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Where to Stay in Xian

Sunday, August 1st, 2021
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Plan your Xian tour? The city center of Xian is a very compact and walkable, and most of the places of interests are just a breeze from where you stay in the walled city.

As an ancient capital in China, Xian now still keeps the fortifications built in Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644), one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls. You may stay within the city wall or outside the city wall. But most traveler prefer to stay inside the old city wall. The wall measures 14 km in circumference, 12m in height, and 15–18m in width at the base.

The city layout within Xian City Wall is based on a grid pattern centrally denoted by the grand Bell Tower (钟楼), which levels out four main avenues clockwise: East avenue (Dong Dajie 东大街), South Avenue ( Nan Dajie 南大街), West Avenue  (Xi Dajie 西大街) and North Aevenue (Bei Dajie 北大街).  Xian Railway Station  is just located on the northeast corner of Xian city wall while Xian Airport is located 40km northwest of Xian.

Best for Romance and City Core: Bell Tower Area

Bell Tower Area is the most central part of Xian with four main streets merged here. Under the Bell Tower, a newly completed Subway line 02 takes you to Xian North Railway Station  ( 10 km north of the city center) or the exhibition center in the south.

To the northwest of Bell Tower, there is a Starbucks (Bell Tower Shop).  Walk westward from the Starbucks, you will see some local famous restaurants providing Xian dumplings and Yangrou Paomo (Bread and Mutton Soup).

Further west, you come across Drum Tower. North of Drum Tower is the famous Muslim Quarter.

Suggested hotels around Bell Tower:

Melody Hotel Xian,
Citadines Xi’an CentralBell Tower Hotel XianIbis Hotel Xi’an.
Xi’an Century Landscape Hotel
Ramada Bells Tower
Skytel Xi’an

Best for Mixing with the Common People in Xian: East Avenue Area

The East Avenue used to the most commercial street in Xian. Now its popularity is fading with its position having graduated taken by South Avenue and West Avenue. Outside the east gate of Xian City Wall is Shaanxi Song & Dance Theatre which puts on Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show every day.

Suggested hotels around East Avenue: Grand Metro Park Xian Grand Metropark Hotel Xi’an Grand Noble Hotel Xi’an Canaan International Hotel
Super 8 Hotel Xi’an He Ping GateS

Best for Designer Shopping:  South Avenue Area.

The South Avenue is the shortest avenues of the four with its southern tip meets the South Gate of Xian City Wall. The South Avenue is lined with high end and upstart shopping malls.Its city wall south gate is often used as a tourist spot where people start to work. Forest of Stone Tablets is also located to the east of the south gate.

Union Alliance Atravis Executive Hotel
Skytel Xi’an (Formerly Prince International Hotel)

Best for Renovated Charming Streets: West Avenue Area


The West Street is rebuilt in a Tang Dynasty architecture style. This is the most beautiful street, especially sparkling in the evening.

Suggested hotels around West Avenue: West Capital International Hotel Rongmin International Hotel Xi’an
Meihua-Goldentang International Hotel

Best for Business Travel: North Avenue Area
The North Avenue is the least commercial street of the four streets where Xian’s office buildings and government buildings are dotted here and there around the North Avenue.

Suggested hotels around north avenue: Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square Mercure on Renmin Square Xian Huashan Mountain International Hotel Aurum International Hotel Xian colorful hotel apartment

Days Inn City Centre Xian

Xian Railway Station Area

Xian Railway Station is located on the northeast corner of the city wall. It is a very bustling and commecial area. On the east square of the train station, there are directly buses going to Terra-cotta Army and Huaqing Hotspring.  Suggested hotels around Xian Railway Station: Grand Soluxe International Hotel Xi’An Hilton Xi’an
Jinjiang Inn (Xi’an Jiefang Road)

South of Xian City Wall Area

The area outside the City Wall in the south is quite with some walkable attractions like Big Goose Pagoda and Shaanxi Museum.

