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Shaxi Horse Pen 46 Youth Hostel

No.46 Sideng Street, Shaxi Town, Jianchuan County 671302, China
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Xiamen, China
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great decor and rustic charm, amazing location in Shaxi. Go on a weekend: on Friday the down has a little fair/ market and on Saturday the hostel organises a free hike up ShiBaoShan, a really stunning walk that takes about 6 hours there and back but is so refreshing with such great views you'll be itching to do it again... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

The main readon to go is Shirly the owner. In all my holiday in China i never saw such a helpfull full of knowledge and nice like her. And the owner is the one that mske all the rest. This hostel is a budget one but they are going to have also a botique jotel next year and im sure... More

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New York City, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

My friends and I stayed here for a short break while hiking in the area. The hostel is very friendly and the atmosphere relaxed. The staff were helpful and resolved any queries/requests very quickly. The beds are firm, but warm (electric blankets!) and comfy. Shaxi is so quiet with no road noise that I slept the best in ages :)... More

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Danang
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

A tastefully restored old Bai building just off the central Sideng square, in the middle of all the action. Actually, there's no action in Shaxi, which is its charm. But get there soon as new mini-hotels and boutique hotels are opening all over the centre and a huge new resort is under construction in the centre of town; in 5... More

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

Superb traditional building, tastefully and carefully modernised but still retaining its original charm.  Clean if small rooms with nice homely touches (attractive decorative wash basins, throws).  Friendly common room with wood burning stove.  Free washing machine use.  Superb location right on the old square, but eating options here are expensive and western - better places are on the main street... More

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seattle
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54 reviews 54 reviews
48 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights at the Horse Pen 46 in October 2013. The location is great, right on Sideng Square in the old part of town next to the old theater. As others have already said, the walls between rooms are very thin and it is hard not to hear pretty much everything that is going on in the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
40 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Our room was basic, with an oddly placed toilet as the feature of the room! However, it was cosy, with a large bed, and surprisingly, our most comfortable sleep in China. Location is great...just off the main square and near to the temple. There is a courtyard and a decent communal area however it is dominated by some large dogs... More

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Dali
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

I was travelling with my co-worker, and we choose to stay at Shaxi just after we arrived at Shaxi. nice courtyard and the location is just centred of Si Deng street, The staff are very friendly and always ready to help. We lived in the first floor, I fully understand that some noise during the night and morning since the... More

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Byron Bay, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
24 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Great location and a really atmospheric place to stay. Was here for 5 days in the dorm back in July 2013. Really nice wooden decor. The shared toilets were clean and the showers were good. The dorm room kind of smelt like horse pen, but I guess that just added to its charm. Paid 40 or 45 Yuan for a... More

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Xiamen, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

I've been to Shaxi for 3 times and I've always stayed in Horsepen, the first visit was excellent, great staff and service, the evening dinner was splendid. The 2nd stay isn't memorable, but the 3rd, was so memorable that I decided not to recommend anyone to stay here. For most of foreigners staying in Horsepen would have a good ratings,... More

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horsepen46, Owner at Shaxi Horse Pen 46 Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, it ringed a alarm bell for us and will help us improving. Horse Pen has been put on the trail operation in the spring of 2010, and officially opened at the end of 2010, now it is 2 years and a half. Horse Pen hasn't reach to satisfaction level because our decoration work... More

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Address: No.46 Sideng Street, Shaxi Town, Jianchuan County 671302, China
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Location: China > Yunnan > Jianchuan County
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