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Zhuo Ma's Jiuzhaigou Home-Stay Reviews

Shang Si Zhai, Zhang Zha Town, Jiuzhaigou, Jiuzhaigou, China

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143 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 100%Staff
  • 99%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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This place is all about the Homestay experience with the Zhou family. If you can enjoy staying and chatting with a Tibetian family in a remote village where chicken run freely along the street and home made honey is served along home made bread, this is your place! If you look for a nice shower in a comfortable room, dont go. On first sight the price looks high, but it includes everything apart from park tickets, which makes it cheap. Speaking Chinese will help you talk to the family a lot.


The host and his sons were very welcoming and eager to help. They made our stay much easier and more convenient from driving us to and from the JiuZhaiGou Park, buying our bus tickets to Chengdu, and providing us lunch before we left for the day. All the meals were homemade and absolutely exquisitely delicious. The products they use can't be found anywhere else. The honey and barley bread was to die for! I wish I could buy this honey and take it home. I highly recommend this hostel! Book now!


Zhuo Ma's is a really cool experience. Don't come here expecting a hostel. It is a tibetan homestay. The family is amazing. They will pick you up from the bus station or airport, pick up and drop off to and from the park and cook breakfast, a packed lunch and dinner for you (all really delicious local tibetan food). As the house is traditional tibetan, there is no heating, but when in the loungeroom, the stove doubles as a heater, and the (really comfy) beds have electric blankets which was nice


Great place hidden in a beautiful valley away from the crazy tourist hoards down in Jiuzhaigou village. The place is run by a tibetan family and you will experience amazing food, tibetan lifestyle, hospitality and culture. It is really a "homestay" worth the name!


My stay in Zhuo Ma home was a great experiance for me!

  • 1st Oct 2015
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Zhuo Ma is certainly a place to recommend if you are looking for authentic tibetain house, food and culture. The lovely tenant is preparing diner, breakfast and lunch to take away included in the price. The dowstairs bathrooms does not have all modern comfort but it has hot water shower and proper toilets. The rooms upstairs were clean and the tibetain cosy bed was amazing ! The place is hard to find, but they organise pick up from Abuluzi, their family restaurant close to the park entrance.

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Thank you for your kind recommendation. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and hopefully we can welcome you back again some day.


This home stay is a real cultural experience. The Tibetan home is located about 15 km from Jiuzhaigou National Park. The family that run this home stay are so kind. They provided free drop-off and pick-up from Jiuzhaigou. They also helped with arranged a ride to Huanglong Nature Reserve and helped us to buy bus tickets to Songpan. As a home stay, all of your meals are included.


We were instantly entranced by the gorgeous scenery and quaint Tibetan village where Zhou Ma and her family live. More importantly though, their heartwarming friendliness and cheerfulness, and Ama's infectious laughter and amazing cooking skills made our stay completely worthwhile! Listen to their stories, cuddle their cat, sip a cup of yak butter tea, and catch a ride with them to their restaurant in town every morning which is a short walk from the national park. We would definitely come back!

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Thank you so much for your kind review. Guests coming and enjoying themselves so much in our home is why we love running a home-stay so much. We hope to see you back in the future!


They are super nice, very helpful with all information u may need, food was very good, I loved the experience of staying in a traditional Tibetan house. They speak good enough English to assist u and have a conversation while sharing breakfast or dinner, but was also a good opportunity to practice my chinese. Only suggestion would be to have wifi at the house, but they wanna keep it in a traditional way, so it might be not convenient if u really need it. Anyway it's an amazing experience!


Ama and her two sons are simply amazing! IEverything was so laid back and welcoming the moment I arived. English is limited which doesn't make a difference in communication. We laughed a lot together and I was sad to leave! Everyone who is looking for an authentic, off the beaten track accommodation: this should be your pick! Thanks for everything, you guy made me HAPPY HAPPY!

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Thank you so much for your kind review, we really appreciate it. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay so much, it was a pleasure to have you. Hopefully you can come back some day!


We really enjoyed our stay at Zhou Ma's homestay, Ke Zhu and Ama are awesome! They both try their hardest to learn and speak a little english and are always nice and happy. Ama prepared lovely homecooked meals every day. The house is quite far from the park, so you really have to rely on the transfer service of Khe Zhu, because a taxi costs you 40RMB each way. Downside to that is, that if you have lazy/late other guest you might end up leaving 30 mins later then planned.

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We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay, we hope to see you again some day!

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