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Captain's House Reviews

Opposite "Sanya Royal Garden Resort", Lu Ling lu(Rd), Da Dong Hai, Sanya, China

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140 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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This is defenitely one of the best hostels I've seen if not the best. Tom the owner is not just somebody who rent u a room, he is willing to help you with everything. I could call him whenever I wanted with questions. Even my last days in Sanya, which I stayed (unfortunately, booked in advance) in another hotel, he still helped us and we could storage the last day at his hostel. He just really wants you to gave a good time in Sanya and helps whenever he can, which is nowadays rare. Location: 👍!

  • 14th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I spent 5 nights there, the only one in the dorm, quite boring :/ anyway Tom is really great, his tips were extremely helpful to have some good time there even in the total emptiness.


I had a nice stay at Captain's. It was a bit pricy (yet still the cheapest hostel I could get in Sanya) because I stayed over the Spring Festival and it wasn't the cleanest hostel I've stayed in, but Tom the Captain was awesome and the atmosphere were really great. I also met a lot of other solo travelers staying here which meant I always had a beach buddy. Also the location isn't too bad, it's in walking distance to two beaches and close to a park where you can see monkeys running around.


I recommend that hostel for everybody!

  • 23rd Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Russia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Staff was very helpful and friendly! Hostel was a bit out of the way from the main attractions (10-15 min walk to either dadonghai or xiaodonghai), but the fishing village was convenient and cheap. Close to a lot of the area's nature parks. Run out of water pretty quickly with a full house, shower early!

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sorry,we will us the electricity get more hotwater at night now


If you want to visit Sanya, booking a room here is a nice choise because you can get a bus for every place/beach quite easily (bus stop is 10 mins walk from the hostel). It is also near to Sanya city, so at night you can take a bus or a taxi going downtown.


Great location next to the local fishing village, which feels much more "chinese" and authentic. Tom was super helpful and helped us to buy various tickets etc. for a cheaper price than normal. The hostel has a relaxed atmosphere, and the rooftop garden is lush and a nice place to hang out. The room was clean and in good shape. It is a good place to stay if you want to experience real China, and not only the "tourist" places. I highly recommend it. All my best wishes to Tom and this hostel!


Good rooms, clean, helpful staff. Decent slue for the money. Cool old neighborhood nearby to experience the real local culture of Sanya. The building is a bit run down on the outside and there are some problem with the water pressure.


The host, Tom, is the nicest host I have ever met. He was great help when one of my friends got sick and his hospitality is a great experience. The location is good and close by the beach and fishing village. I totally can recommend this hostel! We will return for sure!


Awesome hostel! The staff are very kind and helpful, especially Tom who speaks great english! 5 minutes walk to Dadong bay and maybe 10 minutes to the Downtown area. Rooms are clean and good, the dorm beds could be more comfortable but they are okey! Ended up staying 6 nights


Excellent place, highly recommended. The owner runs this place with an extraordinary, genuine and caring hospitality.

  • 29th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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