Hostel in Zhangye, China

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Get to know Zhangye (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 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 Zhangye.

Zhangye is a small city in central China. It borders Inner Mongolia tothe north and the Quinhai province to the south. In history, it was one of the most western outposts of Chinese civilisation. It was an important stop on the Silk Road; before that it was dominated by Mongols, and prior to that, the Uyghurs. You can fly here from Xi'an, Lanzhou, Guangzhou, or Shanghai. The new international airport is only 13km from the city.Buses run regularly into town.

Because Zhangye is quite small, there are few to zero hostels here. If you are interested in coming here to see the incredible rock landscapes, your best bet is to find an inexpensive hotel instead of a hostel. If you still want to ask for a hostel, the word for “hostel” in simplified Chinese is 宿舍 (pronounced “su-she”).

The rock landscape mentioned above is the unparalleled Zhangye Danxia Lanscape, about 40km from the city centre and accessible by bus. It is a rolling landscape of brightly coloured, layered rocks. Its possible to walk among the landscape for as long as you want, but be aware that the last bus leaves in the late afternoon and then you may have to pay a taxi to get you back into Zhangye. Another popular outdoor destination is the Desert Park Shā Mò Gōng Yuán, where you can wander the desert and explore the dunes. In the city, there are several temples and parks to see. The most famous temple is the Da Fo Si Temple, which is reputed to be the birthplace of Mongol emperor Kublai Khan. It also boasts the largest indoor wooden reclining Buddha. The Zhangye Wetland Museum offers a little bit of everything; you can see the history of both city and province, plus learn how the Silk Road impacted this remote region.

Written by local enthusiast for Zhangye hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Zhangye hostels Jakob Lombardi

FAQ about Zhangye Hostels

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There is exactly 1 Hostel in Zhangye, China. Hostelz.com compares the prices for this hostel so you can get the best price on any major booking site.
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Zhangye 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 Zhangye, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
$8 Average dorm price
8.8 Average rating of all hostels

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