Kashgar Old Town Youth Hostel

Top choice hostel in Kashgar
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Nestled in the old city, this atmospheric place is set around a courtyard where overlanders hang out on shyrdaks (Kyrgyz-style felt carpets), swapping stories and travel info. The rooms are bare, the toilets simple and the beds rock hard, but the English-speaking staff are very friendly, can organise local tours and there’s cheap laundry and reliable hot water.

The hostel has recently expanded into a second building next door, where the rooms are mainly private, but it also boasts what must be the most ornately decorated dorm in China. There's good wi-fi and the location couldn't be better.

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Quick description

Located in the old town, Kashgar Old Town Youth Hostel is only 300 metres from the closest mosque. Guests can have easy access to local restaurants, markets and tea houses. Free Wi-Fi access is available. Decorated in modern or Uighur style, each room here will provide you with a terrace and a minibar. There is a full kitchen with an electric kettle. Shared bathroom also comes with slippers. You can enjoy city views from the room. At Kashgar Old Town Youth Hostel you will find a 24-hour front desk, a garden and barbecue facilities. Other facilities offered at the property include a shared lounge, ticketing service and a tour desk. An array of activities can be enjoyed in the surroundings, including cycling, fishing and hiking.

Important information

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are currently in effect at this property. Guests are required to show a valid government-issued ID card or passport upon check-in.


  • Lockers
  • Library
  • Hiking
  • Wifi available in all areas
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ticket service
  • Cycling
  • Tour desk
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Sun terrace
  • Wifi
  • Currency exchange
  • Mini-market on site
  • Terrace
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Garden
  • Designated smoking area
  • Internet services


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning


  • Laundry
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Luggage storage


  • Free WiFi available