We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Unbeatable location”
Review of Bi'an Hostel

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Ninglang County
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Bi'an Hostel
Ranked #20 of 99 Ninglang County B&B and Inns
Honolulu, Hawaii
Level Contributor
111 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Unbeatable location”
Reviewed January 31, 2012

Bookings must be made directly on their website, by leaving a message in the forum - can be a challenge if you don't read Chinese. Anyway here is the address: www.luguparadise.cn. Deposit must be made by bank transfer or Alipay, again a challenge if you don't have any Chinese bank account!
Aside from that, the hostel is located on the Lige peninsula, extending into the lake. It's really at the tip of the peninsula, not blocked by anything else, so you get unbeatable views and the balconies are all directly above the water. We had a room on second floor (Star Room) for RMB260 per night. Very spacious with king sized bed. Bean bags on the dangerously looking balcony. The first night I opened the doors and stepped onto the balcony, to be greeted by thousands of brilliant stars seemingly within reach - unforgettable memory!
Because we were pick-pocketed in Lijiang, we arrived in Lugu without much cash. The owner kindly helped to get 1000rmb cash for us through Alipay arrangement.
The three dogs they own were extremely friendly and love to play catch!
Only down side was the amount of insects attracted by lights at night. Impossible to keep windows open~

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank echoytx
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

31 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    19
    7
    3
    1
    1
See reviews for
1
3
Solo
0
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room Tips
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Los Angeles, CA
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 1, 2011

We traveled in China for a month this year. We had such high hopes for this place. But it was the most disappointing. The view and location were the best on the island. But, that is all the positive that I can say about the place. Here is how I feel about the place:

1. The owner is long absent from the place. The workers could care less about the customers. They barely speak to you. When asked about what they recommend about traveling in the area, they say to check out the website. If you expect any service at all, this is not the place for you.
2. The rooms had a nice view but nothing else. Our room had a cracked toilet seat that was taped together. The tape was yellow. Pee perhaps? When we sat on it after covering it with paper, it broke off entirely. Well, at least the next person staying in that room will hopefully have new toilet seat. The room was not that clean either. So, if cleanliness is important to you, this is not the place for you. Our friend booked LiuRu, Bi’an’s best room. It was a really nice room. Still, it was not clean and the bathroom was outdated.
3. Every time that I went to try to use the computer, someone was on it playing card games. Why do people play card games on a computer at such a beautiful place is beyond me. But, that seems to be the theme. One night, it was raining outside. So, we thought that we would chit chat in the lobby and have a drink. But, all the other guests were either playing video games or watching TV/movies on their computers. It was so quite that you can hear a pin drop. Not a great atmosphere for vacation when we are looking to meet new people and enjoy new experiences. But, if you like a quite place where you can read a book and catch up on your TV, this is for you.
4. The two-bed room is bigger than the one-bed room. In the one-bed room, you have to walk through the bathroom to get to the balcony.
5. Shower was weak. Not the worst we had, but expected more from this place. Considering it’s price, I expected better bathroom.

Unlike all the other B&Bs we stayed at in China, they offered no assistance, zero interest in talking to us, and all they want from you is your money and to leave them alone. I am referring to the staff, not the owner. During our trip, we met many people who also stayed at Bi’an. They all said the same thing about the lack of any service from the staff. Many of these people were fellow B&B owners we met when we stayed at their places. They are all 100% better than Bi’an in terms of service. I am not saying that I need 5-star service. Their website clearly states they don’t offer that. But, they really offer no service.

When we were looking for the place when we first arrived, we went inside 里格半岛7号客栈 (No. 7 Lige Inn). The owner there was very helpful. Their place looked very nice. I know no one can beat Bi’an’s location. But, if I was to visit again, I will not stay at Bi’an.

If the owner is reading this, I wish that you would check on the place more often and perhaps get better staff. We stayed at numerous B&Bs during this trip. The service here is by far the worst.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank hotducks
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Ninglang County hotels
47.5 mi away
Qianwang Little Hostel
Qianwang Little Hostel
#19 of 99 in Ninglang County
25 reviews
30.5 mi away
Silver Lake Island Hotel Lugu
Silver Lake Island Hotel Lugu
#7 of 39 in Ninglang County
19 reviews
32.2 mi away
Small Water-Husi International Younth Hostel
Small Water-Husi International Y...
#3 of 4 in Ninglang County
1 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 mi away
Genu Changding Inn
Genu Changding Inn
#2 of 99 in Ninglang County
1 reviews
0.0 mi away
Apu Hostel
Apu Hostel
#15 of 99 in Ninglang County
2 reviews
0.0 mi away
Lugu Lake Haijing Holiday Hotel
Lugu Lake Haijing Holiday Hotel
#4 of 39 in Ninglang County
2 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Bi'an Hostel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Bi'an Hostel

Property: Bi'an Hostel
Address: Lige Village, Luguhe Town, Ninglang County 674300, China
Location: China > Yunnan > Ninglang County
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 99 B&Bs / Inns in Ninglang County
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Bi'An Hostel China/Ninglang County, Yunnan

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing