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Located in Pingyao Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lao Cheng Gen Hostel is a 10-minute walk from Xianya, the former county government. It offers free bicycle rentals and free shuttle services to Pingyao Railway Station, a 5-minute drive away. All rooms come with traditional Chinese Kang bed.

Lao Cheng Gen is a 10-minute walk from Rishengchang Former Bank, a popular tourist site. Taiyuan Wusu Airport is a 1.5-hour drive away.

Featuring free Wi-Fi in all areas, the property provides daily newspapers, luggage storage and fax/photocopying for guests’ convenience. A chargeable airport shuttle service is available.

Offering views of Pingyao Old Town, the rooms at Lao Cheng Gen feature classic wood furnishings, a seating area and a private bathroom with free toiletries and shower facilities. There are Chinese paintings on the wall.

This is our guests' favorite part of Pingyao, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.6 for a two-person trip.

Pingyao Laochenggen Inn has been welcoming guests since Oct 25, 2012

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Pingyao, this property has an excellent location score of 8.7!

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.


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Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Erlang Temple
    0.2 miles
  • Pingyao Ancient City Ticket Office
    0.4 miles
  • Ji's Old Residence
    0.4 miles
  • Rishengchang Former Bank
    0.4 miles
  • Huiwulin Traditional Wushu Gallery
    0.4 miles
  • Ancient Dwellings Expo Garden
    0.5 miles
  • China Chamber of Commerce Museum
    0.5 miles
  • Pingyao Ancient City Auspicious Temple
    0.5 miles
  • North First Escort
    0.5 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant 元亨酒家
    0.2 miles
  • Cafe/Bar 四合院酒吧
    0.3 miles
Top attractions
  • Xie Tong Qing Draft Bank
    0.5 miles
  • Museum of The Service Guard of China
    0.6 miles
  • Pingyao Ancient Government Office
    0.6 miles
  • Zhangdan Pavilion
    0.6 miles
  • Tongxinggong Escort Agency
    0.6 miles
  • Ming and Qing Street
    0.6 miles
  • China Rare Newspaper Exhibition Hall
    0.7 miles
  • Qingxu Guan
    0.7 miles
  • Ping Yao Temple of the City God
    0.8 miles
  • Lei Lutai Residence
    0.8 miles
Public transit
  • Train Pingyao Railway Station
    0.5 miles
Closest Airports
  • Taiyuan Wusu International Airport
    44.7 miles
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Amenities of Pingyao Laochenggen Inn
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Additional bathroom
  • Guest bathroom
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Extra long beds (> 6.5 ft)
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Shared kitchen
  • Cleaning products
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
  • Walking tours
  • Cycling
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • TV
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs CNY 30 per day.
  • Airport drop-off Additional charge
  • Airport pickup Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Mosquito net
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Car rental
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Chinese
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Pingyao Laochenggen Inn takes special requests – add in the next step!


10:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


7:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 6 and above are considered adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

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Smoking is not allowed.

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 11:00 PM and 7:00 AM.


Free! Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.

The fine print

Guests are required to show a valid government-issued ID card or passport upon check-in.

Please note that hotel requires pre-payment during Chinese public holidays. Please contact the property for more information.

Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

Please inform Pingyao Laochenggen Inn of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Pingyao Laochenggen Inn

  • Pingyao Laochenggen Inn is 2,450 feet from the center of Pingyao.

  • Pingyao Laochenggen Inn offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Walking tours

  • The prices at Pingyao Laochenggen Inn may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Pingyao Laochenggen Inn by:

    • Taxi 1h 30min

  • Check-in at Pingyao Laochenggen Inn is from 10:00 AM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Room options at Pingyao Laochenggen Inn include:

    • Double
    • Family
    • Twin/Double