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Ming Han Tang International Youth Hostel Reviews

Guangji RD, Xiatang 61, Suzhou, China

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346 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 68%Facilities

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Lockers in our room didn't have pins to place a padlock. There was no toilet paper in the restrooms. The staff didn't gave us much information about the attractions; although, they were friendly, even one of them could speak a little Spanish. The hostel has a good location in the main old street, close to the metro and train station.

  • 23rd Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


We had a great time, everyone was helpful and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay :) Suzhou is such a wonderful city and the hostel is right in the centre, this was really great!


The hostel is located in the middle of a tourist attraction. We got a triple room, although we reserved a twin romm, so we had enough space for all our things. Even if the room was a bit bare an uninviting, it was clean and okay. On enquiry the receptionist told us to go to the silk museum an she also told us how to get there. When we reached the building, we hat to assert, that the silk museum was closed an demolished. We wondered, why the receptionist didn't know this...


Dorm smell bad and sharing with the staff is not the point of a dorm, you aim to meet people who speak english. Food was terrible and expensive.


This was a cozy, friendly hostel. It felt very safe and I liked the staff a lot. The area is so beautiful and rich with good restaurants, shops, nice tourists, bars, and things to do. The other guests were friendly and respectful. No one really seemed to stick around during the day. Check out the cafe connected with the hostel.


I came there tired from an overnight train and the staff was very accomdating even helping me with some phone issues. The bed was rock hard but the room was nice. They advise to keep your valuables at the front desk because staff have stolen items which was very concerning. The patio was beautiful and the showers and bathroom are the same room of course but they are what you expect from a hostel. Location was amazing right near the metro and a bus ride away from every attraction in the old city.


Keep the style with a lot of plants and your kindness! It was a nice weekend with you! Please repair the lockers in the rooms and make them safer. And a little bit toiletpaper would be awesome or write it as information in your description. Thank you!

  • 20th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Quite good is the location of the hostel near to a metro station. Unfortunately, all the bikes don't really work - which isn't too good, since bike rental is advertised (and was a reason for me to choose it). The lockers aren't really large and cannot be locked, the bathrooms are flooded due to dual toilet/shower use.


good location, staff were friendly and helpful, wifi didn't work but luckily a nearby decent free wifi could be accessed from the courtyard. had a nice bar and courtyard but it was dead apart from us and 1 Swedish girl. lockers couldn't lock. very dusty and dirty under the beds. overall decent though the lockers and wifi should be improved.


A bit confusing to find at first until you get to the main entrance. Large bar/lounge/garden area, however it was empty when I was there. Shower/toilet cubicles are a bit cramped. Staff is very nice including the dogs.


The staff were not useful at all, they couldn't describre to the taxi driver where was the hostel!!! The wifi doesn't work. The bed sheets were not changed and hair were not the worse thing we find on the sheets that were not change... The location is good. If you use the Metro it is easy to find the place and it is just next to the very nice old street and canal of suzhou so in the evening you can take a walk there after all the other attraction are close.

Owner Comment (Hide)
thanks for your command.we try the best for our guests.we would like to improve our service if there is something not goes well. First of all,we told the driver our address,we even told him where the place he should drop you off. Our location is just beside main road,and there are signs pointed the our place.I don't think your Chinese girlfriend has a good sense of direction. we are sorry that what happened about our wifi and cleanliness.we will improve it.Thanks for your advice.


It would be helpful if the description also had the address in Chinese, to show it to the taxi drivers or find the bus stop easier. The place was ok and the stuff were great, really helpful and nice. Also, don't forget you have to pay deposit money (100 RMB).


Excellent location next to the 7 mile shantang, easy to find. Staff very helpful. Dorm rooms a little cramped and beds have no mattress, only hard wooden surface. Didn't bother me, but others had an uncomfortable night. The place is clean enough and not too noisy. Enjoyed my stay here. Thanks.

  • 22nd Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Very nice hostel, perfect location, enjoyed the stay.

  • 17th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The only thing that I missed was a tour of the hostel, for example no one told me where the toilets and bathrooms and some other facilities are, but in general we were very satisfied and the hostel is very nice.


Super nice stuff. Good recommendation for restraunt and shopping center:-)


The hostel bathrooms and washing area for the dorm was cramped and unclean, with no soap or toilet paper or hooks for clothes in the shower/ toilets. The blinds didn't work in our dorm room and no guide to the facilities (hire bikes, lounge, kitchen, bar, cafe etc.) was given. There were also no maps of the area available. The beds were clean and the dorm room quiet. Overall, a typical Chinese (but not international-standard YHA) hostel.


Awesome spot in Suzhou next to a really nice authentic Chinese street! Sizable rooms! You will definitely not regret staying here!

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