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Yunnan Shaxi Horse Pen 46 Youth Hostel
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Male Dormitory
  • Mountain view
  • 40 m²
  • 1 bunk bed
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  • Nature view
  • 30 m²
  • 1 bunk bed
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Twin Bed
  • Courtyard view
  • 20 m²
  • 2 single beds
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Queen Size Double
  • Courtyard view
  • 20 m²
  • 1 queen bed
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  • Cleanliness 5.6
  • Facilities 7.0
  • Location 9.1
  • Room comfort and quality 6.2
  • Service 7.1
  • Value for money 6.5
  • Cleanliness 5.7
  • Facilities 4.0
  • Location 8.3
  • Room comfort and quality 5.6
  • Service 6.7
  • Value for money 5.0
  • Cleanliness 7.0
  • Facilities 10.0
  • Location 10.0
  • Room comfort and quality 6.0
  • Service 10.0
  • Value for money 10.0
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  • Cleanliness 6.0
  • Location 10.0
  • Room comfort and quality 7.0
  • Service 7.0
  • Value for money 8.0
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  • Cleanliness 2.0
  • Location 10.0
  • Room comfort and quality 8.0
  • Service 4.0
  • Value for money 6.0
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Sonia from United Kingdom
Twin Bed
Stayed 2 nights in April 2017
Great location, but dark rooms”
Staff were excellent, and very helpful. But the rooms are really dark and dingy.
Reviewed April 29, 2017
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Alejandro from Spain
Solo traveler
Queen Size Double
Stayed 1 night in February 2014
Hostel to visit Shaxi”
Friendly staff, beautiful place, confortable room
Reviewed February 11, 2014
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Akmal from Malaysia
Queen Size Double
Stayed 1 night in November 2013
It is just okay.”
The room and bed is comfortable
The road leading to the hotel is very scary. Otherwise, it is okay
Reviewed December 06, 2013
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Hazel from United Kingdom
Queen Size Double
Stayed 1 night in September 2013
Comfortable and central”
Location, price and English speaking staff
The hostel is fine as a budget option. Rooms are relatively comfortable and the location is great. There is food on site but we chose not to eat here as there are several large dogs on property and whilst they are well behaved, the dog smell is off putting when eating. Staff here are great; most are English speaking and they are very helpful. A real asset to this hostel. A good choice for this price range.
Reviewed October 23, 2013
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Gary from Australia
Queen Size Double
Stayed 1 night in July 2013
old world china”
Hostel staff spoke very good English, the hostel is located in the beautiful town square and the hostel was mostly quiet & peaceful
The Shaxi Horse Pen 46 Youth Hostel is an old traditional Yunnanese style house that has been refurbished. It has a beautiful central courtyard. The food served here is basic but ok. It is located in the Shaxi town square which is also very old and traditional. The best thing about Shaxi is that it doesn't attract many tourists (yet). Shaxi is the complete opposite of Dali and Lijiang. The young Chinese women staff at the Horse Pen hostel speak good English and are very friendly and helpful. The double room was a bit small but had lots of luggage space. The bathroom was ok but extremely small. The double bed was soft and comfortable. No towels or soap supplied for bathroom. Overall our stay was a pleasant one.
Reviewed July 13, 2013
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GAETANE from France
Family with young children
Queen Size Double
Stayed 1 night in May 2013
Visit Shaxi ! It is a so nice authentic old city !”
Original design (in a very old building) - friendly staff
Shaxi is a perfect place to discover an old city without the crowd... It is very quiet, you can have good dinner (there is an italian guy cooking pizzas, yummy !) and the market (on friday morning) is amazing : all the locals come to market, there is also a cattle market - and very few tourists! The youth hostel has a great location, on the main square. Everything is a bit oldish, true, the room with the big bed we first had is a bit small, but the building is amazing, and the price low, so for 2 nights, it was just perfect. For once, we didn't visit the old house, we slept in !
Reviewed May 11, 2013
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John from Australia
Queen Size Double
Stayed 1 night in February 2013
Great location in old square but tired.”
Location and view from room onto old square.
Shaxi Horse pen 46 Youth Hostel is a bit tired and worn, everything needs a good dust and clean. The room is rustic - basic - which is fine for the type of building but things such as the bathroom door not being able to be closed when you sit on the toilet is not great, and I am short. The door latch at the bottom of the door does not fit to close properly and the room could do with a good clean and dust. Other reviews have commented about the breakfast and food, none of which was available at all during our stay. There was no food available at all. The communal area could be really cosy and a good place to meet other people and socialise but the really great looking wood heater they had in it was not on, so it was really cold. Staff did not have good English.
Reviewed February 16, 2013
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Shirley from United States
Family with young children
Queen Size Double
Stayed 1 night in January 2013
100 years old hostel ”
Best location in Shaxi
Shaxi is one of the ancient town between Lijiang and Dali. The hostel located right at the four square plaza across the ancient temple of the town. Part of the hostel is over 100 years old. Each room is small but sufficient for the basic need including private shower and toilet. A lot of young traveler stay at the hostel, the staffs are great and very helpful. My kids love the hostel and think that is is the coolest hotel, they especially love the owner's dogs which spent most of their time sleeping in the courtyard. The hostel provide family dinner for traveler for only 20 RMB per person which is great opportunity to meet others to share each travel experience. The homemade breakfast is great too with egg and beacon, my kids think that it is better than the big hotel. Even it is a bit of detour from Dali to Lijiang to visit Shaxi, but it is worth it before the town get too commercial.
Reviewed January 08, 2013
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Elise from Netherlands
Queen Size Double
Stayed 1 night in November 2012
Hostel type inn in good location ”
Location, right on the main square, next to Theatre Inn.
Nice staff, rooms o.k. but the floor was not clean. More recent comparable inns have opened in Shaxi, same style but slightly more comfort and cleaner. Horse Pen Hostel needs to update a bit to be able to compete with these new places.
Reviewed November 12, 2012
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young from South Korea
Solo traveler
Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in May 2017
좋아요. 다시 가면 그곳으로”
아침 일찍 조용히 청소하는 이. 주방에서 아주 맛나게 음식만드는 이. 오시는 손님 반갑게 맞아주는 이. 그리고 조용히 그곳의 주인인양 손님 주변에 있는 커다란 개. 아주 조용히 아침을 맞을 수 있습니다. 바로 앞이 유명한 싸시의 중심 사방가이지만 관광객들이 모두 조용히 감상. 또는 그림. 사진 찍기만합니다. 2분만 걸으면 보이는 공원? 강가이며 새벽부터 저녁까지 끊임없이 치우는 청소하는 아저씨가 계십니다. 금욜이면 하루종일 열리는 커다란 장은 볼거리와 먹거리 살것이 많습니다. 다양한 복장의 헌지인들이 일주일거리 장을 보러나오지요. 이곳 게스트하우스는 사람을 무척 편하게 합니다. 그곳에서 현재 일하고 있는 젊은 친구들 너무 사랑스럽답니다. 영어와 중국어 모두 되며, 나처럼 둘다 못해도 몸짓을 이해하려 노력한답니다. 마지막만 식사를 시켰었는데 정말 맛나고 즐거웠습니다.
Reviewed May 26, 2017
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