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Tavern 47 Reviews

47 Cuo Lang Street, Shangri la Old Town, Shangri-la, China

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419 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 94%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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It was a little difficult to find at first, but they came out to meet us when we had gotten lost :-) They were helpful in explaining the different activities we could do around town and how to get there. I'd consider staying again~


Had a very comfortable stay here, only 10 yuan from bus station to hostel. Staff very helpful, hostel very clean with constant hot water ! Also serve good food all day. Highly recommended!


I spend one day at Tavern 47. While we booked for 3 people and 3 other friends had their own booking, there was not a problem to move us all into one big dorm which was perfect. We were all suffering from food poisoning a day before our arrival and the altitude wasn't making it any better. However the menu at Tavern 47 was excellent, a choice of Western dishes (amazing french fries, delightful sandwich and delicious burger) was perfect to make us regain strength and enjoy the end of our trip.


Brilliant! The owner, June, was welcoming and very helpful, and the food was excellent! We had a twin room with a shared bathroom. The room was clean and cosy, and had heated blankets. The toilets and showers were fine. There is a really good communal area and the atmosphere in this hostel was probably the best of all the hostels we stayed in in China.


We Have stayed for nights in this lovely GH. Jeune is very helpful and friendly, Gus wife is a good Cooker!!! We had a Nice stay here, tour was interesting too!


Very nice and cosy atmosphere when everybody gathers around the wood oven in the evenings.


Happy to stay at Tavern47 during my trip in Shangri-la. Manager and his wife were nice and friendly, food was good.


It was pretty cold in Shangrila mid-January, but our hosts' generosity and hot showers made Tavern 47 a cheery place. Bring warm socks if you're going in the winter, but they've got heated beds and craft beer, so know that it's the best place this season. Oh, and try the yak burger!


The owner is very helpful and friendly. Good food and good service :)


Very nice and helpful owner and good location. The walls are very thin though and from the dorm where I stayed I could here everything from below, so it was a bit difficult to fall asleep. The beds are also very hard and worn out .


Hot water is not reliable

  • 21st Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Thailand
  • All Male Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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we had a some problem with hot water when you stayed 21th Dec. Strat very very cold weather so we couldn't prepare to water system. Now is everything Ok. we understand how can control to water system. But we are close 6th to 29th Jan. Thank you for your comment.


Cannot fault this place. Sure it's an old house and can be creaky and at times a bit noisy - but what an experience to stay in a cosy, friendly, comfortable old house in old town. Visit Shangrila in low season and stay here - such a find and AMAZING food!!!!!


Exceptional staff very helpful and the food is amazing! Unfortunately the old town has been partly burned down last January so it's not very easy to find the hostel due to all the new buildings under construction.


Big thank you, we had a good stay :) Grateful for your hospitality and warm welcome.

  • 20th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Singapore
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


the hostel is located on the edge of the area that was burned down. therefore it is in a construction site, like most of the old town. there is always a smell of burned houses in the city. the place itself is nice and cozy. the main area is heated but the rooms are not so very cold. electric blankets provided.the walls are thin and you hear absolutely everything . we stayed at the private rooms downstairs so people were walking on our heads all night.owners are friendly and helpful and food good


Great hostel, clean, staff were helful! Great stay


I had a great time in Tavern 47. Staff is very helpful and have great suggestions for what to do, see, etc.

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