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Jano's Backpackers Reviews

69 Shuncheng Nanlu Dongduan, South Gate East Side Inside the City Wall, Xi'an, China

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107 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 72%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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Only two problems: beds were brutally hard, and the bar downstairs played the music too loud. Otherwise, I will happily stay here again. Staff was great, location was fantastic.

  • 25th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


first off, the staff are super nice and speak English well. but the hostel is not what it looks like in the pictures. the walls are covered in writing now, and the rooms are underground. my sheets were disgustingly musty. but the worst thing was the showers. they're communal, open, dimly lit, and gross underfoot. think prison showers. this place has potential. but with underground rooms, stinky sheets and scary showers, I wouldn't recommend this to anyone.


The bar under our room was very noisy during the night. However the staff was very friendly, we even got to cook chinese dumplins with them. It is very nicely located and in short walking distance from the metro.

  • 29th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Lovely staff. Great location next to wall and close to many points of interest. Funky looking hostel. Showers are all open though, just to let you know.


In a very nice location near the south gate. The atmosphere is good and for a Chinese hostel it is pretty international. The guy speaks English fairly well, and helped me a lot by writing instructions for getting train tickets.


location is good, close to South Gate and the main attractions in Xi'AN city. Staff are helpful. However, as it is the summer time, it is a bit hot in our room, and the toilets and bathroom are not clean enough. Also, no one clean our room during our stay :S overall it is ok if you stay for a short period :)


Nice hostel. Real close to busses to reach all sights. Couple of bars next door to chill out.


Very nice stay; great location and friendly helpful staff. I stayed in the basement level so no windows but nice and cool. It is decorated to look like a traditional street, so it didn't even feel like it was underground.

  • 1st Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Amazingly helpful and sweet staff.Near the South Door.It's also charming and clean and right on the train line.Highly recommend this hostel if your staying in Xi An.

  • 14th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Very good value for money, we also booked the pandas and the leshan/emei trip which were also correctly priced.


Jano's has an amazing staff that is knowledgeable about Xi'an and they also speak English very well. The location is in an art district right next to the ancient wall. It is a quiet hostel at day but you can try the bar next door which gives you a 15% discount when you stay at Jano's. The dorms are in a hutong style basement which can be a bit stuffy but the rooms are clean and I always felt safe. The bathroom has western toilets and 24 hour hot water showers. I would stay here again.

  • 30th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Excellent spacious room, a nice surprise upon arriving. Helpful staff, plenty of choices for tourists (although visit to Terracotta Warriors can be done independently at a much cheaper rate) WiFi connection could be better. Excellent Belgian bar!

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