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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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281 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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The hostel ia well located in one of the most important roads of the city and 50m from a tube stations which is pretty convenient. The staff was very helpful. Bathrooms and rooms would need some renovation since they are looking dirty.


Great place, great location.


Great little place and convenient. Our room was so big! very helpful staff and had a great drink list at the bar ;) !


Location is the stand out for this hostel. Literally next door to the metro. Quiet despite its central location. Area to meet other travellers downstairs. Staff friendly and helpful.


really nice and helpful staff, very good breakfast options in their restaurant, (other meals too), great location just a few steps from subway station


the bathroom is so dirty and it's on the second floor, so it's not very convenient for u if u live in the first floor.


Really great location! And the bar area is good to eat breakfast, drink beer and meet new friend. I think the only problem is that they simply got 3 shower for each men and women so always have to wait. But not a big issue, will definitely recommend this hostel.

  • 8th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Taiwan
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Had a great time here and meet some amzing chinese locals in the downstairs bar. The location is perfect, right in the middle of the city. Very helpful staff.


Clean rooms, big common room, very nice staff ! Would definitely go back there again and recommend it to friends !

  • 4th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Derrick was such a great help to our visit! Great location and easy to get around and the best bar/cafe in China. Ate there all the time---good music too.


We had a lovely stay with very helpful staff!


Excellent place and nice people. Best smelling wash soap on my trip.


Location is very good. Metres from metro station. Walking distance to Muslim Quarter, Bell and Drum towers, railway station, bus stations for HuaShan and Terracotta Warriors. Room was big, comfortable, clean. Bathroom is Chinese style wet room. 3 Washing machines and drying area so no problem to do laundry. Only downside was the staff all of whom were at best average - not professional, friendly or helpful.


Fantastic location, nice rooms, good beds, friendly staff, nice cafe/bar. Like most YHA hostels a bit soulless but does its job well.


Good staff , all speak English

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wow, all of our staff are so proud and pleased to get the high praise .so thank you for your warm words about our location, staff, facilities and good things to enjoy.we will do our best servie to the guests and let every guests love to staty in hostel.You know,it’s your surpport and trust that encourage us to work harder and better.Thank you for your active feedback again.Best wishes and kind greetings


In my opinion an excellent place to stay, nice, clean and big rooms, friendly and helpful staff, working facilities, it had everything you need in a superior standard. It is also well located in downtown Xi'an, easy to reach by bus and you can go everywhere at walking distance.

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