Lanzhou Huar Youth Hostel Reviews
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Day staff spoke no English, which I can work around but...
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 41+
- (1 review)
Location is really hard to find and they don't provide enough information on the website at all(no Chinese name of the hostel or whatsoever). Staff sold me a map for 5 Yuan (in Chinese). Showers and toilets rather poor and no toilet paper. Internet reception also not really good and slow. Staff made dinner for a reasonable price but wouldn't book a train ticket. But The atmosphere was really really good (depending on the travellers). But Living room area was serving as a good gathering point.
Very friendly staff and a really cool converted building as part of a nice art district.
Hostel in decent, cool, creative location. Dorm room and bed were fine. Common area was good, except that there is smoking allowed. Some people even smoke in other dorm rooms (not mine). Staff was very friendly, but spoke little English. Would recommend.
Bathrooms were disgusting and smelt awful. Hot water was hit and miss so ended up having mainly cold showers. Far from the tourist sites, but many places to eat nearby albeit they closed before 10pm. Only one member of staff spoke English.
Staff barely speaks english, it it supposed to have 24 hour reception but when we checked out at 6:00 am there was no one at the reception, and on top of that, the door was locked. We had to scream and wake everybody up to get someone to the reception. Bathrooms are in no way prepared for western guests: no paper, flush doesnt function well, smells terribly. Price is cheap but breakfast is not included. Not recommended at all.
Staff was friendly and helpful. For 12 yuan I ate lunch with them one day, a genuine Chinese meal. My only complaint is that the dorm I was in had no fan, and it became very stuffy at night. Still, I would stay again for the atmosphere.
In a theatre in an arty area so suited my tastes. Bathrooms are fine but nothing special. Staff are helpful (walking with me to find a photocopying place.) There aren't many options in Lanzhou but regardless, this is a nice place to stay.
A quintessentially average hostel . Location is interesting, in an art district, but a bit far from the sights (there aren't many!); toilets and showers are not the warmest/cleanest, rooms are basic, prices are kind of fine. Considering the quality of hostels elsewhere in China, it kind of lags behind. In any case, you don't really have many choices, it being the only hostel in Lanzhou. Met some great people there though.
A great place to stay, yet a fan at the second floor would increase the joy as to help circulate the air on hot days.
Upon arrival our booking turned out not to have been processed by them, nonetheless they did have accomodation available. Staff does not speak English. They provide information on how to get to different places on an information leaflet which was not clear to us at all. The hostel is situated in a nice art industry park, but other than that there is nothing around and all bus stations for trips are far away. Overall we found the hostel very unclean and dusty. Spend some more money on a hotel.
Good atmosphere! No coffee available inthe morning though, but there is a coffee place on the corner.
Really friendly and helpful staff who make a great cup of coffee. A little difficult to get to, though.
They staff worked hard and the hostel is well located but they should make these improvements 1.Better pillows for all rooms.They provided a kind of bean bag for sleeping. 2.They need to do some modest decorating in the dorms as well as install some air conditioning. 3.Change the locks into some of th dorms.I had a problem each time entering the room. Otherwise a positive experience and the hostel has potential and has a good common room and recption.
I stayed only one night there, it's more than pleasant. Nice people, awesome musician and great football game! One thing to make it perfect, is the pillow......can be a bit more soft!
It might be helpful to have a sign directly outside the Hostel entrance, so people know they have reached the hostel. It would be good if the bins could be emptied a little more frequently and the toilets should be regularly checked for cleanliness. Several people were smoking in the dorm when I arrived. It might be useful to put more clearer signage that this is not allowed. There were large windows in the dorms which needed to be open at night.. But mosquitoes could get in.
This is the only hostel in Lanzhou so I had to stay here. The showers and toilets were vile. They were dirty. They smelled. The showers were in darkness and smelled awful. There was very little pressure too. The staff were friendly and helpful though. The rooms were clean enough with locks and lockers with keys were also provided. If it wasn't for the disgusting showers and toilets, I'd have given a much better rating overall.