There are many types of accommodation in China, from luxury hotels to budget guesthouses. Each type of accommodation offers its own unique experience. For example, some offer high-quality service and amenities, while others only offer basic amenities. In China you will find modern hotels of different categories.
The large luxury hotel chains such as Hyatt, Mariott, Sheraton, Kempinsky, Radisson and Mercure are present in the big cities. Well-maintained mid-range hotels and simple, budget hotels can be found in a wide selection throughout China. In small towns and rural regions there are often hotels and guesthouses in traditional Chinese architectural style, whose rooms are equipped with contemporary comforts. See ehangzhou for landmarks in Yunnan.
Budget travelers choose a room in a hostel or an inexpensive hotel. There are some campsites in China where you can stay in well-equipped, permanent tents with comfortable beds. Comfort and modern furnishings are very important in every type of accommodation. The accommodations are very well maintained and clean throughout. You can feel that in China great value is placed on the well-being of the guest. No matter whether luxurious or down-to-earth.
Hotels in China
In China, as a traveler, you can choose between hotels of different categories. There is a wide range of options, from inexpensive 1 to 2 star hotels to luxury hotels. Even the simple, low-priced hotels in China often surprise with beautiful interior design, comfort and courteous service.
Luxury hotels for accommodation in China
Every major city in China has a wide range of luxurious 4 to 5 star hotels. Many large global hotel chains from the luxury segment are represented there. There are also high-quality hotels and resorts from local providers from China. In smaller towns there are sometimes high-quality hotels in buildings of the traditional Chinese architectural style. The special architectural flair goes hand in hand with comfortable room furnishings according to modern standards.
The luxurious hotels and resorts welcome you in superior, deluxe and executive rooms or in spacious suites. Elegant, stylish room facilities with flat-screen TVs and minibars, free Wi-Fi, restaurants with fine dining options as well as relaxation areas, fitness centers and wellness facilities are often available in the 4 to 5 star hotels in China. The overnight prices in 4 to 5 star hotels vary depending on the location of the accommodation. The scale ranges from 40 to 180 euros per night. Deviations upwards are possible in individual cases.
There is a large selection of good 3-star hotels in China. The standard, superior or deluxe rooms are modern and comfortably furnished, have a well-equipped bathroom and often a flat-screen TV. Free WiFi is usually available. It is often possible to use a washing machine and a shared kitchen. In some 3-star hotels, the rooms even have their own small kitchenette. In a mid-range hotel you pay from 20 to an average of 50 euros for one night. In some cases breakfast is included.
Even in the simple 1 to 2 star hotels in China you can expect a relatively high level of comfort and good service. The rooms are tastefully furnished, some have a flat-screen TV and well-kept sanitary facilities. Simple accommodations often offer a warm welcome in a family atmosphere. An excellent breakfast is usually included in the room rate or can be ordered for a small additional charge. Some hotels have a shared kitchen and free Wi-Fi. Rooms with private bathrooms are available in the simpler hotels from just 8 euros per night. The price range goes up to around 70 euros per night in a double room. Highly recommended are inexpensive eco-hotels in rural areas whose rooms are beautifully furnished with wooden furniture. Rooms of different categories cost 11 to 16 euros there, for example.
Guesthouse and Bed and Breakfast (B&B)
In the Guest House or B&B in China you can spend a pleasant time in beautifully furnished private accommodation or small hotels where breakfast is included in the price of the accommodation. The rooms usually have a private bathroom. Some units have a shared kitchen. Some guesthouses or B&Bs also have an in-house restaurant. Some inns can organize activities such as hiking or cycling upon request. Room prices average 50 to 55 euros per night.
Hostels as accommodation China
You can stay overnight in China particularly cheaply in a dormitory with four to eight beds in a hostel. An overnight stay costs four to a maximum of ten euros per person. As is common practice around the world, hostels in China have male-only, female-only dormitories, as well as mixed dormitories with shared bathrooms. The rooms in Chinese hostels are not always equipped with bunk beds.
There are also four-bed dormitories with single beds, which are attractively furnished and nicely decorated. Breakfast is usually available for a small price of an average of two euros. Some hostels rent double rooms with shared or private bathrooms in addition to dormitories. The price for this is around 30 to 60 euros.
Holiday apartments and holiday homes
You can rent very tastefully furnished holiday apartments in China from 55 to 60 euros. In the luxury segment, an overnight stay costs from 80 to 85 euros. The holiday apartments with one or two rooms, a kitchen and a bathroom are on average 45 to 50 square meters spacious and provide a high level of comfort. Modern furnishings with flat-screen TVs and free WiFi are often part of the basic equipment of the holiday apartments. In the kitchen you will usually find an electric stove with an oven, and sometimes a microwave. A washing machine is often integrated into the holiday apartment. In aparthotels you often have the opportunity to use leisure facilities such as a gym and a swimming pool.
Large families or travel groups rent large holiday apartments with several rooms or holiday homes and chalets in China that can accommodate 6 to 14 people. Prices for large holiday apartments, houses and chalets with several rooms start at around 290 euros per night and range up to around 2,000 euros per night. The exclusive houses are often located in an idyllic location on a lake or in a secluded location in the middle of nature.
Campsites as alternative accommodation in China
China’s campsites are something very special. These are not classic campsites where you travel with your own tent or motorhome, but rather you rent permanent tents, cabins or caravans there. The equipment varies depending on the location of the camping terrain. In Inner Mongolia you will stay in spacious yurts, in the desert you will find large living tents, and in jungle regions there will be straw and bamboo huts available for you.
All tents and cabins are well equipped with comfortable beds, other pieces of furniture, some carpets or mosquito nets. Shared bathrooms are available. There is usually a good restaurant on site. At individual campsites you spend the night in a stationary caravan with sanitary facilities. The courses are often located in scenic surroundings: in the middle of the sandy desert, in a grassy landscape in the mountains or directly by the sea. An overnight stay at the campsite costs between 60 and 110 euros, depending on the location and facilities.