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1. Posted by pitarow (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

pitarow has indicated that this thread is about China

I would like to stay a cheap dormroom hostel in Lhasa? Somewhere will I will easily meet fellow travellers and arrange a trip to Nepal.


2. Posted by raincity (Budding Member 8 posts) 10y

There are four main hostels in Lhasa:

-Banak Shol Hostel
-Yak Hotel
-Pentoc Guesthouse
-Kirey Hotel

Each of these places will have a message board where travellers will post info about rides to various places (such as Namtso Lake, Everest, Nepal). Usually the people posting will go around to all the hostels/budget hotels and pin up a posting, so usually one board will have most of the postings, but it's always a good idea to spend an hour or so and walk around to all the hostels and check out the boards.

If you are looking for something, post an ad on each of the boards with your name and hotel room number and go from there. There's no cost, it's just a cork board type of thing where you pin up your own notes. I found it really helpful, and scored a ride to Namtso Lake with a great group of people.

The Kirey also houses the Mad Yak restaurant, where you'll find some awesome Tibetan song and dance at night.

I stayed at the Banak Shol and it was pretty good. I shared a large room with 4 other people and while I don't remember its exact cost (I can check actually when I get home!) I remember it being really reasonable (especially for Lhasa at high season).

The thing about Lhasa is that the hostels fill up very quickly during the busy season. It's best to reserve ahead of time.

If you need more tips, just ask! I'll check the prices and post them in a few hours.

3. Posted by budochre (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

Pentoc has been closed for a very long time.

you can find a list of hostels here