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Swallow's Nest Hostel

No.52 Cuolang, Shangri-La County 441200, China
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Ranked #17 of 152 Shangri-La County B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012
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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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Chongqing, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We booked this hostel online and it seemed to offer more than the others in Shangri la. However, most of the things they listed they had like central heating in all the rooms, food, a hot tub, a cafe they didn't have. I would probably never stay here again. They guy running the place was helpful, it just didn't help... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

We went here in november 2012 and were very dissapointed: the pictures of the outside were OK but there was al lot of trash in the garden. Inside, the rooms were not very clean and the badroom was awfull! We changed hotel after 1 day and they even didn't asked how it was or why we changed hotel - the... More 

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

I am shocked that this place is rated so high on trip advisor! It is near the main town which is nice. One of the staff members was very helpful when we arrived, coming to fetch us from the main square when we were lost. It is a traditional tibetan home, but the entry/courtyard was littered with laundry and junk.... More 

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Xi'an, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

Bird Nest Inn or Swallow Nest Inn(same place) is in a very good location away from the crowds and only 2 minuts walk to the old town. There is a Chicken Temple at the back of this guesthouse where you can view the fantastic Shika Snow mountain and enjoy a panaramic view about the whole town. It is easy for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

Very nice inn, well located, nice clean room and pleasant and helpful staff. Enjoyed my stay

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