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Mama Naxi`s Guesthouse Reviews

Wuyi steer WangJiaZhuang Alley 70#, Ancient Town, Lijiang, China

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524 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 77%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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Really great hostel in a good location, nice quiet courtyard to escape the Lijiang madness.


Mama naxi guesthous is way overated and expensive for what you are actually getting. The room was moldy and smelled funny. The share toilets wasn't high maintained, although the shower had a good hot water pressure all day long. The mama naxi herself is a nice women (though very loud), but the rest of the staff was not friendly at all. The restaurant is very basic and beacause it's also mama naxi's personal space and the guesthouse common space it is not welcoming at all.


A nice location in a nice town. Staff, other than the friendly owner, sometimes rather confrontational. Booked a twin room and were given a slightly run down, small double room with a missing window pane.


Lijiang old city is expensive - accommodation and food. It's a city to wander in and get lost, frequently though I always found the hostel again. Two days is enough to see anything worth seeing before joining a bus/group to head for Tiger-Leaping Gorge and Shangra-la and then sechuan.


Some of the staff wasn't so nice... Mama naxi herself is amazing! Gives out food all the time. Wifi has some problems.


This place is small, cozy and friendly. The wifi is good. But it's more like a guest house than a hostel and doesn't have a lot of rooms, laundry or a bar. We didn't eat there, but it seemed that Mama Naxi would cook for you in her kitchen and you could eat in the courtyard. It was difficult to find, but right in the heart of touristy Lijiang.


Had a great time here. Very chilled out in the inner courtyard which the best rooms overlook (105 or 106). Easy to sort out Tiger Leaping Gorge trip and located near the "quieter" end of Lijiang which is basically like a Chinese Blackpool with UNESECO world heritage status and more clubs.


Naxi mama is very friendly who gave me lots of advices. Enjoy my stay in LiJiang. Highly recommend!

  • 14th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Taiwan
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


I was really surprised when I arrived to Mama Naxi GuestHouse! Before I read only positive comments and only several complaigns about location. Unfortunatelly I have to agree, that hostel is really hard to find, but the good thing is, that is located in Lijiang Old Town. The second problem for me was the staff. The guy in reception (from Wuhan) was totally rude. Every time I asked him something, it was really hard for him to answer. He really doesn't like foreigners. Only Mama Naxi was cool!

  • 1st May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I initially went to Mama Naxi #1 where the lady running it was quite rude and unhelpful in finding the other hostel (Mama Naxi #3). The hostel overall is not bad however there are many options in the old town of Lijiang.


Nice and quiet place, which is important due the location.


Firstly, no one to introduce the anything inside the hostel. The staff just give us the room key and didn't introduce their hostel and the city. Secondly, the Locker is out side from the sleeping room so it is inconvenient. Also, the locker we rent CANNOT be locked ! Thirdly, there is three toilets but ONLY ONE of them is seat . However it is not easy to find a seat toilet in China. Also there is no any toilet paper inside the toilet. Fourthly, the power of shower is not stable.


Difficult to find but close to everything and a lovely homely feel. Great Breakfast.


I stayed originally for 3 nights, then went off to do the 2 day Tiger Leaping Gorge trek. Wen I got back to Lijiang, I stayed another 4 nights at Mama Naxi's. I think that says it all.


The main reason is simply location. Bang in old town close to everything you need. Nearly all other hostels are miles away! Perfect for couples, groups but not great for lone travellers as there is almost zero atmosphere! Mama Naxi is lovely and her family is lovely. But you don't feel like a customer i felt like i was staying at my in-laws. Welcomed but uncomfortable at same time.


Really nice hostel!! Good location, nice staff!


리장고성 숙소 중 한국인에게 가장 알려진 숙소인데 기대만큼은 아니었다,,방에서 와이파이가 안되고 욕실 배수가 안좋아 공용샤워실을 이용했다. 공용 휴게공간이 너무 작아서 일행 7-8명들어가면 꽉찼다,,서양식 아침식사는 값에 비해 푸짐해서 좋았다,주변관광지 빵차이용을 주선해주는것도 좋았음

  • 16th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)


perfect family hostel on trekking the tiger leaping gorge stay for two days is recommended

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