Ancient City Youth Hostel Reviews
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We had a lovely stay with very helpful staff!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 41+
- (1 review)
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
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.
This place was great. It was a larger hostel and had a restaurant and bar avaliable. Was a great location for visiting xi'an and seeing the sights. The staff were friendly and helpful in directions.
Hostel was great, happy to give directions to get to a lot of the sights over paying for the tours that were available. Really useful, and really friendly
We had a great stay! The staff is friendly and extremely helpful. The hostel is perfectly located both for walking tours and to use public transportation (metro and tons of buses just around the corner) I'd definitely recommend it!
Hostel is located very centrally with big rooms.. However 1 room on each floor is smaller and if the hostel is sold out they will use this room. I stayed here one night, it was still fine and the next 2 nights they moved us into a normal sized room. Other than that the service was good and the hostel was clean.
excellent quaity/price value for backpacker in dorm
Wonderful hostel, staffs are very kind and helpful, the location is perfect, close to the subway station and there are many restaurants around the area. The hostel has an elevator, restaurant, and everything you need.
There's definitely some information missing from the website. We could only book a mixed dorm but we were told that we couldn't stay in the same room upon arrival. It seems that they don't allow Chinese to mix with Westerners. This was worsened by the rude staff who blamed this on us and said that we should have called before arriving. Fortunately the staff the next day were much more helpful and resolved things by giving us a private dorm. The room was good but the public area was a bit dead.
The place is good, the staff speaks good english, they are helpful but fairly busy .
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+
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)