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    Lijiang October Inn

    69-1 Xuantianxiang, Beimenjie, Lijiang Old Town ,Lijiang , Yunnan, China, Lijiang City, Lijiang, China, 674100 - See map
    "Stayed three nights at October Inn and enjoyed the hosts meals all three nights, very good, inexpensive meal and great way to meet fellow travelers."
    Thomas - May 19, 2016
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.5 rating for cleanliness
    Excellent comfort
    8.4 room quality and comfort
    Excellent facilities on premise
    8.0 facilities on premise
    Very good service
    7.9 rating for service
    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Bar

    • Garden

    Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Lijiang in the last 24 hours

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    9.0/10
    Value for money score
    8.7/10
    Room comfort score
    8.4/10
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    Value for money8.7
    Distance to city center0.5 km
    Location rating6.7
    Nearest airportLijiang Sanyi Airport (LJG)
    Distance to airport23.2 km

    Rooms available at Lijiang October Inn

    8.4
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    Premium Room
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 queen bed
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 2 bunk beds
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    Garden Room
    Garden Room
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed
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    Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 single bed
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    Deluxe Double Room
    Deluxe Double Room
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 king bed
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    Deluxe Double Room with Castle View
    Deluxe Double Room with Castle View
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 king bed
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    1 Bed in 8 Bed Dormitory
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    • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
    • Courtyard view
    • 4 bunk beds
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    Twin Room - 2 Single beds
    Twin Room - 2 Single beds
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 2 single beds
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    Superior Double or Twin Room with City View
    Superior Double or Twin Room with City View
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 2 double beds
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    Deluxe Family Room
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • Non-smoking
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    7.6
    Very good

    "Nice hostels."

    Chaiwiwat

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    February 7, 2017

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    Most recent reviews for Lijiang October Inn
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in October 2019
    1 Bed in 8 Bed Dormitory
    Excellent8.0
    Cheap but out of the wayThe place is 650m from the main road, up-hill! Owner is friendly and helpful but he gave my bed away to his overstayed guest. Problem solved when he found a spot in his private space for me. Hard for guest who have lots of luggage and use the mass transit.
    Yuenfrom MalaysiaReviewed October 09, 2019
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2019
    1 Bed in 8 Bed Dormitory
    Review score2.8
    AcceptableThe owner was awful, he moved my stuff from my bed to another bed in another room while I was away in the city without my permission (while I had the reservation for that bed), he never gave me the card keys so I had to ask other people to open the door for me, he kept going around closing the lights and the hot water around the place even if there were people inside ( he entered a private room just to close the lights, and there were people relaxing inside of it, he closed the bathroom lights while there was one person showering inside, he shout at one that had the shower water open and running because it wasn't still hot water) and he messed up one reservation for a family room and one of the clients had to sleep on a mattress on the floor because there was no space. And that in just two nights I've been there. Absolutely not worth it, Lijiang is full of hostel and guesthouses way more near the city center. The only saving grace of that hostel is that I met wonderful people there.
    Carlottafrom ItalyReviewed October 08, 2019
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019
    1 Bed in 8 Bed Dormitory
    Exceptional9.6
    ExceptionalThe Hostel is very cozy and i felt welcome. There is a yard with a beautiful Garden and a rooftop with a good view over the old town and until the mountains. They serve local coffee and good breakfast. For me it was a good stay and Made my time in lijiang.
    Rebekkafrom SwitzerlandReviewed June 17, 2019
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2019
    Superior Double or Twin Room with City View
    Exceptional10.0
    Top of the recommended hostels in Lijiang for a reasonOctober Inn (the real one, there is a copycat!) has been our favourite place to stay in China thus far. Tom single-handedly runs the show and makes his guests feel extremely welcome. He speaks excellent English and arranging short trips in Lijiang and to Tiger Leaping Gorge is simplified massively. We stayed in the private double room which was garishly decorated but a cozy and comfortable place to sleep. The dorms look great. Tom also provides home-cooked meals and a wide range of beers at very reasonable prices. And there is a delightful fat white dog to entertain you on lazy days!
    AdamReviewed April 12, 2019
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2017
    1 Bed in 8 Bed Dormitory
    Exceptional9.6
    nice clean hostel near old townIt is up the hill from the old town, but close to the mountain walk with better views than from in town of the snow caped mountain. Not a far walk to the old town, has food and drinks available fair price, owner is very helpful & speak English staff not so well English but very helpful. Much nicer that some other hostels my friends stayed at. Very happy with my choice
    Richardfrom United StatesReviewed October 19, 2017

    Reviews of Lijiang October Inn from real guests

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    8.5
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    Rating via Agoda7.9
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    Cleanliness8.5
    Facilities8.0
    Location6.7
    Room comfort and quality8.4
    Service7.9
    Value for money8.7
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    8.0
    Excellent
    Yuen from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in 8 Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in October 2019

    Cheap but out of the way”

    The place is 650m from the main road, up-hill! Owner is friendly and helpful but he gave my bed away to his overstayed guest. Problem solved when he found a spot in his private space for me. Hard for guest who have lots of luggage and use the mass transit.

