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Hanwood Youth Hostel Reviews

New 1-6,Taipingbuzi Village,the, Xi'an, China

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89%

Rating
248 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 100%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 95%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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80%

It is located near Big Wild Gooth Pagode outside city wall. But there are many busses running to city centre in short time. Don´t expect much because one doesn`t pay much. Nice location and nice service. It is a typical backpacker hostel.

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Thank you for the comments. We've now updated all the facilities and equipment in that more people could have better experience.

69%

It has an excellent location to see Western World right next to an Ancient Wild Goose Pagoda. Moreover, the staffs are very friendly as they are the students of local Universities.


37%

The location of the hostel is very good,but the hostel is terrible,so dirty! Istead of a window in my room there was a hole in the wall,i booked a 4 people room, and it was too small,impossible to stay there we ran away.

  • 30th Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


63%

They never arrived for the pick up we arranged and changed 12rmb for towels. The stay was adaquete but nothing special. The location is a 20-30 minute bus to downtown, but close to the big wild goose pagoda. We switched to another hostel in xian and had a much better stay.


77%

This was a chilled hostel, not the best for meeting other foreign people but this could have just been the time I stayed. Very helpful staff when it came to sorting onwards journey.


66%

Located in nice area but you have to take a taxi from metro - be wary of taxi drivers trying to rip you off. Room was very small and dark. Toilet/shower facilities were not great - again very dark. Staff ok but we were not given any city maps etc when we arrived which we're used to. Busy area with plenty of bars/restaurants etc. Easy to get bus to Terracotta Warriors. All in all an ok hostel.


74%

They missed our pick up and charge 12 Yuan for useing a towel, but other than that it was not a bad stay. Location is a 20-30 minute bus from downtown, so I would suggest getting a hostel at a better location. Some staff speak english but some do not.


91%

Right next to the Big Goose Pagoda, and bus stations to any major tourist spots in Xi'an, the Hanwood Youth Hostel is easily the best hostel in one of China's oldest provinces. Choose from multi-bed dorms or private rooms to fit your budget, with a shared space that has such a unique personality. The bilingual staff is very knowledgeable and can even connect you with tours and events in the area. While Hanwood is geared towards 20-30's, it can accommodate for all travelers. Highly recommended!

  • 25th Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for your strong support^_^and will do it better,and hope to see you again!

86%

The most helpful staff with the best English I have seen in a Chinese hostel, they helped up with taxis, onward journeys and booking other hostels. The commen room area has a real charm and is always busy with happy people. The rooms were average, with thin mattresses but relatively clean. Location is outside of the city walls, however in a much nicer neighbourhood with the giant wild goose pagoda 5mins away. Small supermarket next door for cheap snacks and drinks.

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Thanks for your appreciation on our work.^_^

63%

Nice pickup from the train station. Good location near Big Goose Pagoda (fun at night, with a "culture street" and water show), but a decent-length bus ride to city center. Room had no lockers, and was kind of noisy at night - it was right by a bar/restaurant street that stayed open late, but other rooms seemed to be located further away. Overall, an okay hostel.


74%

This was pretty good value for money and the staff were nice and helpful. However the room was very small and the shower was a cold drizzle. Also, as far as I know, there wasn't a food service provided.


63%

The hostel in 1 1/2 miles from nearest subway, and it takes about 40 mins on a bus to main train station an city centre. He female staff on reception are lovely one other member of staff is obviously rude to them and he gave us untrue info when we didn't book a tour with them which are very expensive, (make your own way to the warriors and its 1/3 of the price! Otherwise the facilities are ok but the shower is 1 stream of water even if it is powerful and all they need to do is change the head!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your comments,this time our hostel is in the modification.We hope you will like it when you come next time.Welcome next time.

80%

Great location, room was nice and clean along with the bathroom down the hall as well.

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Thanks for your appreciation on my work and we will definitely work with extra efforts in this area.

86%

The hostel is very nice and clean. The staff are really helpful and have good english. the rooms are small but confi. A bit noisy at night. The light in the room is very poor but in general good value for money and perfect location.

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Thank you, thank you for your strong support and I'm real sorry about all these trouble,we will do better

91%

Absolutely brilliant and helpful staff

  • 16th May 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for your getting behind we^_^We will do it better

69%

Hard to say if location of this hostel is good cause it'a depends on what you want see. If you want to see terraccotas army it's far away from this place anyway. Our room was very small, not too clean and without towels. Have in mind that they have shared bathroom and internet only in the lobby.

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i'm very sorry for the inconvenience of what we give you. cause the room is cheapest in our hostel ,so it's small and there are lots of people like stay the ground floor so these place's internet is better.

86%

Amazing staff. They were very helpful and interested in our trip. Really liked them.

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Thanks for your vote of confidence.^_^

71%

The half-day tour to the terracotta warriors was a rip-off! ..........very poor guides, too much shopping and abandoned us on wrong side of city !! The hostel staff were very apologetic.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We are sorry again for the tour and all these shopping has been cancelled.

89%

Have spent 2 nights here. Welcome staff, with good English, very helpful, the biggest thank to staff at the reception. Pleasant atmoshere and perfect location. The rooms like in the dorm, with one bathroom on the floor. All in all it is a good place to stay!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your comments.this time our hostel is in the modification,and we hope you will like it better when you come next time.Welcome next time.

77%

We aren't picky. It was nice enough it a good location. Not the best hostel I've ever stayed in but also not the worst. We stayed in a private double with shared bathroom. The room was small but we only needed it to sleep in. The hostel was clean enough and the staff pretty friendly. One small downside could be that there was a large group of Chinese guys and girl playing some kind of gay in the common room every night.. it made it a bit noisy if you wanted to relax there and use the internet.

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Thanks for your comments.This time our hostel in the update and modification, hope you when you come next time again will like it.welcome next time.



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