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Ancient City Youth Hostel Reviews

No. 4 Lian Hu Road, close to Bei Da Jie Street, Xi'an, China

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237 Total Reviews
  • 97%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 94%Facilities

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Really great hostel, great value for money, could do with being a block closer to the centre, as much of the more visitor orientated places are south of the drum tower not north. Its really easy to find though and the city centre is small enough to walk around no worries. We didn't try any of the tours or extras, but the bar and common area and friendly atmosphere definitely deserve a thumbs up


Really nice hostel near the North Gate of Xi'an. Highlight was the common room/bar area with a great selection of food and drinks (Western and Chinese) at surprisingly low prices, and some of the best coffee I've had in China. Toilets and showers all at a good level of cleanliness, beds comfortable if you're accustomed to Chinese mattresses, might be a bit hard for someone visiting from another country, though. Patient, helpful and friendly staff. Overall very good.


One of the best hostels! I love cleanness and this is the perfect example of clean! Warm and kind staff! Great people! A+

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From your warm, kind and powerful words, we know you have a great time and like our hostel , so thank you for sharing your happiness and experience, we will enhance to be the best one. we will keep all your words and support in mind and try our best to be the best hostel and home. Welcome your next coming. Best wishes


This was a great place! Friendly staff and a fantastic location in the heart of the walled part of Xi'an. This was our first hostel without my Chinese-speaking sister to help my boyfriend and me communicate with the staff, but they were very helpful and spoke enough English to help me find a vegetarian option for a cheap take-out dinner when my boyfriend was sick. (Although I did have to say "I don't eat meat" in Chinese for them to get that I was a vegetarian, but that was just true everywhere)


Best part of this hostel was the location. It's located 30 seconds to the closest metro stop, which you can take to Line 1 and Line 2. It was very convenient and in the middle of the city, only about 1 mile walk to the Muslim Quarter/Bell Tower or 1 stop. Breakfast in the cafe was good value for money, only 25-30 RMB for Western breakfast. Staff was helpful, maps were available as well.

  • 3rd Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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We are so pleased to hear your satisfaction about our location, We are so glad to see your highly speaking of our staff, cleaness and everything else in our hostel。We orgnized the Activities wish that all of the guest s' joureny is full of the happy ,not lonely and makes more friends ,share the trives each other 。we will try our best to provide the most comfortble and best sevice when you come next time. Have a nice trip.


very friendly, helpful staff...we truly enjoy our stay... we will come back again. highly recommended to any visitors

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Thank you very much for your excellent comments。That is actually our enternal pursuit--customer satisfaction.We are so glad to hear that. You know,it’s your surpport and trust that encourage us to work harder and better.we know that you are interested teacher ,we like to communicate with you .Thank you for your writing all ,thank you for again.Happy every day.


This was one of the best places we stayed in China. Our room was warm, clean and serviced every day! Staff were mainly friendly and very helpful. The downstairs bar was really nice too with a pool table. Only complaint would be that people were allowed to smoke in there and some rooms, despite big signs saying you can't.

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We are really appreciated about your such a highly speaking of us. As a hostel, a home for all of our friends, it’s our responsibility to provide convenience for you as much as possible。We will keep it in mind and try to offer the warmer and more considertate service to our friends all over the world。 Thank you for your surport , we will do it much better than before. And as for the problem you point,it will be improved .thanks again .Welcome your next coming.


Good hostel, nice location next to the metro. On walking distance of all the sights. Feels more like a hotel will hostel price. Very clean and nice rooms. Recommend.

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Thank you for your good review ,we are very appreciate .We wish every guests like what you feeling comfortable ,relaxed .we always give you direcciones about how to get different places and the average of money you might pay. The location is so good. Only 5 minute walk to metro station.So it's very convinient for us to travel around Xian. we hope you have a great time no matter where you are.


Definitely a hostel geared towards Chinese tourists, but the staff was very helpful and I had no problems being an English-speaking tourist here.

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Wow ,brilliant Feed back !We are very thankful.As a staff of the hostel offer more helps is our duty ,and also it's our pleasure 。 For the staff, we would like to share all the tour information we know and help you to make everything easier but valuable, that is what we ought to do and are glad to do. Great greetings and best wishes from all the staff.


This hostel was the best I stayed at in China. It is very clean and the facilities and furniture are new and modern. The staff is friendly and very helpful. The location is good, Walking distance to the Muslim quarter and just 3 bus stops from the railway station. Also the price is not too high. If I come to Xian again, I'll definitely stay at this hostel again.

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Thank you for feeding back so quickly and giving us such a high praise, which makes us more confident and honored for everything we did , thank you. Very near the subway. Walk out of the hostel, turn left there's a 24 hour convenient store and a fantastic eatery a few shops away。 we are in the city center, which is very close to most places ofinterests. All the staff hope you have a nice trip no matter where you are.


very clean and nice rooms. showers and toilets cleaned often. wi-fi in the dorm:) staff is helpful and the lounge is great. great location and just around the corner from subway station. we would definately stay here again!

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We are so appreciated that you highly recommend our hostel and have a nice time here, and we will keep the happiness in mind and try to be better and better.For the staff, we would like to share all the tour information we know and help you to make everything easier but valuable, that is what we ought to do and are glad to do.As you said, you experienced and had a great time.Have a great trip。


This was probably the best hostel I have ever stayed at. It was clean, the staff was professional and nice, it was a great location and had an amazing atmosphere. If I ever go back to Xian I will stay here.

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Thank you for giving us a high praise and showing us all the aspects of gucheng, thank you.For your support and trust, we will keep our responsibility in mind and continue to give you the better and better service, only hope you can enjoy yourselves here and stay like your home, warm and comfortable.Thanks a lot and best wishes.

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