Charley Johngs Dune Guesthouse

Mingsha Shan Sha Sheng Zhi Wu Yuan, Dunhuang, Gansu, 7362000, China
#4 of 45 hotels in Dunhuang
Best (5.0 out of 5.0) 1 review
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 11 reviews
Enter dates for best prices
Compare best prices from top travel partners
Hostelworld.com
John195123's Profile Photo

Out of the city, relaxed...

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 4, 2009

With rooms surrounding a traditional, open courtyard, Charlie offers a great place for travelers to meet. There are other rooms, essentially small duplexes, scattered about, which are great for couples and families, and some of which have dinner tables for larger parties. The facilities are basic but comfortable, including a brick bed that can be heated in the winter. You may have to patch the holes in the screens to avoid the local mosquito population. The doors have locks and the place seems safe.

At night you can sit and watch the camels walk by the main entrance, led back to their pens after a day hauling tourists.

Charlie has a great menu as well. It isn't the best food I've ever eaten, I guess, but much of it seems pretty local and he seems to understand what travelers want. Most things are the same at the guesthouse and at the cafe.

If I had one complaint it would be to just watch out for the birds. They fly all over and there's bird poo all over. I know he can't really do anything about that, but it's something to keep in mind.

At Charlie's cafe in town, you can talk with his wife for information. He also has books and magazines there. If you arrive in town intending to go to Charlie's, you can stop at the cafe and his wife will call him to drive you out to the guesthouse.

Charlie is a very friendly guy, very helpful and I highly recommend staying with him.

The price quoted below is about 160 yuan for a deluxe cabin. ($22.00 USD in July, 2008)

Unique Quality: Just down the road from the sand dunes (keep going past Charlie's and you'll get there.)

  • Show Prices
  • Show Prices
  • Show Prices
  • Show Prices
  • Show Prices
  • Show Prices
  • Show Prices
  • Show Prices

Nearby Charley Johngs Dune Guesthouse

Dunhuang Travel Forum

Need advice about Dunhuang, China? Visit the Travel Forum for Dunhuang and ask our Answer Gurus.

Latest Dunhuang hotel reviews

Dunhuang Guest House
Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 1 Review
Grand Sun Hotel Dunhuang
Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 1 Review
Silk Road Dun Huang Hotel
Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 3 Reviews
 
Explore Deeper into Dunhuang
Great Wall-- Jia Yu Guan Pass
Things to Do
Mingsha Dune and Crescent Lake
Things to Do
Mogao Caves
Things to Do
Mogao Caves
Things to Do
Best Way to Mogao Grottoes, Dunhuang Train Station
Transportation
Mogao Grottoes
Things to Do
Dunhuang Train Station
Transportation
Singing Sand Dunes and Crescent Moon Lake
Things to Do
Souvenirs, books and tat
Shopping
John's Information Centre
Restaurants
The open-air food court
Restaurants
A street of famous resturants
Restaurants
Bike to Mogao Cave
Transportation
Day 9 - LanZhou
Things to Do
Day 8 - JiaYu Guan
Things to Do
Day 7 - MingSha hill
Things to Do
Day 7- MoGao Cave
Things to Do
More History of the Mogaokou - Part III
Things to Do
More History of the Mogaokou - Part II
Things to Do
More History of the Mogaokou - Part I
Things to Do
Mogaokou - Practicalities
Things to Do
Mogaokou - The Mogao Caves - Part III
Things to Do
Mogaokou - The Mogao Caves - Part II
Things to Do
Mogaokou - The Mogao Caves - Part I
Things to Do
Bad road conditions = Motion sickness
Warnings and Dangers
Jade Gate Pass
Things to Do
Driver recommendation: Mr Huang Zebing
Transportation
New rail link to Dunhuang
Transportation
Sand Dunes
Things to Do
Getting to Dunhuang by air
Transportation
Dunhuang Airport
Transportation
Moon Cresent Lake
Things to Do
Minsha Hills
Things to Do
DUNHUANG : MOGAO CAVES
Things to Do
DUNHUANG : NIGHT MARKET
Restaurants
DUNHUANG : MINGSHA SHAN & CRESCENT-MOON LAKE
Things to Do
DUNHUANG : YA DAN DI MAO
Off The Beaten Path
Tea
Shopping
Chinese pharmacies
Shopping
A Horse Shoe
Off The Beaten Path