FengHuang Old Town International Youth Hostel Reviews
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Wow, I hated to trouble the hostel staff with my presence. Then again, they didn't seem to mind (or notice) very much. The hostel staff cook, chat, listen to music, and sit around together. That's a nice life, but not a nice place to stay. To their credit, they upgraded my room to a deluxe single--without telling me that the best part of the city had been flooded 10 days before, and most of the restaurants and river-side shops would be closed for months. I found that out as I wandered the city.
It's a nice place in the ancient city. It's inside the city walls where you're supposed to buy a ticket to get into. There are security checkpoints at most, not all, of the entrances so security might stop and check for tickets. They spot check. You can buy a ticket (but I don't think the tourist attractions are worth it) or find another path into the ancient city. I think the easiest way is to just to call the front desk and have them escort you inside. Then you might not have to buy a ticket.
Really friendly staff who were happy to help. Great location right in the centre of the old town! Hard beds, clean enough. Would stay again.
This hostel is a good choice for Fenghuang. It is a typical chinese hostel with not much of a lounge area, but it was clean. The hot water didn't work in my shower (paid for a dorm with private washroom) so that was a bit meh, but I just showered in the downstairs shower. Very hard to find, make sure you call the reception when you're near. Technically located in the old town which you need tickets for, but I just walked past the ticket people and didn't have a problem.
Friendly and accommodating staff! I'd recommend this place to any friends visiting Fenghuang. And great location.
The location of the hostel is just perfect. Middle in the centre of old town. The staff was very helpful and helped me a lot with booking a rivercruise to see the 3 gorges. They spoke English well. I booked a single room and the only weird thing was that the squad toilet was in the shower. This however didn't affect my opinion about the hostel.
In a nice location right in the old town. A little hard to find but being off the main streets means it's much quieter. The staff are helpful and it's a good place to book excursions.
Perfect location is one of the biggest advantages of this hostel. This compensates all the small weaknesses like small rooms or low standard of bathrooms. Anyway the stuff is friendly, helpful and they can speak basic English. Do not expect many white people here :)
Very good hostel, staff is very nice. Location is hard to find at first but after that is very good location in old town. Everything here is perfect!!
The location is a bit far if you take the bus and have luggage. We need to call staff to guide us the way to hotel. The map given is difficult to follow and walk to the hostel. The hot water is slowly came out from the shower. Internet signal is poor however the staff is very helpful in explaining things.