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“Great Value.” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Carnation Hostel
Ranked #62 of 114 Specialty Lodging in Lijiang
Shanghai, China
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68 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Great Value.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2011

We stayed here for 3 days in Jan. 2011. Overall, recommend this guest house to other travelers who are looking for good value, while on a budget.

The Good:
- Free WiFi available throughout, including guest rooms.
- Good value room rate.
- Family-Friend Environment with Owner there most of time.
- Building exterior has much character.
- Reasonable location -- a 10 min. walk into the central Lijiang area, but still very convenient.
- Great rooms on the second floor.

The Not So Good:
- Except for a basic breakfast, no food served at the guest house. However, the family does have another restaurant in town (about 10 mins. walk).
- Day tour packages were not reasonable, very expensive and limited selection.
- Common area is limited to a dining table in the courtyard.
- Noise could be an issue if people decided to party in the courtyard late at night, as each room overlooks the courtyard. Was not an issue for us during our stay.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Oostende, Belgium
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2010

When we arrived in Lijiang, rain was pouring down. The old town is a traffic free maize of alleys, so we would have been wet to the bone and completely lost, if it weren't for Ewan, the friendly owner of carnation, who send his 2 lovely daughters to the edge of the town with umbrellas to escort us to his place. We we're welcomed with broad smiles a warm thermos of tea and fresh moon cakes. The courtyard is stunning, with carved wood panels all over the place. The rooms are very basic but clean and nice. This is not a luxurious place, I'm sure there are much softer beds in Lijiang. But if you value genuine friendliness and hospitality, you'll love this place. The breakfast is really good value for your money aswell.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Carnation Hostel
Address: No.19 Wenming Alley, Wuyi Street, Gucheng District, Lijiang, China
Location: China > Yunnan > Lijiang
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #62 of 114 Specialty Lodging in Lijiang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Carnation Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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