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“A bit unclean and overrated.”
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Lamtin Hostel
Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
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“A bit unclean and overrated.”
Reviewed July 6, 2012

Unfortunately we  ended up staying here because tavern 47 was full. The common areas of the hostel are nice and staff helpful and friendly. On the downside, it's expensive for what you get. The dorms are very small, a double room cramped with three bunks and a locker. The toilets were cleaned once a day despite heavy usage meaning the bins were constantly overflowing and smelly. There is dusty carpet throughout the building as they don't use a vacuum cleaner. Also for 40¥ a night you would expect toilet paper in the communal toilets and clean sheets on a made bed  (they didnt change the quilt covers when they swapped the sheets ). After seeing this, we were happy to go to another hostel and left wondering how many people had shared our quilt....

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lihua Q, Manager at Lamtin Hostel, responded to this review, September 20, 2012
Thanks for review.

1. we clean the shared toilet twice everyday. it looked uncleaned may because there are too many travelers as July was a busy season. Anyway we will pay attention to this ,and clean more times.

2. We require our guset take down the used quilt cover, sheet &pillowcase when check out . Meanwhile we help change the quilt cover , made it ,and leave clean sheet & pillowcase on bed to our guest to make by themself ---which is very easy to fix,as somebody also sit /put bag on other's bed . -----It seems some misunderstanding.
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Charlotte
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Reviewed March 12, 2012

I stayed her in a private room with a private bathroom. It's in a great location right off the main courtyard of the town. The staff is pretty friendly and helpful with information. The common area is cozy with a fireplace and comfy chairs to hang out in. One night the power did go out, not their fault, and it was a bit chilly but they gave us all candles and warm blankets to help. I'd recommend this place as a decent place to stay while in Shangri-La.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
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Netherlands
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Reviewed October 16, 2011

The hostel itself is just that what the docter orderd, nothing fancy and just fine. The rooms and that big. But with a pvt bathroom and heating good enough.
Roomprices are excl. breakfast, but breakfast is available. The lounge area is nice and relaxing.

Besides of this all, the location is perfect. Just 50 meters away from a marketsquare the hotel seems to be centred in the middle of the old town. The main busstation is about 2 km away, but the local public transport takes you about anywhere for Y 1 per person.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Msia
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Reviewed September 4, 2011

It's nestled right in the middle of the old town with easy access to food, shopping and nightly dance in the square.
It's quite quiet except if your room is situated right on 1st floor of the open area. We spent 2N there and heard guests talking late into the night. Anyway, it provides free hot and cold water at the reception as well as free internet access which is great for long away guest.
Checking out is quite strict at 12 though we don't expect much from it. Overall, we are happy.
p.s be ready to walk some 300m to the hostel with your luggage as car can't access to it under gravel stone road.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Lamtin Hostel
Address: Beside of Sifang Stree, Gucheng Dukezong, Shangri-La County 674400, China
Location: China > Yunnan > Shangri-La County
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 19 Specialty Lodging in Shangri-La County
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hostel has several types of rooms with 24-hour hot water: standard twin room, triple room, couple room and family room. Additionally, we accommodate the travelers with budged dorms. *********Hostel Services********1. Free wifi2.Traveler's lounge and courtyard3. Free headset and microphone for skype 4. Free DVD movies5. Free luggage storage.6. Free tour information 7 Free domestic toll ********HOSTEL TOURS*******1.bicycle trip to some local tibetan villages around the Napa Lake 2. Shangri-la old town one day budget tour.3.Hire Minibus to Potala National Park / Sumsanling lamasery4.Horse riding on the YiLa prairie5.Hire Land-Cruise to Meili Snowmountian or Daocheng—Yading ********Featured Lamtin*********1All rooms including dorms are central-heated in winter,involving heating blanket as well.2.All standard rooms are ensuite3. All rooms with WIFI . 4. The shower water is amount and hot both at night and in the morning within 15s5. Large common room with CD player , soft sofa tibetan fireplace6. confortable outside soft bench for sunshine and fresh air. ... more   less 
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Lamtin Hostel Shangri-La County, China - Yunnan

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