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October Inn Hostel

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

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

OCTOBER INN has been around for almost 3 years and has kept its place as one of the most popular hostels in Lijiang. It is an international hostel with English speaking staff, who enjoys meeting people from all around the world. You yourself will make a lot of new friends at October Inn!

October Inn is only a 15 minutes walk from Lijiang Old Town, but keeps its relaxed atmosphere away from crowded tourist areas in a quiet place close to the Elephant Hill, a beautiful area covered in pine forest and famous for its views over Lijiang. 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.

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 a bus can take you all the way to the start of the hike, which is located in Qiaotou village, 2 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. If you chose to return to Lijiang, you can conveniently leave your big luggage at the hostel. If your path takes you on to Shangri-La afterwards, the bus can bring your big luggage to the end of the hike, where you can pick it up again to travel on. If you don’t have enough time to do the 2 day experience, the hostel will help you to arrange a one day trip to the Gorge, where a bus takes you to the prime location in the morning and brings you back to Lijiang in the afternoon.

Free information is also available on organizing your trip to the beautiful, quiet old towns of Baisha and Shuhe. You can catch local busses easily to these destinations, but for a great experience it is reckommended to do a bike trip to Shuhe.

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. 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 and is equipped with curtains to give you enough privacy. The dorms are designed for a most comfortable stay with 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. The private rooms upstairs offer a beautiful view of the Elephant Hill and its natural forests. 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.
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Sun 26 Mar 2017 - Wed 29 Mar 2017 Change

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Latest Review

" I cannot put into words how brilliant our stay was at October Inn. We arrived and Tom the owner was right there to meet us, spoke great English and showed us to our lovely lovely room. So spacious with comfy beds and a lovely homely feel. Tom was so helpful in helping us make a plan for our few days in Lijiang, including the tiger leaping gorge hike which was all booked through the hostel and we had a great couple of days away doing the hike- a must see in china! overall a fantastic hostel! "

- Anonymous
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  • Free

    Linen Included Free City Maps Free WiFi Free Internet Access

  • General

    Security Lockers Common Room Bicycle Parking BBQ Breakfast Not Included Fitness Centre Adaptors Book Exchange Hot Showers Cable TV Outdoor Terrace Reading Light Hair Dryers Steam Room

  • Services

    Internet Access Laundry Facilities Airport Transfers Bicycle Hire Towels for hire Luggage Storage 24 Hour Reception Tours/Travel Desk Currency Exchange 24 Hour Security Housekeeping Late check-out

  • Food & Drink

    Restaurant Bar Meals Available Cafe Tea & Coffee Making Facilities

  • Entertainment

    DVD's Board Games Wi-Fi



Credit Cards Not Accepted

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

Upon early arrival you can store your luggage for free, sit around
the fireplace and enjoy a free cup of tea; you can enjoy all facilities,
including the hot showerThe owner arranges bus tickets to Tiger Leaping Gorge every morning;
you can leave your big luggage at the hostel, while hiking the 2 day tour and
return to Lijiang the following day, or the bus will take your luggage to a
pick-up station at the end of the hike, from where you can go on to Shangri-la
or other destinationsPick-up service from bus station available for 30 RMB (7 seats)Pick-up service from train station available for 40 RMB (7 seats)Pick-up service from airport available for 100 RMB (7 seats)For the pick-up services please email us
your arrival time and train or flight number

Cancellation Policy

Deposit Only rates

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

Non-refundable rates

Your booking is non-refundable. If you choose to cancel your booking, or in the case of a no-show, you will still be charged the full cost of your booking.

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