Xiàhé has long been a traveller's destination, and is loaded with small guesthouses, inns and hotels catering to a variety of budgets. Most are located at the west end of Renmin Xilu/Zhaxiqi Jie near the entrance to Labrang Monastery.

A lot of hotels here utilise solar gain to power their hot-water supplies, so showering in the evening offers the best chance for scalding hot water in many places.