Yangshuo Village Inn

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Yangshuo China (2022 Updated)

Yangshuo, a county and resort town in southern China’s Guangxi region, is known for its dramatic karst mountain landscape and outdoor recreation and gay friendly hotels Yangshuo. The town is set amid pinnacles like Bilian Feng (Green Lotus Peak), which has a hiking trail to the top. Tour boats offer cruises on the Li River past picturesque countryside from the town of Guilin to the north.

 

Gay Pride Shanghai is a peaceful march of LGBT people and their relatives and friends, which combines social and political protest with entertainment such as live concerts. It takes place every year in the month of June in Shanghai the main destination of China. There are more than 10 daily flights  from Yangshuo to Shanghai if you want to attend the parade.

Like most countries in Asia the  city of Yangshuo has many gay bars, clubs and gay hotels.

 

What are the top attractions to visit in Yangshuo?

 

  1. Yangshuo Sudder Street Guesthouse 2* – Gay Friendly Hotels Yangshuo

Yangshuo Sudder Street Guesthouse
Yangshuo Sudder Street Guesthouse

A local market is 300 m from the property where guests can purchase fresh farm products. Darongshu Scenic Area is a 23-minute drive away, while Shutong Mountain can be reached in 16 minutes by car.

Guests get to choose between staying in lively shared rooms, or in a quiet private room. Most private rooms come with a balcony, while dormitory rooms provide access to shared bathroom and shower facilities.

Yangshuo sudder street guesthouse is run by a Chinese husband-Japanese wife couple Dongdong and Axiang. They met each other in Sudder street, a famous place for international backpackers in Kolkata of India. How many strangers are passing by when we are traveling? We believe none of the meeting is coincidental, seizing the chance to know a stranger might totally change your life.

“Treasure every encounter, for it will never recur.” We hope our guesthouse can be like Sudder street: Travelers encounter each other, share stories, have unforgettable memories on the way.

Sudder street is THE place to stay in yangshuo if you are looking for clean, value for money accommodation with helpful staff and great facilities. My only small suggestion is that the scooters for hire could be doing with an upgrade but at only 50元 per day its still good value.

A lovely stay away from the crowds of the city, yet just on the outskirts and very convenient (1.1km) from all the restaurants and shops for the ones who like that.

The common areas of the hostel were clean and suited for socializing and meeting fellow travelers. The wifi was decent and the free laundry was definitely beneficial for us long term travelers. The hostel also has a small cafe that served a tasty breakfast for a reasonable price. I particularly enjoyed the homemade granola, fresh fruit and yogurt.

We stayed in the double room with a balcony overlooking the pool. Lovely room with enough space for both of us, and the on-suite bathroom had everything we needed – including an incredible shower. And can we talk about how comfortable this bed was? It was so lovely and plush. A lot of beds in China are incredibly hard and this bed was just delightful. Staff were really helpful with travel to train stations and letting us know how much everything would cost.

Cute little coffee shop that does great western breakfasts and the most amazing cake. Really, try the cake. Location is a 20min walk into town, or a quick 10 min bike ride. They have large number of bikes available for guests which is very handy. Swimming pool was a lovely extra that helped beat the heat after all the adventuring we did. Plus free laundry on the roof with covered area to hang everything to dry. Life saver! We would absolutely stay here again – in fact we plan to next time we visit China.

Gay Friendly Hotels Yangshuo
Gay Friendly Hotels Yangshuo

 

How much does a room costs at Yangshuo Sudder Street Guesthouse?

 

Prices start 14$/night for Standard Double Room Without Balcony. The Double Room with View is 18$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This double room features a balcony, a desk and an electric kettle. The private bathroom includes a shower, a hairdryer, slippers and free toiletries.

Where to book online – Yangshuo Sudder Street Guesthouse  –  Gay Friendly Hotels Yangshuo– you can find the best hotels deals in Yangshuo  during The Yangshuo Climbing Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Yangshuo on Booking.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

 

2. Zen Tea House West Street Yangshuo 3* – Gay Friendly Hotel Yangshuo

 

Zen Tea House West Street Yang Shuo
Zen Tea House West Street Yang Shuo

Ideally located in the centre of Yangshuo, Zen Tea House West Street Yang Shuo offers air-conditioned rooms, a shared lounge, free WiFi and a garden. The property is set 8 km from Darongshu Scenic Area, 3.3 km from Yangshuo Park and 5 km from Tuteng Gudao. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, room service and organising tours for guests.

