Charley Johng's Dune Guesthouse Reviews
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The hostel has an amazing location at a few meters from the dunes in a quiet, relaxing, beautiful house, and staff is friendly. Only one, very bad issue: the place REALLY needs to be cleaned!!! (toilets and showers in particular)
A really nice, laid back hostel right by the dunes. The perfect respite from the craziness of Chinese cities! I tried to book a 2nd night stay, but according to website there was no availability - but when I got there the staff said there was. All a big disorganized, and the showers aren't great. I also think the directions to the hostel could be a bit clearer! All in all though, it had a really nice atmosphere and comfortable rooms.
The hostel is right at the bottom of the sand dune in a small village. Villagers are honest, friendly camel keepers, willing to chit-chat with tourists. Charley and 小楊, who run the hostel, share the same temperament as the villagers. They know what backpackers need and are ready to help anytime. The lack of streetlights makes it the perfect place to gaze at stars. Yet, it also means you need to bring a flashlight if you intend to go back after dusk. Camping at the desert can be arranged too.