there are signals in English.
If you are a traveler on a low budget, and you want to spend the night in the summit, make sure that you bring enough food, drinks, and snacks -- at the top, everything is overpriced.
There are a couple of hostels in Huangshan, but in high season you need to book in advance to assure vacancies and better rates. Huangshan's hostels are simple, with a traditional architecture, and with the average facilities, being a good value for money.
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Huangshan Bed & Breakfast
"Steven and his family are excellent hosts. The hostel is very clean and comfortable and everyone is made to feel welcome. Steven is very helpful, organising tours to the local villages and the mountains, and his drivers are friendly and reliable. Everything is reasonably priced and his cooking is excellent! I can't recommend this hostel highly enough." … "Very nice and clean, extraordinary service - I stayed here with a friend some...
Koala International Youth Hostel
"The BEST hostel I have stayed in so far. Very clean, nice little cafe/resturant with cheap food (also provides hot water for noodles, etc). TV viewing room upstairs. Rooms are spacious and clean with private bathrooms. Washing machine as well. The only issue we had was climbing up into our bunks after a long day climbing the mountains - it was our own fault though!" … "This is an absolutly charming hostel, the best I have stayed...
Huangshan Yongle Inn
"We have three beds and twin beds rooms with new air-conditioning, television. 24-hour supply of hot and cold water shower. We can help our customer to reserve train ticket, plane ticket. Huangshan Yongle Inn is only 50 meters away from the train station. 24-hour free pickup from train station. Free book the ticket for the guests in any time." … 101, Block 7, Tie Lu Xin Cun
Hostel Huangshan - East Huangshan Youth Hostel
"… the mist rises and ebbs; the beauty of Huangshan also varies with the seasons. No wonder it is the only mountain that is listed in China's Top Ten Scenic Spots and designated as a World Cultural and Natural Heritage site. As a matter of fact, just like the Yangtze River, the Great Wall and the Yellow River, Mt.Huangshan has become a symbol of China. ( ehuangshan.net ) East Huangshan Youth Hostel is the biggest youth hostel in East...
Huangshan Oldstreet International Youth Hostel
"Huangshan Old Street Youth Hostel, which is HI/YHA China affiliated, is in the heart of the rejuvenated old town in Tunxi district. The hostel fits the locale in style and is generally quite good. We phoned to ask if the hostel is nonsmoking, and they claim it is, but there are ashtrays in the common area and staff make no effort to stop guests from smoking. Wi-Fi seems to be available throughout. The Location The hostel is easy enough...
Koala Youth Hostel
"One of the most enjoyable places I ever styayed in - We are a couple aged over 60 and stayed at the "Koala" hostel in Huangshan city for 5 days end-April 2012. This was one of the most enjoyable places I have stayed in (compared to other places in the USA, Europe and China). Note that it is no longer called "Koala", because the owners split up: the Huangshan Old Street Hostel is the original one, owned and managed by one of the founders. That...
Huangshan Ancient Town Youth Hostel
"… and horse head exterior walls. Interior decoration has been done with an emphasis on the traditional visual contrast and harmony of colors the Huizhou style is best known for. There are 26 luxury, standard, economy, and bunk bed rooms with a total of 60 beds. Free Internet access is available in each room. A 260 m common area is furnished with a glass roof teahouse, lounge, outdoor bar, small art exhibition center, photo studio,...
Huangshan Home Youth Hostel
"… 4 and 6 person rooms, with bunk beds, are equipped with an LCD TV, air conditioning, and toiletries. Apartment prices are between 100-200 yuan per suite. You can stay relaxed, especially for short-term visits to Huangshan friends. The longer you stay, the more economic for your expenses. For a satisfying restful learning experience, there is self laundry, simple cooking and other aspects of life's basic needs. Huangshan Home...
Qing He Yue Hostel
"… is free wifi everywhere in the inn, very convenient for keeping intouch with friends and family. Hongcun is very close to the mountain of Huangshan. It is considered one of the best, if not the best mountain to climb in China. It is said that after you see Huangshan you will never need to see another mountain, because none other can compare. You can use our inn as a base for the trip or a place to relax after the strenuous, but...
Huangshan Old Street Hostel
"Situated in the city centre, Huangshan Old Street Hostel is an ideal accommodation for backpacker from all over the world. Its great location provides guests with easy access to the places where the lively city has to offer. The center of urban public transport network is on the east side of the hostel, enabling customers to transfer all of Huangshan downtown bus lines. Offering cozy and quality accommodation, Huangshan Old Street Hostel...
Old House International Youth Hostel
"Old House International Youth Hostel is located in the Hong Cun tourist attraction, near the Moon Lake. Old House International Youth Hostel was renovated from two ancient buildings, which were built between Ming dynasty and early Qing dynasty. Offering Offering stylish and comfortable accommodation, Old House International Youth Hostel supplies various kinds of guestrooms, which will meet you different needs. After check in, you can...
Huangshan Cozy International Youth Hostel
"… area of Huizhou, Huangshan Cozy Youth Hostel promises a relaxing and wonderful visit. The hotel offers a wide range of amenities and perks to ensure you have a great time. Take advantage of the hotel's smoking area, shops, facilities for disabled guests, pets allowed, bicycle rental. Each guestroom is elegantly furnished and equipped with handy amenities. Recuperate from a full day of sightseeing in the comfort of your room or take...
