Located in the heart of Shangrila, the Lamtin Hostel is one of the cheapest and most comfortable places to stay at while you are in Shangrila. The hostel has been fully renovated and has a new modern finish, the rooms and facilities are clean and comfortable and the staff friendly and helpful.
Location & Getting There
Shangrila is around 200 kilometers north west of Lijiang and takes around 4 hours to travel there by bus. The Lamtin Hostel is in the old town section of Shangrila and not far from the bus station. You can either take a taxi or the number one bus to the entrance of the old town then walk for 4 to 6 minutes to the Sifang square that is the center of the old town. The Lamtin Hostel will be in one of the alleys leading off from Sifang square, on the right hand side of the square if you came from the old town entrance.
The hostel is near the entrance of the alley and clearly marked by three signs and the YHA logo.
Rates, bookings and availability
The price of a bed in their 6 bed mixed dormitory is 45rmb and a basic private room with a double bed is 300rmb. The double bed private room is extremely comfortable and also has a smaller single bed.
The hostel is often booked out several days in advance so try to plan your trip and book several days ahead.
Rooms & facilities
The lobby of the hostel has several couches and two computers with internet access for guests and a small travel information center. Ideal for meeting friends and planning trips. The hostel lounge is very large with an atrium design, well furnished and very comfortable.
The hostel’s meals are good but a little over priced so you are better off eating at one of the many nearby restaurants that specialize in hotpots. The hostel also has all the standard facilities such as security lockers, bicycle hire, internet access and luggage storage.
All the staff I met were polite, friendly and professional with good English. They were not local to Shangrila though so don’t rely too heavily on them for detailed tourist information.
Address & Phone number
Hostel name in Chinese – 蓝田国际青年旅舍
No.11, Co Lang Street, Shangrila, Jian Tang County, Yunnan Province
Hostel address in Chinese -云南省香格里拉县古城中心四方街旁
Telephone number – 0887 8876 868