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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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224 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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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.


Nice place. A bit hard to find the first time though, but once you know where it is its in a great spot. Friendly staff and a few of them knew proper english which is a great plus. =)


Second stay at Ancient Youth. Staff is beyond helpful: patient with giving directions, organizing tours

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Wow, congratulations, you've found the beauty and warmth of the hostel you chose, and promptly given a high rating, thank you。As you said, our strategic location,easy to travel; Terracotta , train stations, and Muslim Street and any other places of seinterests in Xi'an' . we will always be here, waiting for you, our beautiful friend, your next visit. Have a nice trip. Best wishes.


The location of this hostel is very good not far from the intersect of two subway lines and is within the walking distance to Muslim Quarter. Laundry is convenient and they also arrange our tickets to the Tang Dynasty performance which is one of the highlight.


nice place, good location close to subway, clean rooms, helpful stuff, a bit too dark in the bar area, fast internet, i would come again.

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Hearing that you had a great time in our hostel, we are so appreciated, thanks a lot, we are located in the city center, transportation is very convenient .staff is warm, friendly and willing to help and food is delicious and cheap. All will make the guests relaxed and enjoyable. For the suggestions you mentioned, we have feedback to the housekeeper who will try their best to solve that.We are looking forward to meeting you next time.


Good hostel, good bar/restaurant. Shower could be much cleaner! Room was good.


This place has some fairly mixed reviews, but I couldn't really fault the place. Enjoyed my stay, staff were helpful, wouldbe happy to stay again.


No hostel atmosphere ..... Is a beautiful hotel


The personal was nice (very helpful while booking tours), the hostel was clean and very well located.the tour they organized were value for money,highly recommend...


I was eeally disqppointed once a time with this hostel international affiliated hostel. Maybe it´s because they try to stick up with a very low price policy or something, so it ends up with a boring and unhelping staff. Always wondering on their phones watching videos, you always seem to disturb them. They werent able to tell me a suggestion of a restaurant, neither to how get to Huashan mountain in the good way. It s one of the main attraction of the city. The boss should look at his staff.


Is a good and recommendable hostel! Staff is friendly and they offer you city maps. Breakfast is not included. Had the impression that the room skipper left my bathroom more filthy than it had been before. So I decided to hang out the don't disturb shield for the rest of my stay. But to sum up a good choice ;)


Hostel was just 3 min walk from subway station and 5 min walk from bus station. Room was modern decorated.

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Thank you for the so good evaluation. We do not know how to express our gratitude, but our happiness is beyond description , thank you so much 。 As you said , the location is great .it is easy for you to get everywhere, only 5-15minutes to walk.All the staff hope you have a nice time and have a good memory here. Great greeting and best wishes.


The hostel is based in a nice area of town. The food served was good, but the lighting was so dark you could barely see and this caused headaches. My room was based on the ground floor behind the bar which was nice and quiet. But the toilet which we had to use was the main toilet in the bar area. There was work being done in the hostel one morning they were drilling then a big gush of water, workmen panicking, when i got up there was a big deep puddle in the room. opps


Really good hostel with hotel quality rooms. Helpful staff and good food and drink at the bar.


great location, staff was very helpful, free pickup service from the train station, excellent location couldnt ask for anything more than that very pleasant staying

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We are so honored that you give us a so high review, thank you so much, and we will try our best to be better。As you said,we have free pickup service from the train station,we are also so happy .if you have the friends come to xi an ,please tell us ,we pleasure .we will continue to do and serve all the guests here. We are waiting for you.


The personal was nice (very helpful while booking tours), the hostel was clean and very well located. It felt like I was in a hotel not a hostel. In sum a great place to stay. The only but is that the common spaces are a little bit too dark

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Thank you for speak highly of our location . As you said, Terracotta is the place that every tourists will come to the land, which need interesting and responsible guide. For our group just to meet terracotta this point, we will ensure that no shopping, and promise you can understand the Terracotta Army charm easily. Best wishes.


The staff were super helpful! We had issues getting train tickets and one of the girls went out of her way to help us buy them. Overall really nice place!

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