Huangshan Daylight Hostel
"… serve typical local food are near to our hostel . It deserves you to stay here and enjoy it . According to our hostel , we adhere to the contemporary and design concept. There are comfortable triple beds rooms, standard twin rooms, double rooms ,family rooms ,different kinds of dormitories : four beds, six beds and eight beds. The WIFI is available in all the hostel , the hot water is provided in 24 hours. YOUTH COFFEE...
Huangshan Yongle Hostel
"… have ensuite shower and toilet facilities. The manager can speak some English and offer tour information and friendly intimate atmosphere . Our staff are the local people who will gladly help you in any way that they can,they have local knowledge and will be able to give you great advice on what to do and what to see. You will stay feel like your own house .comtable, friendly. There are some famous tourist site around the...
Huangshan Hot Springs Youth Hostel
"If you chose this hostel because of its place, forget about it. It's about three kilometers away from the Hotsprings area, it's a rundown house with dirty rooms, chinese bathrooms, and dirty sheets. The old hostel was situated in the hot springs area, but it closed and the new one is in Tangkou town, far away from the bus stations. I was very disappointed!" … "… during a good part of Chinese history. Today it holds the same...
"… bar serves freshly ground and brewed coffee with a decently-stocked western bar and simple western comfort food such as sandwiches and a great Steak Meal for those who are craving a taste of home!Co-owned by 2 very friendly and experienced local Japanese and English speaking guides, Harbour Inn can also help you organize unique and adventurous hiking, biking and bike-n-camp trips around this wonderful area. Huangshan boasts of...
Huangshan TangKou International Youth Hostel
"… ZhaiXi, TangKou Town. TangKou is a must-go place for all the travelers who climb the mountain from the South gate(Mercy Light Temple) and the East gate (Yun Gu Temple). Stepping out of the hostel, you will find yourself only 1000 meters away from the Bus Interchange Station of Huangshan Scenic Area which is the place that all the travelers must pass through. There are different size of dorms to meet the guests' needs no matter...
Xidi Travel Lodge
"… houses forty-eight nicely decorated guest rooms equipped with modern comforts, a local Huizhou cuisine restaurant accommodates up to 150, a coffee shop, the 'Scholar's four jewels' exhibition hall and Arts & Crafts display corner. Xidi served as the “caravanserai” in the ancient times. The descendants left behind from the Lee Tang dynasties were relocated to Anhui province and subsequently extended to Xidi. They changed their names...
Pig's Inn Bishan
"… Le Figaro, French National Geographic, Lonely Planet, Time Out (French version), Stone and Ink - Confucianism Business Men of China, which make us very popular with guests. Our property is located only 20 minutes away from following most visited places: Xidi, Hong village, Nanping, Guanlu, Lu village, Yuanyang Volley, Mukengzhuhai, Read leaf at Tachuan (natural sights). Daguling, Meixi, Tangmo and Chengkan are about 1 hour away...
Pig's Inn XiDi
"… place for enjoying scenery, relaxing or reading book. On the second floor, there is a small library where free Internet access is available; There is also a music corner on the second floor, where you can enjoy music from worldwide. At the main hall on the first floor, you can feel the authentic culture of Huizhou. There is a little bar and a courtyard and is perfect for relaxing, reading, drinking coffee or having breakfast. We...
September Huizhou Inn
No. 12 Dagujin Street, She Township
Huangshan Old Street Hotel
"… features representing accurately this lovely city. The hotel was first built in 1855, during Emperor Xianfeng's rule. In 1934, the famous poet Yu Dafu stayed at the hotel and wrote the well-known poem: ‘Tunxi Travel at Night'. In 2007, it was the chosen location to shoot the famous historical drama "General Ye-ting". The guest rooms are decorated with the whole range of mahogany furniture. Furthermore, the hotel invites you to...
Huangshan Garden International Hotel
"Huangshan Garden International Hotel is a government operated hotel for international travellers. It opened on 2003, which is a brand new hotel. We have different kinds of rooms to provide to you, and all facilities including restaurant, bar, pub, and meeting room as well." … 32 Jilingshan Road
"… town. There are 38 guestrooms in Tunxi Lodge Standard Rooms Well equipped with modern furniture to provide you with a comfortable accommodation after a day’s traveling. Air-conditioning with individual temperature control Well-appointed bathroom IDD telephone LCD TV Tea-making facilities Hairdryer Mini-Safe Complimentary in-room broadband Internet service Superior Rooms Air-conditioning with individual temperature...
Mr Hu Hotel
"Mr Hu Hotel is located at the foot of Mt. Huangshan-Zhai Xi area. It is only 1.5km away from the transfer center of Mt. Huangshan. The hotel is with two-star standard decoration. The first floor is the restaurant with local cuisine style. The rooms are on the upper floors with Double Rooms, Twin Rooms and Triple Room. The rooms are clean with comprehensive facilities such as air-conditioning, LCD TV, 24-hr hot water and private bathroom....
Huangshan Traveler's Hometown
"… ratings and good reviews. Supermarkets nearby. It is the perfect place to base your trip!The hostel provides shared room (dorm) and private room accommodation to travellers from all over the world and is a perfect choice for travelers on a budget who want to have fun.24-hour security. The owner will assist you with all your needs.Luggage storage is available after you check out.Steven is fluent in English and an...
"… Built along the stream of new Hui Style Architecture Well-proportioned layout The total area of 500 square meters 1 ~ 4 floor. Wide field of view. The balcony overlooking the main peak of Mount Huangshan. The viewing platform 360 degree panoramic view of the scenery of Mount Huangshan. Jiabainong Inn offers a Fresh Ground Coffee, Mount Huangshan Green Tea, Black Tea, fruit juices and flavors of Wine, Whisky and rum, Also...
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