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Mama Naxi's Guesthouse

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    Backpackers
  • 87%
    Local Culture
  • 75%
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
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    Adventure Travelers
  • 74%
    Budget Travelers
  • 63%
    Foodies
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    Family Travelers
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  • Mama Naxi's GuesthousePro 2014
    Stephen Bugno
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    5 Oct 27, 2013

    Real hospitality from "Mama" Naxi. Friendly Mama will make you feel at home and well fed while in Lijiang. Has two locations. Don't miss the family-style dinner each evening.

    Recommended for:BackpackersBudget TravelersLocal CultureStudentsFamily Travelers
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  • Mama Naxi's GuesthousePro 2014
    Juno Kim
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    5 Oct 16, 2013

    If you are heading to Tiger Leaping Gorge, stay at Mama Naxi's. She's tough, interesting and very caring. She (mama Naxi) can help you organize tours. The communal style dinner at Mama's is good too.

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  • Mama Naxi's GuesthousePro 2014
    Matthew Crompton
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    5 Aug 25, 2013

    Possibly the greatest backpacker guesthouse in China, Mama's is run by, well, MAMA - a woman of the matriarchical Naxi ethnic minority who can be described as nothing less than a supreme character. Answering questions with a string of mumbling that typically includes 'Mama' as every fourth word, the proprietress is fond of saying, 'Mama take care of it!' to every question and concern, and you will be damned if she doesn't really mean it. Warm, kind, and supremely friendly, Mama and the staff of her guesthouses (there are a couple now) create a genuine homelike atmosphere in Lijiang for the world's budget wanderers. Granted, the rooms are quite spare, and the place isn't for everyone, but sitting down for the nightly feast of obscenely abundant Chinese home-cooking with the hotel's other guests, it's difficult to feel that you haven't stumbled into something special.

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  • Mama Naxi's Guesthouse
    Margaret Seelie
    3 Jul 04, 2012

    You don't have to stay at Mama Naxi's Guesthouse to experience her warm motherly welcome and great banana and chocolate crepes. This guesthouse is for the low budget traveler, which may not be for everyone. However, Mama Naxi offers some great and affordable tours and delicious food.

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