Accommodations in Yangshuo, where to stay?

*** There are the 3 distinct locations to choose from in Yangshuo.

* Center of Yangshuo, interesting day visits, noisy & chaotic at night.

While the old town center of Yangshuo is very charming and interesting to explore during the day and evening offering completely different experiences, staying here overnight is not recommended. It’s relatively quiet & interesting during the day however in the evenings the town gets crowded with tourists returning from their day trips in the countryside and this laid-back town suddenly transforms into a lively shopping and party scene where loud disco music disperses over the old raised buildings until the early morning leaving few travellers with a good night sleep. During the night scooter alarms can be very disturbing as well and many travellers get woken up by locals starting their day from as early as 6.00am. For these reasons no accommodations are listed located right in the center of Yangshuo.

* Villages near the center of Yangshuo, best of both worlds

However Yangshuo is definitely worth a few midday and evening visits with its little cobbled streets, old preserved houses (even a Ming Dynasty temple), its art craft shops and Yangshuo Park. Yangshuo’s center offers a good insight into the daily local life where you can sample the local food in many street stalls or visit the local market, enjoy various foods at local or international restaurants, climb one of the terrific viewpoints for great scenery over the Li-river and witness the locals playing cards, dance or exercise in the park. Yangshuo park with its play ground is particularly equipped and recommended for families with kids.

Therefore staying near the center is a good choice while you do not have to compromise on beautiful scenery. There are only a few villages that are both near the center of Yangshuo while located in the beautiful countryside near the Li-river. The first and foremost scenic village near the center is the village of Shi Ban Qiao (‘flat stone bridge’).

Note that taxi’s in Yangshuo are considered quite expensive (from 40-50¥ up for a short single ride) since licensed drivers are few and fees are double to cover the costs of an empty return to Yangshuo or the countryside. Also note that at night very few taxi’s are available so we suggest to set a time from beforehand and have your transfer back to your hotel booked in advance.

* Deep in the countryside of Yangshuo

When you are not located in the few villages north of Yangshuo, you’ll be in the south in the proximity of the Yulong river, some 5 – 10 km from West Street. Once a secluded location with only a few accommodation options, the yulong river has grown into a main tourist spot due to a major boom in local tourism and an explosion of Chinese visitors coming by car. That said, the region is a must visit and if you stay there you are within walking or short cycling distance of amazing scenery.

Best value accommodations in Yangshuo, 2017 – 2018.

Below is our 2017-2018 shortlist of our most recommended accommodations in and around Yangshuo based on the hotel facilities, service, standard & price of rooms, and its location. To obtain our recommendation, accommodations need to have good English speaking staff with a helpful and friendly approach, have their own on-site or a nearby restaurant with a varied offer of both Western and Chinese food, offer a reliable and dedicated service towards international travellers, provide comfortable rooms at good value, and not least important, provide a convenient location in a quiet environment with a quick and easy access to the centre and sights in Yangshuo. All these accommodations have received recent awards or traveler’s reviews with over a 90% satisfaction rating.

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New Beautiful Boutique Hotel

The Bamboo Leaf Yangshuo ****

Location: 1.4km from Yangshuo West Street.

Prices: ¥ 450 – 1,280 (US$ 65-190)

Foremost Qualities:

* Great location, quiet but near center
* Resort swimming pool with great views
* Rooftop lounge/restaurant with great views
* Beautiful modern rustic design
* Attractive 30% opening promotion rates !!
* Free hourly shuttle to/from Yangshuo center
* Well trained staff by foreign/Chinese management

The Bamboo Leaf Yangshuo is a nature oriented, eco-friendly boutique hotel with a focus on unique guest experiences in a scenic village within short walking distance from both the Li-river and the old town center of Yangshuo. Most prominent features include a central resort swimming pool with mountain views, rooftop restaurant with large outdoor terrace, designed in a modern rustic style incorporating local design features and characteristics. Services include tailored room amenities, individual & custom made tour itineraries and a free hourly return shuttle to the center of Yangshuo. Run by a Sino-European family, The Bamboo Leaf is an excellent choice for families too.


