Accommodation in Chinese

If you’re traveling in a Chinese-speaking country and you’ve just arrived in a new place, how do you ask the locals about finding accommodation in Chinese? How do you explain that you’re looking for a good hotel? Perhaps you’re traveling on a budget, in which case you might prefer a youth hostel. After this free audio lesson you’ll know how to ask for suitable accommodation in Mandarin Chinese.

 
Once you know your options you might need to ask some more questions like “where is?” or “how much?” in Chinese. Don’t worry, we’ve got it covered. Stick with the Rocket Chinese team and you’ll have your bags unpacked and your feet up in no time!

Pronouncing accommodation in Chinese

你能向我推荐一家好的宾馆吗?

Nǐ néng xiàngwǒ tuījiàn yìjiā hǎo de bīnguǎn ma?

Can you recommend a good hotel?

你能向我推荐一家便宜的宾馆吗?

Nǐ néng xiàngwǒ tuījiàn yìjiā piányí de bīnguǎn ma?

Can you recommend an inexpensive hotel?

你能向我推荐一家适合与家人共住的宾馆吗 ?

Nǐ néng xiàngwǒ tuījiàn yìjiā shìhé yǔ jiārén gòngzhù de bīnguǎn ma?

Can you recommend a family-friendly hotel?

你能向我推荐一家安静的宾馆吗?

Nǐ néng xiàngwǒ tuījiàn yìjiā ānjìng de bīnguǎn ma?

Can you recommend a quiet hotel?

你能向我推荐一家在市中心的宾馆吗?

Nǐnéng xiàngwǒ tuījiàn yìjiā zài shìzhōngxīn de bīnguǎn ma?

Can you recommend a hotel in city center?

Imagine you have just arrived at the International Airport in Beijing. It’s a lovely warm summer evening, but you had a long flight and all you want is a bed to fall into. You follow the signs to "xíng lǐ tí qǔ (行李提取)", baggage claim, to pick up your luggage and stand in line at the "hǎi guān (海关)", customs. After passing through customs you follow the path marked "dǐ dá tīng (抵达厅)", arrival hall.

Now, you need to find a place to stay. Here are some questions you might want to ask at the help desk.

Hotel - Chinese translation

Can you recommend  ...?

Perhaps you prefer other types of accommodation.

Is there… 

有青年旅馆吗?

Yǒu qīngnián lǚguǎn ma?

Is there a youth hostel?

有露营地吗?

Yǒu lùyíngdì ma?

Is there a camping ground?

有汽车旅馆吗?

Yǒu qìchē lǚguǎn ma?

Is there a motel?

Once you have decided where to stay you need to find out how to get there.

请告诉我去……宾馆怎么走。

Qǐng gàosù wǒ qù……bīnguǎn zěnme zǒu。

Tell me how to get to the......hotel, please.

请告诉我出租汽车站在哪儿。

Qǐng gàosù wǒ chūzū qìchē zhàn zàinǎr。

Tell me where the taxi stand is, please.

哪路车去……宾馆?

Nǎlù chē qù……bīn guǎn?

Which bus goes to the......hotel?

哪路电车去……宾馆?

Nǎlù diànchē qù……bīnguǎn?

Which tram goes to the......hotel?

Chinese taxi

Although taxi rides are relatively cheap in China, you might still want to get an idea of how much you will be billed before hopping in. On the other hand, public transport is quite convenient in big cities and reasonably fast, so it's a good idea to try them out as well. Here are some important words and phrases for you to remember.

请带我去宾馆。

Qǐng dàiwǒ qù……bīnguǎn。

I would like to go to the......hotel, please.

去……宾馆多少钱?

Qù……bīnguǎn duōshǎoqián?

How much does it cost to the......hotel?

远吗?

Yuǎn ma?

Is it far?

多还是少?

Duō háishì shǎo?

More, or less?

宾馆附近有公共汽车站吗?

Bīnguǎn fùjìn yǒu gōnggòng qìchē zhàn ma?

Is there a bus stop close to the hotel?

出租汽车站

chūzū qìchē zhàn

The taxi stand

公共汽车站

gōnggòng qìchē zhàn

The bus stop

电车站

diànchē zhàn

The tram stop

出租汽车

chūzū qìchē

The taxi

你去……宾馆吗?

Nǐ qù……bīnguǎn ma?

Does this car go to......hotel? (Literal: You go to......hotel?)

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