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Naxi Family Guesthouse
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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“The best”
Reviewed 26 May 2013

Our expectation about this place was high as we saw its rating and reviews on Tripadvisor. However the guesthouse has exceeded all our expectation. Our aim was not to walk through the gorge, but to have an easy stay with good view. So we went to the gorge just to stay here. And we were very happy after all.

What we love: "view view and view". With only CNY120 a night (double bed and private bathroom), we had the best view in the world. Our balcony was right in front of the snow capped mountain. It was so stunning so we kept looking at it and taking pictures of it many many times a day. "Food" was so simple yet so good. Our favourite were pancake, dried beef stirfry with capsicum and spring onion, apple pie and the best and fresh ginger tea. The owner and staff could speak English. They were very helpful, polite and friendly. We had a chat with the owner (Dragon) and learned more about the region and the culture of some ethnic group including his Naxi.

It was simply the BEST place during our entire trip in Yunnan region.

PS: If you don't want to walk, you can just get a taxi at the beginning of the track for CNY150.

Room Tip: The balcony at our room 201 was right in front of the snow capped mountain.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

My first day in the gorge was a short one and I stayed at Naxi Family, which is about 2 hours from the start of the trail. The people who run it were friendly, the food was cheap and delicious. The ginger tea was a yummy warm up in the cool evening and chilly morning. The window in my dorm looked out onto the view of the mountains which was great to wake up to as the sun shone from behind them. And it was great to start from here on the 2nd day and tackle the 28 bends in the morning instead of the hot afternoon.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Hong Kong
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Reviewed 2 January 2013

We starting walking to Naxi Family GH at 4 pm, spending two hours going there. We recommend the walk in the afternoon since the sunshine will brighten the Yulong mountains facing us.

The hostel is like a big family house. It made me feeling like living in a friend's home.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 November 2012 via mobile

Very nice place to stay. Friendly staff, good service, nice food, comfortable beds and an astonishing mountain view!
Spent a good deal of our first trek day trough TLG there. Did lunch, diner, breakfast incl. Drinks and slept ina 120y deluxe room. Spent 246 incl about six bottles for the second trek-day. Wel accomodated. Only negative aspect is that the rooms are a bit noisy, but we had earplugs and didnt really mind.. Highly recommended!!

  • Stayed November 2012
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los angeles
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Reviewed 13 November 2012

Imagine if you will being surrounded by towering pine covered mountains with mists and drifting clouds on top. This place on the high trail of Tiger Leaping Gorge is magical, a place for communing with the great spirit of the mountains and with free wifi too!
This place is owned by a Naxi (ethnic minority) and the style is Naxi, think Chinese but more zen. Lots of wood, plants, trees, weathered dark roof tiles... The rooms are spacious, simply and comfortably furnished. The western style bathroom entirely satisfactory. I mentioned the beds are too hard, the owner quickly produced two pieces of foam mattress which solved my problem. The hallway to the rooms doubled as balconies where one can sit to enjoy the tranquility and amazing scenery. In the morning we woke up to crowing roosters and clucking chickens. All meals were freshly cooked to order and eaten in a lovely courtyard setting. Some Hikers doing TLG stop here for lunch so the simple menu contains Chinese and Western items.
We stumbled onto this place because the road leading to Cafe Bridge was washed out; the cabbie who was to take us there recommended this place. I was enchanted the moment we entered the compound... We changed our travel plan to stay an extra day here. When it was time to leave, the owner called a car for us.
In my month long travel in Yunnan and Guangzhi, this place, this guesthouse was the most charming and inviting. Were Yunnan not such a distance from Los Angeles, this would be my to go place to recharge my battery. If my credit card can talk, it will say "Ambience priceless, for everything else $19.00 per room per night." It would be a great buy at 7 times that price. I asked the owner why he charges so little. He said the compound has belonged to his family for 80 years. His family lives there and raise most of their own food, he does not depend on the guesthouse for his livelihood.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Haifa
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Reviewed 8 November 2012

this hostel is a pearl !the rooms are big and confortable ! the bathroom is nice and clean !
this great guest house is run by a very friendly and hospitable naxi family. The food was excelent and the service is the best
this guest house is the best we have in the Tiger leaping gorge
We love'it and highly recomended

Room Tip: don't miss this place !
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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london
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 21 September 2012

a 2 hours walk from qiatou thorugh the tiger leaping gorge and there in lies this great guest house run by a very friendly and hospitable naxi family.superb views of the mountains and a serene mountainside atmosphere combined with simply but deliciously cooked food made us want to stay there longer.they seem to have rooms or beds to suit any budget(with attached bathrooms and shared ones)
definitely a must stay if you re hiking the tiger leaping gorge.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Naxi Family Guesthouse
Address: Zhongnuoyu Village, Changsheng Village, Hutiaoxia Town, Shangri-La County 674400, China
Region: China > Yunnan > Shangri-La County
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Ranked #4 of 239 B&Bs / Inns in Shangri-La County
Number of rooms: 25
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Naxi Family Guesthouse Shangri-La County, China - Yunnan

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