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Shaxi Horse Pen 46 Youth Hostel

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No.46 Sideng Street, Shaxi Town, Jianchuan County 671302, China
Shaxi Horse Pen 46 Youth Hostel
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The finest hostel we stayed at in all of China. Beautifully restored by local craftspeople using traditional methods and materials. Providing training and work for local people. Friendly and helpful staff. Lovely town, great walks nearby (ask Shirley).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

From the first moment we entered this place we fell in love with it. The quiet little courtyard has so much atmosphere that you could spend the whole day hanging out there. The room was very cosy. The kind that makes you want to sleep until the afternoon. Also everything was clean. The other great thing were the owners who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

It was an unplanned visit to Shaxi and I booked the accomodation one day in advance. Since it is a low season, we managed to book without problem. Instruction was clear and we found the place without problem. We took a 4 hour bus ride from Shangri-la to Jianchuan and the ride was unpleasant with driver and passengers smoking away.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Lovely place to stay, great value for money, cheap place with loads of character. Location is perfect right in heart of Shaxi. Helpful staff who speak good English. Downsides are that there is no soundproofing as walls very thin, and some rooms have the toilet in the same room as the bed with no partition. But there are outside shared... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I spent 3 nights at this lovely place. Nice room, small..but with everything you need including a shower. Pittoresque courtyard, it also includes a bar, occasionally movies are shown. Breakfast is served in a dining room and every night the cook makes a delicious family style dinner. We ended up staying an extra night. with the help of the owner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Many thanks to Xiao Qu, Xiao Fan, Xiao Ge and the rest of the team members for a memorable stay at Horsepen 46 in Shaxi. This place is rather not easy accessible but definitely worth a visit for rejuvenation, cultural and historical experience. The travelling time are as follow: [By Bus] Lijiang - Jian Chuan = 2 Hours Shangri-La -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

It is located in the center of the lovely little village Shaxi (the historic center). And if you look for something special, authentic in the center of this village, where you get good advise and help from the staff, for 1-2 nights at a low price - you should stay at this hostel. Considering the price you pay it is... More 

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Xiamen, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

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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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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