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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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278 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 84%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.


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

Owner Comment (Hide)
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.


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

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your active comment and recommendation. Your trust and support is the best reason of our long-term persistence in our work. We will keep it in mind and try to offer the warmer and more considertate service to our friends all over the world.we will do our best servie to the guests and let every guests love to staty in hostel。Best wishes and welcome to come next time with your freinds and parents.


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!

Owner Comment (Hide)
wow, thank you for speaking highly of our hoste。we are so grateful and touched。As what you said in the review, we have the grest location that will be easy to go everywhere。As what you mentioned, we arrange different kinds of activities every night that is easier for you to meet new friends 。we will enhance ou reffort to improve and try our best to give you a good environment to enjoy and relax. all the staff hope you have a nice trip。


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

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you to give us such a high review, which makes us be proud, thank you.To be honest, we are very appreciated that you have a great time during the time in our hostel. In your support and encouragement, we redouble our efforts to share the culture and happiness to you, wish you happy, healthy and beautiful.all of us sincerely hope you have been better and be happy no matter where you are.Ancient city .

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