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Mingtown Suzhou International Youth Hostel Reviews

No.28 Pingjiang Road, Suzhou, China

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86%

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916 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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89%

Located in very cosy street. Place is very nice, but more advisable in summer. We were there the end of january, and for the cold weather (and the lack of a central heating in these parts of china) this hostel isn't really prepared. You could put the airco at the highest and then in the top part of the room the temperature was OK (choose top bed!) but as soon as you got down or had to shower it was very cold. Would definitely come back in summer though, very nice place.


89%

Shower was c**p!


91%

The negative comments I have has to do with the price of the beverages. It really isn't necessary hike the prices, it only forces people to buy outside drink in their room. This inturn destroys any hope of encouraging a friendly and engaging atmosphere in the downstairs lounge area. Other than that one minor grievance I would highly recommend mingtown, staff are extremely helpful and friendly, rooms spotless and beds are comfortable.


86%

Sleeping on the btm bunk beds during winter is very cold because the cold from the floor somehow lurks through the matress. Also the common area is never really heated up due to poor isolation. Apart from that super good location, super nice "old China" flair hostel, spacious dorm room. Showers good, but there are only few of them. Must be even nicer in summer/spring/fall.


91%

Nice to stay there


94%

I stayed here a total of two nights during the winter. Previous reviews had mentioned that the rooms were cold, however I found that I was warm the whole time in the room. The rooms are nice, the breakfast is tasty, and the staff were very helpful. If you are looking to spend a lot of time on Ping Jiang road, this is the best place to be. Would stay again!


83%

很好的住宿環境,位處於一個繁忙的街道上,非常方便!而且是由一所老房子改造,非常獨特!只是我認為燈光有少少暗,可以再亮一點。


100%

Best place and best location in town!!! Highly recommend!!!!


100%

The nicest hostel I have stayed in in China so far. The staff are very friendly and incredibly helpful, giving advise on good places to eat and visit. The room were clean and modern with a Chinese atmosphere. Perfect location on a famous canal in Suzhou. I would definitely stay here again if I returned.

  • 1st Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Amazing place, very friendly people

  • 11th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


86%

Great location. We visited at the end of November. Room was quite cold, even with the heater running, likely due to the thin walls. Some people were either smoking outside or next door, and the smoke smell leaked into the room. Otherwise, I'd stay here again.


83%

Hostel in Suzhou We had a nice stay at Mingtown in Suzhou. Here are the positives / negatives: Positives: - Great location right in the old town - Good wifi - Restaurant with bacon and eggs! - Nice cafe downstairs with reasonably priced food Negatives: - no soap or shampoo provided in private rooms - Room was very small and cramped - Had a very strong toilet odour which they obviously know is a problem because a woman barged into our room and placed a scented coil on the floor


100%

The WiFi only works in the common area if you're in the second building. The area where the hostel is located is my nework favorite place. And if you're missing western food, there is a Danish bakery nearby and a Starbucks a few doors down.


94%

The hostel is very near to subway at People Square Station. It has a little kitchen that provides common utensils for people to cook some noodles or hot beverages, which is great for travelers who don't bring utensils. Wifi signal was fine from the room.


69%

the advantage is the location, centralised and close to the main shopping walking street and is in the midst of the old street. Located near to starbucks and the cat cafe. Quiet atmosphere, a place meant for people who want to chill and slow down their steps


94%

The rooms were clean, the showers were hot, the staff was helpful. The internet didn't work in our dorm room though, but it was fine in the lobby/cafe. It's a nice location, not too far from the metro and buses to help you get to the further out sites. I really liked the wooden, tradition house style of the hostel.

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Thank you for your comments and suggestions to our hostel,we will try to improve and welcome your coming again and you can recommend Mingtown to your friends^^

100%

Hi Mingtown, wir hatten drei wunderbare Tage im Mingtown, alles erste Sahne - we enjoyed thre wounderful days in Mingtown Hostel - everything was delightfull. Best greetings from Frank and Wally, counting together more than 148 years.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you sooooo much for your comments and suggestions to our hostel,we will try to improve and welcome your coming again and you can recommend Mingtown to your friends^^

94%

STUNNING PROPERTY - Should be a Bed and Breakfast or hotel. Great cafe downstairs. Large rooms, great in-room facilities. Will be back.

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Thank you for your comments and suggestions to our hostel,we will try to improve and welcome your coming again and you can recommend Mingtown to your friends^^

100%

The first room (the one with a window on the kitchen) don't smell too good, you should add a fan or something for the air to circulate

  • 1st Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for your comments and suggestions to our hostel,we will try to improve and welcome your coming again and you can recommend Mingtown to your friends^^

97%

Beautiful place in a perfect location, nice and helpful staff, very good breakfast


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