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Top 14 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Tibet

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Gerard
Gerard
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Whether on a spiritual journey or just traveling through the area for business or leisure, Tibet is definitely a place one should visit in one’s lifetime - just make sure you’re not too afraid of heights! Tibet has the highest altitude on Earth, averaging 16,000 feet (4,876.8 meters) throughout the whole region and is home to Mount Everest, factually the world’s tallest mountain at 29,029 feet (8,848 meters) in height. The country is also the original birthplace and home of the Dalai Lama, now exiled in India and a national symbol of Tibet and Buddhist spiritual leader.

Visit the area’s awe-inspiring temples, marketplaces, and, if you have the cojones, go on a few mountain tours. But don’t worry, here are some top Airbnb vacation rentals that won’t require any Edmund Hillary-like mountain climbing skills to access.

1. Private room in a Tibetan townhouse (from USD 24)

Close to Jokhang Temple Square, convenience stores, vegetable markets, and mass transit options, this one-bedroom, traditional-style apartment with a surrounding courtyard can’t be beaten, in terms of price. Guests have access to a washing machine, yoga area, tea, coffee machine, hairdryer, and work desk.

[一·间 有暖气] 阳光满满大床房 天涯路远,有你一间容身之所
Lhasa, Xizang, China
130 reviews
Private room in townhouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
hope it will have indoor bathroom next year
Cleanliness:
bed sheets and pillows were very clean as described
Host:
the room size is good and clean host is a friendly and helpful lovely girl
Location:
'a place is very cool
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2. Private room in a cafe with 3,000 books to choose from (from USD 39)

This scholarly setup seems like it’s part open-air cafe and part library, making for a fully appetizing place to stay on your next trip to Tibet. The first floor features a wall of bookshelves, with over 3,000 titles, and there are 100 square meters (1,076.4 square feet) of community space, where you can enlighten yourself while on vacation.

An outdoor courtyard is also available, where you can roam about and reflect on times well spent, along with an indoor vignette of several reading tables, daybeds, and lounge seats. The room is right near the Zhaji Temple, where festivals and markets are held.

多房源 | 大昭寺3公里扎基寺旁百亩树林不缺氧·独卫大床6m²飘窗向阳(内宾)
Lhasa, Xizang, China
82 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

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3. One-bedroom, one-bathroom, close to Jokhang Temple (from USD 25)

This paradisiac, bungalow-like room will have you and a travel buddy in the zone, all day. One bedroom, one bathroom, a courtyard space, and an outdoor dining area, can be rented nightly for less than the price of a New York dinner and it is only about a 15-minute walk from Jokhang Temple. There are a few other options in the same townhouse on this list.

[一 间]天涯路远,有你一间容身之所 全景玻璃房
Lhasa, Tibet, China
58 reviews
Private room in townhouse 0 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the house is unique and clean
Location:
hopefully diudiu would make a better discription of the location in the future
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4. Elevated, private hostel room (from USD 29)

Providing a much better shot at the high life than the Miller Brewing Company, this elevated, private hostel room offers an outdoor terrace cafe, with extraordinary views of the Himalayas. The master bedroom is traditionally decorated and will make guests feel like a Silk Road kingpin. The hosts utilize a pure water humidifier and oxygen apparatus to optimize the air pressure for guests.

(暖气房)住在古城里 阳光叫醒你 藏式精致标间
Lhasa, Xizang, China
37 reviews
Room in aparthotel 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

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5. A Tibetan-style house with in-floor heating (from USD 40)

Experience authentic Tibetan-style living as you step into this cozy house. Sleep comfortably in a tatami bedroom that comes with a comfortable bed and a private bathroom that has been modified based on the characteristics of the plateau. You can also enjoy the in-floor heating throughout your stay.

What’s more, there is a large natural courtyard in which you can sit back and relax. If you are into stars, there is a special room where you can stargaze. The house also features a public tea room on the third floor. Enjoy a cup of refreshing tea and mingle with the other residents.

独栋藏式别墅全屋地暖(榻榻米大床房)
Lhasa, Xizang, China
66 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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Cleanliness:
good place clean & comfy highly recommend
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6. A private comfortable room with a large window (from USD 38)

Enjoy a nice stay at this accommodation that offers a comfortable private room, equipped with two super cozy beds for two people. In addition to the two beds, your room also comes with a sitting area, a private bathroom so you can enjoy complete privacy, and a large-screen TV with cable channels. Let the sun wake you up in the morning and you’ll feel fresh, right away. Other amenities available include household essentials and hot water.

普通标间 双人 特价房布达拉宫 大昭寺 文成公主 松赞干布 纳木错 请先查询有无空房 干净205
Lhasa, Xizang, China
60 reviews
Private room in earth house 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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Cleanliness:
also provide some nice touches humidifier for example since local env is so dry
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7. Minimalist-style master bedroom in Lhasa

A mesmerizingly minimalist approach can be had in the Lhasa region of Tibet, accented by breathtaking bamboo details on the walls of the master bedroom. Retractable curtains open up to reveal views of the Tibetan sky, through a glass ceiling.

