How cheap is cheap CHINA???

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1. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1116 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!


I'm still in China... I went to the Chungking mansion and I didn;t know it was like shopping in some night market. I thought room rates are like printed on some flyer or wall. It was apparently a bargaining thing. I really hate that exercise. I got my room for 150 HONG KONG dollars. actually, I got the a room for 210 dollars and break it down with a Japanese tourist who cant get anything cheaper.

In Shenzhen, I had no choice but to take the advice of the tourism info office and so I ended up in hostel, which they say is going to cost me, 178 RMB per night. I was too exhausted and scared of the crowd in the train station, that even 500 yuan can sound cheap. My hostel turns out to be 60 yuan with breakfast. I missed the breakfast though.

The hostel is so posh and Im a big fan of minimalist interior designs, so I doubt if this is cheap. JUST HOW MUCH IS CHEAP... I FORGOT TO ASK.

I learned here that Guilin and Yangshou have cheap accomodations... But then again, I need figures.

Thanks everyone

2. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1116 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I just got some answers from this site, accomodation search.
I cant believe I used to go to before. Its just here.

Im off to Guilin soon...


3. Posted by Degolasse (Travel Guru 823 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

It's been a couple years now, but I remember paying 60 RMBs for a pretty decent double room in Yangshuo. My dorm bed at a hostel in Kunming was 30, and most other hotels (a double) in Yunnan was in the 40-60 region. Overall in general, in Southwest China, my girlfriend and I budgeted only a bit more than we would for Thailand, maybe in the 40 USD region (for two people).
But from what I understand the rest of China is a different story altogether. Luckily we had friends to stay with in HK so our costs where pretty minimal there.