Tibet is still a simple place and its accommodation is still limited, especially at remote and higher places. There are some good hotels in cities like Lhasa and Shigatse but at most other places, there are only 2 or 3 star hotels or guest houses in dormitory type. Even for the same
standard hotels, you may find those in Tibet are inferior to that of places in mainland China, like Beijing, Chengdu, etc.
For the accommodation inside the Mt. Everest reserve, there are mainly three places to stay: the guest house at Rongbuk Monastery, Guanjingtai Hostel and the tourist tent at Mt. Everest Base Camp. Among them, only Guanjingtai Hostel can provide twin-sharing rooms. Though with poor condition, those accommodation costs nearly the same as a 3-4 star hotel in Lhasa.
For the hotels in Lhasa, we category them into three rankings as follows: Budget, Mid Range and Top End. Currently, we only introduce the best hotels of each category. This list may change from time to time according to clients' feedback.
Note: The local rules stipulated that foreign tourists shall travel Tibet in organized groups with the permits granted by Tibet Tourism Bureau. As an officially licensed travel company in Tibet, we do not provide "accommodation only" service. Please contact us for more information on our tours to Tibet!
Lhasa Dongcuo International Youth Hostel is the
first Tibetan hostel that joined YHA. It was opened in2005 in the old town
behind Jokhang Temple. There are 48 rooms ranging from single, twin-sharing,
triple-sharing to dormitory rooms.
Tashitagke Hotel is located in the center of the old Lhasa quarter within 2min walking to Barkhor Street and 5min to Jokhang Temple. [more info]
Lhasa Cool Yak Hotel is a Tibetan boutique hotel close to the bustling Barkhor street (about 4min walking). There are many old Tibetan buildings around and guests will have the chance to experience local Tibetan’s daily life easily. It is in walking distance to Jokhang Temple and Potala Palace as well. [more info]
Lhasa Tashi Choten Hotel is
featured by the traditional Tibetan culture in old streets. It is well located
in the old town and the main sights can be reached easily by walking distance
from the hotel.
Lhasa Phuntsok Khasang International Youth Hostel is
well located in Lhasa downtown, close to the local supermarket and bus
Lhasa Trichang Labrang Hotel was built
from the preserved old Tibetan buildings bearing more than 300 years history.
It was the old residence of a great holy man in Tibet.
Tibet De Kang Hotel is a Tibetan owned hotel about 15min walk to
Jokhang Temple. It is a standard hotel in Tibetan style.
Gangjian Hotel (also
called Gang-gyan Hotel) is
another hotel in Lhasa old town area in 4-star standard. It is close
to Jokhang Temple, Ramoche Monastery and Barkhor Street.
Tibet Saikang Hotel is located in the old town about 500m from the
great Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street (within 5minutes walking). It was
operated in May 2002 and refurbished in July 2010.
Thangka Hotel is
located in central Lhasa old town area nearby Jokhang Square and within 2
minutes walking distance to one of the main sites in Lhasa - Jokhang
The hotel's decoration is
in Tibetan styple reflecting the mysterious Tibetan culture. There are
restaurant and coffee bar providing Tibetan, Western and Chinese cuisines. [more info]
Tibet Villa is
located nearbyTibetCollegeand the beautifulLhasariver. It is about 5min drive
toJokhangTempleandPotalaPalace. It is a Tibetan culture-themed hotel.
Lhasa Gorkhar Hotel is a
tourist hotel in Tibet built completely in Tibetan
style. It was once the Nepal Embassy in Tibet and later reconstructed to be a
The lovely Lingtsang Boutique Hotel is well located in the Lhasa old town
area. It is the former residence of a great holy man with more than 300 years
of history. When you walk in the hotel, what you see is not only a building,
but also its history, and what you hear is not only a Tibetan song but also its
St. Regis Lhasa Resort is the first international branded hotel in Tibet. It is close to Tibet
College, about 10min drive to Jokhang
Temple and Potala Palace. The beautiful St. Regis Lhasa Resort is recognized as the best hotel in
Tibet with the highest cost. To many guests, staying at the
St. Regis hotel helps
their once-in-a-lifetime tour to Tibet more comfortable and enjoyable. [more info]
Lhasa Manasarovar Hotel is among the first 5-star
hotels in Lhasa.
Lhasa Jardin Secret Hotel stands at
the beautiful Lhasa river and faces the Lhasa train station from the other side
of the river. It is nearby theTibetan Museum and with 5 minutes drive to Potala
Palace and NorbulingKa.
Brahmaputra Grand Hotel is the
first 5-star standard hotel in Lhasa. Not only is it a hotel, it is
also a museum of Tibetan folk culture.