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Potala Inn
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

Well, Litang isn't really known to have that many places to stay...

Hung out here for 4 days and stayed in the dorms on the first floor at the very end of the hallway (the room itself is much bigger and better lit than the dorm right next to the stairwell). The dorm beds were clean and well maintained. Except don't be too excited here if you've got a bad back, the mattresses are rock hard. The male shared bathroom was pretty seedy and could of used a clean, but hey, it's China. Piping hot water also and a cool chill out/hangout lobby area.

Manger also speaks real good English.

30 yuan per night in August 2013

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Thank ashleycrowther
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

When coming to Litang bear in mind that this is not a very touristic area. The hostels are very simple, roads are scary and bumping and sometimes it is difficult to find mini-vans to get out of town. But these are exactly what make the area still preserved. The landscape is amazing and the Tibetan village around the monastery is astonishing. I agree that single rooms are too expensive here , but dorms in Tibetan style in Potala inn is the best option. I had great time there and meeting Medok was a high point. She is really sweet! But if you are looking for comfort, then you better go to places like Shangri-la.

Room Tip: There are two dorms, make sure you take the Tibetan stylle where you can have more privacy. It is a big room and beds are not close to each other
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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Thank gigipaulino_2013
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Reviewed 18 June 2013

There are too many petty criticisms of this guest house. Medok, the manager is a wonderful and unique Tibetan lady. After spending a year in the UK learning English she chose to return to her home town to help her people. Please remember that you are visiting the Tibetan province of Kham, now Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in western Sichuan. You can not expect Western standards but the Potala does its best to at least provide western bathrooms on the third floor. They are not responsible for the town drains! The views of the Tibetan mountains compensate for any minor problems. Medok helps all she can to give you a glimpse into Tibetan culture and isn't that why you are there?

Room Tip: The third floor has the best views and western toilets.
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank DavidPugh
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Reviewed 20 October 2012

I think that you only have 3 places in town to stay at and if I'm right this lady owns two of them. She is very nice and very helpful in anything you need. She was able to book other rooms at hotels in other towns as we left. So here are the good and bad....the rooms are large with twin beds a TV a few tables and a bathroom. The not so good was the bathroom was a little nasty and the toilet leaked on the floor and so the bathroom was always wet. The good news is I do not spend a lot of time in the bathroom. The Internet works on the 2nd floor where they have a bar and tables. People spent time in that room but the bar and tea room were never open. You can get warm beer from her at the desk. It said they have food but I never saw anyone eat or order food.
They did set up horseback riding for us but you might be better off just visiting the nomads and have lunch. They only have two horses and the owner just walks you in a field so you don't really ride anyplace. But we did love the family and it was a fun day for us. If you do go to the nomads you might like to take gifts for them or the kids. The clothing was in need of replacing and maybe tea or candy.
Sorry back to the hostel, it is very close to the bus and a few feet from town. Only the owner speaks English.

Room Tip: Again if you have a hard time walking or stairs are a problem stay downstairs.
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank theeyesoftheworld
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Reviewed 26 August 2012 via mobile

I had read poor reviews on here of this place but they were the only ones who answered phone so I decided to risk it. The staff were uninterested to the point of rudeness, the toilets were pretty horrible and there wasn't a shower, a stern notice warns of the consequence of 2nd floor guests venturing to the 3rd floor bathroom. And the bar never seemed open. On the plus side she did get me a motorbike for the day.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Thank Pavlov29
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