Best hotels and hostels in Guizhou

  • Lodging in Zhaoxing

    Indigo Lodge

    Indigo is indicative of the increasing professionalism of the Dong villages in catering to the travel community: hip, understated luxury; impeccable customer service; and a real understanding of how to maximise your visit to the region. Lit up at night, it's a beauty. Walk-ins can usually negotiate a discount.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Zhaoxing

    Creekside Inn

    This family-run guesthouse has one of the nicest locations in Zhaoxing – at the quieter, eastern edge of the village – with fabulous views overlooking the rice terraces. Split across two locations, the original riverside location has slightly larger rooms while the nearby newer building has a wonderful rooftop seating area. Both have clean, comfortable ensuite rooms.

  • Lodging in Guiyang

    Renaissance Hotel Guiyang

    Set among the wide, empty streets of the city's new political and financial centre (Jinyang, 15km north), the Renaissance is an absolute bargain for those seeking affordable opulence. Rooms are large and perfumed, with marble and plush carpet underfoot. There's a decent cocktail bar on the top floor with good views of the surrounding neighbourhood.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Guiyang

    He House

    Housed in a large white gallery space in a converted building, He House is Guiyang's best independent hotel. Open-plan rooms are oversized and crisply prepared with original artworks and high-quality bathroom amenities. Service is earnest but staff are knowledgeable about the city. The on-site restaurant has a limited selection; the breakfast buffet has a colourful continental variety.

  • Lodging in Xijiang

    998 Hostel

    This bohemian residence is pretty and quiet, with stunning views out across Xijiang. The communal landing with cushions is a fun place to meet other travellers.

  • Lodging in Zhenyuan

    Jiangnanyuan Inn

    A surprisingly stylish hotel on the southern side of the river. Rooms have a distinctly Ming-era feel, with cool stone floors and simple wooden furniture and panelling. The beds are soft and the pillows are fluffy.

  • Lodging in Anshun

    Double Tree Hilton Anshun

    This gigantic hotel towering over Hongshan Lake like a grounded spaceship is the only high-end option in Anshun, so it's a good thing that it's quietly fabulous. Views from the plush lake rooms are stunning, especially at night, and the pool, gym and yoga studio are all first class. The international breakfast buffet will fill you for the day.

  • Lodging in Xingyi

    Sound Of Nature Inn

    Sound of Nature Inn has friendly owners, beautiful rooms decorated with local artwork and plenty of outdoor space from which to admire the rolling hills of Wanfenglin. Plus points too for the communal water fountains to top up your own water container rather than use plastic bottles.

  • Lodging in Kaili

    Hexie Dunpu Hotel

    Centrally located, impeccably clean and with excellent wi-fi, the Hexie Dunpu Hotel makes a comfortable base in Kaili. It offers a decent Chinese buffet breakfast and has a restaurant that serves up classic local dishes at reasonable prices.

  • Lodging in Zhenyuan

    Yǒngfúróng Jìngxīn Jū

    Stylishly decorated rooms, comfortable beds and friendly reception staff. Rooms overlooking the river enjoy beautiful views but are noisy thanks to nightly karaoke sessions in bars along the opposite riverbank. Wi-fi is a little patchy.

  • Lodging in Guiyang

    Novotel

    Centrally located with clean, spacious rooms. Staff are courteous and speak a little English. The hotel has a basic but well-equipped fitness centre and a top-floor revolving bar that serves cocktails and craft beers.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Zhenyuan

    Daheguan Hotel

    The faux-period wooden courtyard at the Daheguan passes the authenticity test well enough, but it's the corner location, classy finishing and luxurious beds that help make this the best hotel in town.

  • Lodging in Zhenyuan

    Ren Zai Zhenyuan Youth Hostel

    Cheerful hostel with nicely decorated rooms and dorms, some with views of the charming surrounding lanes. Comfortable high-quality bedding. Squat toilets only in bathrooms.

  • Lodging in Basha

    Gǔfēngzhài Qīngnián Lǚguǎn

    This family-run guesthouse is the pick of the village, although you might have to ask around to find the owner. The views of the surrounding valley alone are worth the stay, but there's also real pride in the presentation of the modest private rooms and spotless dorms. Walk down the path to the left of the village square to find it.

  • Lodging in Anshun

    Xīxiùshān Bīnguǎn

    A point of difference here is the variety of rooms across three buildings. Go for one near the garden courtyard (where stray cats soak up the sun), or nab a suite if you feel the need to stretch out. Bathrooms could do with an overhaul but linens are clean and hot water abundant. Check the wi-fi in your room before committing.

  • Lodging in Guiyang

    Sheraton Hotel

    Sitting astride a central intersection like a colossus, the rooms here are getting a little dated by five-star standards, but they still have comfy beds, plus there's a spa, a gym, a pool, and western and Chinese restaurants. English-speaking staff. Expect large discounts on the rack rates.

  • Lodging in Langde

    Měi Hā Lè Miáo Jiā

    Basic homestay option near the tourist information centre at the front of the village, up some stairs to the right of the souvenir stall square. Bathrooms have squat toilets and firm beds but are clean and well taken care of. Stay includes a simple breakfast of rice noodle soup.

  • Lodging in Guiyang

    Hanting Express

    Very convenient for the train station, this efficient chain hotel is a good-value overnighter. Rooms are spotless (if a little tight) and free coffee awaits guests in the lounge. Walk north up Zunyi Lu and turn left along Jiefang Lu; it’s on the far side of the road.

  • Lodging in Leishan

    Guilv Leishan Hotel

    The absolutely massive Guilv Leishan Hotel is one of the few places in town to accept foreign travellers. Rooms are spacious and comfortable with large beds that are a little on the firm side. The hotel is a 15-minute walk north of the town centre.

  • Lodging in Guiyang

    Shu Hostel

    This quiet and friendly hostel has clean, if a little rundown, dorm rooms, and spacious shared bathrooms. The walls are covered in useful information on travelling around the province, while the central space is good for meeting other travellers.