Charley Johng's Dune Guesthouse Reviews
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One of the most relaxing hostels I've stayed in in china. A lovely communal courtyard with birds flying overhead makes it so peaceful (although they could clean the poo up more often). The location is amazing, close to the sanddunes and the lake. We rented a tent from the hostel at a bargain price and spent the night in the sanddunes, a must if you're in the area, the sunrise and sunset are both breathtaking. The rooms are very clean but the showers and bathroom could do with a little more TLC.
Great dorm rooms with comfortable mattresses, reading lights and big lockers; cheap clothes washing facilities; and a sociable courtyard which stays cool in the heat of the day. Lunch was good. Charley the owner is helpful and can organise camel trips.It's also cool to stay by the dunes, and easy to get into town by frequent buses. On the downside, the showers are basic & the toilets are frankly awful - nothing to do with sand as in other reviews, they're just dirty and poorly maintained.