Hostels in Lijiang, China

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Get to know Lijiang (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Lijiang. To help you make friends with Lijiang before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Lijiang is a small town in the southwest of China in the Yunnan province. This is the house of the Naxi minority with a very interesting culture. Get to know a little bit more about it and you won't regret it.

Unfortunately, Lijiang is now on the tourist-route map, so sometimes the town can get a little bit crowded. You will have a lot to see and it's up to you to escape the crowds -- get up early and explore the town and its old streets. You will be able to find the old system of water canals and the pools where the drinkable water used to appear -- head for Baima Longtar to see a nice example of the pools. Don't miss the Old Market Square as it is the most symbolic place in town.

Another amazing place is the Black Dragon Pool Park in the north side of town. The views of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain are great; it's one of the most photographed sites in the Yunnan province. In the Black Dragon Pool Park, you can also find some exhibitions and a museum that explore the Naxi minority and can be good value for money if you are curious about these subjects.

The best and easiest way to get to Lijiang by bus –- the town has three bus stations -– connecting the town to all main cities and towns in the Yunnan province. There is also one airport just twenty-five kilometers away.

There are a few hostels in Lijiang, but plenty of accommodation. Lijinag's hostels are the cheapest option and can provide you average conditions and facilities, but you can always expect good cleaning conditions in almost every hostel. Lijiang's hostels are the best place to meet with other travelers and share some travel experiences.

Written by local enthusiast for Lijiang hostels

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FAQ about Lijiang Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Lijiang. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Lijiang. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Lijiang costs on average $8 for a dorm. A hostel in Lijiang with private rooms costs on average $35. shows all 12 Hostels in Lijiang. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 12 hostels in Lijiang, China. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Lijiang such as
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October Inn is the best rated hostel for partying in Lijiang.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Lijiang

Your Packing List for Lijiang

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You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Lijiang Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Lijiang, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
12 Total number of hostels
$8 Average dorm price
$35 Average private room price
$5 Cheapest hostel in Lijiang
October Inn is the cheapest
5 Party hostels in Lijiang
October Inn is the best rated
Most Lijiang hostels are located in
Old Town, Gucheng District
7.1 Average rating of all hostels

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