Qingdao Kaiyue International Hostel Reviews
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Great hostel, lovely helpful and welcoming staff, great lounge/bar, excellent breakfast, room was spacious, warm,cleanest hostel ive stayed in my 5 months travelling China and very comfy. Worth every penny.Employees speak good English too and have great suggestions on where to go and how to get there.
The Hostel is near the train station. It took my friend and me just 20 minutes at a very leisurely pace to get there. The staff were incredibly attentive and welcoming. We had a double en-suite room which was very good value, spacious, and plenty warm enough with just one small electric oil heater. I would personally like 2 pillows on the bed (only 1 was provided). This hostel is near the sea and lots of historical sites, but far from the CBD where bars and clubs are - if that's your thing.
enjoyed the stay. The hostel is more or less clean and neat, the surronding nice. Located in the very heart of the city, a lot is reachable within some minutes walk or bus ride.
- Novice Nomad
- Mixed Group, 25-30
- (1 review)
it was a little bit cold at first but use air-condition to heat the room! strong wifi in the room :)
I heard they were getting ready to renovate soon, which will make prices go up, but it's probably for the best. As it stands, you get a pretty good deal for your money (I've now stayed there a number of times now, and I continue to go back), but it is getting a bit run down. Still, friendly and helpful service and the food is reasonably priced and tasty. Being there over the new year was less than convenient because the kitchen was closed at odd times, but I don't think that was normal.
the place is huge and very organized, in an interesting location - a restored 100-year-old church. great prices, very friendly/helpful staff, nice library on the 4th floor, and a lively bar downstairs. hostel purists might consider the place a bit overwrought, it's almost like a hotel. a note: if you arrive by train, don't bother getting on the bus to the hostel - it's about the same distance from the train station and from the bus stop they mention. either take a taxi or just walk the 20min.
There during Chinese New Year when most things in town were shut. The hostel was one of the few places open to eat, but they kept saying the kitchen was closed at random times, with staff unsure when it would open and at times telling us it would be open and then saying it was closed when we arrived which made planning meals pretty difficult. Some of the staff were accommodating, while others seemed indifferent or downright rude. Very little English spoken or extra effort made.
This hostel was absolutey great for the value. What made this hostel great was the staff. I needed to use the phone and she let me use her personal phone and recieved call from it as well. Absolutely great staff that made this place. The rooms were really clean and felt very comfortable there. The room was had such great heat that it was to hot haha. Great stay and superior staff!!
As good as always - large, warm rooms, excellent bar / lounge in the basement and excellent value for money. In a really nice area, too. You do get a very slight smell of sewage from the drains, but just keep the bathroom door closed and you'll be fine. I can't recommend this hostel highly enough - my first choice whenever I visit Qingdao!
Room was warm and spacious, wifi worked in my room and the large bar area is comfortable and warm. I had no problems departing very early in the morning thanks to the night porter. Would stay again.
Location is convenient. Staffs are friendly and young. Cafe is quaint in the day and happening at night. Cakes are delicious. Cons are my rooms actually faces an ajacent building of within a few metres distance. Overall, its a very pleasant stay. PS : remember to ask for your cake coupon everyday!
Staff was friendly, close to an alley market. about a 20-25 min walk to the from the train station. Room was clean. Met some great travellers and I would stay there again!
Everything was quite good during my stay. I enjoyed my three days stay. The building is old and some facilities in average condition, but nevertheless, everyting was very clean. Staff member were nice and friendly. Toilet was clean, but little bit smelly. But in no time I got used to it. It is very common in many places, and I have to say this hostel was very good for the price. My doble room was very spacy and the beds were comfortable.
very nice staff, pleasant atmosphere with in the bar, nice price-policy for guests and good bikes avaiable for a trip around the city. I didn't need more.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
This hostels main trump card is the extensive bar in the basement which serves up a comfortable atmosphere in which to relax and meet fellow travellers and locals. The hostel is a rambling old place in need of a make over which incidentally we were told is happening in the new year. We had a double room which was value for money and clean. Bathrooms are in need of a revamp but adequate and the staff are informative. This place will be great if the planned revamp is done to a good standard!
it was my second time visit last week. If visit again, definitely will stay here.
This was the most disappointing place I've stayed on my 4 month travel around China. The room was basic, we couldn't use the showers on our own floor. The front desk girls were helpful but they wont tell you when something is closed even when she tells you directions. The bar staff were useless, we couldn't order in english from the english menu, we were refused cocktails before 7pm even though the list was out and all the ingredients were right in front of us. Meals come out 10/15mins apart.
It was totally worth fir your money! Clean, room a little small (dorms) but thats okay! Many backpackers, so you get to meet lots of people! The location is really nice near the market and near the bus station! The bar down stairs is really nice, nice food and we loved ladies night! The stuff was really nice and helpful, knew really good english! Totally recommended!