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International Youth Hostel Lijiang Reviews

behind the parking lot of Mingzhen Plaza, (Jin Tian Hotel),Minzhu Rd, Lijiang, China

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226 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 79%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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Cooperative staff , nice infra , almost 1-2 km far frm lijiang ancient place but near by for people coming from tiger leaping or shangrila route..hostel surrounding is not so good...red light area..food is not available in hostel though many local food resto are there but for western kind of food you may need to go to nearby dicos food chain outlet almost 400 meter from hostel..hostel have lots of inhouse recreation facilities.. Wifi with VPN...overall perfect value for money! Thanks IYH lijiang


They seem to guard the entrances to Old Town aggressively, so choose your hostel location based on whether you intend on staying in Old Town all the time or not (80Y each day). This place is outside Old Town and very close to the bus stop coming from/going to railway station. Good wi-fi and working VPN, nice looking place and good facilities; staff seemed nice too. Lockers with keys provided. Personally enjoyed the calm and quiet here the most. Entrance is on an alley behind a hotel.


Nice patio inside garden next to the bedrooms, it's a good place to hang out when you really don't want to go to bed 😉 Big shout out to the staff guy in the blue vest wearing glasses! He is so funny and super helpful! And you can tell him jokes and he'll genuinely laugh to them! 😜😄


Nice hostel,good staff,great pets😄


The staff here were very friendly and helpful! English not perfect but good. They booked my bus ticket to tiger leaping gorge for me. The location is outside the old city but only a 5 minute walk....Also close to TLG bus stop. Dorms had old but comfy mattresses. Bedlinen clean and cotton. They have new mountain bikes for hire, but I didn't have time to try it out. Dorm decor and bathroom could do with an update and some mosquito nets on the windows.


very well located. rooms and common areas were nice, but toilets kind of stinky, yet i can consider them ok comparing to others i've seen lately...


The hostel location was a bit difficult to find as it was hidden within another compound. The toilets and beds were all very clean except that perhaps the lightning could be improved as the toilet (especially shower area) was quite dark at night. The staff were rather helpful with finding tour agencies and providing options for takeaway meals. It was a little disappointing that their chef was not in town those days so we had to takeaway.

  • 12th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Singapore
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Good location close to old town staff very helpful and promptly fixed any problems Clean

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