Suggested hotels: Tangcheng Hotel Xian and Shangri-la Hotel Xian

Useful Xian Hotel Links

Top 10 Xian Luxury & Boutique Hotels

Top 10 Xian Budget Hotels,

Top 10 Hostels in Xian, Xian Youth Hostels

Tip: Hassle-free Xian Guided Tours

If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for Xian guided tours:

Xian Tour
Xian Day Tour
Xian Tour Packages
Beijing Xian Tour

Further Readings


Beijing Xian High Speed Train Experience
Top 10 Attractions in Xian
Tips for Visiting Muslim Quarter in Xian
Tips for Visiting Xian City Wall
Tips for Visiting Shaanxi History Museum
Tips for Visiting Xian Bell Tower
How Visit Terracotta Army
How to Visit Daming Palace National Heritage Park
Top 10 Photography Spots in Xian
The Night View of Great Tang All Day Mall
Tips for Visiting Hanyang Tombs Xian
The Song of Everlasting Sorrow Show in Xian
Tips for Visiting Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Tips for Visiting Huaqing Hot Springs in Xian
How to Visit Mount Huashan
Top 10 Hostels in Xian
Best Time to Visit Xian

Any questions, just drop a line.

Top 10 Hostels in Xian

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018
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Xian is a mecca for foreign travelers when they plan their China tours. Xian is more Chinese than Beijing with plentiful traditional Chinese buildings and historical sites. The local people in Xian are simple and hospitable.The influx of western travelers into Xian has seen the hostels booming in every conors in the city of Xian.

If you are looking for an ideal hostel for your Xian Tour,  please follow me to explore the top 10 hostels in Xian.  I’m doing best to dig out the official websites of these hostels for you to have a first hand information. So you can check, compare and decide which hostel you will use for your Xian Trip .

1.  Xian HanTang Inn International Youth Hostel (西安汉唐驿国际青年旅舍)

The hostel is near the center of town, close to the Bell and Drum Tower with walking distance to the post office, to bus stops and city attractions. The staff is simply great, everybody speak good English and are eager to help you. The rooms are really nice but a little simple but it’s a hostel so it is a great value. There are three computers that you can use for free and couches on which to sit.

Add: No 07, Nan Changchengxiang, Xicheng Plaza, Xian 西安市新城广场南侧南长巷7号
Tel: 0086-029-029-87389765, 87287772
Website:  http://www.itisxian.com/En/

Xian HanTang Inn International Youth Hostel
Xian HanTang Inn International Youth Hostel

2.  Xian Shuyuan International Youth Hostel (西安书院国际青年旅舍)

It is centrally located. This hostels is a large  courtyard turned residence. So you will see some traditional decor. The staff here are really friendly and helpful. Breakfast area very nice. Free internet access (4 computers), a free coffee or tea on arrival, and a free beer at night. The room has a TV in it and a beautifully appointed bathroom.  Free pick up from the Xian train station.Add: No.2 Shunchengxixiang South Street Xi’an China 西安市南门里顺城西巷甲2号
Tel:87287728, 87287721
Web:  http://www.hostelxian.com/En/

Xian Shuyuan International Youth Hostel
Xian Shuyuan International Youth Hostel

3. Xian 7 Sages (Qixian) YH ( 七贤国际青年旅舍)

It is a historical building in which former 8th army was headquarted. The property has been in existence for 100 years. The staff is extremely helpful, trusty and speaks good  English.

The rooms are fine, and the showers are  okay. The bar is very active and full of backpackers. The hostel is within walking distance of the train station and located on a quiet back street. 4 Computers for internet with reasonable rates.Add: Courtyard 5 of Qixianzhuang No, Beixin Street, Xian 西安市 北新街七贤庄1号5号院
Tel: 0086-29-66296977
Web:  http://www.hostelxian.cn/

Xian 7 Sages (Qixian) YH
Xian 7 Sages (Qixian) YH

Xi’an Your Tour International Youth Hostel  (西安悦途国际青年旅舍)

Xian Your Tour International Youth Hostel is located in downtown of Xi’an, within the hutong (alley houses) neighborhood behind the ancient city wall- Hanguangmen .