A downstairs kitchen is available, where guests can cook their own meals. Or, the room is next door to the local teahouse, where philosophical discussions can be had over some breakfast. The Zaki Temple is also nearby.

观星No.3
41 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 3 Guests

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8. Flat in Chengguan Garden District A

For an obscenely low cost per night, one or two travelers can stay in this single room, adorned with a bookshelf, telescope, and a small medley of musical instruments, to tickle your creative fancy during your downtime. Bang away on the drums, like John Bonham, or shred some licks, with the acoustic guitar.

The flat is located in Chengguan Garden District A, accessible by the train station and a number of buses. Taxis are recommended for the most efficient travel around Lhasa.

非客栈非青旅,自家卧室欢迎旅人
25 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

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9. Traditional family inn

Lhasa, the Tibetan capital, has a number of great lodging options. One of the most logical is the “Yayoi Family Inn”, which offers a relaxing stroll through an independent large courtyard, two common areas, and four beds, artfully arranged in a chromatic, meditative environment. Note the stone and wooden roof, which is a common theme in local architecture. The inn is only three blocks from the Jokhang Temple bus and close to the commercial center, Potala Palace, and a local museum.

住当地人的房子,体验当地人的生活(女生间床位)
25 reviews
Shared room 4 Beds 4 Guests

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10. Gold-themed room, perfect for couples

Lhasa’s architectural creativity lent itself to several different options on our list, in the same townhouse, and this is one of the smoothest choices. This gilded, one-bedroom, one-bathroom option is the perfect place to unwind after a day of hiking about the Tibetan skyline. Open up your bedroom balcony doors to get some fresh mountain air. Train stations, bus stops, and local areas of commerce are within a short stroll’s distance.

藏式情侣房
20 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

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11. Colorful, two-bed villa at the edge of Jokhang Temple and the Barkhor Street business district

This wonderfully colorful, Tibetan-style, two-bed villa will definitely catch your eye and is located at the edge of the quiet, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street business district. Captivating, ancient-inspired artwork sets the scene on most of the walls, bedding, furniture, and decor and a decorated, outdoor courtyard is also available, where you can enjoy the midday sun. Several bus stations converge around this area, for easy transport around the city.

藏式独栋别墅,位于八廓街大昭寺边缘,闹中取静,藏式双床标间带窗带独卫
Lhasa, Tibet, China
78 reviews
Private room in villa 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

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12. The Lhasa Kinji Kasakura Bed & Breakfast

If you’re traveling with a large group, the Lhasa Kinji Kasakura Bed and Breakfast will accommodate your party. Just make sure the bachelor/bachelorette festivities are held elsewhere, as the rooms are pristine and look like they were carved out of the Chinese embassy. Seven, naturally-lit bedrooms, 10 beds, five bathrooms, and other accommodations for up to 16 guests are available, upon request.

藏式独栋别墅,位于八廓街大昭寺边缘,闹中取静,适合家庭出行或朋友结伴
Lhasa, Tibet, China
50 reviews
Entire villa 1 Bed 6 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

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13. An old house with a Tibetan courtyard

Situated on quiet Niang Hot street, this old, simple, but super comfortable house offers four beds for four people. As a guest, you will also have access to a shared bathroom, a living room where you can relax, and a balcony, on which you can enjoy the morning sunlight and the tranquil atmosphere of the surroundings. You can also enjoy a lazy day in the yard – a nice spot for you to read a book, chase the cat, or simply admire the flowers.

【古筑】一座藏式庭院的老房子
Lhasa, Tibet, China
25 reviews
Shared room in villa 4 Beds 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

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14. A private room in a hostel in Lhasa's city center

Have a pleasant stay at this hostel that offers a private room that comes with a comfortable standard bed and a large bed for two people. The hostel is strategically situated in Lhasa city center, so you can stay close to major attractions, such as Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple. When you have some time to spare, you can go to the fourth-floor tea house, where you can enjoy a cup of tea while indulging in the panoramic view of the Golden Summit of Jokhang Temple.

和会客栈(双床独卫302)/八廓街/简约藏式/古城区/温暖阳光/背靠小昭寺/大昭寺/眺望布达拉宫
Lhasa, Tibet, China
75 reviews
Private room in hostel 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

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Bet on Tibet

At every point in a person’s life, they must explore who they are, deep down, as a person. Besides Las Vegas, Tibet is the second best place on Earth to do this and these Airbnb listings will allow you to experience all the city’s wondrous, spiritual, and ancient-inspired splendor for pennies on the dollar. Get on it.

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Gerard hails from Long Island, New York and enjoys competitive wiffleball, billiards, music, philosophical debates, and trying to put unique phrases together.

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