Hostel in Yichang, China

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Get to know Yichang (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 Yichang. To help you make friends with Yichang before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Yichang is a prefecture-level city in the Hubei province in eastern-central China. Lying on the banks of the Yangtze River, Yichang has been a permanent settlement since approximately the 3rd century BCE. Today, Yichang is considered the main transportation gateway between east and west China; flights, buses, and trains all begin and end here from across the country. To get here, you can fly to Sanxia Airport from Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, and Guangzhou. Getting around the region is fairly straightforward; there are regional boats, buses, and trains.

In part thanks to the Three Gorges Dan, which is nearby, the region is one of the most important hydroelectric sites in the world. The dams are open to tourists and see over one million visitors each year, which feeds directly into the Yichang economy. If you’re here to see the dams, you can take a tour from the Three Gorges Tourist Centre. Any hostel or hotel can arrange a tour for you. The information centre is in the city centre, not near the dam. The word for “hostel” in Chinese is “宿舍,” which is pronounced as “su-she;” a tourist information kiosk will be able to help you find one if you are in town. There are only a couple of hostels in Yichang, but the ones that are here are similar to the hostels you might be familiar with from Australia or Europe.

Beyond the gorges and the dams, Yichang has the standard city stuff, like museums, shopping, and nightlife. There are also some excellent nature reserves and parks within the city limits, with great hiking, waterfalls, and more. Some have caves and stone forests; it may be worth spending an extra day here if you want to explore Yichang’s hiking scene. From a history standpoint, Yichang has important relics from the Three Kingdoms period, when it was the site of a major battle between the Shu Han and the Wu dynasties in the early 3rd century AD.

Written by local enthusiast for Yichang hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Yichang hostels Jakob Lombardi

FAQ about Yichang Hostels

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Your Packing List for Yichang

Your Packing List for Yichang

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Yichang 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 Yichang, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
8.5 Average rating of all hostels

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