The hostel provides a peaceful getaway from a busy urban life. It is only 10 minutes walking away from the the famous snacks street “Muslim Street”.Next to our hostel, there are many public buses from which you can easily go to  most of Xi’an’ s top sites.It offers clean and comfortable beds with a great atmosphere, as well as a five-star chef for your well-cooked delicious food. More comfortable public areas and a cozy little yard, so that you can communicate and share travel happiness with friends from around the world.

Add:  No.31,Huoyaoju Xiang, Hangguangmen, Lianhu, Xian 西安市含光门里西行300米(火药局巷31号)
Tel: 029 – 87628808
Webpage: Xian Your Tour International youth hostel

Xi'an Your Tour International Youth Hostel
Xi’an Your Tour International Youth Hostel

5. Xiangzimen Youth Hostel (湘子门国际青年旅舍)
It is centrally  situated in a beautiful historic building where a brother of one of the Ming emperors once lived. It has very nice rooms and a really good bar and restaurant. The staff are helpful and informative when it comes to organize Xian city tours and call for taxis. Good breakfast menu and descent lunch/dinner.

The many of the staff speaks good English. Picking up people at the train station (free service). The room is comfortable with AC and private bathroom.

Add: No.16, Xiangzimiao Street, Nanmenli, Xian 西安市南门里湘子庙街16号
Tel: 029 – 62867999
Webpage: Xiangzimen Youth Hostel

Xiangzimen Youth Hostel
Xiangzimen Youth Hostel

6. Bell Tower Youth Hostel Xian (西安钟楼国际青年旅舍)
The bell tower youth hostel is located  right in the centre of town. Its location couldn’t be better!  You can easily walk to the Muslim Quarter, the Bell and Drum Towers. The front desk staff are  friendly, fast and efficientm and speak good English.

The room is large and relatively clean and the shower fine. TV in the room, tea and electric cup are offered. Good internet. Breakfast  is  good, though the service is a little slow.

Add: No.1 North Main Street Xi’an, China
Tel: 86-29 – 87233005, 87231203
Web: www.xianhostel.cn/index.htm

Bell Tower Youth Hostel Xian
Bell Tower Youth Hostel Xian

7. Hanwood Youth Hostel Xian (汉文武德青年旅舍)
Hanwood Youth Hostel is located across  from Big Wild Goose Pagoda.  Every night  on the Big Wild Goose Pagoda Musical Fountain Square  there will be  spectacular musical fountain in the brilliant night. And you can watch.

The staff members are very helpful. The free services  are offered by the hostel including travel information; bike rental, DVD,  collection mail package, luggage storage, 24 hour hot water, tea together.

Add:  just opposite to south door of Tang Da Ci’en Temple ruins park, the South Square of Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian
西安市大雁塔南广场唐大慈恩寺遗址公园南门斜对面
Tel: 86-029-85516916
Web: http://www.xianyha.com/

Hanwood Youth Hostel Xian
Hanwood Youth Hostel Xian

Xian Sunflower Backpacker Hostel (小花国际青年旅舍)
( Mainly cater for girls )

It is a girls’ hostel. Xi’an Sunflower Backpacker Hostel is located in the center of Xi’an, a perfect location for food, shopping and visiting.

When staying in it, you may think this is not simply a hotel, but a home, a home away from home. Wrapped by sweet atmosphere and security environment, it is also a part of your travel. Public computer, Wi-Fi and laundry are available here. We also offer tourism information, package tour booking, train and airport pickup services.Add: Xidajie 157, Lianhu Dstrict, Xian  西安市西大街157号
Tel:029-87243955

Xian Sunflower Backpacker Hostel
Xian Sunflower Backpacker Hostel

9. (Xian Fenghe Youth Hostel) 西安丰禾国际青年旅舍

It has a convenient location, just 10 minutes walk from the Xian Railway station, 5 minutes from the bus station. Plentiful small stores and vendors Great noodles and dumplings available across the road and a good cobbler just around the corner.There are various kinds of rooms ( eight-bed room, six-bed, four-beds and standard rooms in the Fenghe Hostel.The rooms are air-conditioned. All rooms offer hot water, private bathroom, self-catering restaurant, TV… long distance calling, laundry service, and bicycle and car rental service. Ticket-booking services are also available .Add: No. 11 Fenghe Road, Xian 710014 西安市丰禾路11号