All guest rooms in the guest house are fitted with a TV. All rooms include a private bathroom with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Zen Tea House West Street Yang Shuo offers a continental or à la carte breakfast.

The toilet is separate from the hand basin, which is separate from the large shower allowing convenience.

Breakfast fills the gap. If you have time, try both the Western and Chinese Breakfast before deciding which one is your pick.

It is in a good location-away enough from the action to not be bothered by the noise but close enough by going through a little alley way.

There is a good spot close that rent out electric scooters or push bikes that the staff recommended.

The location is located behind the very busy West Street, just a 1 minute walk through the well lit alley.

Nicely located in Yangshuo tourist centre; despite this: very quiet street.
Mattress comfortable. Bed could be difficult to access: on raised wooden platform. No chair or table.
Separate and spacious shower and toilet; multi-combination shower; new tiles. Toilet can get “smelly”, despite the fragrant oils provided.

Yang Shuo Gay Friendly Hotel
Yang Shuo Gay Friendly Hotel

 

How much does a room costs at Zen Tea House West Street YangShuo?

 

Prices start 33$/night for Standard Double Room.

This double room features a balcony, a desk and an electric kettle. The private bathroom includes a shower, a hairdryer, slippers and free toiletries.

Where to book online – Zen Tea House West Street Yangshuo  –  Gay Friendly Hotels Yangshuo– you can find the best hotels deals in Yangshuo  during The Yangshuo Climbing Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Yangshuo on Booking.com or Hotels.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

3. Yangshuo Village Inn 3* – Gay Friendly Hotel Yangshuo

 

Yangshuo Village Inn
Yangshuo Village Inn

Surrounded by mountains, rivers and underground caves, Yangshuo Village Inn is only a 5-minute walk from Moon Hill and a 15-minute drive from West Street Tourist Centre. Free Wi-Fi is provided.

Decorated in a traditional Han Chinese style, rooms at Yangshuo Village Inn feature artwork by local artists. Each room has air-conditioning and heating, and an en suite bathroom.

Guests can join a Chinese cooking class, or enjoy a relaxing massage in their rooms. The more adventurous can try hot air ballooning, river rafting and spelunking. Car and bicycle rentals are available.

Located in beautiful Moon Hill Village, just steps to caves and scenic areas, the Yangshuo Village Inn is in its 6th year as Yangshuo’s first and premier boutique hotel. The Village Inn features a rooftop Italian restaurant, Luna a full bar and beautiful views of Moon Hill.

This is a perfect hotel for those who want to stay away from the hustle and bustle of Yangshou. With a great view of moon hill and surrounding countryside its a perfect place to relax. The hotel is a small boutique hotel with really interesting decor giving it a very traditional style. We ate at the hotel several times and they serve a mix of Chinese and western dishes and they were all tasty. But the absolute best thing about this hotel is the staff.

From the moment we arrived until we left all the staff were fantastic and so helpful. Including taking the time to show us a short cut to visit some caves and being honest about any trips we were thinking of taking. Great hotel made superb by the friendliness of the staff. And the little leaving gift will always be remembered.

The hotel, the staff, and the surrounding area were simply amazing. The hotel is decorated in a warm traditional Chinese style with western comfort. The beds were very comfortable and the hotel’s eco sustainability initiative was a nice touch- having unlimited filtered water kept in glass bottles in the room, refillable at any time, was really nice after having to forage for bottles of water when staying at other places. The balconies were a great area to sit around on and read or just relax while taking in the beautiful view of Moon Hill; rooms 302 and 303 arguably had the best unobstructed views.

Up on the top floor is their restaurant, Luna, which has a big terrace to sit outside and take in the views of Moon Hill and the surrounding village. The food had both Chinese and western options, with the western options being mostly Italian.

Breakfast was served downstairs; when it rains there’s a little breakfast room and when it’s nice out, there’s a beautiful grove of fragrant trees to sit under and enjoy your meal. Breakfast was great, lots of options, and their cappuccinos were excellent. The staff always went above and beyond; they made us feel like family. They were extremely helpful and accommodating, often suggesting activities and excursions.

