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International Youth Hostel Lijiang

885# Minzhu Rd, Lijiang, Yunnan, 674100, China

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The hostel, which is recommended many years by "Lonely Planet" .

  • Dorm
    From $5.48
  • Private
    From $20.05
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Lijiang Hostel

Hostel Lijiang

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

International Youth Hostel Lijiang, one of the earliest international hostels in Lijiang, is built in the traditional Naxi style and is an ideal place to set up base for adventure activities.

The hostel offers guests a self-catering kitchen, a communal living room with LCD TV and library, Wi-Fi coverage and computer access, laundry facilities, bicycle rental and a leafy courtyard.

Don’t miss a visit to the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain or the Tiger Leap Gorge. Staff can offer detailed information on mountaineering, trekking and self-driving. The hostel is located in Lijiang old town and so no cars are allowed – please walk to the hostel.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 08:00 and 23:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 18:00
  • A deposit is payable at check-in.
  • A deposit is payable at check-in. For room keys
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 5 are unable to be accommodated under all circumstances.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 10 stay free.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of 11.11 % of rates quoted is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Limited payment options apply at hostel check-in
  • Payment methods accepted at hostel are cash only in local currency.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • TV room
  • Table tennis / ping pong
  • Pool table / snooker table
  • Terrace / patio


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Computer Charges - Free
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby
  • Internet Cafe Distance - At or next to the hostel

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Conditioning Type - Charges apply
  • Basic Shop
  • Car parking nearby
  • Car Parking Nearby Distance - At or next to the hostel
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available outside hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Smoking rooms
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 07:30 to 23:30
From 08:00 to 23:30

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 86-888-5100310

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Old Town (Less than 500m)
  • Snow Mountain (More than 10km)
  • Rural Area (3 to 5km)

See the full list of attractions



The hostel is on the outside edge of the old town, just a few minutes away, but nearly a 20 minute walk to the old town centre. The owner isn't overly friendly and only spoke to us, over 3 days, to say goodbye! But we found the staff working there to be very helpful. Problems: Wifi on the 3rd floor doesn't work, our sink leaked, and TV didn't work. Only the TV got fixed. The website English directions are incorrect if you come by public bus from the airport. When you get off, you have to walk BACK to the traffic lights. Look for the YHA sign above the rooftops. The entrance is just a doorway after the Huawei mobile phone shop so it can be hard to find. Big bonus is the hostel has a VPN wifi so you can access blocked social media and e-mail accounts, although only on the ground and 1st floors. Okay, and cheap, I'd stay again.


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Tue 20 Nov 2018

Une prestation de qualité, rien à redire.


Avatar for Romain


Mon 27 Aug 2018

Nice hostel, very friendly staff, who helped with arranging transport and giving information about visits to places of interest. Good value too. Most of the bed in my dorm were empty.


Avatar for Geoff


Fri 08 Dec 2017

Staff are helpful and friendly.




Thu 17 Apr 2014


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (Less than 500m)
  • Cinema (2 to 3km)
  • City Centre (Less than 500m)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Gym (At or next to the hostel)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (5 to 10km)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (2 to 3km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries
  • Nightlife (500m to 1km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • Shopping area / Mall (Less than 500m)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (Less than 500m)
  • Wooded Area (Less than 500m)
Getting to us

Getting to us

25 km from Lijiang Airport. airport bus + bus (about 1 hour): In Lijiang Airport take the airport bus (20 yuan / person) arrived in the city of Lijiang Lantian Hotel (terminal) change the bus No1 (1 yuan / person) get off the bus station 'Mingzhen Gungchang' and across the road into a doorway you can see the signpost of Youth Hostel and after about 10 meters.
1 km from Lijiang Bus Terminal. bus (10 minutes): Bus No8 or No11 get off 'Mingzhen Gungchang' stop across the road into a doorway you can see Youth Hostel signpost and after the line about 10 meters.
Tell the driver to the car park of Jin Tian Hotel opposite to 'Xianyiyuan (county hospital)' (requirements into the parking inside)
8 km from Lijiang Railway Station. bus (about 20 minutes): Take the bus No18 get off at terminal 'White Dragon Square (bailong Gungchang)' stop and about 150 meters after the line over the crossroads traffic lights the parking behind Jin Tian Hotel in the parking to see Youth Hostel signpost and after the line about 30 meters (in all about 300 meters of walking)
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Cycling
  • Walking / Hiking

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