It is actually usually with a tinge of sadness that we read the reviews that we get from guests of Panba. This does not really have anything to do with whether they are good or bad, but rather due to the fact that we don’t really want to see anyone leave, since we treat every guest (whenever possible) as our friends. Either way, we appreciate each and every review, whether it is high praise or constructive. Here below we have the review from the two English studs, Mark & James.
I cannot praise this hostel highly enough – from the moment we arrived we were made to feel at home and amongst friends. The hostel has a team of hard-working staff who will go way and above the call of duty to make sure you have a brilliant time in Lijiang. The hostel interns, Ken and Linda, took us out to various restaurants and bars and old town sites, with their local knowledge always coming up trumps and always providing great company. When we arrived the hostel was very quiet but within a couple of days it had really filled up and there was a lively atmosphere in the evenings with people from allover sitting in the lounge drinking and listening to music. We’ve been travelling for 2 months now and this is our favourite hostel – if you had as good a time as us, you will be sad to leave!!
Here we have the review from Andy & Kate Brennunstuhl, the adorable Polish couple who stayed at Panba a couple of days ago.
The staff at this hostel are friendly and extremely helpful, the atmosphere in the public areas is great! The rooms are very clean, although it was very cold so some additional heating in the room would have been great. The beds have electric blankets though and the water is very hot! I would definitely recommend this place as the hostel to stay at in Lijiang!