Staying at Yangshuo Village Inn felt like going to stay with great friends in their beautiful, cosy house which just happens to have an amazing italian restaurant on the top with great views!
We fell in love with this place from the moment we were welcomed with steaming mugs of ginger tea and homemade cookies!

Our pretty Moon Hill view room was comfortable and had everything we needed. The delicious breakfast the following morning was huge and cooked fresh to order.
Their restaurant, ‘Luna’ on the top floor was a wonderful treat offering both italian and chinese options.

Gay Friendly Hotels Yangshuo
Gay Friendly Hotels Yangshuo

 

How much does a room costs at Yangshuo Village Inn?

 

Prices start 35$/night for Queen Double Room Balcony. The Farmhouse Hall Loft is 46$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This double room has a bathrobe, tumble dryer and soundproofing.

Where to book online – Yangshuo Village Inn  –  Gay Friendly Hotels Yangshuo– you can find the best hotels deals in Yangshuo  during The Yangshuo Climbing Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Yangshuo on Booking.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

4. Yangshuo Tea Cozy  4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Yangshuo

 

Yangshuo Tea Cozy
Yangshuo Tea Cozy

Set on the banks of Dragon River, Yangshuo Tea Cozy is surrounded by the breathtaking Karst peaks and large expanses of paddy fields. A relaxing retreat away from the city, the hotel is a 10-minute drive from the historic Yangshuo West Street. Rustic wood walls, tastefully Chinese-style decoration and classic works of art add to the charm of this property.

All rooms are fitted with fine beddings and traditional carved wood furnishings. Each unit has a balcony offering panoramic views of the surrounding greenery. Free toiletries, a flat-screen TV and a minibar are also included.

About Yangshuo Tea Cozy Encircled by breathtaking Karst peaks, situated beside the banks of the Dragon River and hidden among local farmers’ fields, Yangshuo Tea Cozy Boutique Hotel is an ideal refuge away from the town’s crowded market streets. Come and relax in a peaceful and serene location just a short distance from Yangshuo’s famous West Street.Just as the tea cozy works in harmony with the teapot and keeps the tea warm, so we strive to surround you with the warmth of our hospitality and the beauty of the Yangshuo countryside. Tea is also a passion for us. We have a special tea house within the hotel and would love to welcome you as our guests for our next tea ceremony.

Each of the twelve rooms in the Tea Cozy Boutique Hotel is unique and decorated in a traditional Chinese style with tastefully fitted wooden furnishings, personally selected by us. Every room houses an array of antiques and pieces of local artwork.

Enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep on the best mattresses on the market before heading out onto the wooden balcony to take in panoramic views of the local landscape.If you are seeking action and adventure our dedicated team have expert knowledge of the local area and can arrange kayaking, white water rafting, climbing, caving and even camping.

For those looking for more cultural immersion, we can arrange cooking lessons, tea ceremonies, tai-chi sessions with the local masters and more. Alternatively, if you are just seeking peace and quiet our rooftop bar and restaurant serving Chinese and Western cuisine from our organic garden provides the perfect backdrop for rest and recuperation.At the Tea Cozy Boutique Hotel we pride ourselves on high quality and personal customer service. Come and join a family atmosphere, walk among the paddy fields, meet the local villagers and immerse yourself in the local culture. We are committed to making your stay with us a magical and memorable one.

he hotel is a lovely, traditional Chinese hotel and some rooms had wooden baths, granite washbasins, balconies and facilities for tea making. The hotel picked us up from the Yangshuo river cruise and helped us organise trips to the paddy fields, an evening excursion and our airport drop off at Guilin. The staff were friendly and spoke good English. The food was excellent and the scenery stunning with the Karst peaks overlooking the swimming pool.

The rooms were beauty decorated and felt cozy. The location is beautiful and overlooks the mountains. Its much more relaxed and calmer than the city center. They have bike and scooter rentals. They also arranged a car and tickets for sanje le impresión show, car for getting to the Guilin airport.

he hotel is situated 5 km from Yangshuo town (1 hr from Guilin airport), so you’re away from that hustle and bustle, but not far enough that you can’t pop in for a stop at West Street.

