Hangzhou Hofang International Youth Hostel Reviews
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A great hostel with amenities, had many guidesbook available for checkout, bar next door and some good rooms. There english was adequate but had 0 problems while staying there. Clean Ensuite bathrooms are worth it.
Double room was very small, bed was very hard. Good bathroom though, and good coffee at the cafe downstairs with discounts for guests. Good location just off the market street and about 10-15 minutes walk to the lake.
Good location with tourist attraction and restaurants very near by. Walk to the lake is not too far away Staff are friendly and helpful Good wifi in room
- Novice Nomad
- Hong Kong
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Nice staff, nice room. The theme of the hostel is excellent and extremely good value. But the public bathroom is a bit smelly,
Lovely room, though the shared toilet was very small. Everything immaculately clean and comfortable. The cafe and restaurant on either sid eof the hostel offer discounts to guests and especially the cafe, were very good.
I would recommend everyone to stay here. Great location, friendly staff and clean rooms.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Good wifi, not much hanging out is done in the common area. Comfortable beds and nice bathrooms in the rooms. Staff was helpful with a few questions I had for them.
This place isn't bad. There's a big cafe bar that's semi attached so you have lots of common space, though the food is too expensive, its also rather cold, but homely in feel. The staff are helpful enough. The hostel is let down by the rooms though. We stayed in a double then moved to a dorm (only way we could afford to stay the weekend) the double was so small there was not enough room on the flood to open our bags, and the dorm beds are wooden planks masquerading as mattresses.
The location is right in the middle of Shanghai, near the People's Square, in a locals neighborhood. The hostel has a old/modern chinese flair with simple rooms. The wifi was weak in the rooms. Good place to stay with great value for money.
Spend there 5 days. It's the only hostel I found in China with a good internet. Recommend you to stay here!
they sold me a map that should have been free (it had loads of advertising showing the hotels but with no tourist information) when there where free tourist maps at the bike rental koisks that they could have supplied. I found it strange too that there was an average cafe with western food on one side that unsurprisingly was mostly empty and the most fantastic resturant serving chinese food on the other side and they were promoting the western one. Also there was only one toilet on the floor.
This is a really nice hostel with great facilities and friendly staff. The rooms are very well kept, with the dorm room having its own bathroom. There is a pleasant cafe/bar next door, which is perfect to chill out in - there was a movie playing on the night arrived. The staff are very helpful and gave me directions when I needed them. In terms of location, it is good; the West Lake isn't too far and you can walk straight out onto a touristy street.
The staff offered to upgrade my room from "private with shared bathroom" to "private bathroom" for rmb 20/day which is great! And the room is safe and clean. Staff was also helpful when calling a taxi for me upon my departure. The only minus is the location is a bit far (15 - 20 minutes walk) from the bus station (where buses run through scenic spots).
Location of the hostel is great, just next to busiest market streets. I stayed in a dorm which suprised me positively; very tidy, clean and comfortable! However, the bathroom and thus the room also had a weird and unpleasant smell which was quite disturbing. Bathroom was also really cold. However, the room and bed was super comfortable and staff very friendly.
The entire hostel smelled strongly of sewage, except in the bathrooms where it just smelled musty and moldy. The hot water was "broken", which wasn't really true because they said "it works every day from 10pm until 8am". The people staying at this hostel were mostly Chinese families (i.e. the elderly and small children), and everyone was pretty antisocial. The heating in the room was nice, but every other space in the hostel was absolutely freezing. They kept opening all the doors and windows!
Great spot overall. Stayed here twice. Discounts at the cafe (20%) and restaurant (8%) connected on both sides. If they tell you cash only-turns out they can run your china debit card at the cafe. We very much enjoyed the king size bed room and the newly renovated rooms are FANTASTIC (snuck in for a peek) Scheduled to be done after the CNY. Local bikes can be rented by the GuLou (drum Tower) for 20 RMB all day. Enjoy west lake!
Nice hostel, Good location, near shops and restaurants, confortable bed, restaurant with good food and reasonable prices. Walking distance to the lake and the staff were really friendly and helpfull. Just stayed 1 night but would've stayed longer if I had more time. I reccomend!