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Panba Guesthouse

No.63 Wenming Village, East Section of Wuyi Street, Old Town, Lijiang 674100, China
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

I really wish i could have more days for my vocation so i can spend more time in Panba. The location is not at the center, only takes 5 mins, quiet and cozy! THE thing really surprised me was the hospitality, all the staffs especially River helped us everything we need. Really too care of us, JUST FEEL LIKE HOME!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Great location in old town 5min walk everywhere but in quieter place for good sleep. All very clean. We went in 2012 and overall the treatment from the staff. We had to book a hostel in a remote place where no one spoke any English, they arrange it for us and wrote all in Chinese in case we had any... More

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

The host "river" really looks after all his customers. If you have any questions on how to get to places he will provide recommendations and tips on how to get there. The hostel itself is situated on the opposite end of the bar scene and that comes in handy because you will get a quiet sleep. The beds were great... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

i stayed in the dorms, which were clean and well-planned out. the reading lights work, there are individual drapes around your bunk, the lockers are large enough to accommodate big backpacks, room lighting is adequate, and there are great "extras" (basics) that many hostels neglect such as soap, toilet paper, and free hot/cold filtered water. even their selection of stuff... More

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Panba Guesthouse is also recently known as Timeless Guesthouse. I was there with my wife and son for 3 nights, from 7 August 2013. Interesting place for travellers, comfortable clean bed and bathroom, nice breakfast and delicious staff dinner. Helpful staff with info on Tiger Leaping Gorge and moving around in Lijiang. Good location on Wuyi Street in the Old... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Great hostel! Has excellent spacious rooms, lots of roof terraces for sunbaking (in the surprisingly hot sun), and great cosy common areas. but most importantly the staff were really helpful, especially when it comes to information about Tiger Leaping Gorge. We recommend eating breakfast here, it's great. The staff dinner is also worth the price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

I stayed at Panba guesthouse for 2 nights and really enjoyed it! The room was spacious and clean and the shower was really hot which was great, as it got quite chilly in the evening! Just outside our room was a sitting area which was great for chilling out in and having a beer! The staff were brilliant from start... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We stayed at the Panba for 10 nights as a couple with a 1 year old baby so we feel qualified to give a review. 1. Service - They are service orientated which is hard to find in China. When we booked, they immediately upgraded us to a family room which we are very thankful for. They responded quickly and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

As above - friendly, welcoming staff, decent food and good recommendations. Exceptional customer service; when I needed a flight changing (& don't speak Mandarin!) they sorted it out for me over the phone for free. It was always clean and the lounge and bar areas were cosy and a good place to meet people. After a 46 hour journey from... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

What a great place, all the staff was great, especially River who helped us arrange a new room and was so friendly. For sure we wanted to stay there for the rest of our time in Lijiang but the this nice hostel was full booked. Otherwise we would have stayed there. The great woodornaments in the room, the nice terrace... More

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Also Known As:
Panba Guesthouse Hotel Lijiang
Panba Guesthouse Hotel
Address: No.63 Wenming Village, East Section of Wuyi Street, Old Town, Lijiang 674100, China
Location: China > Yunnan > Lijiang
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #2 of 83 Specialty lodging in Lijiang
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