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Mingtown Suzhou International Youth Hostel Reviews

No.28 Pingjiang Road, Suzhou, China

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894 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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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


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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)


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


Stayed here for 1 night, the rooms are good. There are only a few bathrooms, so you have to be on time when you want to shower. Breakfast is really good here (not included). Everyone gets up really early, so be aware. Location is excellent, it is in a pedestrian street. It is a really cute street with nice small shops.


The double room is good. The room hall communicates with the kitchen so the smell is very bad. Also the bar is very noisy. They speak english perfectly


Very nice hostel, we got the twin beds and it was a very relaxing place. I was sick and spent more time than I planned in the hostel and it was a great home away from home. Beds were comfortable and restaurant food was acceptably priced. It is located on a canal street, a beautiful restaurant and shop filled tourist spot. Also is at walking distance to the metro and many gardens.


there are mosquitos in the room.


Great location, friendly staff, excellent value for money. Shared showers and WC could be cleaner :-)


For a foreigner , more praticable then a hotel, and as comfortable .

  • 2nd Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


This could be a great hostel if westerners weren't treated as second class guests. Staff (specially a skinny guy with black glasses) were rude and useless both when checking in and asking about info. When asking about english info their answer was "We are in China". Only things that were for sale were translated to English. Room was small but OK, unfortunately we found a huge amount of hairs in the shower. Location is good, but directions when using the metro are wrong, and not very easy to find


Electricity throughout the entire hotel died at around 1am, With no air-conditioning we were forced to open our window, only to be swamped by mosquitos from the water outside. I would recommend staying in ShanTang street, 10 times more lively and better surroundings.


Sweet location, but just make sure the taxi drops you off at the right end of Pingjiang Lu or you'll have a long walk ahead of you (the side with the Gloria Plaza Hotel). Wifi a bit sucky and staff not the friendliest, although helpful, however don't think you'll get a nicer looking hostel with a better location than this.


The staff is really nice and helpful. The only thing I would wish is that there was WiFi in the dorm and that the lowest temperature on the AC would be like 23 degrees (A group of people in the dorm had it on 16 degrees) . If I come back to Suzhou this is the place I will stay in!


Beautiful hostel in a great location. Only downside was being kicked out of the restaurant/lounge area at midnight because it was closing and the staff turned all the lights out


Good location,helpful staff.

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