8 Hostels in Shangri-La, 中国

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Shangri-La, 中国. You can choose from 8 Shangri-La hostels. In total, there are 20 cheap places to stay in Shangri-La such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $9 for a dorm.

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Shangri-La 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 Shangri-La, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

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Party hostels in Shangri-La


(Shangri-La Lao Shay Youth Hostel is the best rated)

Most Shangri-La hostels are located in

Old Town, Ni Shi Vilage

Average rating of all hostels


Hostels in Shangri-La for all Traveller Types

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.

Best Hostels in Shangri-La for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Shangri-La? 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 Shangri-La alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Shangri-La. 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.

Get to know Shangri-La (no more "I wish I knew this before")

Guess what? Shangri-La is also named and spelled Zhongdian - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

We wrote a complete guide about backpacking Shangri-La here. This guide is only available in English. Please click the link to read our handwritten guide.

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Lugu Lake Lugu Lake (107 Km / 66 mi.)
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FAQ about Shangri-La Hostels

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

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FAQ about Shangri-La Hostels

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  • 7 hotel
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Shangri-La Lao Shay Youth Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Shangri-La.
It offers: Bar.

Travel Tips for Shangri-La - from the Community

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Your Packing List for Shangri-La

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Shangri-La and 中国.

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:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

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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Your Packing List for Shangri-La