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Be careful because this hostel is really hard to find. The address written on HW (33 yiruomulang) is not correct. The owner has sent emails to HW but it's still not up to date. And don't count on locals to know where is this place. It's located near the in-construction old center in a small street. Send an email to them to ask the proper address. Otherwise the place is great and the cheapest I think. Staff very friendly and gave good info. They offered us a private room for the price of a dorm
The hotel is located in old town and not far from Big prayer wheel temple. It is very closed to fire-burned area and has a lot of constructions near there during my stay. It caused some dusty. All staffs are very helpful and friendly. Some of them can speak English. They helped us to get entrance ticket of Songzanlin Monastery with discount. They also help to arrange minivan to Blue moon valley. Frankly to say that the room was not clean enough. The bed sheet and blanket were smelly.
As I expected, N-Kitchen is really a great hostel. And if I have a chance to come back Shangri-la, I wont never hesitate to choice N Kitchen again. Good price, nice room, huge bathroom and helpful staff.
First of all, the direction to the hostel posted on this website should be updated (it was before the fire!). To get here, it's best to ask the hostel for directions in Chinese to show to taxi drivers. We arrived in the evening & followed the direction and got lost. Fortunately somebody from Puppet Restaurant & Bar (also serves great food btw) helped making phone call to this place and got us there. The next day it was quite easy to navigate around this area. Room & all facilities were great.