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Where to Stay in Xian

Xian, Shaanxi province, China - Tourists walking by the Xian city wall south gate - YongNingMen on a sunny day in summer.

The capital of the Shaanxi province of Central China, Xi’an has a rich history going back more then 3,000 years, and today is an important economic and industrial hub, with many cultural and educational offerings. Xi’an is also a major transportation hub, making access to other parts of China very easy, whether you prefer to travel by plane, train or bus. One of the biggest tourist attractions in Xi’an are the terracotta warriors, about 40 kilometers from Xi’an city center.

The platoons of clay soldiers were only discovered in the 1970’s, and the site features over 7000 warriors, 600 horses and 100 chariots. Xi’an is the closest city to the Terra Cotta Army, but while you’re here, there are many other things to see and do. To help you decide where to stay in Xi’an, we’ve rounded up the most popular districts, and some of the best Xi’an hotels for every budget.

We will cover off all types of Xian accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Xian hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Xian, the best Xian hotels, best places in Xian to visit, the best places to stay in Xian, hotels near Xian attractions and many more.

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Xi’an City Center – Where to stay in Xian as a tourist

For first-time visitors to Xi’an, the city center is a great place to stay. You’ll have easy access to the best attractions of Xi’an, as well as public transportation to outlying areas. There are many Xi’an hotels and restaurants here to host travelers in Xi’an. Some of the attractions in this district include the Bell Tower of Xi’an and the Drum Tower, some of the most famous landmarks of the city, dating back to 1384, just after the city wall was built. The Muslim quarter here is home to the Great Mosque and excellent street food.

Best places to stay in Xi’an City Center

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Xi’an City Center:
Bell Tower Youth Hostel
Hantangyi International Youth Hostel Xi’an
Yuetu International Youth Hostel
Facebook Youth Hostel

Budget Hotels in Xi’an City Center:
Bell Tower Hotel
The Silk Road in Chang‘an Youth Space
King Town No.1 Hotel
Jinjiang Inn Xi’an Zhonglou Luomashi

Mid range Hotels in Xi’an City Center:
Jiahe Business Hotel
Oujiexi Holiday Hotel Xi’an Zhonglou
Cayman Hotel

Family Friendly Hotels in Xi’an City Center:
Xian Skytel Hotel
Merlinhod Hotel
Eastern House Boutique Hotel
Grand Noble Hotel

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Xi’an City Center:
Nanlin International Hotel
Grand Park Xian
Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square
Sofitel Legend Peoples Grand Hotel Xian

Famous City Wall of the Xi'an city, China. Xi'an is capital of Shaanxi Province and one of the oldest cities in China. City wall is 16 to 18 meters high and over 13 km. long.

Xincheng District – Where to stay in Xian with family

Just east of Xi’an city center, is the central residential area of Xincheng. The proximity to all of Xi’an’s main attractions and quiet atmosphere make this a great place to stay, especially for those visiting China with children. Xincheng Plaza is a prime shopping destination, and nearby Renmin Square is surrounded by courtyards and gardens, making this an ideal place to relax or go for a stroll. Two metro stations make other areas of Xi’an areas very accessible, and you’ll find many hotel types here, from luxury hotels to hostels.

Best places to stay in Xincheng

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Xincheng:
Facebook Youth Hostel
7 Sages International Youth Hostel Xi’an Zhonglou
Yuetu International Youth Hostel
Bell Tower Youth Hostel

Budget Hotels in Xincheng:
HNA Hotel Downtown
Hantang House
So Young City Center Hostel Huiya Tianmu
Bestay Hotel Express Xi’an Zhonglou East

Mid range Hotels in Xincheng:
Aurum International
Mercure Xian on Renmin Square
Grand Noble Hotel
Oujiexi Holiday Hotel Xi’an Zhonglou

Family Friendly Hotels in Xincheng:
Grand Mercure Xian on Renmin Square
Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square
Ramada Xian Bell Tower
Minxing Boutique Hotel

