Best Yangshuo hotels


Best Yangshuo hotels for service, style and location

High end

Yangshuo Mountain Retreat 

Yangshuo Mountain Retreat, while priced slightly higher than most Yangshuo hotels (prices range between RMB 400-700) it offers a value that few other hotels can match. The Mountain Retreat is consistently among the most popular hotels in Yangshuo hotel among Asia expatriates, western couples & families. The scenery is spectacular, the food outstanding and the service warm and professional. The rooms are simple, tasteful and comfortable, offering river and mountain views, many with private balconies. We recommend you book well in advance as it is often quite full. The only hotel situated directly on the Yulong river, Yangshuo has been considered one of the best Yangshuo hotels since opening in 2000.

Yangshuo Mountain Retreat address: Wang Gong Shan Jiao, Feng Lou Cun Wei, Gaotian Town, Yangshuo (approximately 15 minutes from town on the Yulong River)

Phone: (86) 773 8777 091
Fax: (86) 773 8777 092

Secret Garden
Located a good distance from Yangshuo Town is the recently opened Secret Garden, which was uniquely designed by South African artist Ian. It is in Jiuxian Village and is run by Australian Ian and his wife Fei. It is known as the best designed of Yangshuo hotels.

Li River Resort
Run by Australian Alf and his wife Ming Fang, this top end-priced, well-established resort offers stunning views from its perch above the Li River and good food and great value Aussie wines. One of the earliest foreign-run hotels in Yangshuo and a favorite among western visitors.

Mid Range

Magnolia Hotel

In the heart of Yangshuo town this four story hotel is Australian-owned and operated by Malcolm offers good value for money with bright rooms, king size beds and a spacious atrium. It also has the great vegetarian restaurant next door and the Li River around the corner.

Swiss Garden – also located in Jiuxian Village, this new courtyard hotel is popular with wealthy Chinese. It was designed by a Swiss Architect and is one of the most beautifully appointed countryside Yangshuo hotels.


Yangshuo Outside Inn
Established by an intrepid Dutchman, the newly refurbished Outside Inn has 18 different style rooms for singles, couples and families, all arranged around a traditional courtyard. The mud brick buildings are very rustic and for hardy travelers who like an authentic countryside feel.

Giggling Tree
Located in the Yu Long River Valley the Giggling tree was originally established by a Dutch couple but has since been sold to a Chinese chain. Worth a visit for coffee. It has an authentic, rustic feel to the place with great views of the surrounding scenery.

Yangshuo International Youth Hostel
Recently refurbished restaurant reception area this hostel is located on West Street right in the thick of the action. With large rooms and tour booking facilities this is often a favorite for backpackers wanting to find the best bargains among Yangshuo hotels.