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A really great hostel from any point of view - I can highly recommend it! But I wouldn't recommend their pick-up bus to Tangkou - it came half an hour later, and it wasn't really a pick-up as you should walk to the pick-up place the same walking distance as to the regular bus station, then we have been picking up the other guests from another hostels for another half an hour. So in total it took 2 hours to get to Tangkou instead of one. So I really suggest to take a regular bus.
It is a very nice hostel for staying one or two days to go to huangshan or the old city center. But there is only one big common room at the ground floor and that is not very welcoming. At my floor was also a video facility, but No one used it. Maybe it did not work at all. So it is no Hostel to chill, just to sleep. The staff is kind and helpful.
No locks for the lockers in the room, and the staff mostly just ignored me and the other guests. They didn't even look up when I first walked in. Also, although the bus to Huangshan arranged by the hostel left before 6:00 am, we waited at other hotels and hostels to fill up the bus, so we didn't actually get to the transfer station until 8. After switching to the other bus and waiting in line for admission tickets, I finally got on the mountain just after 9. This process needs to be streamlined.
Hostel is located near the station and is very easy to identify. Staff are friendly and helpful. They even offer to book bus tickets to get to nearby major cities. The hostel is full of friendly and welcoming people. Only issue was the wi-fi connection could be poor at times.
hostel is conveniently located near the train station. staff try to be helpful but have limited English
It was a good hostel, the private room was clean and lovely. The facilities are to a good standard. The staff were really helpful and gave us good advice about going to the mountain.