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No.10 Taishengbei Road, Chengdu, China

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407 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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Nova was a really nice and clean hostel. Near the temple, food area, and bus stop. Lots to do at this hostel and good storage lockers. Lee and the girls were super nice and helpful, but most of the staff were a bit cold. The ladder broke and my boyfriend fell from the top bunk and could have been really hurt but nobody we told seemed to care. Unfortunate because it put a damper on an otherwise amazing hostel.


Reception staff is kind.He tried to get my words though each of us are not good at English;) I thought securities is poorer,I opened my private box beside bed with given key then found someone's stuff was remained. There are many entertainment good in main lobby,it's good. But air-conditioning was not working well there. But it costs very few for staying at several beds style room. All of facilities are enough:) In terms of bedroom, air-conditioning and clearance of beds were good.

  • 17th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Japan
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I had some rather restful nights at this place, although I suppose I was fortunate since I slept on a lower bed in a dorm room. (The lower beds have privacy curtains, but the upper ones do not.) My reading light did not work, but other than that, the room was great and very peaceful. The main level of the hostel was clean. There's a large lower level with a huge TV, but it's infested with mosquitoes. The only problem I had was that I had to wake up the staff to let me leave early in the morning.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your feedback, I'm sorry for the reading light. We would love to change your bed if you inform us . You knwo the typical weather in Chengdu which is humid especially for the basement. Also sorry for your early check out .


Nice place to stay. The real pool table is quite old with a square white ball, that was not so good. VPN is great and it's easy to find the place. Staff is friendly to help you with public busses.


Really glad that we chose this hostel. EXCELLENT value for money. Cool common area with pool and table tennis tables. Warm showers with decent pressure. Good location. The only negative was that the Internet was abysmal - pretty much unusable. Despite that, we would highly recommend this hostel.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you so much for your feedback, sorry for the internet, anytime you meet this kind of problem please don't be hesitate to let us know we would fix it right away.


I had a good rest staying at this place. There are a few things that could be improved: 1. Curtains (for privacy) could be installed for upper beds in the dorm rooms. 2. One of the sinks in the shared washrooms could not be turned off completely. Fixing this would help conserve water. 3. The computer that guests can use to surf the web seemed to lack USB ports, which prevented me from charging my phone. As for the computer, western websites like Youtube were blocked, despite the supposed VPN.


The hostel is great. The staff are absolutely superb, will go out the way to help you with anything you can possibly imagine. This place is not difficult to find as the instructions say, but it is far, so be cautious about that, it'll take about 20 mins walk from the station. Not many international travellers either. The beds are very comfyand the facilities are great the value for money is excellent! For what your paying, it's more than worth it! Toilets are smelly however, but that's China!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review, hope you enjoy your trip in Guilin. Winnie


Just fantastic value for your money. A pretty solid hostel with lots of room to chill and a private pool table downstairs if you want to get away from people. The beds also have a curtain which is always a bonus. A really nice hostel and city!


Great hostel! Only thing was the smelly drains in our bathroom.... Other than that great. Would recommend!


Nice staff in a comfortable hostel. It was a nice experience and I made many chinesse friend there :-)

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Thank you for staying with us hope you a pleasent trip.


The staff is so kind and helpful. There is also so many tour program and many restaurant around hostel.


We spent 3 nights with my girlfriend in a 6 beds dormitory and recommand very much Nova Traveller s Lodge. Even if the subway is not near the Lodge, it is very easy to reach all places to visit (Boudha, panda, etc.) and main bus/railway station by bus. The very nice and helpfull staf will help you if you need. Also good breakfast and drinks. We also recommand to go to the opera for a specific Sichuan show. Ask the staff.


the perfect place for a budget traveller! would reccomend to anyone!

  • 10th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Israel
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


a Mr. Yuam picked us up at the airport and he was very nice. He was also the person who took us to the Panda breeding research center the next day, He helped us with directions and was very nice to deal with.

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