Best hotels and hostels in Henan

  • Lodging in Song Shan & Dengfeng

    Dengfeng Climb Hostel

    The simple and friendly Climb Hostel has a comfortable bar and a pool table and is enviably close to the entrance to Taishi Shan. The dorms are a bit cramped and have thin mattresses, but are still good for the price. Located in the north of town, it can be a bit tricky to reach on foot, though. Bus 6 runs almost here from the bus station (last stop, then ask directions).

  • Lodging in Luoyang

    Luoyang Anximen Youth Hostel

    Super close to the night market and right in front of a bus station, Anximen Hostel has a great location. It has lovely new facilities, including a roof garden and a (loud) bar on the same floor as the dorms. Rooms look smart and are cleaned daily. Private rooms are particularly great value; dorms are basic but secure.

  • Lodging in Song Shan & Dengfeng

    Kungfu Hostel

    If waking up to the sounds of crowing roosters and beating all the crowds to the Shaolin Temple sounds like your cup of chá, don't miss the opportunity to stay in this peaceful village inside the scenic area. Simple rooms are spread across two buildings: if you can't find any staff, check the other building.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Song Shan & Dengfeng

    Lanyue Inn

    Down an alley off Chongfu Lu, this little hotel has helpful staff and large rooms with comfortable beds and private bathrooms. Thoughtful room decorations include a tea set, calligraphy station and unobtrusive sex-toy vending machine (requires QR payment). The mountain views over Dengfeng are spectacular from the higher floors, and a simple egg-and-bread breakfast is delivered to your door each morning.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Luoyang

    Christian’s Hotel

    This boutique hotel scores points for its variety of themed rooms, each with large plush beds and a kitchen-dining area. Do you go for Tang dynasty style or white walls and a circular bed? Regardless, you’ll be thanking the eponymous Christian each time you step into the room. Outside of April, discounts usually slash rates in half.

  • Lodging in Kaifeng

    Pullman Hotel

    Set in expansive, park-like grounds, Kaifeng's top hotel choice is enormous and peaceful. Rooms are stylish, with tasteful depictions of the city's famous sights on the walls and opulent marble bathrooms with deep below-floor tubs. Discounts of 65% make this an excellent, affordable luxury choice, especially if you plan to get around town in a taxi or rent a bicycle (¥20).

  • Lodging in Zhengzhou

    Hilton Zhengzhou

    The Hilton combines stylish elegance with a highly exacting level of service and a tempting range of five-star amenities and dining choices in a tower on Jinshui Lu. Rooms are contemporary, invitingly spacious and fully equipped. It's close to the city's Central Business District.

  • Lodging in Kaifeng

    Jinjiang Inn (Kaifeng Drum Tower)

    This chain hotel isn't fancy but it has attentive staff and clean, light-filled rooms with private bathrooms. Its star location on the intersection of Zhongshan Lu and Sihou Jie is enough to seal the deal in a town where most hotels don't accept foreigners.

  • Lodging in Zhengzhou

    Holiday Inn Express

    A good-value option with regular discounts, the Holiday Inn has neat rooms spread across two buildings next to the Sofitel. The breakfast buffet has something for everyone, staff are very helpful and there's a handy bus stop out the front on Jinshui Lu.

  • Lodging in Zhengzhou

    Sofitel

    Rooms at the five-star Sofitel are excellent. Muted gold and brown tones provide a soothing counterpoint to Zhengzhou's chaotic street life, and plusher rooms are filled with plenty of modern conveniences, including Nespresso machines and swivel TVs.

  • Lodging in Kaifeng

    Jinjiang Inn (Longting Park)

    Smack bang in the restaurant area just south of Longting Park, this budget branch has reasonable rates, large rooms, daily cleaning and a 24-hour reception.

  • Lodging in Song Shan & Dengfeng

    Shaolin Hotel

    Enthusiastic staff, a good location and easy discounts make this midrange hotel a half-decent choice. Rooms are tidy enough but don't expect them to be spotless. Look for the white building on the corner of Guan Shi Jie (opposite the night market) with the yellow-and-red sign. It's a ¥7 taxi ride from the bus station. Discounts of ¥100 available.

  • Lodging in Song Shan & Dengfeng

    Shaolin International Hotel

    Popular with visiting Chinese, this self-proclaimed four-star hotel feels overpriced for what you get; little English is spoken and nonsmoking rooms can't be guaranteed. At least the rooms are spacious and beds are soft. A taxi from the main bus station will cost ¥7. Discounts of more than 50% become available with some polite negotiation.

  • Lodging in Nanjiecun

    Nan Jie Cun Hotel

    For the full Nanjiecun experience, this hotel offers the same stark cleanliness and communist charm that you'll find about town. Long, red-carpeted halls give way to simple rooms with private bathrooms. No need to book ahead – the hotel is usually deserted.

  • Lodging in Zhengzhou

    AnXinBoKe Hotel

    This hotel isn't winning any awards for cleanliness but rooms are surprisingly quiet (there is a large intersection outside the front door), beds are comfortable and February 7 Sq is only a 600m walk away. Rates include a simple Chinese breakfast.