Tel: 029-86395990

Xian Fenghe Youth Hostel
Xian Fenghe Youth Hostel

10. Yan Ying international Youth Hostel   西安雁影国际青年旅舍

 Yan Ying youth hostel has decent facilities and clean rooms offering you the most comfortable space to rest.   Living in Yan Ying youth hostel, you can easily go to  lots of attractions by walking. Yan Ying  provides you the most beautiful and comfortable travel experience.Bar,coffee,air-conditioner,restaurant, multi-media, free Internet access, store, travelling information, table football, bicycle, etc.Add: Building 12 of Tai Ping Bao, east of south square of Great Wild Goose Pagoda, Qu Jiang New District, Xi’an

西安市曲江新区大雁塔南广场太平堡新排12号
Tel: 029 – 85261481
Webpage:  Yan Ying international Youth Hostel

Yan Ying international Youth Hostel
Yan Ying international Youth Hostel

Tip: Hassle-free Xian Guided Tours

If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for Xian guided tours:

Xian Tour
Xian Day Tour
Xian Tour Packages
Beijing Xian Tour

Further Readings


Beijing Xian High Speed Train Experience
Top 10 Attractions in Xian
Tips for Visiting Muslim Quarter in Xian
Tips for Visiting Xian City Wall
Tips for Visiting Shaanxi History Museum
Tips for Visiting Xian Bell Tower
How Visit Terracotta Army
How to Visit Daming Palace National Heritage Park
Top 10 Photography Spots in Xian
The Night View of Great Tang All Day Mall
Tips for Visiting Hanyang Tombs Xian
The Song of Everlasting Sorrow Show in Xian
Tips for Visiting Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Tips for Visiting Huaqing Hot Springs in Xian
How to Visit Mount Huashan
Top 10 Hostels in Xian
Best Time to Visit Xian

Any questions, just drop a line.

Top 10 Xian Luxury & Boutique Hotels

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailby featherAlthough Boutique Hotels are still a new concept in Xian, more and more boutique hotels are popping up and there are a few posh properties that the discerning traveler will enjoy taking advantage of. If you’re looking for a more intimate experience than large chain hotels, something a little more personal during your Xian Tour, please follow me to explore the top 10 Boutique Hotels in Xian.

Xian Walker Boutique Hotel
Xian Walker Boutique Hotel is located on the Zhuque Street of Xian’s Xiaozhai business district, adjacent to the provincial industrial exhibition hall, International Exhibition Center, the provincial stadium, provincial library, the surrounding environment is elegant and the transportation is convenient.  The hotel has 137 guest rooms of various types, designed in Chinese and Western style, they are warm and comfortable, sophisticated and simple.

Add: 250 Zhuque Street South Xian
Tel: 86 29 62630000
Web: http://walkerhotels.com.cn/en/main.htm

Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square
Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square is located on the grounds of Renmin Square and is a grand hotel that adheres to the local Chinese 5-star platinum standards, making it the most luxurious hotel in the region. The hotel incorporates several heritage buildings of historic importance and features 432 rooms, 4 restaurants and 2 bars.

For business travelers, the hotel serves WIFI wireless, Internet access, business center with assistance, Internet connectivity, and so on.

Add: 319 Dongxin Street, Xian
Tel: (+86)29/87928888
Web: http://www.sofitel.com/gb/hotel-5949-sofitel-xian-on-renmin-square/index.shtml

Xian Belltower Hotel
Bell Tower Hotel Xian, a four star business and tourism hotel Xian built according to five star hotels standard, opened in 1983 and refurbished in 2003. If you have chance to go to Xian, you can stay there.

Bell Tower Hotel Xian offers 300 guest rooms with variety. Each room is equipped with TV, air-conditioning, bathroom, and other necessary facilities. Chinese & Western style restaurants, newly decorated, can offer a wide range of Canton cuisine and European buffet.

