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Mingtown Suzhou International Youth Hostel Reviews

No.28 Pingjiang Road, Suzhou, China

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871 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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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.


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


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.


The staff were very helpful and spoke very good English. The location was also excellent right on the canal and in the middle of the old street.


I enjoyed my stay here. The hostel is located on Pingjiang lu which is a really nice street.


Great atmosphere, great decoration, perfect location. Loved the inside small terrace in building 2 where we were staying, perfect for socializing with friends in the evening. The whole hostel was clean and the beds were very comfortable, but unfortunately there was no internet in building 2 bedrooms but this was manageable. The only thing that bothered us slightly was that the dorm building only had 2 toilets and 2 showers, not enough at all for a building with several 4 to 6 bed dorm rooms.



  • 22nd May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Yes the hostel itself was absolutely fine, apart from having to make your own bed! AND the bathroom being on the outside of the dorm room, so not only full of mosquitos but NOT actually ensuite as advertised! BUT much more importantly to me the staff not only don't try to accommodate English speaking customers...but I felt almostalmos nuisance rather than a welcome customer! The atmospher/resentment the staff aimed at me was very upsetting....(there was a folder full of information in Chinese!)


really liked the location, the staff was really nice and has provided me and my friends with all the informations we needed to enjoy our stay in Suzhou

  • 17th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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