Changsha International Youth Hostel Reviews
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Shabby city,shabby hostel,pleasant staff. Changsha is another grey sulphurous city, and this area, this hostel has an uncared for alleyway feel, averagely whateverly maintained facilities; the wcs could be better; seen worse; dorms are actually not bad at all; common areas have no imagination, but allow you various spaces to use as your own.The alleyways are kinda bland, but shopkeepers are friendly & honest. Bus 136 can cart you. A couple of halfdecent noodle shops.Let's not diss this entirely.
I first stayed at this hostel just over 4 years ago. My room was nice, but overall it has gone downhill: the English ability of the staff was low; much of the time food and drink were not available; at night there was a security person working but not someone who could speak English. A week before I had stayed at another Changsha YHA hostel: Yuelu Mountain's. It was in worse shape: the swimming pool is full of dirt and leaves, lower English level of staff, no western toilet.
Excellent hostel for the price. The primary language here is Mandarin. They are very friendly and helpful.
This is a very wonderful experience for me, I am very impressed by the management, Even as I could not manage to carry my bag to the 5th level, the young counter staff helped me.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 41+
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The only good thing about this hostel is its location(close to several bus stops) but I'm afraid that's about it. No lockers, so you're forced to take your valuables with you all the time. If you wanna order some food, you'll discover that practically nothing they offer is actually available.Last but not least, the staff. They weren't friendly to begin with and at the end they almost refused to give me back my deposit (for reasons still unclear to me, as their English was pretty incomprehensible
No kitchen/bar/coffee. Not even a drinks fridge! Nice staff though. Average room and common area.
I used this hostel as a stop over when traveling by train from place to the next and it was a ok place to stay for a night.