Add: No.110 South Avenue, Beilin District, Xian
Tel: (029)87600000
Web: http://www.belltowerhotelxian.cn/

Sheraton Xian Hotel
Sheraton Xian Hotel is conveniently located near the 600-year-old City Wall, adjacent to the West Second Ring Road. The leisure facilities include a comprehensive Health and Fitness Centre equipped with gymnasium, sauna, steam room, in-door heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, and table tennis. The 13 meeting rooms can accommodate all types of functions and events.

Add: 262 Fenghao East Road Xian Shaanxi
Tel: (86)(29) 8426 1888
Web: http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/index.html

Grand Noble Hotel
Grand Nobel Hotel Xian is a new luxurious property offering comprehensive facilities and services for leisure and business stays.  It is conveniently located in the commercial center, shopping and entertainment area of Xian’s downtown, neighboring a lot of popular tourist attractions. Only 40 minutes away from Xian Yang International Airport and 5 minutes away from Xian Railway Station.

The hotel has 428 well-appointed guestrooms and suites,a full range of dining, recreational and conference facilities.

Add: No. 334 Dong Da Jie (East Street), Xian
Tel: 86 29 87690000
Web: http://www.gnhotel.com/

Shangri-la Hotel, Xian
The only deluxe Xian hotel located in the Gaoxin hi-tech development zone, Shangri-La Hotel, Xian brings modern luxury and legendary Shangri-La hospitality to China’s eternal city.

With a minimum room size of 40 square metres, the hotel will provide guests with the full array of Shangri-La amenities, including 24-hour room service, same day laundry and valet service, satellite TV, and data ports and broadband Internet services.

Add: 38B Keji Road, Xian
Tel: (86 29) 8875 8888
Web: http://www.shangri-la.com/en/property/xian/shangrila

Xian Titan Times Hotel
The 23-storey TITAN TIMES HOTEL covers a total business area of 50,000 square meters. The main building with spacious lobby exudes the charm of a five-star hotel.

By virtue of its original design concept, it provides guests with elegant and comfort living space: Exquisite comfort defines standard suites, low-profile luxury executive suite offers convenient and carefree private space for the morning, noble and graceful deluxe suite evokes the feeling of sumptuous palace, graceful ladies floor provides modern women with a romantic private paradise.

Add: No 360 West City Ring Road, Xian
Tel: 029-88626666
Web: http://www.titantimeshotel.com/

Kempinski Hotel Xian
Kempinski Hotel Xian, the newest five-star “Business hotel in Xian with a Resort feeling” and designated hotel for the EURO-ASIA Economic Forum, is located in the Northeast of Xian within the new Chanba Ecological District.

This Xian Kempinski hotel boasts of state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment and technology in its 1,400 square-meter pillar-less ballroom, which also includes simultaneous interpretation and audiovisual systems.

Add: 1 Chanba Avenue, Chanba Ecological Development Zone, Xian
Tel: 86 29 83550000
Web: http://www.kempinski.com/en/xian/Pages/Welcome.aspx

Hyatt Regency Xian
Hyatt Regency Xian Hotel in China is ideally located within the ancient walls of historic Xian city centre. The hotel is close to the Xian Provincial Government Offices, Xian’s central business district and the major entertainment, shopping and nightlife areas, making them easily accessible on foot or by a short taxi ride. Xian Xianyang International Airport is 43 kilometres from the hotel. The Hyatt Regency Xian Hotel is also host to Club Zen Spa, a sanctuary of tranquillity in Xian, China.

Add: 158 Dong Da Jie, Xian
Tel: +86 29 8769 1234
Web: http://xian.regency.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp?null

Jinshi International Hotel, Xian
The Jinshi International Hotel is located in the middle of the Chang’an and Wild Goose Pagoda Road’s overpass in the South Second Ring Road, next to the northern crossing of Cuihua Road.

There are 270 sets of various rooms in the Hotel. All rooms are equipped with air-conditionings and data transmission facilities adjusted independently, free broadband Internet access, hotel exclusive intellectual TV, private bathroom / shower, private safe, hair dryer, satellite TV channels, mini-bar, direct international call.

Add: No.398, the Eastern Section of the South Second Ring, Xian
Tel: +86-29-8313 3666

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Top 10 Hostels in Xian
Top 10 Budget Hotels in Xian

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