House Of Shambhala

Top choice guest house in Lhasa
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Hidden in the old town in a historic Tibetan building, the romantic, boutique-style Shambhala mixes the neighbourhood's earthy charm with buckets of style and a great rooftop lounge, making it perfect for couples who prefer atmosphere over mod cons. The 13 rooms, decorated in natural wood and slate with antique Tibetan furniture, vary only in size.

The fabulous rooftop terrace makes up for smallish and dim rooms and is a great place to relax over a Baileys-and-masala-chai cocktail (¥68) or a yak tikka masala. Low-season discounts of 20% are available in April, May, November and December.

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Quick description

Featuring delicately furnished guest rooms, House of Shambahala offers Tibetan-style accommodation in Lhasa. Free WiFi is accessible in public areas. Potala Palace is 2 km from the property. Norbulingka is 4.3 km from House of Shambahala. Lhasa Railway Station is a 26-minute drive away. Lhasa Gonggar Airport is 1 hour and 10 minutes' drive away. Each room in House of Shambahala is fitted with a TV and an electric kettle. Slippers and a hairdryer can be found in the private bathroom. The 24-hour front desk can help with luggage storage and concierge service. Airport shuttle is available. The on-site restaurant serves delicious cuisine with an appropriate menu. The rooftop restaurant serves local delicacies and views of the The Potala Palace.

Important information

Guests are required to show a valid government-issued ID card or passport upon check-in. For guests who are non-Chinese citizen ID card holders, a permit to Tibet is needed. Guests need to apply it at the Tibetan Lhasa Tourism Bureau at least 7 days in advance. For more details, please contact hotel directly.

Food and drink

  • Restaurant


  • Room service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry
  • Luggage storage
  • Concierge service


  • Terrace
  • Airport shuttle
  • Family rooms
  • Internet services
  • Currency exchange
  • Wifi
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Wifi available in all areas


  • Safety deposit box
  • Heating


  • Free WiFi available