Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Zhangjiajie, China. You can choose from 8 Zhangjiajie hostels. In total, there are 28 cheap places to stay in Zhangjiajie such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $6 for a dorm.
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 Zhangjiajie, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Most Zhangjiajie hostels are located in
Yongding District, Wulingyuan District, Wulinyuan District
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Zhangjiajie? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Zhangjiajie alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Zhangjiajie. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
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 Zhangjiajie. To help you make friends with Zhangjiajie before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Zhangjiajie can be a bit of a mouthful, but don’t worry -- your jaw will likely be dropped for most of your visit here, thanks to the sights. Zhangjiajie is the access point to the karst peaks of Wulingyuan, one of the most unique and majestic natural sights not only in Hunan, but in China. Choosing your Zhangjiajie hostel may seem overwhelming, but generally your choice is between Zhangjiajie town itself and Wulingyuan, by the park entrance. Basically, don’t stress too much! Either way, the park is easily accessible and you will be flying like an avatar in no time! Park tickets are good to use for three days, which gives a good indication of the time required to see most of the park.
For those choosing to stay in Zhangjiajie City, most Zhangjiajie hostels are within close distance to the bus and train stations, with the airport only twenty minutes out of town. The pros of staying in a Zhangjiajie City hostel are the close amenities, shops, and local tuji restaurants. Also, your Zhangjiajie hostel will be able to help you arrange a visit to the Tianmen Mountain, accessed via a seven-kilometer cable car, with sweeping views of the surrounding mountains. When accessing the Zhangjiajie and Wulingyuan parks, your Zhangjiajie hostel will certainly have information on the requisite bus stops and the difference in time for the various routes -- generally ranging from forty-five minutes to two hours. Do note, there are multiple entrances and routes available. But have no fear, just ask your Zhangjiajie hostel to describe the various options on entering the park. For those more inclined to let someone else do the hard work, most Zhangjiajie hostels will be able to arrange tours to the park, including transportation. Either way, you’ll certainly make the most out of your visit to Zhangjiajie!
Staying by the park’s entrance certainly has its perks too. Should you choose to stay in Zhangjiajie Village, you will still have a range of restaurants and shops nearby, albeit a smaller range. Despite a longer distance from Zhangjiajie’s transport options (train, bus, plane), you will be able to access the park itself in a shorter time. More importantly, the surrounding Wulingyuan mountains will be right at your footstep. Waking up every morning to peaks like this cannot be underestimated!
Zhangjiajie is extremely popular within China, so Zhangjiajie hostels tend to be pre-booked during peak holidays and the summer months. This is one place in China where pre-bookings are very much required! So pack your hiking boots and get prepared to navigate above the clouds!
Written by local enthusiast for Zhangjiajie hostels @dhersz
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Zhangjiajie. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Zhangjiajie. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
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For Tianmen Mountain, Zhangjiajie is a fine location. For the rest of what you'd go to Zhangjiajie for (Golden Whip Stream nature hike; Yellow Dragon Caves; Baofeng Lake; and of course the Avatar-movie-type mountains, including "Hallelujah Mountain," stay in Wulingyuan. This is China, so don't expect Western standards to apply, but enjoy the adventure. There's a lot to do and see!
Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Zhangjiajie and China.
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.