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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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8.5
  • Great Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

OCTOBER INN has established itself as one of the most popular hostels in Lijiang since its opening three years ago. You will not find more of an international hostel in China! October Inn is popular with tourists from all over the world and so it creates a perfect environment to meet others and experience a real cultural exchange.

The staff speak English and can assist in booking tickets for excursions, finding your way around the tourist hotspots and in the evenings, cook up delicious local cuisine that rivals any restaurant in town.

Our location is perfect offering a relaxed atmosphere away from the crowded tourist areas, situated at the top of the hill in the old part of town. But don’t worry; we are a 15 minute walk away from the popular Lijiang Old town. In the opposite direction, enjoy stunning views of Lijiang from the peak of Elephant Hill, a 20 minute ascension that will also give you a magnificent view of Jade Snow Mountain, one of the many excursions we can help you book. Descend directly into Black Dragon Pool (for free!) and explore the beautiful nature of this area that is home to many pagodas and temples.

An adventure that shouldn’t be missed is the trip to Tiger Leaping Gorge. One of the amazing hiking destinations that China has to offer, this expedition can be done as a full two day experience, or, if short on time, a one day trip can be arranged. Here at October inn we can book the bus ticket for you that will take you to Qiaotou village where you will start your hike. We can take you on the 10 minute walk to the bus stop to ensure you get on the right bus so there’s nothing to worry about. If you are returning to Lijiang following your hike you can leave your luggage at the hostel in our safe hands. If continuing onto Shangri-La, the bus can take your luggage to the end of the hike and you can continue your travels from there.

Free information is also available on organizing trips to the beautiful, quiet old towns of Shuhe and Baisha. You can choose to bus, bike or trek to both of these locations but for the scenic route we recommend you rent bicycles. Again, we at October Inn can help with the arrangements.

We welcome you to October Inn and look forward to your stay here with us in Lijiang.


SERVICES AVAILABLE

*** FREE WIFI
*** FREE use of public computer
*** FREE tea for all guests
*** FREE luggage storage
*** FREE lockers in dorms
Breakfast is available every morning served with Yunnan’s finest coffee. In the evenings, enjoy a home cooked meal with all the guests, arguable the most memorable part of your stay here at October Inn. Share travel stories and tips while making new friends with like minded travelers.

At October Inn you can enjoy beautiful sunset views from our rooftop terrace. Enjoy our swinging sofa with a beer from our bar, blankets included! The rooms available are a 4 or 8 dorm room with extra wide, hand crafted beds. Each bed has its own lamp, power socket and curtain for privacy. There are communal hot showers and western toilets available for use.

October Inn also provides private rooms. All private rooms have their own private western bathroom. We have two double rooms available and one twin room with two double beds. All private rooms come equipped with free shampoo, shower gel, towels and slippers. The upstairs private rooms offer views of Elephant Hill and its beautiful natural forests. The Deluxe Private room consists of a large double bed, a large private bathroom and an additional smaller room to relax on your own sofa.

DEALS AVAILABLE AT OCTOBER INN

*** Deluxe private room guests are given FREE breakfast (eggs any style, bread, butter and milk)
*** Standard double room guests who stay three nights or more will from the fourth night receive a 20% discount and a FREE bicycle rental. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 7.7

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.3


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 Aug 2019
    Everything exceeded expectations. I would highly recommend.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    07 Aug 2019
    The most social vibe of any hostel I’ve been to. Very helpful staff, but it helps if you speak a bit of Chinese. Location is great, right next to a hike that takes you to an amazing view of the city. Definitely recommend the homemade dinner at 7:30pm. An authentic Chinese dinner experience.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    11 Aug 2019
    October Inn is great! I love the location, but know that it is not in the center of Lijiang. It's about a 10 minute walk. For me, this is perfect because it's away from all of the noise and crowds, and plus it's on top of a hill with nice views from the roof. Tom is a nice host who will help you with anything. I highly recommend!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    30 Sep 2019
    Great stay. Big beds with curtains, multiple common areas, lockers. The location is about 10 min walk up hill from the ancient town and the bus stop which is good but not ideal. Real star though is Tom, the owner/proprietor. Really helpful with finding places to go, booking trips, cooking dinners. The whole sha-Bang. Stayed 5 nights and would come back.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    19 Aug 2019
    Tom the owner is very helpful when it it comes to advice and organizing trips. He also prepares traditional meals which guests can eat together which creates a great atmosphere.
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    05 Aug 2019
    friendly, helpful, clean, map provided, laundry
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    08 Aug 2019
    Not a bad hostel. However, had trouble sleeping at night due to mosquitos/flies. Location not the best as it's located 10 minutes walk uphill. However, staff were friendly and helpful.
    Singapore, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    05 Aug 2019
    Friendly staff and a beautiful atmosphere in a traditional house. The hostel organises a special bus to tiger leaping gorge, do it! Not in the old town, but very close by.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    04 Aug 2019
    Overall my stay was good however I had some communication issues with the staff. Despite their friendliness there were a number of occasions where the price of food offered or day trips wasn't fully disclosed. Please make sure in future you make your guests fully aware of what they're paying for so there are no surprises!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 5.1

    Rating

    23 Sep 2019
    The hostel does not have any secure storage or lockable rooms. I was also locked out of the hostel on 2 occasions. There were no other guests for 2nights while I was here and I paid for a trip to tiger leaping gorge which was closed when I got there. The hostel is at the top of a hill which is a nightmare with a heavy back pack. It's cheap but expect a lot of dust. Lijiang is an ancient city built after the 1996 earthquake and the government now charge tourists a levy to visit any attractions.
    England, Female, 31-40
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Fitness Centre
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's


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