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Xincheng:
Nanlin International Hotel
Sofitel Legend Peoples Grand Hotel Xian
Hilton Xi’an
Grand Park Xian

Renmin "People's" Square Great Hall of the People Chongqing Sichuan China Night Shot Overview with fountains

Yanta District – Best part of Xian to stay on a budget

Yanta is another popular place to stay in Xi’an. Just south of the city center, this area has many historic and cultural attractions. This is where you’ll find the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, an imposing Buddhist pagoda built during the Tang dynasty in 652. Nearby, the Shaanxi History Museum is one of the largest state museums in China. With nearly 400,000 pieces of art and artifacts, the museum is a great place to learn about the dynasties of ancient China.

Best places to stay in Yanta District

Budget Hotels in Yanta District:
Shangke Express Hotel Xi’an Wenyi Road

Mid range Hotels in Yanta District:
Xi’an Motel
Ginza Business Hotel
Bestway Hotel Qujiang

Family Friendly Hotels in Yanta District:
Holiday Inn XI’AN BIG GOOSE PAGODA
Wyndham Grand Xian South
Gran Melia Xi’an
Tanglong International Hotel

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Yanta District:
Impression Nanhu Lake Homestay
The Westin Xi’an
Wyndham Grand Xi’an Residence

Ancient stone statue of Buddha in cave, park near to Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian, Shaanxi province, China

Weiyang – Where to stay in Xian for relaxation

One of the main business districts of Xi’an is Weiyang, just north of the city center. As a business hub, there are many hotels in this area, and there are several subway stations for easy access to other parts of Xi’an. The Weiyang Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Weiyang Lake Amusement Park is a fun place to spend an afternoon, as is the Chanba National Wetland Park, a great spot for bird watching and nature. The Daming Palace was once the royal residence of the Tang dynasty, and today is a national heritage site of China.

Best places to stay in Weiyang

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Weiyang:
Xi’an Travelling with Hotel (South Gate)
Xiangzimen International Youth Hostel
The Silk Road in Chang‘an Youth Space
Shuyuan Youth Hostel

Budget Hotels in Weiyang
GreenTree Inn Xi’an Hanguangmen Xiaoyanta Express Hotel
Bell Tower Hotel
Jinjiang Inn Xi’an Zhonglou Luomashi

Mid range Hotels in Weiyang:
Jian Yuan Hotel
Eastern House Boutique Hotel
Jinjiang Xi’an Xijing international Hotel

Family Friendly Hotels in Weiyang:
Merlinhod Hotel
Grand Park Xian
Aurum International

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Weiyang:
Orient Hotel Xi’an
Northwest Civil Aviation Hotel
Crowne Plaza Xi’an
Howard Johnson Ginwa Plaza Hotel Xian

SHAANXI CHINA - Monument at Site of Weiyang Palace in Chang'an City of the Western Han Dynasty(UNESCO World Heritage). a famous historic site in Xi'an Shaanxi China.

Lintong District –Where to stay in Xian to see the Terracotta Warriors

If you are visiting this region specifically to see the terracotta warriors, they are located in the Lintong District, 35 kilometers from Xi’an city center. To see them, visit the Emperor Qinshihuang’s Mausoleum Site Museum. The Lintong Museum gives additional insight into the area. For nature, the Lishan National Forest Park is nearby. Due to the popularity of the terracotta warriors, there are many hotels to choose from in this district.

Best places to stay in Lintong

Budget Hotels in Lintong
Jinyizhan Hotel
80 Express Hotel

Mid range Hotels in Lintong:
Flying Dragon Hotel

Family Friendly Hotels in Lintong:
Qin’an Hotel

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Lintong:
Qinhuang Hot Spring Hotel
Huaqing Aegean International Hot Springs Resort&Spa

Xi'an , China Terracotta Army is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang the first Emperor of China. 210-209 BC

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Where to Stay in Xian

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Where to Stay in Xian

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