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Welcome to the official Zhilam Hostel website.  Glad you found us and we hope we can make your travels all the more enjoyable, restful, and valuable.

On this website, you’ll not only find information on our hostel (pictures, prices, and booking information), but also links to: travel websites, trekking information, cultural insights, and even ways to be involved in our community development projects.  We have staff available 24 hours a day and the manager lives on site with his family!



Most Valuable Links


Things to do in Kangding

Day Trips Outside of Kangding

Directions to Our Hostel

Helpful Links

Tourism businesses, independent tour guides, hostels, restaurants, etc.

2017 Bus Schedule

Holidays and Festivals

Pre-trip Planning

Popular Overland Routes

Is Tibet Too Cold To Visit? (Compliments of Land of Snows)

Zhilam Hostel On The Web Websites, pictures, and stories from our guests.

Notices / 通告

If you need a Confirmation Letter from us to use in applying for a visa, please also send us your passport nationality and number.  Thanks

All areas currently open for foreign travel as far as we know except for Tsedar (aka Larungar monastery)


For an update on our community development projects (关于我们的社区发展项目), see our Facebook page.

We charge full price during China’s Holidays:

May Holiday: May 1-3th evening

October Holiday: September 30th-October 6th evening

Info for Chinese Guests


justinWe will always remember Justin Roblee.  Justin was an avid outdoorsman, an aspiring entrepreneur and he loved China.  He is survived by his parents, his sister and his amazing girlfriend.

Newsletter Signup

Sign up for the annual Zhilam Hostel Newsletter. You’ll not only get news from us, but you’ll get the chance to continue to be involved.

Read our review on: Lonely Planet