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Most Luxurious Accommodation

Banyan Tree Resort, *****

Location: Fuli, 12km from Yangshuo Center, West Street.

Prices: ¥ 2,000 – 5,000 (US$ 300-750)

Foremost Qualities:

* Luxury!
* Beautiful design
* Comfort
* Swimming Pool
* Spa
* Various cuisines

The Banyan Tree Resort may not be really located in Yangshuo as advertised, it is definitely the most luxurious resort near Yangshuo of superb quality. It features a great design and luxury allover. It’s choice for location can be somewhat questionable but if you can afford the rooms, there’s chance the transfers to all of the sights, located beyond 10km except for Fuli town, may not bother you that much. It is not the ideal place for when you like to cycle your way out to the sights with main roads on all sides, but you are just a 20 minute car transfer away from Yangshuo where you could rent a bike and continue from there.

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Most Authentic Accommodation

Secret Garden Hotel ***

Location: Jiuxian Village, 9km from Yangshuo West Street

Prices: ¥ 498 – 628 (US$ 75-100)

Foremost Qualities:

* Local architecture, renovated Qing dynasty buildings
* Cultural insight, authentic local village
* Unique blend of contemporary & classic design
* Great scenery nearby
* Good food & wine

Yangshuo Secret Garden Hotel is a small boutique hotel made up from a cluster of renovated Qing dynasty buildings with only 11 rooms all beautifully designed in a classic Chinese design with heavy woods, dark furnitures, wood framed windows, all with an eye for detail. Located in the tourist hotspot of the Yulong river valley, it gives easy access to the Yulong river area and its rice paddies and old bridges. Perfect for those who want to relax in the countryside.

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Now you have sorted out your accommodation, start to plan your activities and check out all the activities in Yangshuo Guilin we can arrange for you in advance in a most flexible and unique way, with or without multi-lingual guides, private licensed drivers at the most competitive rates in Yangshuo, Guilin and the Longsheng rice terraces.

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5 Comments to “Accommodation in Yangshuo China.”

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  1. Jono says:

    Hi Janine,

    Thanks for the enquiry, you’ve got all the information I need here so I’ll go ahead and get an invoice ready for you for everything, we recommend the B2 tickets for the light show so I’ll include those on the invoice. I’ll email you directly with the price breakdown prior to your invoice and we can go from there.

    Thanks again,
    Jono

  2. Kitty Foo says:

    Please quote me on the following:
    2 adults and 1 child (all female. Ages 10, 47, 78)
    We arrive in Guilin on 16 April 2015. Will stay the night and would like to take the Li River Cruise on 17 April, see the water show at night and stay one night at Yangshuo Village retreat, then take the bus back to Guilin on 18 April.

    Please advise the cost for my group of 3 pax for the above tine starting from the Li River Cruise and back to Guilin.

    Thank you.

    • Jono says:

      Hi Kitty,

      Thank you for your enquiry. River cruise tickets are 378Y per person, if your 10 year old is under 1.4 meters then she can join for 215Y.

      Tickets for the Impression Liu San Jie Light Show vary in price from 198Y to 680Y for a VIP seat! There’s more information about prices on our website’s light show page

      If you could confirm the height of your child and the type of light show tickets you prefer then we can already book this for you.

      Hope this helps,
      Jono

  3. Aemi says:

    hi there,
    many thanks for prompt reply. im still confused, yangshou town is the same as west street? or is it diffrent place. i think i wanted to purchase online a west street hotel- . is it possible to walk from bus station (bus from Guilin)

    • Jono says:

      Hi,

      So, West Street is the pedestrianised street from the main road through Yangshuo to the Li river. Consider it a High Street, the main shopping street in the town. People talk about West Street when they mean downtown Yangshuo, yet there are several streets linking together around West Street. West Street of an evening is very noisy, very. If you are after a more relaxing time in Yangshuo I would recommend finding accommodation away from West Street. You can have a look at our recommended hotels and hostels here.

      It is possible to arrive from Guilin to the bus station and walk in to the town centre, it’s over a mile and will take you 20 minutes or so. However I know that our recommended hotels and hostels will help you out getting to their hotel from the bus station.

      Kind regards
      Jono