Lijiang Garden Inn

Address: No.7 Wenming Alley, Yishang Village, Wuyi Street, Gucheng District, Lijiang, Yunnan, 641000, China | Hostel
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This hostel, located on No.7 Wenming Alley, Yishang Village, Wuyi Street, Gucheng District, Lijiang, is near Black Dragon Pond Park, Baisha Village, and Museum of Nàxi Dongba Culture.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsLijiang Garden Inn

    Reviewed by heididownunder

    Super relaxing hostel with friendly and helpful staff!

    Reviewed Apr 10, 2014
    by (3 reviews) , Austria Flag of Austria

    I arrived in Lijiang really early in the morning of the 11th of April with 3 of my friends without having booked anything.
    Therefore we took out our Lonely Planet and decided to go looking for the Garden Inn as it seemed like a really nice calm place to stay and relax.
    It really isn't hard to find, although we did need to ask a few locals for help, because our taxi driver didn't drop us off at the right place (taxis aren't allowed in the old town). Once found, we just asked if they had some space left and we ended up getting a 30Yuan (per person) dorm room just for us 4. You should probably book ahead during the high season as it is marked 'Top Choice' in the Lonely Planet! The room was really clean and big, had 4 lockers and huge beds! :) As it was on the first floor we had an amazing view over the roofs of Lijiang and the inner courtyard of the hostel. There was also a small terrace to relax and drink coffee on.
    The hostel was very peaceful and quiet as it was off the main streets and you could relax in the sun or shade in a comfortable chair in the courtyard. Therefore don't expect a party hostel, although it might get noisier when booked out during the high seasons. There is also quite fast wireless which you can use for free.
    They serve really good Yunnan coffee, which was a little expensive but I expected that, as coffee always costs more in China. We also had breakfast there which was quite nice (you need to tell them if you want to eat before 8am the day before) and not too expensive.
    The staff was really, really friendly and helpful and easy going (and speak really good English!). They just copied our passports when checking in and gave us a map and some information on what to do in Lijiang.
    As we wanted to hike the Tiger Leaping Gorge the next days we asked them for some help booking the tour. He showed us the hike on a map and suggested the Halfway Guesthouse, which is about 6h walk from the entry of the Gorge. We also booked the transport from the hostel to the Gorge at 7.30am and pre-ordered breakfast. As we had our travelling backpacks with us and planned to take only a small backpack with water and a change of t-shirts to the gorge, we asked to leave the rest at the hostel. This was for free although we did have to pay a bit for the shower after retunrning from the hike, as we didn't book a room for that night. The showers and toilets were good enough for the price. Not great, but not bad so no complaints there.
    At arrival we also booked our night train back to Kunming for the day of return from the Tiger Leaping Gorge. We told the dates at the reception and he booked the tickets for us, which arrived the next day. We only paid a few Yuan extra as commission, but a taxi ride to and back from the station would have been more expensive and time consuming.
    All in all I can say that I really liked staying there and would've definitely extended my stay if I had had more time!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by gandnclub

    A diverse and happy place

    Reviewed Oct 16, 2012
    by (7 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

    A nice mix of Chinese and foreign guests. Deluxe double (#207) was beautiful with windows on two walls and balcony just outside. Staff very friendly and helpful, easy walk to everywhere, location is right at the edge of the tourist center. Good breakfast food available. Everything very comfortable and clean, though we preferred using the dorm shower by the laundry to keep our private bathroom dry. We sometimes had to close our front windows because other guests were smoking just outside.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by philandley

    Great place, very helpful

    Reviewed May 6, 2012
    by (13 reviews) , Thailand Flag of Thailand

    The building is beautiful and all is very clean. The staff are very knowlegdable and always willing to help.
    Computers, wifi, hot water, washing machine, cheap food, good chillout areas etc
    We were upgraded for free because they did not have the room that we booked!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Lijiang Garden Inn

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding
     

    Travel Blogs from Lijiang

    Episode 5: Lijiang

    A travel blog entry by heididownunder on Apr 10, 2014

    8 photos

    On the night of the 9th April, after returning from our day trip to the Stone Forest in Shilin, we boarded our train to Lijiang which is North- West of Kunming.

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    Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Day

    A travel blog entry by gracecardie on Sep 08, 2014

    2 comments, 6 photos

    This morning we wandered around the Old Quarter of Lijaing. The buildings here were and still are made of wood. They are the only buildings that were salvageable after the earthquake in 1996. This area offers an array of cobbled streets lined with traditional buildings and meandering canals. We visited a traditional tea house where we tasted Puer Tea. This is grown alongside the Mekong river in China and is processed in Lijiang. We went to visit the Baisha Frescoes which are ...

    Lijiang

    A travel blog entry by gracecardie on Sep 07, 2014

    1 comment, 7 photos

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    Lijiang Day 4 - Baisha Old Town

    A travel blog entry by carallan on Aug 23, 2014

    18 photos

    ... than interest in local embroidery techniques we thought we would take a look.

    However, it was absolutely fascinating. Our little tour of their college started in the workshop where a young lady, who spoke good English, described what the students and a ‘Master’ were doing and how they were doing it. She showed us a strand of silk and demonstrated to us, using her very long fingernails, how that strand could be divided down into ever finer strands. She ...

    Tiger Leaping Gorge

    A travel blog entry by carallan on Aug 22, 2014

    78 photos

    Breakfast then out to meet our driver of the ‘bone-shaker’ mini-bus that had been booked to take us to Tiger Leaping Gorge.

    First stop however, was at a small temple with a fabulous view across the ‘Yangtze’ to the massive mountain ranges in the north-west of Yunnan Province. Photos taken we were then taken onto a viewing point of ‘The First Bend of The Yangtze River’. Probably ...