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Shaxi Horse Pen 46 Youth Hostel

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Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

The hostel was nice, it had a good vibe at it, like most of shaxi it gave a laidback feeling. the hostel in at the beautiful town square. The staff knew very little english and couldnt help much with questions regarding attractions around. We took a private room, which had WC and shower that were very clean but the room... More 

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Reviewed October 9, 2016

I can't recommend Shaxi town enough as an alternative to Dali. It is still commercialised but not ruined like Dali. This hostel is in a great location just off the main square, and out the other side of the hostel you get to the river. The hostel itself is very characterful - the toilets are outside however which is a... More 

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Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

The Horse Pen 46 has a great location in Shaxi with the main entrance near the central square and the cafe, in the back, overlooking the river. Our rooms had all we needed and were great value. We could also wash our laundry for free (just pay 2 RMB for powder) and the breakfasts in the cafe were really nice... More 

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Reviewed September 8, 2016

small and friendly hostel. Great place to stay for a couple of days if you are visiting Shaxi. the dorms are slightly small, but clean, shower and toilets are great, and spotless! (there is a western toilet as well as a chinese one) The staff were very friendly, but spoke limited english, so it was hard getting recommendations for hiking... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed May 18, 2016

One of our best stay to Yunnan region. Shaxi was our first stop on a two week stay in Yunnan, flying into Kunming at 2pm and then a 5 hour plus bus ride to Dali and catching a quick dinner recommended by our rental car driver in Dali. Dinner was delicious of home cooking after selecting choices of vegetables and... More 

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Reviewed February 15, 2016

We have spent two day in this amazing hostel in a out of the time village. We had planed to stay one night but the unique atmosphere ,paceful and really fantastic surroundings "impose" to stay one night more.

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is a gem of a hostel, right on the old square in Shaxi old town. The owners are fantastic as well - Shirley is extremely knowledgeable and can set up trips to nearby villages.The new coffee shop in the back has a great atmosphere and a nice view of action on the river.

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Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Clean and simple place, a little old rooms. Bathrooms are surprisingly nice though. Staff is quite good, but could be a little more enthusiastic. Very cute dogs, which give a lot of atmosphere to the place, but they should bathe and care for the dogs more. Bikes are for rent, too, but they are really crappy. Gears cannot be changed... More 

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Thank Schdero
2 reviews
Reviewed July 4, 2015

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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Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Shaxi Horse Pen 46 is located on Shaxi old town square. It's an ancient wooden house in traditional Bai courtyard. Dorm beds, standard rooms, coffee and food are available for travelers of different styles and budget. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shaxi Horse Pen 46 Youth Hostel

Address: No.46 Sideng Street, Shaxi Town, Jianchuan County 671302, China
Location: China > Yunnan > Jianchuan County
Price Range: $96 - $103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“dorms are basic but fine”
 of 5 bubbles 16tamarh, Sep 8, 2016 | Read review
“any room with private bath”
 of 5 bubbles chongt907, May 18, 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are very nice and quiet!”
  • view from the second floor to the courtyard
 of 5 bubbles davosma, Nov 5, 2014 | Read review
“Upstairs for view, little light in downstairs rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles aihammond, Apr 14, 2014 | Read review
“the room rate even less when it's not hot season”
 of 5 bubbles elmerz, Sep 10, 2013 | Read review
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