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Tavern 47 Reviews

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

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91%

Rating
469 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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83%

The hostel is not easy to find (don't use the direction from the web page - it's out of date), but it's not the hostel's fault because the chaos is caused by the fact that there was a big fire that burned down most of the old town and it's in the process of re-building. The place is clean and comfortable, the staff is friendly and helpful. It serves good food too.


29%

Korean owner is exceedingly unfriendly and money minded. Not sincerest nor helpful unless you book tickets from him. He scolded 2 stayers and reduced the girls to tears in the lobby with everyone watching. No toilet paper always. Poor facilities. Regretted the stay. Very unpleasant.

  • 14th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hong Kong
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Stayed twice so that tells you something. Very popular small hosel in what is now one of the oldest buildings in town, very rustic traditional style building. cosy indoor sitting area with wood stove as well as a good sun terrace. The owner is a mine of information not only on the Shangrila area, but also trekking out in Yubeng as he used to be a guide. All the other staff are very friendly too . Oh and I must mention the yak burger, true fusion food! Stay there :)


100%

Jun runs a fantastic hostel! Everything is kept clean, tidy and super cosy and the atmosphere is always welcoming! The staff are friendly, lovely and very helpful, both with planning trips and with local knowledge (Jun used to be a tour guide across Yunnan). Food is excellent but even better is their Korean restaurant also in the old town. I stayed in total 6 nights - every time I returned to the Tavern it felt like I was coming home. It was by far the best hostel for my whole months trip.

  • 11th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Fantastic! Jun, the Korean owner, is an absolute legend and has many great stories about him and his cat (and wife!) - the Yak burger is veeeery tasty (and real Yak unlike a lot of local places) and the Black Yak beer is highly recommended :D very cosy hostel with excellent common area - lovely fire, and Hiong the cat is excellent company!! everybody I met there ended up staying extra days in Shangri-La to stay and chill at this awesome hostel :) also try out Jun's Korean BBQ restaurant nearby!!


80%

really nice hostel, i was glad the showers were separated from toilets, and not just in the middle of the bathroom making everything wet. really helpful staff. bikes for rent were really a nice option to explore Shangri-la's surroundings. as the old town is being renovated after the fire of a few years ago, the area is really dark at night. make sure your cell phone lantern is working when you're going back to the hostel at night!


100%

It is a nice hostel located in the ancient town. The owner is a couple (Korean man and Chinese woman). They awl peak Enhlish. The room we stayed is private room for two. We have a private toilet and bath room in our room. It is clean. The owner is kind to offer ride to different places for visits and good recommendations. The food is mostly Korean food which is good.


77%

the whole area is under construction, it wasa bit hard to find the location of the hostel if it was not because the staffs tried to speak to the taxt driver (it was cheap to take a taxi there, the driver always charged us 10 almost for everywhere)and picked us up. the staffs are always willing to help. and it's obvious that it's a foreigners' choice as the staffs are able to communicate in english, and, they have western toliet!!

  • 3rd Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Love this place! I've been there twice and will go back again in a heartbeat. Great vibe and place to hang out.


94%

Great place to stay and great location in the old town. Staff is friendly and helpful and they have a solid menu. Would certainly go back! The only negative is that the fridge with beers isn't very cold


94%

June is the bomb.com there is nothing as dope as magic tricks with Korean bbq on the side. Keep on keeping on.

  • 11th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Food is really delicious but quite expensive by Chinese standards. Atmosphere is great and it's really cosy. My only real complaint is that they said they start serving breakfast at 7.30am. I waited until 9am until the first member of staff made it into work!! This was the case on both days which was a bit annoying as it meant we all had to shift our plans back. Having said that, I would still definitely stay here again if I came back to Shangri-la!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi. I'm Jun. ^^ I really like your comment for breakfast time. we are sorry and we'll keep a start breakfast time. Our food is not Chinese standards. we try to make a food with something special. Thank you for your comment.

94%

The staff is so friendly, and you don't want to miss the opportunity to eat the best hostel food ever! Enjoy a yak burger with a bottle of Tibetan red wine and stay by the stove until late were the highlights of my stay there. Beds are really comfortable and don't be afraid of the weary aspect of the hotel at first glance, it's probably one of the best places to stay at in southern China. Staff speaks incredible english and provides a handful of information about stuff to do.


83%

Great staff, location and food. Rooms however very humid, the small available window isnt enough,everything is a little damp.


89%

A terrific hostel with a good vibe. Owners Jung, Christin and little Alice were wonderful host. Korea food was superb. Toilet in private rooms was one of the best for hostels in China. Mostly foreign guest n therefore a great place to meet other travelers who can share information n trade travel stories. Communal dinning area was very cosy w a traditional wood fed stove that you can sit around n chat. Decorations were genuinely native. This is perfect example of what a Hostel should be. Enjoy!!

  • 14th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Singapore
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


80%

The owner and staff are amazingly helpful, especially about hikes and treks around the area. The food was good, location's good in old town. They were a bit conservative with a curfew though, saying we had to be back by 11:30.


94%

Great place to stay in the city. There's a good vibe in it, and the common area/restaurant is very nice. The stuff is very friendly and helpful, especially Jun who helped us with everything we needed in and outside of the city.


94%

Warm hospitality in a cold dusty town! Love the quirky tibetan styled decor of tavern 47, and the electric blanket which is very useful to keep warm at night!


71%

Pro: big nice bed with electric blanket. The house is rustically beautiful. Staff very helpful. Cons: located in the middle of a construction area of the old town (which would otherwise be a nice place near to most areas). Food a bit pricey


77%

The hostel is situated in the old town in a traditional wooden Tibetian house, so you can feel the real atmosphere of ShangriLa (main part burned down recently and is being rebuilt again now) and the Tibetian weather as well. Ramshackle rooms have no central heating, only electric blankets are provided (have no idea how to survive in winter there...). The owner was nice and a lot helpful. Breakfast wasn't unfortunatelely included.

Owner Comment (Hide)
hello! friend. South china doesn't has a central heating system even yunnan. This is government policy. we had a full guest for last winter time but never complain. because they understand cold situatation in shangri-la also heating system. Hm... 40yuan for 1Dorm how can included Breakfast. I can't imaginable. sorry... Thank you for your comment

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