    Reviewed October 09, 2019
    2.8
    Carlotta from Italy
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in 8 Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

    Acceptable”

    The owner was awful, he moved my stuff from my bed to another bed in another room while I was away in the city without my permission (while I had the reservation for that bed), he never gave me the card keys so I had to ask other people to open the door for me, he kept going around closing the lights and the hot water around the place even if there were people inside ( he entered a private room just to close the lights, and there were people relaxing inside of it, he closed the bathroom lights while there was one person showering inside, he shout at one that had the shower water open and running because it wasn't still hot water) and he messed up one reservation for a family room and one of the clients had to sleep on a mattress on the floor because there was no space. And that in just two nights I've been there. Absolutely not worth it, Lijiang is full of hostel and guesthouses way more near the city center. The only saving grace of that hostel is that I met wonderful people there.

    Reviewed October 08, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Rebekka from Switzerland
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in 8 Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    Exceptional”

    The Hostel is very cozy and i felt welcome. There is a yard with a beautiful Garden and a rooftop with a good view over the old town and until the mountains. They serve local coffee and good breakfast. For me it was a good stay and Made my time in lijiang.

    Reviewed June 17, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Adam
    Couple
    Superior Double or Twin Room with City View
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

    Top of the recommended hostels in Lijiang for a reason”

    October Inn (the real one, there is a copycat!) has been our favourite place to stay in China thus far. Tom single-handedly runs the show and makes his guests feel extremely welcome. He speaks excellent English and arranging short trips in Lijiang and to Tiger Leaping Gorge is simplified massively. We stayed in the private double room which was garishly decorated but a cozy and comfortable place to sleep. The dorms look great. Tom also provides home-cooked meals and a wide range of beers at very reasonable prices. And there is a delightful fat white dog to entertain you on lazy days!

    Reviewed April 12, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Richard from United States
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in 8 Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

    nice clean hostel near old town”

    It is up the hill from the old town, but close to the mountain walk with better views than from in town of the snow caped mountain. Not a far walk to the old town, has food and drinks available fair price, owner is very helpful & speak English staff not so well English but very helpful. Much nicer that some other hostels my friends stayed at. Very happy with my choice

    Reviewed October 19, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    Muhammad from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2017

    Excellent”

    owner is friendly and help you to get to where you want to go.

    Reviewed August 28, 2017
    7.2
    Very good
    Philip from Hungary
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in 8 Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in May 2017

    Very nice hotel but the owner is not a nice a person at all”

    I very rarely write reviews but I feel I need to share my bad experience with the owner Tom. Even though some people write he is very helpful and nice, to me he seems to be only interested in your money and that's all. He might have had some bad days or something, but he wasn't nice to me. Tried to overcharge me several times for the food I had there, and my last day, after I had checked out and was waiting for my train, he behaved horribly. Saying I should check how to get to the station by myself, saying that I should wait in the station and not in the common room of his hotel. Telling me I better keep everything clean around the hotel (as if i were some kind of dirty guest) He made me and other people that were with me very uncomfortable. If you do decide to stay here, try to avoid any contact with the owner.

    Reviewed May 14, 2017
    7.6
    Very good
    Chaiwiwat from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in January 2017

    Agressive owner”

    Nice hostels. However when I get in he just told me to wake up late. Next morning I want to see the sunrise, and he just told me that I won't see it because of the cloud, but the sky was crystal clear. When I came back from seeing the sunrise he told me that "Lijiang don't like Thai people because of waking up too early." It shocked me with the discrimination.

    Reviewed February 07, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    Michael from Germany
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in 8 Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

    Great for backpackers”

    Nice clean beds with heating in winter, hot showers, nice owner with good recommendations regarding actions in and around Lijiang!

    Reviewed December 17, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Thomas from United States
    Couple
    Garden Room
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2016

    Excellent stay, would come back”

    While admittedly October Inn is a bit out of the way, for great facilities, friendly helpful staff, and great food I would make the trip again. Stayed three nights at October Inn and enjoyed the hosts meals all three nights, very good, inexpensive meal and great way to meet fellow travelers. They also give great recommendations around town. Stay here!

    Reviewed May 19, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Karen from United States
    Group
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in April 2016

    peaceful haven in Lijiang”

    Booked a two night stay here with my parents but ended up doubling our stay. Tom is a great host with lots of great suggestions and goes out of his way to make you feel right at home. The rooms and facilities are impeccably clean, and the location, while up a hill, is a nice reprieve from the hustle of Lijiang's old town. We used this as a base both to explore Lijiang city and take a few days detour to hike Tiger Leaping Gorge.

