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October Inn Hostel

#69-1, Xuan Tian Alley, Bei Men Street, Gucheng District, Lijiang, China


  • 94%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

Property Information:

OCTOBER INN has been around for just over a year and is already one of the most popular hostels in Lijiang. October Inn is located 15 minutes from Lijiang Old Town in a quiet area close to the Elephant Hill. October Inn is an international hostel with English speaking staff. The hostel staff members enjoy meeting people from all around the world, and you yourself will make a lot of new friends at October Inn!
By climbing the Elephant Hill for 10-15 minutes and then descending, you can get to the BLACK DRAGON POOL and enter for FREE! Directions are available at the hostel. Every Monday the hostel arranges a guided climb up the Elephant Hill.
If you are looking forward to go to the amazing TIGER LEAPING GORGE hiking route, you have to look no further! At October Inn the staff will book the bus ticket for you. Every morning you can go by bus all the way to the start of the hike, which is located in Qiaotou village, 2.5 hours from Lijiang. A staff member from the hostel will follow you all the way to the bus, which is a 10 minute walk, and make sure you get on the right one. From the end of the hike you can continue to Shangri-La or come back to Lijiang.

We welcome you to October Inn – the staff is looking forward to tell you everything you need to know about Lijiang and Tiger Leaping Gorge!

*** Free Wi-Fi
*** Free use of public computer
*** Free tea for all guests
*** Free luggage storage
*** Free lockers available in dorms

Breakfast is served every morning. During the evening we have a shared dinner cooked by the owner – a most memorable experience. Around the table, guests share their best traveling stories and tips, and the dinner is great for getting to know like-minded individuals.

At October Inn all guests can enjoy a beautiful rooftop view of the surrounding nature. The hostel is located just a six-minute walk from the Elephant Hill, from where you can experience a really nice view over Lijiang! At October Inn you can relax on comfortable sofas, rent a bicycle or discuss your further traveling with the staff members, whom are very happy to help you to get around China!

At the hostel you can stay in a four, or eight bed dorm with large comfortable beds. Each bed in the dorm has its own lamp and power socket. All beds are equipped with curtains to give you enough privacy. The dorms are designed for a comfortable stay. Staying in the dorms, you have access to western style toilets and hot showers!

The hostel also provides private rooms; both single bed rooms (for two persons) and rooms with two separate beds are available. The private rooms are equipped with western style bathrooms including hot showers. Free shampoo, shower gel, towels and slippers are provided in the private rooms. From the private rooms upstairs, a beautiful scenery of the Elephant Hill can be seen. The Deluxe Private room consists of one big room which includes the bed, one smaller room with a sofa, and also a big private toilet.

*** Deluxe Private Room guests are given a FREE breakfast (eggs any style, bread, butter & milk)
*** Standard Double Room guests who stay 3 nights or more will from the 4th night get a 20% discount and a FREE bicycle rental.

*** Monday – Guided climb up the Elephant Hill
*** Tuesday – Tour to the two ancient towns Shuhe and Baisha
*** Wednesday – Free BBQ!!
*** Thursday - Movie Night
*** Friday – Free Dinner!!
*** Saturday – Every guest can get a FREE BEER at the Sakurakin Bar located in Old Town

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  • Latest Review

    Greatly enjoyed our time at the October Inn. The staff and hostel were very welcoming and the atmosphere was nice. Great place to hang out and talk to other travelers. Only downside is the hill that you have to take to get to Old Town.
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      Anonymous, USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
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  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Free Breakfast
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Games Room
  • Fitness Centre
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Vending Machines
  • Wheelchair Friendly


  • Credit Cards Not Accepted

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

1. Check in Time: after 12:00 2. Check out Time: before 12:00 3. Cash payment in Chinese RMB only upon check in at the property

October Inn Hostel Located at #69-1, Xuan Tian Alley, Bei Men Street, Gucheng District, Lijiang.
October Inn Hostel
Lijiang Yunnan Province 674100 #69-1, Xuan Tian Alley, Bei Men Street, Gucheng District
91% 176
26.8761721 100.2401536
October Inn Hostel
    Rooms available     Deluxe Double Bed Private Ensuite     Standard Double Bed Private Ensuite     Basic 4 Bed Mixed Dorm     Basic 8 Bed Mixed Dorm     Standard Twin Private Ensuite
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