Qinghai Accommodation: Recommended Hotels & Hostels

Compared with hot and developed areas, such as Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Qinghai doesn't have plenty of luxury hotels for accommodation. But as the development of the economy, to meet the increasing demand for better accommodation, the accommodation condition in Qinghai has been upgraded very much. Hotels ranging from economical 3-star hotelscomfortable 4-star hotels to luxury 5-star hotels can be found in Xining, the capital city of Qinghai. Some luxury hotels were established as well in Golmud in recent years.

While in other areas of Qinghai, the accommodation condition is relatively poor, such as Tongren, Yushu, etc. Following is a list of top recommended hotels in Qinghai of different standards which have earned a great reviews among travelers on tripadvisor. They are conveniently situated, well equipped with amenities, and offer great valuable service.

Qinghai Accommodation

Xining Hotel

Add: No.348 Qiyi Road, Xining

Surroundings: Qinghai Culture Pavilion, Mabufang Residence

Breakfast: Western & Chinese

Xining Hotel is a garden hotel located in the center area of the old city of Xining. Accommodating in this hotel allows you to dine, shop and sightsee around conveniently. It has four typical Rusia-style buildings with well-arranged and elegant decoration. The rooms are clean of a good size with tea making facilities and good storage. Sauna and an on-site restaurant are equipped in the hotel. Nearby landmarks such as Salazu Mosque and Xinning Square make it a great place to stay when visiting Xining.

How to Plan A Qinghai Tour

How to Get to Qinghai: Xining is the transfer hub of Qinghai, and you can get there by flight from Beijing (2.5h), Shanghai (3h), Guangzhou (3h15min), Lhasa (2-3.5h), Xian (1.5h), etc. or by train to Xining from Xian (4-5h), Lanzhou (70min-2.5hrs), Zhangye (2h), Jiayuguan (3.3.5h), Dunhuang (6h), etc.

Best Time to Visit Qinghai: May to October is available to travel most area in Qinghai, especially July and August when the weather is most comfortable.

Almost all travelers start a Qinghai tour from Xining and then explore its surroundings. Generally, it takes about 3 ~ 6 days to have a classic Qinghai tour.

For travelers with limited time and just want to take a short glimpse of the essence of Qinghai, it is recommended to spend 3 days discovering Qinghai Lake – China’s largest lake with incredible beauty and Xining highlights such as Kumbum Monastery – a Tibetan monastery holding great importance and Tibetan Medicine and Tibet Culture Museum – an informative museum fully displaying all aspects of Tibetan culture and medicine.

☛ 3 Days Qinghai Short Stay Tour

For more natural sightseeing experience, you spend 1 more day visiting Chaka Salt Lake to get amazed by the Mirror of Sky or turning to Kanbula National Forest Park to savor shimmering Danxia Landform. If you have interest in Amdo Tibetan culture or Regong art, Tongren deserves your another day. For an in-depth adventure, visiting Amne Machin – one of the four sacred mountains in Tibetan Buddhism in 1 more day.

☛ 4 Days Qinghai Lake Chaka Salt Lake Enchanting Tour
☛ 4 Days Qinghai Lake Kanbula National Forest Park Geographic Wonder Tour
☛ 5 Days Amdo Tibetan Culture Experience Tour
☛ 7 Days In-depth Discovery Tour of Qinghai Culture & Nature

It is strongly recommended to extend your Qinghai trip to its attractive neighbors, including Tibet, Gansu and Sichuan. The high-altitude scenery and the Buddhist atmosphere of Tibet is second to none. Take a 4 ~ 8 days trip and you will enjoy most Tibet highlights. If you want to unveil the mystery of the Silk Road, 5 ~ 11 days are needed to visit Gansu and Xinjiang. For traveler who prefers an in-depth discovery of Amdo, Gannan and Aba in Sichuan are recommended.

☛ 6 Days Xining and Lhasa Train Tour
☛ 6 Days Qinghai Lake Zhangye Danxia Rainbow Mountains Tour
☛ 8 Days Qinghai Gansu Jiuzhaigou Land Tour
☛ 10 Days Northwestern China Treasures - Qinghai Gansu Highlights Tour

Qinghai Lake Erlangjian Scenic Area in Qinghai Lake Potala Palace Julie and her friend from France visited Potala Palace in Lhasa Matisi Temple Mrs. Chan's group from Canada visited Matisi Temple along the Silk Road

Recommended Qinghai Tours

Top 3 Qinghai tours chosen by most customers to explore Qinghai in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary, or tailor your own trip now with us.

Rape flowers Blooming around Qinghai Lake in July
3 Days Xining Short Stay Tour including Qinghai Lake

Xining / Qinghai Lake

Mysterious lakes in deep Badain Jaran Desert
7 Days Qinghai Lake Zhangye Danxia Badain Jaran Desert Wonders Tour

Xining - Zhangye - Badain Jaran Desert

Qinghai Tibet Railway
6 Days Xining to Tibet Lhasa Train Tour by Qinghai Tibet Railway

Xining - Qinghai Lake - Lhasa

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