Mama Naxi`s Guesthouse Reviews
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The daughter of mama Naxi is just fantastic. Always smiling and ready to help you and put a honey bun or a fresh apple in your hand.
Lovely guesthouse with really comfortable beds. The group dinner in the evenings is delicious too. Good location and they can organise cheap transport on to Tiger Leaping Gorge.
Superb host & location! Close to old town, bus station, train ticket office and so on. My best guesthouse for 10 years travelling in China so far ;)
This guesthouse was excellent and we would highly recommend it to other travellers. The dorm room was spacious with a large bathroom and attached balcony. There were plenty of places for travellers to congregate and make new friends. We especially loved the second floor balcony/sunroom. Mama Naxi was very knowledgable and well prepared with maps and information (about everything we asked about!). They also rent bicycles, organise bus tickets, hold family dinners and offer use of washing machine.
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 25-30
- (1 review)
good basic place. they helped me figure out logistics of tiger leaping gorge hike
Very homely feeling hostel a little out of the old town of lijiang. The staff are very friendly and welcoming- family dinner is a must!!! Not far away from the major bus station- only 2mins walk. Think the staff could do themselves a favour by giving walking directions from the bus station rather than picking you up- its a very easy walk! Everything is spotless and the showers have plenty of hot water!
We had a really nice and clean bedroom, just perfect! We liked the family dinner. Best price quality hostel till now.
We stayed at a private double room. The room was very nice but there was no door between the bedroom and the bathroom.
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 25-30
- (1 review)
The owner and her husband were super nice. They speak fluent English . She hired a cap for me with reasonable price. she help us make travel plan in Lijiang and also recommend some side trip. The house was very clean , beautiful and safe. We enjoyed the traditional food with others friends from all around the world among the dinner time. The location is very good, near the bus station and just 10 minute walk to the old town. This is the most beautiful hostel i ever stay i my life. LOVE IT!!!
Mama Naxi`s Guesthouse is just a stonethrow away from the old town. The guesthouse is very nice and super clean. I can really recommend this for a relaxing stay in Lijiang. The private rooms are similar to hotel rooms and also the dorms are big and very comfortable.
There are three mama naxi- 1 and 3 are both in the old city. We stayed in the new number 22 which is 7 minutes walk from the old city. Its very western and clean. In the huge 8 people dorms, the beds are big, and there are big lockers. We always had hot water and water pressure in the shower. Don't miss the really delicious and diverse family style dinner (25¥). Luggage storage was free when we went to the tiger leaping gorge (ride from the hostel-40¥). Highly recommend this hostel
Rooms are spacoius and bright, there is a very nice terrace that is perfect to chill out and finally the owner speaks English and picked us up at the bus station!
Apparently there are three different Mama Naxi's but somehow ended up at the right one! Someone from reception came to meet me at the edge of the ancient town and lead me through the maze of streets to the hostel. There is a location near the bus station which would be more convenient if you wanted to get away early. Staff were lovely and attentive
An absolutely lovely guest house that felt luxurious and modern after some other locations in China. Mama Naxi's is located less than a block from the bus station and ten minutes walk from Old Town Lijiang. They've got everything a hostel should have - good WiFi, tea and snacks upon arrival, lovely food (try the fresh and delicious family-style dinner!), information about town, and help with other area attractions - TLG, bike rentals, etc. Highly recommended.
We unfortunately had minimal water supplied to showers or toilet due to building a new bore. While buckets. While a communal alternative was offered next door, we had specifically requested a private room with facilities and as such paid a higher rate for the room. Staff were great but disappointed about the lack of water. WiFi was also unusably slow from our room.
I've been to plenty of Hostels/Guesthouses around the world, but Mama Naxi's Guesthouse was by far the best one. This has three main reasons: 1. It feels like living in a big luxury home. Fancy big couches wherever you look. 2. The owner make you feel so welcome and the food is the best! Especially the family diner - a must do. 3. Our room was just awesome. (I think we were lucky, and got the best one) A huge fancy double bed with even more fancy lamps around, including an anteroom. Go for it!
It would be much better if has a washing machine
I had a great time here. Staffs were warm and helpful, and also gave some advises about schedule. Thanks to them, it was quite fulfilling trip. I will visit here when I go back to Lijiang someday :)
Awesome Naxi family run this hostel! All very friendly (and they shared my lunch with them when I arrived!!) - the whole hostel is a beautiful, traditional Chinese building :) they don't serve food, only snacks, but this doesn't matter because there are loads of restaurants in the ancient town area - bit difficult to get to, get a taxi to 市一中 Shi Yi Zhong and from there give them a phone call and they'll come pick you up :) one downside is the bongo sellers outside play music until very late!