    Reviewed May 18, 2016
    7.3
    Very good
    Kar from Malaysia
    Couple
    Twin Room - 2 Single beds
    Stayed 1 night in March 2016

    Helpful staff, great place to stay”

    A
    Reviewed March 10, 2016
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Nhi from Vietnam
    Solo traveler
    Garden Room
    Stayed 1 night in November 2015

    Good place to stay”

    Nice room, nice view, nice owner

    If you don't mind for walking 15min everyday to the main street, this Hotel is a good place to choose. The boss speaking proper English, he give a lot of good advices as well delivers tasty food with reasonable price. I like to drink fresh milk beside the local coal stove, lovely. The room decoration is nice, there is a electric blanket but no heater. You can also stand on the rooftop to watch over the Lijiang old town

    Reviewed November 06, 2015
    7.7
    Very good
    Chi from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Garden Room
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2015

    Comfortable Hostel with amazing price”

    environment, deocration, price

    Although we had to walk for 15 minutes from the center part of the city to the hostel, we discovered that is the reason why the hostel is always full. It is far from the cloudy place but not far from the scenes in Lijiang. The Boss is nice and will give lots of valuable advice. My wife and I loved the restaurant which he introduced near to the hostel. Anyway, you will love it once you stayed there.

    Reviewed October 22, 2015
    8.7
    Excellent
    John from United States
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in 8 Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2015

    Homey and comfy hostel”

    location, atmosphere, comfortable beds

    This is a great place to stay in Lijiang. You can enjoy dinner (the owner cooks nearly every day and his food is pretty good) with other guests around the coal stove. WiFi was pretty good compared to other hostels in China. It's located 10 or 15 minutes up a hill next to the old town, which is good exercise and you also get a nice view along the way.

    Reviewed August 29, 2015
    8.3
    Excellent
    ELAINNE from China
    Solo traveler
    Garden Room
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2015

    One of the nice place to be in Lijiang”

    food, hotel interior, comfortable bed

    If walking uphill and downhill everyday for about 10-15 minutes each is not a problem, then it really is a must stay place. You can also take a cab up if you want. Rooms are very comfortable and nice. Very quiet and comfortable. Near the Ancient Town and Black Dragon Pool (but still needs a bit of hike to get there) I get a mixed feeling about the staff performance. First, there was some mixed up with my room booking, as I've booked Double room, but ends up getting a dorm for a night. Dorm room is nice and clean, and it's the best dorm I've seen so far. Then maybe, to make up for the mix up, the owner gave me a "tour" of the area. Then when I asked to help me buy the bus tix for TLG he forgot and even blamed me for not reminding him. (W/c I did actually but didn't say anything anymore coz I'm upset already) Good thing there are other ways to get to TLG. His cooking though is really absolutely SO GOOD!!! I'm recommending to try his cooking. And I like the way they give out "maps" to go to different places.

    Reviewed July 30, 2015
    8.3
    Excellent
    Melissa from Canada
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in 8 Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in February 2015

    Awesome hostel”

    Staff, cleanliness, friendly and laidback atmosphere

    I had a great time at October inn! I met some nice people and the owner was awesome! He was available for us 24h and was very helpful when it came to booking day trips with the bus. Would recommend this hostel anytime.

    Reviewed February 09, 2015
    6.3
    Good
    Supachai from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in 8 Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

    friendly staff”

    cheap friendly comfort
    Reviewed January 06, 2015
    8.8
    Excellent
    cristina from Spain
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room with Castle View
    Stayed 1 night in June 2016

    muy bueno”

    Xx

    Reviewed June 29, 2016
    7.6
    Very good
    Claire from France
    Couple
    Garden Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2016

    Comme à la maison”

    Attention l'emplacement indiqué sur Agoda est complètement faux. Nous l'avons signalé au gérant mais ça n'a pas eu l'air de le préoccuper outre mesure. Je vous conseille donc de contacter l'auberge au préalable pour obtenir les directions, ou demander à un Chinois de les appeler. Nous avons cherché plus de deux heures l'auberge, mais l'accueil chaleureux et surtout la décoration délirante de notre chambre (nous avions réservé la double mais avons été surclassés dans la king size) nous ont aussitôt rendu notre bonne humeur. La chambre était assez froide en avril (la plupart des hôtels ne sont pas chauffés en Chine), mais le matelas chauffant et la grosse couette moelleuse nous ont fait passer une très bonne nuit. Le gérant est assez maniaque, la propreté est donc irréprochable. L'emplacement de l'auberge est agréable, légèrement à l'écart du centre, il y a une belle ballade à faire pour rejoindre la vieille ville à travers le parc du dragon noir (le patron vous expliquera tout, carte et livret illustré à l'appui). Le repas du soir, cuisiné par le patron et servi dans la salle commune, est simple, bon et pas cher (25 yuens). L'ambiance est très internationale. De l'auberge, vous pouvez prendre un bus direct pour les Gorges du saut du Tigre (40 yuens), l'auberge fait la réservation pour vous. Donc un super spot, à condition de le trouver !

    Reviewed April 28, 2016
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