Harbin Russia International Youth Hostel Reviews
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The hostel is very nice and cozy, easy accessible from the main railway station and close to the center of Harbin. The staff is very helpful and friendly, and they even have a wonderful cat.The rooms are very cozy and the bathrooms are clean. It is, unfortunately, not possible to have breakfast at the hostel itself, but there is hot water and tea, and there are plenty of small restaurants nearby.
The staff were really helpful, friendly and gave a really nice, welcoming attitude. The location of the hostel was good, just a 5 minute walk from Zhongyang Dajie which was where we spent most of our time when we weren't in the hostel. The room was ok and clean but was a tad too small for 4 people sharing but had no aircon so it became very hot and stuffy at night. There wasn't much room for our clothes to dry but the staff gave us extra hangers. Overall a really nice hostel!
I absolutely loved my stay at the Harbin Russia International Youth Hostel. Everything was clean and tidy all the time and the location was great, not too far from the Main Street, but far enough that we got to explore other places on our way there. The ladies that worked on reception were lovely and couldn't do enough to help you. Beds and bins weren't changed everyday but there was an explanation saying that they were trying to do their bit for the environment.
The hostel is at a good, central address with easy access on foot to the old town, and the staff are helpful. We were surprised by the location of the hostel building, inside a large yard and surrounded rather oppressively by down-market apartment blocks; this, together with the dim lighting, made us feel insecure at first, but all was OK. Our bedroom smelled of damp, and the staff already knew about this problem. Good wifi downstairs but poor upstairs. The bedsheets were very clean.
First impression was this hostel is going to be a great place/home to stay in. However, it wasn't exactly like that. I really like the decorations and beautiful chandeliers in the lobby and the twin bed room. But the lights are pretty dim inside, it meant to be for sleeping, NOT for anything else. Wait for 10 min+ to get hot water. No luggage storage room, if living in a dorm, toilets aren't too clean and sometimes no water( Other than that, it was ok. Barren when no holidays guests are here.