Shang Bala

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

No.1 Dan Jie Lin Road, Lhasa, Tibet, China

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Similarly priced and rated as other 3 star hotels

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Good For Families
  • Families60
  • Couples33
  • Solo50
  • Business0
  • Best Location


    Beds really hard

    Unique Quality: the Shangbala Hotel is near the Barkhore Bazaar, Jokhang Temple and the Potala Palace.

    Directions: Surroundings: the Barkhore Bazaar, Jokhang Temple

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by Mark_Harris

Latitude Longitude Altitude

Potala Palace N 29.65782° E 91.11680° 3666m
Potala Square N 29.65415° E 91.11833° 3661m

Drepung Monastery N 29.67418° E 91.04883° 4434m
Samye Monastery N 29.32635° E 91.50306° 3648m
Rongbuk Monastery N 28.19380° E 86.82882° 4996m
Yumbu Lakang N 29.14286° E 91.80220° 3733m

Karo La N 28.89464° E 90.16981° 4543m
Khamba La N 29.19436° E 90.61735° 4803m
Lar-Geh La N 30.68173° E 91.09704° 5179m
Lhakpa La N 28.95223° E 87.43701° 5269m
Pang La N 28.51336° E 87.06555° 5215m
Pang La (Viewpoint) N 28.50924° E 87.06844° 5267m
Simi La N 28.83486° E 89.85596° 4365m
Thang La N 28.51678° E 86.16734° 5072m
Yulong La N 29.07478° E 87.98028° 4542m

Nam Tso N 30.77789° E 90.87032° 4737m

Everest Base Camp N 28.14078° E 86.85152° 5163m

Shangbala Hotel, Lhasa N 29.65393° E 91.12927° 3700m
Gyantse Hotel N 28.91216° E 89.60229° 4028m
Shigatse Shandong Hotel N 29.26889° E 88.88010° 3844m
Shan Nan Hotel (Tsedang) N 29.23774° E 91.77042° 3569m
Chomolangma Hotel (Shekar) N 28.63522° E 87.17194° 4343m

Forum Posts

where to stay in lahsa? clean, hot water , nice views ?

by glock1

Anybody been recently? I need some suggestions as I've been reading a lot of BAD experiences
in fact one woman was on a Viking 5* cruise and said she stayed in a sh!thole they arranged..... name on request...

A true 3* would be great...!

Re: where to stay in lahsa? clean, hot water , nice views ?

by MikeySoft

Check my Lhasa hotel tip on my Lhasa VT page. I loved the hotel and the big breakfast. And it was in an easy walk to the Barkhor area.

You have to bargain for the price. The listed price for a double room with internet access was 580 rmb and we only paid 220. This was in June 2006, before the train started. Not sure what the price is now.

The address and phone number are in my tip.

Re: where to stay in lahsa? clean, hot water , nice views ?

by polartraveller

Tibet hotels are still slightly below international expectations! The "stars" don't represent anything either!

Re: where to stay in lahsa? clean, hot water , nice views ?

by Gannd

I was there last spring, and I forgot the name of the place we stayed. We did everything through a tour group... we found it was easier that way than booking things our self. I thought the cost was worth it to make sure we had good room and board.

If you'd like I can ask our tour guide what are the names of the place we stayed. She did a really good job with our trip, making sure we saw a lot and had enough time to sight see and shop.

Re: where to stay in lahsa? clean, hot water , nice views ?

by RuthTyler

You can choose many clean hotels with hot water in Lhasa. Mandala hotel, Kailashi hotel, Shangbala hotel and many any other 3-star hotel. You are not suggested to choose some budget guesthouse. I would like use more 50-100 RMB to stay in some cheap hotels.

Re: where to stay in lahsa? clean, hot water , nice views ?

by glock1

I ended up staying at the Kyichu and loved it. The roof afforded me great shots
of Potala at night(it was lit up when we were there) and at sunrise. Walking distance to Old Town, Jonhang, Potala. Good food, good vibe,garden to hang out, rooms vary in condition, our first stay room was nice, nothin fancy, on our return fron Shigaste our room was REALLY nice.Hot water was not an issue, nor was heat. I also loved the employees, really nice, accommodating,& helpful.
Also has very good food and western menu, as well as local stuff.
I would stay there again.


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