Pingyao Harmony Backpacker Guesthouse Reviews
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It is an archetypal Chinese setting. This is a romantic getaway vacation, or at least in Chinese Romanticism. Step back in time and enjoy the China of song, folk and myth in this wonderful location.
Great place and the staff are so welcoming. Lovely warm rooms and we even got an upgrade for no extra cost! Food here is great too. There is also the option to organize massages or foot massages I'm your room! Top hostel right on the main stretch in Pingyao
Staff were very unfriendly, we didn't few welcome in the communal area once. They say they offer a free pick up service which was asked for but when we got back to the hostel they charged us for it. Also no "free welcome tea". Honestly felt we were being ripped off by asking them to book us taxis and trips because they just used their family to give lifts not real taxis so you couldn't bargain. Would not stay here again and would not recommend it.
We arranged a free pick up service from the train station and had an answer straight away saying it was sorted. At 12am we were disappointed to find no pick up and forked out for an expensive taxi. When we arrived everything was locked up and had to bang on the door to wake up the owner and be greeted with a very very rude owner. The room was decorated lovely but had a very bad smell from the bathroom. When we left the owner tried to make us pay more for an upgrade we hadn't asked for!!!
We enjoyed our stay here. The staff were friendly and helpful and the breakfasts good. The location is great. The kang beds are super comfy! Only thing is that our bathroom - we were in an ensuite- smelt of rotten eggs from time to time. Ok if door kept shut. Also shower not v powerful and better to use at night for hot shower as solar heated.
Don't trust the Lonely Planet's description about this place, the staff is NOT great or speak good english except the younger guy. Even if you book advance, you never know what you'll get. Our double room was mouldy and no hot shower available. The AC smelled so bad if you turned it on that we couldn't use it. The owner (older man speaking english) was at first nice, but when he realized we weren't interested on the tours he tried to sell us, he wasn't anymore interested in any customer service.
I wish I could write something positive as the place was actually nice. However, I cannot recommend this place. We did not get to stay at the place we booked but we were transfered to another place a little longer outside right from the train station. We were never asked if that was okay even though it was as it had nice rooms. They did not accept the deposit we payed on hostelworld and only got it back after arguing. Also, they tend to overcharge if you don't do the maths yourself.
Smashing place! Absolutely beautiful hostel, very traditional old building. Rooms are clean, bathrooms and showers great! Owner speaks really good English. Location is nina nice spot within city walls. There are lots of trips available to book. Can't go wrong with this hostel.
There is also a hotel owned by the same people. We made a reservation to the guesthouse but the person who picked us up brought us to the hotel. The owner said we could stay there and used our confusion and got us pay 10 yan per person too much per night. We also paid the whole price even if we had paid the deposit fee in advance. The free pick up service doesn't include PingYaoGuCheng station. There also wasn't any free tea or beer at the time of arrival. And there wasn't lockers.
good hostel, well renovated Ming style, good location but the lounge-dining is cold and does bring the travellers together.That is for the new hostel. Better for the old one but need a good revamp in the rooms and everywhere. Still both good hostels
Doesn't really feel like a backpacker place. However, nice place to spent one or two nights. The rooms are simple and in max for two person including a simple bathroom. If you arrive by bullet train take the bus to get to the station in the city.
The rooms are great! The only problem we found is the smell like "naphthalene" in some areas of the bed. It is a strong chemical smell and sometimes uncomfortable. The tour to Mianshan should be presented more like a drive since once there you are left by yourself. We enjoyed your food and hospitality, thanks for finding out train tickets!
Great location and good value for money. Staff is not really the nicest, looks like they only care about making money, they asked me 5 times if I wanted to book a tour and ignored my email about the train station pick-up (which I had to pay).