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You can enjoy more of the local culture by opting for places where ordinary Chinese people stay.

Your Chengdu experience will depend largely on your choice of accommodation – you can choose to stay in a luxurious five-star hotel, or you can enjoy more of the local culture by opting for places where ordinary Chinese people stay. Chengdu accommodation ranges from ‘budget’ to ‘luxury’ and there is plenty of choices at every level.

Youth Hostels

Here is a list of some of the hostels in Chengdu:

The Mix Hostel (成都驴友记青年旅舍)The Mix is already a venerable hostel in the city and is a popular choice for backpackers going up and down the route between Chengdu, Dali, Kunming and Southeast Asia. For a look at what the hostel offers, check out the Mix Hostel Website.

The Mix has a sister hostel, the Lazy Bones Hostel (懒骨头青年旅舍) at #16 Yangshi Street (羊市街16号)
Address: #23 West Wanfu Xinghui Road , Renjiawan (万福桥星辉西路,任家湾23号)
phone: 028-83222271

Traffic Hotel (交通青年旅舍) The Traffic hotel is the oldest hostel in the city and is still a good option for budget travelers. The location is excellent, right on the river, two minutes walk to Xinnanmen bus station. And close to Sichuan University.
Address: #6 Linjiang Road (临江中路 6号 )
Phone: 028-85450470

The Loft Hostel (四号工厂青年酒店) The Loft is one of the most popular hostels in the city. Good rooms and good service (most lodgers, if not all, speak English), and the first floor café is almost always full.
Address: #4 Tongren Road, Xiaotong Alley (同仁路小通巷4号)
Phone: 028-86265770

Nova Traveller’s Lodge (乐浮国际青年旅舍) This relatively recent addition to Chengdu’s hostels lies just north of Chunxi Road. It has a self-catering kitchen; located in a courtyard.
Address: #10 North Taisheng Road (太升北路10号)
Phone: 028-86950016

Dragon Town Hostel(龙堂青年旅舍)Dragontown is in Chengdu’s historical Kuan and Zhai Alley district and is one of the more beautiful hostels in town with excellent service and good rooms. Since Dragon Town opened in 2002, it has drawn thousands of foreign travelers around the world. Now Dragon Town II, the Loft Hoste is located in Xiaotongxiang Street.
Address: #26 Kuan Alley (宽巷子26号 )
Phone: 028—86648408

Hello Chengdu Youth Hostel (老宋国际青年旅舍) The first hostel in Chengdu run by foreign backpackers, with over 20 years’ travel experience. Sim’s is nestled at the courtyard of a complex near Wenshu Monastery.
Address: #211 North 1st Ring Road Sect. 4 (一环路北四段211号)
Phone: 028-83355322 13330965557

Holly’s Hostel (九龙鼎青年客栈) Holly’s lies not far from the Wuhou Shrine Museum in southern urban Chengdu. Good, cheap rooms and an excellent location for curious travelers.
Address: #246 Wuhouci Street(武侯祠大街246号)

Phone: 028-85548131 028-85557349

Budget hotels
Many Chinese brand chains are your safest option – like 7 Days Inn, or Home Inn – there are numerous sites around the city with rooms for between, say, RMB180 and 280 per night.

Travel around

As a well-known transportation hub and tourist city, Chengdu is famous for its extensive transportation system as it is the communication junction of Southwest China and the gateway to Tibet. Conveniently connected to over 100 domestic and international airports, Chengdu is accessible from and to almost all the major countries in the world.

Jul 24, 2014

Major tourist attractions

Despite its vigorous drive towards modernization, Chengdu spares no efforts to retain its sense of tradition and ancient landscapes. As a rising economic, cultural and transportation center in western China, Chengdu is also a very important tourist destination, with many historical and scenic spots around the city. The city also serves a transit station to Tibet, and several world-class tourist destinations are conveniently located in neighboring areas, including Mount Emei and the Grand Buddha, Jiuzhaigou, Hailuogou, Siguniang Mountains (Four Maidens Mountains), the Sanxingdui Ruins and so on.

Jul 25, 2014

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Two-day Tour in the Downtown

A short stay will not give you adequate time to explore the city, but a visit to the midtown hot spots will also prove a rewarding experience.

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Recommended Tourist Routes

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Why it's Chengdu, again?

Known for its mouth-watering cuisines and rich tourism resources, the capital city of Sichuan province is a magnet for travelers both from China and abroad. Envy of other western Chinese cities, it has also become increasingly attractive for senior foreign officials in recent years.

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