The rooms are spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated. We treated ourselves to a deluxe room which has a lovely wooden bath. The whole ambience in the hotel is warm and inviting. The meals are freshly cooked with local organic ingredients and are very reasonably priced.

Our room was a suite with verandah, bedroom, sitting area and tiny shower room. A beautiful wooden bath, with room for two people, was placed in the seating area with a daybed opposite – maybe some people like to bathe and talk to their friends at the same time! The shower/toilet area was very cramped.

The room was beautifully decorated, a small fridge sat inside a Chinese cupboard.
We ate most of our meals at the Tea Cozy because the food was so good, I think we went through the whole menu and everything was delicious.

There are two buildings (old and new), we have a great room on the top floor of the new building which was clean, spacious, had a large terrace and amazing views over the fields and karst scenery. The pool is modern and clean, the restaurant serves a wide variety of reasonably priced and tasty food and the staff very helpful.

Yangshuo Tea Cozy
Yangshuo Tea Cozy

 

How much does a room costs at Yangshuo Tea Cozy?

 

Prices start 62$/night for Deluxe Double Room. The Tea Cozy Suite is 120$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This suite has a balcony, flat-screen TV and air conditioning.

Where to book online – Yangshuo Tea Cozy  –  Gay Friendly Hotels Yangshuo– you can find the best hotels deals in Yangshuo  during The Yangshuo Climbing Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Yangshuo on Booking.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

5. The Apsara Lodge 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Yangshuo

 

The Apsara Lodge
The Apsara Lodge

Featuring free WiFi, a seasonal outdoor pool and a barbecue, The Apsara Lodge offers accommodation in Yangshuo. Guests can enjoy free daily afternoon tea and daily guided riverside bike tour. Freshly grounded coffee and tea are served all day.

All rooms include a flat-screen TV. Some rooms include a seating area where you can relax. A terrace or balcony are featured in certain rooms. Rooms come with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find slippers, free toiletries and a hair dryer.

Free use of bicycles and car hire are available at this hotel and the area is popular for cycling. Guests can have free access to the outdoor swimming pool. Free afternoon tea is offered.

The Apsara Lodge is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Yangshuo County, offering a romantic environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

While staying at The Apsara Lodge, visitors can check out Langzi Ancient Village (2.5 mi) and Tall Banyan (2.5 mi), some of Yangshuo County’s top attractions.

The Apsara Lodge is a romantic hotel offering air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a minibar in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.

The hotel features a concierge, room service, and baggage storage. Plus, guests can enjoy a pool and free breakfast, which have made this a popular choice among travelers visiting Yangshuo County. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

If you’re looking for a Thai restaurant, consider a visit to Pica Pica Cafe, which is not far from The Apsara Lodge.

Best of all, The Apsara Lodge makes it easy to experience many great Yangshuo County attractions like Guilin Butterfly Spring (1.0 mi) and Totem Ancient Trail (1.0 mi), which are a short distance away.

The swimming pool area is nice,not huge, but adequate for the size of hotel. If you are looking for a hotel in a nice quiet area, friendly atmosphere with stunning views this is it.

The beds are comfortable and the staff is friendly and helpful. The concierge, Jackie is a treasure and we ended up spending an extra day touring the area with him after the first day. He knows every oath and beautiful view to be found and is a must meet person when you visit!

The rooms are very quaint but quite functional and spacious. The staff tries very hard but think of this more like B&Bish than a high end Western hotel. Nice little breakfast buffet, nice small pool, nice decks.

he place is very beautiful surrounded by mountains and a river, and the hotel offer activities to explore the area by walking or by bicycle. Rooms are very comfortable, charming and clean. The staff is very welcoming, helpfully, and ready to help you with all you might need. The breakfast is great and the restaurant also offered a delicious menu at lunch or dinner. Highly recommended.

Gay Friendly Hotels Yangshuo
Gay Friendly Hotels Yangshuo

 

How much does a room costs at The Apsara Lodge?

 

Prices start 108$/night for Queen Room with Balcony. The Suite with Balcony is 140$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This suite features a balcony, electric kettle and tumble dryer.

Where to book online – The Apsara Lodge  –  Gay Friendly Hotels Yangshuo– you can find the best hotels deals in Yangshuo  during The Yangshuo Climbing Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Yangshuo on Booking.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.