Harbin Russia International Youth Hostel Reviews
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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!
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- Mixed Group, 18-24
- (1 review)
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.
The facility is close to the main street, it's very warm and nice inside and there's a good common area for meeting other people. A plus with Yellow, the cat and the dog, Lucy - so cute!
This hostel was average. The bathrooms felt very dirty but the showers were ok. The staff was kind of helpful. They gave good directions to the ice festival but were not so great with the surrounding area. The rooms were small but clean enough, the beds were very hard, and there weren't lockers in the room. Laundry is available for a charge. On my trip I stayed in 12 hostels and this was my least favorite.
I stayed at the hostel during the ice sculpture festival and followed the good describtion from the train station by bus 21 to the hostel. When I arrived my twin room was ready so that I could check in. The english speaking staff was very friendly and helpful and the room was good. Even if the bathroom smells from time to time I would stay there again! Great plus: the location in walking distance to the river and the downtown sights!
I had a great stay! The hostel is really close to the center and there's a big sign outside with the name in Chinese, you can't miss it. It was very warm inside, both in the dorm and in the common room, despite the freezing cold weather of Harbin. The staff were really sweet and the atmosphere was very nice. I will miss the adorable pug and the extremely fat cat :))